It’s Coconut Banana Time!

We’ve been celebrating this week. Why, you may ask? Well, let me tell you: M got a new job! WHEEEEE! In honor of his last official day of work, I decided to make him cookies…a lot of cookies.

The key players of this cookie making adventure are the Coconut Banana cookies, which I adapted from Allie’s recipe on Live Laugh Eat. I identified with her lack of baking supplies ( I never seem to have everything I need when I want to whip up something delicious), and I remembered that I had bananas in the freezer from a million years ago…so I figured I’d give it a shot. My only substitutions were to replace the canola oil with coconut oil, and the oats with unsweetened, shredded coconut.

Coconut Banana Cookies


3 ripe bananas

1 cup chopped dates

2 Tbsp coconut oil

1tsp vanilla extract

2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut

1 tsp cinnamon

1 Tbsp chia seeds

After preheating the oven to 350 degrees, I chopped the dates and let them soak in some warm water.

I ate a random peanut butter date in an effort to keep myself from eating too much cookie dough.

I combined the banana, dates, vanilla and oil in a large bowl.

Because I don’t follow rules (rules are for babies), I added all of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mixed.

I then scooped the batter onto a greased cookie sheet,

and baked for about 15 minutes.

Well, they came out looking almost exactly the same as when they went in…

They were moist and cakey, which surprised me– it must have been the bananas.

Deliciously coconutty and not too sweet. I’m a huge fan of not-too-sweet cookies, so these are awesome. I’m thinking that they’ll be best for breakfast with some almond butter.

I also made some oatmeal chocolate chip walnut cookies (the recipe under the Quaker Oats lid), which are M’s favorite.

I ended up eating about a million coconut banana cookies. Then I needed some water.

This is me, drinking water.

I get really thirsty when I eat lots of cakey things…why is that, I wonder? Anyway, the cookies were different, yet delicious. I will be eating cookies for breakfast tomorrow.

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4 Responses to It’s Coconut Banana Time!

  1. Sophia Lee September 10, 2010 at 2:42 AM #

    I don’t have coconut oil or chia seeds, but I have all the other ingredients! I wonder if the results will be the same, or at least similar? They look so good!

    • AllieNic September 10, 2010 at 9:30 AM #

      Hey Sophia– I think they would be similar! You should check out the link for the original recipe at Live Laugh Eat– Allie uses oatmeal instead of coconut and canola oil instead of coconut oil…and her cookies are much prettier than mine!

  2. Bayley September 10, 2010 at 8:44 AM #

    It looks like you have a problem with too many cookies there. I will accept any and all leftovers, no complaints. You’re welcome.

    • AllieNic September 10, 2010 at 9:29 AM #

      Actually, every time I make those oatmeal cookies I think of you! I think they’re your signature cookie….

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