Healthy 4 Ingredient Banana Cake Cookies

Just four ingredients, one bowl and 12 minutes is needed to whip up these easy, delicious cookies which tastes exactly like a fluffy banana cake! Just like biting into a slice of cake, these cake cookies are  Naturally gluten-free, grain-free, paleo and vegan- A snack or treat to enjoy anytime! 

Healthy 4 Ingredient Banana Cake Cookies- Cake-like cookies which need just four ingredients and 12 minutes- You won't believe this delicious recipe is SO healthy too! {paleo, vegan, gluten-free}- thebigmansworld.com

I hope you guys made the 4 ingredient no bake banana bread blondies recipe I shared on Friday.

Why?

This is the exact same recipe….but baked. 

Let’s flashback to Wednesday when I was in the kitchen and had three failed experiments one after another. I was trying out a soufflé recipe and whilst it tasted amazing, it looked worse than visual punishment. To all my friends that I messaged those pictures to without warning- Apologies for not warning you to avert your eyes

Healthy 4 Ingredient Banana Cake Cookies- Cake-like cookies which need just four ingredients and 12 minutes- You won't believe this delicious recipe is SO healthy too! {paleo, vegan, gluten-free}- thebigmansworld.com

After being beyond frustrated and full of failed recipes (they did taste amazing!), I kept the oven on in the hope that I’d attempt said soufflé one more time. However, the thought (and visual) of another potentially flawed recipe was too much to handle so I did something random- Which turned out amazing.

That very night, I was meeting Alexis to catch up on life and to share some lettuce with dressing on the side. I had planned to bring her a container of the 4 ingredient no bake banana bread blondies but with the oven still on, I decided to scrap that idea and chuck them in the oven cookie shaped in the hopes of something potentially awesome to come out. I literally had zero hopes because this was unplanned and on a spur. Oh well, there would be no loss, regardless.

Why?

Because even if it turned out into a hockey puck or a failed mess, Alexis would still eat it.

#thatswhatfriendsarefor. 

Healthy 4 Ingredient Banana Cake Cookies- Cake-like cookies which need just four ingredients and 12 minutes- You won't believe this delicious recipe is SO healthy too! {paleo, vegan, gluten-free}- thebigmansworld.com

Lucky for the both of us, they turned out absolutely incredible and all those failed soufflés could go kiss my natural born latte colored…derriere. I celebrated by scoffing down 6 of them before realising that they were not supposed to be for me. Before I could share the recipe on here, I had to get the seal of approval from A. Clearly she approved (or she just was hungry and thought they were carrots) as here I am to share this hack turned recipe- Healthy Four Ingredient Banana Cake cookies

Healthy 4 Ingredient Banana Cake Cookies- Cake-like cookies which need just four ingredients and 12 minutes- You won't believe this delicious recipe is SO healthy too! {paleo, vegan, gluten-free}- thebigmansworld.com

These Healthy Four Ingredient Banana Cake cookies are a quick, easy and delicious healthy snack to have on hand which literally takes minutes! Unlike traditional cookies, these are more ‘cake’ like, thanks to the coconut flour. They have a similar texture to the pumpkin ‘cake’ pops but with a smoother texture, thanks to the nut butter. These banana cake cookies are naturally gluten-free, grain-free, vegan and paleo so they clearly don’t discriminate (only people named Alexis)

For optimum texture, I’d recommend removing the cookies after 12 minutes while they are still soft- They firm up quite well and maintain the delicious, cake-like texture! 

Healthy 4 Ingredient Banana Cake Cookies- Cake-like cookies which need just four ingredients and 12 minutes- You won't believe this delicious recipe is SO healthy too! {paleo, vegan, gluten-free}- thebigmansworld.com

Do me a favor. Turn on the oven, make a double batch of the 4 ingredient no bake banana bread blondies and enjoy the former while you wait for the latter to be ready. 

BOOM. The best of both worlds. 

Healthy 4 Ingredient Banana Cake Cookies

Just four ingredients, one bowl and 12 minutes is needed to whip up these easy, delicious cookies which tastes exactly like a fluffy banana cake! Just like biting into a slice of cake, these cake cookies are Naturally gluten-free, grain-free, paleo and vegan- A snack or treat to enjoy anytime!
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Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking dish with baking paper and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the coconut flour and banana and mix well- This should be very crumbly.
  • In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, melt your nut butter with liquid sweetener and pour into the dry mixture. Mix until fully incorporated and a thick batter is formed. Add chocolate chips if desired.
  • Form into balls and transfer to the lined cookie sheet. Press firmly into a cookie shape and bake for 12 minutes. Remove and allow to sit for 10 minutes until they firm up slightly.

Notes

* If batter is still too thick, add an extra tablespoon of nut butter/sticky sweetener.
These cookies can be kept at room temperature covered for up to 3 days. These are delicious refrigerated and can also be frozen too.
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Healthy 4 Ingredient Banana Cake Cookies- Cake-like cookies which need just four ingredients and 12 minutes- You won't believe this delicious recipe is SO healthy too! {paleo, vegan, gluten-free}- thebigmansworld.com

 

What is something delicious you eat but looks heinous?

Do you like ‘cake-like’ cookies? Seriously, coconut flour should marry me. 

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71 thoughts on “Healthy 4 Ingredient Banana Cake Cookies

  1. These look absolutely delicious and a definite must try! I was wondering if you had any tips on a newbie food blogger/ lifestyle blogger as far as food photography goes XD! Also how did you get the save recipe where the recipe is!

    XO,
    Kat

  2. Would you move to Cleveland already so I can be your taste tester. We can invite Alexis down on weekends.

    I’m all out of bars, bites and balls, although I did make banana bread yesterday and then proceeded to eat half the loaf. Oops. Totally worth it.

  3. I hate it when i put all of the effort into making a recipe and it tastes amazing but it looks like crap so i can’t take pictures of it! I feel ya! And cakey cookies are the best types of cookies, it’s like eating a soft and fluffy pillow!

  4. Usually chili I’d say. Though with some toppings you can make it look nice as I recently discovered. And the tit bake doesn’t look very appealing either when we’re being honest.
    I made a double batch, ate 3/4 of it and managed to put the last piece in the oven this morning. I really liked the no-bake version but I love the baked version. Maybe because I ate them still warm. Good shuff ;-P

  5. Dear Arman, these cookies look and sound so good! Cashew, coconut and banana is a wonderful flavor combo. I have never tried coconut flour before, but I must give it a try. May have a some with my tea this morning? Have a wonderful day, Catherine

  6. So I gotta admit that I’m not usually a fan of chocolate chips in my banana bread. But you made these look so delicious that I might just have to break my own rule. That’s what rules are for, right? To be broken? 🙂

  7. I hate recipe development days when everything doesn’t turn out. I don’t know about you but those recipes are the worst because I don’t want to give away the food (because it’s not that great or doesn’t look that great) but I also don’t want it to go to waste so I end up eating it all myself. #foodbloggerproblems.

    Anyhow, I’ve glad these banana cake cookies turned out. They look amazing.

    PS — I want to come to Ohio and hang/eat with you and Alexis. 🙂

  8. I know, right? There are so many baking fails that I’ve had, even though the results taste good! There’s just something that’s off, ya know?
    Hands down, Greek yogurt with cinnamon, Stevia and cacao powder! Oh and most of my oatmeal bowls look heinous! Basically anything that I don’t cook and whatever’s for dinner look heinous but taste DIVINE! I bet my banana cookies will probably look worse than yours, but will taste just as good!

  9. Holy smokes batman! That, Sir, is texture perfection. I don’t like “cookie’ cookies..you can keep your crunchy, crispy stuff; give me cake. Somehow coconut flour has fallen off my radar – I need to change that stat. This recipe is like a kick in the hindquarter I required 🙂 .

  10. These are the perfect combination. Love banana and chocolate! I found your blog a few months ago and love just about everything you do! Now only if I could get mine food to look like yours! 🙂

  11. I just made these and think they’re delicious. In my food processor I mixed the coconut flour with 3 small mashed bananas. Then i added almond butter, only used 2 Tbsp maple syrup plus a splash of almond milk. I used a small ice cream scoop to form the balls. Super easy. thanks!

  12. As I researched a cookie recipe that was grain and gluten free, dairy free, nut free and quick, I am so happy I stumbled across this! Low risk with the limited ingredients so I had to experiment immediately.

    I ended up subbing the maple syrup for honey and the nuts for sunflower seed meal (since I didn’t have any sunflower seed butter). They were a little dryer than I was hoping, but that’s due to my own meal vs. butter dilemma. Really loved that it was like a banana bread with my ripe banana! Thank you!

  13. Has anyone tried using almond flour in place of coconut flour? I was just wondering if perhaps they would become to dry and heavy? I have an allergy to coconut flour otherwise I would love it! I may just have to make for the family, but it would be a shame not to try!

  14. Absolutely scrumptious! Picky tastebuds in this household, but a big hit to all! No more store bought cookies! Baking these healthy ones from now on! Thank you for sharing for recipe!

  15. Dude. Rock and roll. Just made these for the kiddos. LOVE. Used raisens rather than the chocolate chips. Those were too easy…are we cheating? Thanks for your experimental spirit. These are grand.

  16. I so appreciate all your wonderful looking recipes and plan to try several in the near future. I was wondering if applesauce or puréed zucchini could be substituted for the mashed banana in your recipes? Unfortunately I am not super crazy about the taste of banana in my cookies. Thank you so much.

  17. Hi, we’re new to gluten free cooking, we’re also totally sugar free. This recipe was quick and easy, I substituted coconut oil with a 1/2 tsp of powdered stevia for the syrup. I thought the batter was too dry so I added a few tsps of water. I also used raisins instead of chocolate chips. My husband was delighted with these, only wished there were more! I may add a few chopped walnuts and triple the recipe next time!
    Thanks for sharing will be checking out more of your quick and easy recipes.

  18. Could you start putting the calories/serving size for all these recipes?! They all look so good but the hassle of going through each ingredient to count the calories and figure out serving size sounds like a nightmare ? I think it would be helpful!!

  19. Would it be possible to do this without maple syrup (I just don’t like things too sweet but I’m not sure if that would work)?

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