These 3 Ingredient Cookies are:
- Quick to make
- Versatile – sub any nut butter for peanut butter
- A sugar free cookie recipe
- An easy recipe that kids can make
- A great use for ripe bananas
- Protein-rich, which is great for a post-workout snack
Questions about 3 Ingredient Cookies (Paleo)
Do I have to use peanut butter?
No, you can absolutely sub peanut butter and use any nut butter. I typically make these 3 ingredient cookies with either cashew butter or sun butter since I personally can’t do peanut butter. Any nut butter should do fine.
What type of peanut or other nut butter should I use?
Because the bananas add moisture to the recipe, I would not use a very drippy nut butter in this recipe. I have had a lot of success with Justin’s Peanut Butter and Justin’s Cashew Butter as well as Spread the Love Organic Peanut Butter.
Can I add any other ingredients?
I have topped them with mini Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (since these are Paleo-friendly chocolate chips). I’m sure you could mix in a few to the dough as well, or even put in a small handful of sunflower or pumpkin seeds if you desire. Of course they would no longer be 3 ingredient cookies, though;).
Do I not need any eggs?
Nope! This is an egg-free recipe.
Can I substitute the coconut flour?
Coconut flour is a grain free flour that is paleo friendly. I do not advise substituting the coconut flour as it does not work well subbing 1:1. If you were to use another flour, you would need to change the quantities.
A recipe for 3 ingredient cookies that are paleo, egg free, grain free, refined sugar free, and a healthy breakfast or snack.
Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Add nut butter and coconut flour; mix to combine. Place 9 dough bites on the parchment paper and flatten into cookies. Bake for 13-14 minutes.
Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.