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Easy 4 Ingredient Chocolate Banana Cookies

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Craving a simple, healthy, and delicious treat? Look no further than these 4-ingredient chocolate banana cookies! Made with wholesome ingredients and ready in just 19 minutes, these cookies are perfect for a quick snack, after-school treat, or satisfying your sweet tooth without the guilt.

Benefits of 4-Ingredient Chocolate Banana Cookies:

These cookies offer several benefits, making them a great choice for a satisfying and healthy treat:

Simple and Quick: Made with only 4 ingredients and minimal prep time, they’re perfect for busy schedules or spontaneous cravings.

Nutritious:

  • Natural Ingredients: The base of mashed bananas, nut butter, and cacao powder provides natural sweetness, healthy fats, and essential nutrients like potassium, fiber, and magnesium.
  • Customizable: You can add various healthy add-ins like nuts, seeds, or dried fruits for additional nutrients and texture.
  • Reduced Sugar: Compared to traditional cookies loaded with refined sugar, these cookies offer a naturally sweet taste from bananas and optional healthy sweeteners.

Other Benefits:

  • Versatility: Enjoy them as a snack, dessert, or pack them in lunchboxes for a kid-friendly treat.
  • Dietary Friendly: Easily adaptable for various dietary needs: gluten-free with oat flour and vegan with nut butter alternatives.
  • Cost-Effective: The use of simple, readily available ingredients makes them budget-friendly.

Keep in mind:

  • While healthier than traditional cookies, they still contain some sugar and fat. Enjoy them in moderation as part of a balanced diet.
  • Choose natural and healthy ingredients, especially for add-ins, to maximize the benefits.

Overall, these 4-ingredient Chocolate Banana Cookies offer a convenient, delicious, and relatively healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Enjoy them in moderation as part of a balanced diet!

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4 ingredient chocolate banana cookies

4 ingredient chocolate banana cookies


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  • Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield: 13 cookies 1x

Description

Whip up a batch of these delightful and wholesome 4-ingredient Chocolate Banana Cookies in under 20 minutes! Perfect for satisfying cravings or packing in the nutrients, these cookies are easy to make, customizable, and perfect for anyone looking for a guilt-free treat.


Ingredients

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  • 3 medium bananas, mashed well
  • ½ cup natural almond butter (or any nut butter)
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cacao powder
  • ¼ cup oat flour (or any flour)
  • Pinch of salt (optional)

Optional Add-Ins:

  • ¼ cup chocolate chips (



    )
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup sweetener of your choice (honey, maple syrup, etc.)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash the bananas until smooth.
  3. Add the almond butter, cacao powder, flour (if using), and salt (optional) to the mashed bananas. Mix well until combined.
  4. If desired, fold in your favorite add-ins like chocolate chips, vanilla extract, and sweetener.



  5. Using a cookie scoop, portion the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between each cookie.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the edges are slightly golden brown.
  7. Let the cookies cool slightly on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

  • Any nut butter works! Just ensure it’s all-natural and creamy, with nuts or seeds as the only ingredients.
  • This recipe is naturally gluten-free if using oat flour.
  • Feel free to adjust the sweetness by adding more or less of your chosen sweetener.
  • Store leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Enjoy these delicious and healthy chocolate banana cookies as a guilt-free treat anytime!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 98

Nutritional Information (per cookie, without optional add-ins):

NutrientAmount
Calories98kcal
Carbohydrates11g
Protein3g
Fat6g
Saturated Fat1g
Polyunsaturated Fat1g
Monounsaturated Fat3g
Sodium2mg
Potassium211mg
Fiber3g
Sugar4g
Vitamin A18IU
Vitamin C2mg
Calcium39mg
Iron1mg

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