Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yields: 12 cookies
 
These chewy cookies are a fun fruity twist on classic chocolate chip cookies! They’ll keep for at least one week if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator—if they last that long!
  • 1 cup (120g) white whole wheat flour or gluten-free* flour (measured like this)
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tbsp (21g) unsalted butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup (67g) mashed banana (about 1 tiny banana)
  • 1 tbsp (15mL) nonfat milk, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup (64g) coconut sugar
  • 3 tbsp (42g) miniature chocolate chips, divided
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In a separate bowl, stir together the butter, vanilla, mashed banana, and milk. Stir in the coconut sugar. Add in the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated. Fold in 2 ½ tablespoons of miniature chocolate chips. Chill the cookie dough for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F, and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  3. Drop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet using a spoon and a spatula. Flatten the cookie dough to the desired thickness and width. Gently press the remaining miniature chocolate chips into the tops. Bake at 350°F for 9-11 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
Notes: White whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour may be substituted for the whole wheat pastry flour. Regular whole wheat flour may be substituted in a pinch, but the cookies will have detectable “wheat-y” taste.

For a gluten-free flour substitute, I recommend the following: ¼ cup (30g) millet flour, ¼ cup (30g) tapioca flour, 3 tablespoons (21g) coconut flour, and ½ teaspoon xanthan gum. Many store-bought gluten-free flour blends will work as well, if measured like this.

Any milk may be substituted for the nonfat milk.

Light brown sugar may be substituted for the coconut sugar.

This recipe is easily doubled!

{gluten-free, vegan, clean eating, low fat, low calorie}
Recipe by Amy's Healthy Baking at https://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2017/02/12/banana-chocolate-chip-cookies/