Crispy Flourless Banana Almond Butter Cookies. Healthy flourless almond butter cookies that only need a few ingredients to make! These flourless cookies are gluten free, paleo, and vegan friendly. Plus they TASTE AMAZING! Lightly sweetened with ground banana and perfectly nutty with an almond butter base. Great for kids, fuel, snacks, and breakfast on the go!
Happy national almond butter COOKIE DAY! Okay I totally made that up, but somebody please research that because I’m sure it exists. And I bet you that national flourless cookie day exists as well. If they don’t, I’m declaring both today. Mmm k? But in all seriousness, cookies are on the brain today. I’ll tell you my story.
I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before but back in the day (meaning 8 years ago), gluten free foods were pretty hard to find. I mean QUALITY gluten free foods. Yes, that is when my gluten free journey began and when I started making gluten free “fuel cookies” for my husband. You see, he used to drink coke and and eat high fructose filled energy bars while training. Yep, long runs and rides were full of HFS (high fructose corn syrup). And to be honest, I didn’t pay attention much because all I knew this is what he was accustomed to, sadly. It wasn’t until he REPEATEDLY came home from training complaining about a toothache and headache that I decided we really needed to figure out some clean”quick fuel” options. Sorry but cavities and a cranky triathlete just don’t mesh well. LOL!
Well, 8 years later and the types of food and fuel we use has changed again. Which is not a bad thing, but it’s definitely more individualized. I get tons of requests for more grain free, paleo, and vegan type cookies/fuel/snacks/bites. I also have a husband who has retired from those 5 plus hour training days and requests more light and low carb fuel. Because that’s what currently makes him feel his best. The good news is most of these request come from people who have learned (through trial and error) what REAL FOOD fuel works for them. The sad news is that we still put a label on diets. Darn. But either way, real food is good food. It just depends on how us as INDIVIDUALS utilize it. And I know most of us agree, we all have UNIQUE nutritional needs. Can I get an AMEN?! Haha!
So today’s post and flourless banana almond butter cookie recipe is my ODE to new NOT ONE SIZE FITS ALL fuel and snack options. For those who want simple real food fuel, for those who thrive off vegan and plant based food, for those who are looking for naturally sweetened and paleo friendly bars/cookies/snacks, for those looking to reduce their starches and grains, and for those who just really like cookies, almond butter cookies to be exact. Yep, I think I found a winner of recipe. Tested 3 times, approved by many! Phew!
These flourless banana almond butter cookies take little effort to make and are packed with such good nutrients we ALL NEED. Yes, I said ALL!.
What makes them so nutritious? Um, glad you asked. I mean glad I begged you to ask so I could tell you.
- Banana chips help reduce the sugar and add in some lovely potassium.
- Almond butter provides you with healthy fats and vitamin E.
- And Egg or Chia Seed (depending on paleo/vegan) both add in protein and healthy fats. WAM BAM THANK YOU MAM!
You see, simple ingredients sometimes make the most wholesome and flavorful recipes, wouldn’t you agree?
You ready to make your own FLOURless POWER ALMOND BUTTER COOKIES? Yes, I just renamed them that. I feel like it’s appropriate. go with it! Get your blenders or Food processors ready and let’s go!
In order to complete this flourless almond butter COOKIE recipe, you must dunk it. I prefer to dunk mine in coconut milk. The other healthy fat that makes these cookies POWER FUEL. Okay I’m exaggerating a wee bit but they really are a magical pair.
Have you ever made peanut butter or almond butter cookies? What’s your secret to making them extra crispy?
Do you remember what you were eating as fuel 10 years ago? Has it changed? I would love to know your approach now!
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