These 2-Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies are the ultimate simple treat. They contain no gluten, grains, dairy, eggs, nuts or added sugar, and are so quick and easy to make (requiring only a bowl, a spoon, and a baking pan).
I saw some two ingredient cookies on Instagram, then on Tumblr. I didn’t see THESE two ingredient cookies, let’s be clear, I saw banana and oatmeal cookies.
That banana and oatmeal version, which inspired my banana coconut cookies, seems to be common on vegan food blogs but I thought, when I saw them, that coconut would work just as well. I was right!
So here they are. Cookies made with truly just two ingredients (of course, you may add other things if you prefer)!
These are the perfect thing when you a cookie, but don’t want the complication of mixing flour, butter, eggs, baking soda, and more. Plus, these 2 Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies have the fact going for them that banana and coconut is an A+ flavor combination. Just throw the two ingredients together and let the magic of the oven do its work.
Let’s get baking!
P.S. These are kid-tested, and kid-approved. My niece and nephew (aged 3 and 5, respectively) enjoy these every time they visit my parents, since my mother makes these for my father regularly! Although I suspect they think they’re eating a biscuit. The key is not to call them “cookies” in front of any child that eats Toll House, etc. on the regular, because they’ll be disappointed. But a sweet, healthy, keep-the-munchies-at-bay snack? This recipe delivers.
- 1 banana
- 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease a baking pan, set aside.
- Pulse the two ingredients for a few moments in a food processor until very well combined.
- Shape into discs, then set on the greased cookie sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until golden.
Optional mix-ins include: chocolate chips, chopped bacon, chopped nuts, dried fruit, cinnamon. Be sure and do not incorporate more than a small handful of mix-ins into each batch, or the cookies will not hold together.