Banana and coconut cookies

Something sweet 

Generally speaking, I don’t post a lot of dessert and sweet recipes. It isn’t because I don’t like them; it is more because I don’t make a lot of them. When it comes to making cookies, cakes and desserts what I make for the family rarely last past the day I bake them on. I’m told the family eat everything in one go because they love what I make so much; in reality, I think they are all sweet fiends.

Banana and coconut cookies
Banana and coconut cookies

Morning tea anyone

I work in a place that has a lot of morning tea. Usually, the deal is for you to bring a plate for everyone to share. I try to avoid the grain and sugar-filled offering that usually provided at morning tea, but on occasion, I want something to go with my coffee. These cookies are something I came up with when I had to take something to morning tea and no time to shop before hitting the kitchen. A few very ripe bananas in the fruit bowl and some coconut threads in the cupboards was all I needed to get started.

Quick, easy and versatile

This recipe is quick and easy to make, and the options of what you can add into them are unlimited. All you have to do is decide what extras you want:

  • chocolate chips
  • chopped bacon
  • chopped nuts
  • dried fruit
  • ground cinnamon

Banana and coconut cookies recipe

Banana and coconut cookies ingredients
Banana and coconut cookies ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
Place the banana in a bowl
Place the banana in a bowl
Mash the banana with a fork
Mash the banana with a fork
Add the coconut to the pan
Add the coconut to the pan
Mix well
Mix well
Once combined add any additional ingredients
Once combined add any additional ingredients
Mix in the additional ingredients
Mix in the additional ingredients
Ready to make cookies
Ready to make cookies
Take a baking sheet
Take a baking sheet
Take a cookie cutter
Take a cookie cutter
Add one teaspoon of the cookie mixture to the cookie cutter
Add one teaspoon of the cookie mixture to the cookie cutter
Now you have a cookie, repeat with the remaining cookie mixture
Now you have a cookie, repeat with the remaining cookie mixture
Tray of cookies ready for the oven
Tray of cookies ready for the oven
Cookies ready to eat
Cookies ready to eat

Banana and coconut cookie

  • Servings: 20
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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This recipe is quick and easy to make, and the options of what you can add into them are unlimited. All you have to do is decide what extras you want:



Credit: Cath @ easycleaneats

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C/ 350 degrees F
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper or a silicone liner and set aside.
  3. Place the banana into a bowl and mash it with a fork.
  4. Add the coconut to the banana and mix them together with the fork.
  5. If you want to add anything extra do it now and mix well.
  6. Portion the mixture onto the baking tray using an ice cream scoop or use a cookie cutter and a spoon.
  7. Flatten down the mixture and shape into cookies on the baking tray.
  8. Bake the cookies for 15 to 20 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  9. Remove the tray from the oven and let the cookies cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition

Per Serving: 132 calories; 9 g fat; 14 g carbohydrates; 1.9 g protein

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Fork
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Baking tray
  • Baking paper or silicone liner 
  • Cooling rack

Nutritional disclaimer

Nutrition information is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients used and available in my area (New Zealand). The nutritional information is here to help you understand the recipe; I use MyFitnessPal to generate my estimates. For more accurate nutritional information, please use a nutritional calculator with the ingredients in your area.

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