T’is the season for baking!
This is the time of year when I reach waaaaay into the back of our teeny cupboards and fish out all of our muffin pans, cookie moulds and cake displays and go to town. Scents of gingerbread and vanilla carry though the house and you can’t help but shake the shivers off & smile 🙂 This year is a bit different for me though. Instead of having my hands full with spatulas and cookie dough, they’re full of diapers and laundry. Different? Yes. Impossible? No. I just need to get creative when it comes to baking now that I have limited time to make magic happen in the kitchen.
I’ve always been into healthy baking, but this year I was even more focused on keeping things clean in the kitchen so that my little man could partake in the tasty fun too. The other day, Henry & I hibernated inside in our PJs while temperatures went down to -30° outside. It was one of those days where all you wanted to do is curl up with some tea and a comforting treat. So, with Henry strapped to my hip, we opened up the pantry to see what we could find. A little coconut here, a little banana there, and the results were capital-D delicious!
These cookies are a similar texture to energy bites, making it the perfect consistency for wee ones and adults alike. They taste so decadent and buttery that you’re satisfied after one… okay, maybe three. Here’s how we do:
1/2 Cup raw pecans
1 Cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 ripe banana
optional: 1/4 tsp vanilla extract & dash of cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 350° and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
Place the pecans and coconut into a food processor until crumbly
Add in banana and blend until the batter becomes mouldable
Shape into small balls and gently press down to slightly flatten
Garnish with pecan bits if you feel like getting fancy
Bake for 10 minutes or until they begin to turn golden brown
Allow cookies to cool before transferring onto a cooling rack or into your mouth
So there you have it – A super easy, fast, clean & delicious paleo cookie recipe! Let me know how you like them and if you added anything new to the mix. I’d love to know 🙂