Oddly good. That’s the best way to describe these strange cookies made with just 4 ingredients- banana, coconut oil, almond flour and cocoa powder. They are moist and almost brownie-like, with the flavor of sweet banana and bitter cocoa. This small batch healthy cookie recipe makes just 7 small cookies. I make a batch when I’m craving something sweet, but don’t want dozens of cookies hanging around.I’ll be honest, these cookies are a bit ugly. They are dark and bumpy and irregular. Because of their less than perfect appearance I refer to them as Chocolate Lumps. (Actually, I think of these cookies as Lumpier Chocolate Lumps because they are a lumpier, bumpier version of a banana cookie recipe I posted on my Eating Clean Recipes blog. Check out the original chocolate banana cookies recipe post for lots of baking tips and ramblings.)
Almond Flour Chocolate Banana Cookies Recipe (vegan, gluten free, paleo, grain free)
1/3 cup mashed ripe banana (1 small)
1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil
1/3 cup almond flour (almond meal)
2 tablespoons natural cocoa powder
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl combine mashed banana and coconut oil; stir well to mix. Add almond flour and cocoa powder and stir until well combined. The mixture may look dry at first, but the banana releases moisture when stirred and the cocoa powder gets hydrated.
Use a small cookie scoop or a tablespoon measure to drop the cookie dough mixture on the baking sheet. You should get about 7 mounds. Bake until the cookies look set and the chocolate aroma is intense. In my oven, this takes exactly 15 minutes. Ovens vary, so check a few minutes early. Cool completely on the cookie sheet. The cookies firm up after cooling.