Each week I make and meal prep a few items to have on hand for simple and healthy items to grab when we are hungry. My kids need healthy snacks after school, and sometimes I need a quick pre- or post-workout healthy snack. I have recently stopped eating sugar, so I was on the hunt for something that I could eat; I wanted a sugar free cookie recipe that didn’t include any of those funky fake ingredients. This creation now has a place in my refrigerator weekly with good reason: these 3 ingredient cookies are incredibly easy to make, and satisfying at the same time.
3 ingredient banana cookies. Paleo and egg free. #easyrealfood

These 3 Ingredient Cookies are:

  • Quick to make
  • Paleo 
  • 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
  • Egg-free
  • Vegetarian

3 ingredient paleo cookies

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. 

How is this a sugar free cookie recipe if the nutrition facts show that there is sugar?
 
The sugar in this recipe is derived from the ripe bananas that are used. There are no added sugars, including refined, synthetic or anything of the sort in this recipe. All this said, there is 1 gram of natural sugar in each paleo cookie.
 
3 ingredient cookies. Unprocessed and made with real ingredients. #kidscook
 
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3 ingredient paleo cookies
3 Ingredient Cookies (Paleo, Egg Free)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
 

A recipe for 3 ingredient cookes that are paleo, egg free, grain free, refined sugar free, and a healthy breakfast or snack.

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked goods, cookies, gluten-free, grain-free
Servings: 9
Calories: 57 kcal
Author: Kiran
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. 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.

  3. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts
3 Ingredient Cookies (Paleo, Egg Free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 57 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 52mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
 
These 3 ingredient cookies are perfect for having on hand for before and after workouts, a healthy after school snack, or even to stick in lunchboxes. Let me know how you are enjoying them!
 
3 Ingredient Cookies (Paleo + Egg Free) - #easyrealfood #paleocookie
 
 
 

Other paleo desserts that you may enjoy:

 
 
Paleo berry cobbler: a delicious grain free dessert that combines baked berries with a delicious grain-free topping. #paleodessert #vegandessert
 
 
 
Paleo coconut flour vanilla cupcakes - grain free and vegan, these are moist and delicious cupcakes. Yum! #grainfree #vegantreat #glutenfreecupcake
 
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