Apple Banana Cookies

I am pretty sure these don’t classify as “cookies” but I made them look like them so that counts.  These are delicious with the mixture of the nuts and the hidden coconut.  I ate them warm and cold and either way they are amazing.  They even managed to pass the child test, I was the big meanie because I would only let them have 1.  I hope you take the time to make these, and make lots to share with everyone, Paleo or not because you might just convert them with these :)

4.2 from 10 reviews
Apple Banana Cookies
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Serves: 26
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
  2. Place your almonds and macadamia nuts in your food processor and pulse until they are mixed together and in small chunks and place them in your mixing bowl
  3. Next add your apples and banana to your food processor and mix well
  4. Transfer that to your mixing bowl with your nuts
  5. Now add in your coconut, cinnamon, vanilla, coconut oil, and eggs and mix well using a hand mixer or if your feeling strong use some of that old fashion elbow grease
  6. Using a cookie scoop, form your cookie balls on your parchment paper lined cookie sheet
  7. Once your sheet is full, flatten your balls into cookie shapes
  8. Place in your preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the bottom of your cookies are nice and lightly brown
  9. Enjoy

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  1. I’m really awful and following receipes. True to form, I threw in a little too much apple and an extra banana because they were on hand and needed to be used. Immediately I saw that the batter was too thin to make cookies so I poured it into a pie pan and made bars instead. The whole house smells awesome and the bars are great! I’m calling it Banapple Bread. I’m going to make that mistake again! ;-)

  2. I just adapted this with almond meal and coconut flour, an extra banana and baking powder, soda. have done it as a breakfast slice for my kids to have. Yummy and it smells amazing!

  3. What can I use instead of coconut (shredded and oil)? I will try with some walnut oil, but need something instead of the shredded coconut. It’s the only area of palaeo I struggle with; there’s too much coconut and I absolutely cannot eat it without being sick (and for those who say “but you can’t taste it”, I say, I can detect one flake of coconut in an entire box of something else… supersensitive…)… :(

    The rest of the recipe looks amazing – so glad it can be 21DSD compliant. I like to have compliant cookies/goodies to eat while all my work colleagues stuff themselves with cake, chocolates, donuts, biscuits and other baked goodies….

  4. These were delicious. Even my husband liked them. I have a nut allergy so I substituted pumpkin seeds along with sunflower seeds….mmm really good.

  5. I have some pulp left over from making almond milk and some homemade applesauce from some apples “stolen” from this tree I found while helping a friend house hunt. Both have been sitting in the fridge waiting for a purpose. This recipe just might work. Gonna try now.

  6. Making these with a granny smith & green-tipped nanner while on my 21DSD right now! Will also be trying to sub pecans for the macadamia nuts. Peanut allergy here (tree nuts OK) – haven’t found any macadamias that are not cross-contaminated with peanuts (at least not readily available in my small midwest town).

  7. I used a mix of nuts: hazelnuts, pecans, raw sliced almonds and raw cashew pieces, and a pinch of salt. The batter was a bit runny at first, but thickened up as it sat a bit. I added a sprinkle of raisins to the 2nd half of the batter to give it some textural contrast! The only problem is that it makes too many, lol!

  8. Fantastic! These helped me get through an especially hard weekend while trying a 21DSD. Replaced the apple and banana with green ones, still taste delicious! Thank you for posting this! Would give 5 stars but somehow don’t manage.

  9. Loved these cookies! Thanks for a delicious recipes that doesn’t include extra
    Sugar via honey or maple syrup. These are perfect!

  10. I think I’d rather just eat an apple, a banana and some nuts. These were a little dry and uninspired. Not bad, mind you, just nothing worth lugging out my food processor for. For the taste of warm apples I prefer crock-pot apple sauce.

  11. So I made these last week and have kept them in the fridge and eat them as energy bars. The week went on and more leftovers piled up in the fridge. One leftover was whipped (coconut) cream made from canned coconut milk. So yesterday my husband says, “Want to see how I’ve been eating your apple banana cookies?” Sure…? He took one, piled it with whipped (coconut) cream and stuck another on top. Kind of looked like an oatmeal cream pie or ice cream sandwich. And then he demolished it. Pretty awesome!

  12. I made these this afternoon with cashews instead of macadamia nuts, too. Super simple and turned out fantastic. I’m excited to try different spices and maybe even chocolate chips in the future.

  13. These sound wonderful. I so enjoy your posts! Thanks for all you do. You don’t even know it, but you always bring a smile to my face.

  14. These have become a frequently requested cookie at my house. We have always been about the soft, chewy cookie :-) I even made them once using a granny smith apple and green-tipped banana while attempting the 21DSD!

  15. Can I use olive oil as a replacement for coconut oil? Not the healthiest option but I’m in a $$$ pinch and I can’t afford coconut oil at the moment. /:

  16. Just baked them and they not only smell good but tast good too. I didn’t have enough almonds do i added some hazelnuts. Tastes good! Thanks!

  17. I made these last night. In used raw cashews instead of macademias because that’s what I had on hand. Unfortunately I didn’t spray the pan and I totally should have because there’s minimal fat in these cookies. They’re delicious! Dense and chewy and still moist. I gave some to a friend with gluten free diet and she lvee them. I will definitely make these again because they’re filling and yummy! They’re not like regular cookies… You’re satisfied with just one!

  18. I used cashews instead of Macadamia Nuts. It is what I had on hand. It worked well. :) I thought about adding some honey next time for sweetness… to get my “cookie” fix. ;)

  19. Thank you for this scrumptious recipe! I made a minor modification to the recipe that you might be interested in– I decided to make the cookies into bars. I pressed the dough into a 9×13 pan and baked for 20 minutes. Then after it cooled, I sliced it into bars. These cookies would make a great all-natural substitute for powerbars. I wrapped each bar in saran wrap and put them all into the freezer so I could enjoy them pre or post workout. I also added chocolate chips– how can one go wrong with nuts, coconut, and chocolate?! The finished product is wonderful. Thank you for the inspiration and a great recipe for me to play with.

  20. I don’t know what I did wrong. My batter was really runny. I figured that was wrong since the recipe mentions the need for elbow grease. So I figured I should add more nut meal. They came out much puffierthan the picture. They have a muffin like texture. Any idea what I could do next time to improve?

  21. Hi
    I’d love to make this healthy cookies for my 2 year old son, who has severe allergies to eggs and milk protein. Could you tell me if there is any other ingredient I can use to replace the eggs?

  22. These are pretty good. My only improvement would be to have them more moist or sweeter. I’m new to Paleo and these cooking ingredients. Any suggestions?

  23. These are so good and so fun to make! My almost 3 year old and I have made them twice in the past couple weeks. They fit in perfectly for my homeschooling curriculum. I called them "ABC cookies." (Apple Banana Coconut) Earlier was the second time we've made them… However, I forgot that I was all out of shredded coconut after I had already started to use the food processor and everything.. ahh.. lol.. so I just continued on and tried it without and they still came out so yummy! My son said they make his belly smile. :)

  24. I can't wait to make these for my kids lunches!! You always have the best recipes! Do you think they will travel well in their lunch boxes? Were they crumbly?

  25. I accidentally put two tablespoons of coconut oil rather than teaspoons and they still turned out great! Also made a batch with the Easy Life Mini Chocolate Chips…YUMMM-O!!! Taking them to a party tonight!

  26. These are FANTASTIC. My 3yo son gobbled them up and that is always a good sign! Very easy and the macadamias add a great texture!

  27. These turned out great! They hold together beautifly, which is generally a problem with Paleo cookies. Both kids loved them, so a hit all around!

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