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2 Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies

 
I saw some two ingredient cookies on Instagram, then on Tumblr. I didn’t see THESE two ingredient cookies, let’s be clear, I saw banana + oatmeal cookies. That version, which inspired my banana coconut cookies, is pretty common in vegan circles but I thought when I saw them that coconut would work just as well. I was right! Here I present: Yes. Truly. Two ingredients (of course, you can add other things if you want… but it’s not necessary)! These are the perfect thing when you want something like a breakfast cookie, but not the complication of almond flour, eggs, baking soda, etc. Plus these Banana Coconut Cookies have the fact that banana + coconut is just an A+ flavor combination going for them. Really, Mother Nature is doing all of the work here. Just throw the two ingredients together and let the magic of the oven do its work.

Also let the record state: I hate those “two/three ingredient” recipes where one of the ingredients is boxed cake mix, and the other is a can of pie filling. Both gross and cheating, is what those are! And unnecessary, when something as delicious as these banana coconut cookies can be made from two simple, real food ingredients. :)
 

Shared on Paleo Magazine’s Fast and Easy Paleo Recipes

2 Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies
Serves 5
This little recipe for 2 Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies uses only the ingredients in its name to produce a totally delicious result (that's free of gluten, added sugar, dairy, nuts and eggs)!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 banana
  2. 3/4 cup shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a cookie sheet, set aside.
  2. Pulse the two ingredients for a few moments in a food processor until very well combined.
  3. Shape into discs, then set on the greased cookie sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until golden.
Notes
  1. Optional mix-ins include: chocolate chips, chopped bacon, chopped nuts, dried fruit, cinnamon. Be sure and do not incorporate more than a small handful of mix-ins into each batch, or the cookies will not hold together.
Adapted from 2 Ingredient Vegan Breakfast Cookies
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79 Comments

  1. I am amazed by the simplicity. Can’t wait to try this!

  2. Excited to try these. Do they have to be brown/super-ripe bananas or just regular ripe? I have a ton of brown ones in the freezer.

    • Regular is what I used. If you use very brown, the cookies may be looser (not the tidy discs in the picture). They’ll be sweeter, though!

  3. Oh, I just noticed the bananas in your picture are regular. I’ll try one of those.

  4. Whoa. Ok well this wil be happening this week! My girls will love this :) Sharing and pinning!

  5. My kids would love this and so simple! thank you!

  6. These are so simple and healthy! 2 of my favorite words. Can’t wait to try them!

  7. My kids would just love these, at their co-op they can’t have any nuts this year due to a child with severe allergies so I have been looking for different ideas!

  8. Not sure why I have not made these before!!!!! My kids will flip.

  9. Wow these are divinely simple, I’ve just come across your sex in a pan recipe, which looks fab but time involving and then I pop over to this and it’s the simplest thing ever :) you are ever so talented foodista.

  10. These look really good and so easy. I can’t wait to try them.

  11. What’s the texture of these once they cool?

  12. Any idea would it work with ground almond instead of the coconut? Don’t have any coconut in the house!

    • Sorry, what would work with the banana instead of the coconut? Almonds pulsed a few times in the food processor would probably be great, yeah.

  13. Honorable Hubby might like these.

  14. sweetened or unsweetened coconut? do you really need a food processor or can you mash the banana really well and then stir in the coconut?

  15. what only 2 ingredients?! i definitely need to try this out!

  16. These look incredible. I love things are fast, easy and healthy.

  17. Um, this is AWESOME! I have BOTH those ingredients in my pantry right now!

  18. Just made these. Not so good. I didn’t have the oven on 350. Had it on 325 and all the bottoms burnt. Tops didn’t get brown.

  19. This recipe looks delicious AND it fits the paleo autoimmune protocol (a rare thing). So, thank you! I host a weekly Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable through my blog, and I would love it if you linked up this recipe. You click the blue button at the bottom of the post to add your recipe, and readers will be directed back to your blog to read it: http://www.phoenixhelix.com/2014/08/13/paleo-aip-recipe-roundtable-38/

  20. Dang, these sound awesome! I will make them as soon as I get more bananas. My girls would love them :)

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  22. These look delicious and easy! I love that there is no added sugar, too.

  23. […] them all. It’s fundamentally a 2-ingredient cookie! WHAT?! that’s cray! Thank you to Grok Grub for the awesome […]

  24. This is awsome, i just whant to try this, but i hate banana :/ can i replace it by other ingridient to have same cookies but tasting diffrent?

  25. Just made these with dried cranberries in them! SO FREAKIN GOOD. Love simple recipes like this. :)

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  27. I totally agree with your point about 2 ingredient recipes where 1 is a cake premix. They should be known as a 2 step recipe – mix and bake. :)

    I’ll be trying these as soon as I can go out and buy some coconut!

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  29. Wow, a lot of comments. I just made these using riper bananas. There was no problem with the bottoms burning, perhaps because I put them on a higher rack in the oven. They are good and a lot like macaroons but they have a subtle flavor that is a bit odd. It may be I am not used to cooked banana and using the firmer, fresher bananas will be better. However, one little cookie was not enough. Five more were just about right. This recipe is easy, easy. So easy that everyone should make them and experiment with some of the additions. I’m eager to try a tiny bit of ground almonds or a pinch of salt. Be careful. This seems like a flavor that is easily whacked the wrong way. Quite a tasty little treat if you need something quick and homemade. I have a friend who is waiting to try these.

    • Try it again with firmer bananas, it cuts down on the baked banana flavor if you’re not a fan!

    • Made these cookies again using less ripe bananas – the taste was much better as you thought! I feared the banana would be hard to mix by hand but when I added the coconut the banana seemed to liquify. I also used a small scoop for a nice little half ball shape. Wunderbar! These were baked for the hubby who has to work an extra day this week. He and the co workeres liked the last batch. He’s going to really love these!!

  30. These are so yummy and simply. Thank you for sharing!!

  31. I seriously have to agree with you about those 2-3 ingredient things that are constructed from a box mix and the commercial pie filling as “2-3 ingredients”. Not. While I don’t eat desserts often (I’ve excised most of my “sweet tooth”), somehow, I always, always love trying out things made from real ingredients, dessert or otherwise. These cookies look impressively YUM, and are definitely on my radar. I am going to put them on my list to make the next time we have an office party (where sweets seem always to be expected — at least these will be healthy ones! Thanks.

  32. these are so cool, i can’t wait to try them! how simple!

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  35. I have 4 bananas & lots of coconut. Gues what I’m making tomorrow. Great combo!

  36. […] “Two ingredient banana and coconut cookies”, he whispers, “sounds too good to be true, mate”. […]

  37. I came across this recipe this morning and had to give it a try!

    I have to say I’m very, **very** happy with the results. As I mention in my blog posting, the next batch are going to incorporate honey, coco-powder, and quite possibly cinnamon…

    Thanks for the recipe…!

    http://paleovirtus.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/banana-coconut-cookies/

  38. I LOVE these. Who knew they would hold so well? Crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy inside, also not too coconuty as my boyfriend said. You saved my life, coffee without cookies first thing in the morning is a war zone and I was out of coconut flour for regular cookies. These are so simple thank you.

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  41. We totally think alike :D
    I’ve been seeing those 2 ingredient cookies, but kept thinking to myself ‘this would be better with coconut’.
    I was thinking about using coconut flour or maybe a mix of shredded and flour.

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  44. Just finished up a double batch of these with ginger, cinnamon and chopped dark chocolate. They were a huge hit! Thanks for the great recipe. :)

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