$0.10 and 25 Minute Banana Coconut Cookies

$0.10 and 25 Minute Banana Coconut Cookies

Three words. Two ingredients. Banana coconut cookies. You guessed it: all you need is banana and coconut. And $0.10. Once you’ve gathered all that, 25 minutes later you’ve got a batch of guilt-free cookies.

Banana Coconut Cookies Recipe

$0.10 and 25 Minute Banana Coconut Cookies

A quick and delicious banana coconut cookies recipe that's easy to remember. All the ingredients are in the title!
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, healthy dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana coconut cookies, gluten free, refined sugar free, vegan
Servings: 10 cookies
Calories: 90kcal
Author: apartmentchefnick
Cost: $1

Equipment

  • Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Medium bowl
  • Small bowl (for icing)
  • Sandwich-sized Ziploc bag (for icing)
  • Scissors (for icing)

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 5 oz banana (~1 large banana)
  • 2.5 oz unsweetened shredded coconut (~3/4 cup)

Icing (Optional)

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

  • Mash the banana in the bowl with a fork.
  • Add shredded coconut and stir to combine.
  • Scoop 8-12 cookies onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Flatten the cookies with the back of the spoon to about 1-2 cm high.
  • Bake @ 350F for 17 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom.
  • Once cookies are in the oven, make healthy chocolate icing from $0.50 and 35 Minute Cardamom Squares.
  • Pour into Ziploc bag and cut a small hole in the corner.
  • Zip up the bag and create cool cookie designs once they come out of the oven!

Tips/Tricks

Step 4 – Your banana coconut cookies should look something like before entering oven:

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Cookies pre-oven

Step 8 – People make icing look so easy! It’s really tough though. I wish I could say that the icing below was the work of my 3-year-old daughter but fortunately I don’t have a 3-year-old (and I don’t plan on having one anytime soon) and unfortunately these are my masterpieces…

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Apartment Chef Nick’s cookie masterpieces. A couple museums have actually reached out and inquired about some of these…

Cost

  • 1 large banana (~5oz) ~ $0.25
  • 3/4 cup of shredded coconut (~2.5oz) ~ $0.75

Cost per cookie ~ $0.10

It is not possible to find a better use for a dime than banana coconut cookies. In fact, I would prefer if all dimes were banana coconut cookies! Who’s with me?!

Conclusion

Who knew you cookies could taste so good without any added sugar! The banana and coconut combine to give all the sweetness any cookie lover could ask for. And for the cost of a couple bananas and shredded coconut from the bulk section at the grocery store, cookies can now be on the menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Yet another example of great ingredients creating great food at a low cost!

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As always, make informed food decisions. Know your ingredients, know your costs!

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