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The Let’s Go Bananas

(Banana and coconut energy cookies)
A gluten-free, feel-good banana and coconut treat
  • Preparation 25 minutes
  • Cooking 15 minutes
  • Power 350°F (180°C)
  • Quantity 12 energy cookies
See ingredients
  • 150 g (1/2 cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 1 banana (perfectly ripe), mashed

  • 1 egg

  • 1/4 cup (or 2 tablespoons) egg white

  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking powder

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (I use the clear one)

  • 150 g (1 cup) gluten-free flour

  • 40 g (1/4 cup) organic black chia seeds

  • 25 g (1/4 cup) unsweetened coconut

  • 60 g (1/2 cup) chopped walnuts, or 65 g (1/3 cup) dark chocolate chips (70%)

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

  • 150 g (1/2 cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 1 banana (perfectly ripe), mashed

  • 1 egg

  • 1/4 cup (or 2 tablespoons) egg white

  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking powder

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (I use the clear one)

  • 150 g (1 cup) gluten-free flour

  • 40 g (1/4 cup) organic black chia seeds

  • 25 g (1/4 cup) unsweetened coconut

  • 60 g (1/2 cup) chopped walnuts, or 65 g (1/3 cup) dark chocolate chips (70%)

5 steps

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

  • Put all the ingredients into one bowl and stir. What, it’s that simple?          Yes ;-)

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat, otherwise everything will stick, because there’s absolutely no fat whatsoever in this recipe.

  • Create small, beautifully round cookies using a teaspoon. If you want, garnish with a thin slice of banana. Very stylish!

  • Pop in the oven for 15 minutes at 350°F (180°C) and get ready for that delicious smell of bananas.

History

A wholesome WHEAT-FREE (gluten-free) and DAIRY-FREE recipe with a delicious banana and coconut flavour combination: THE LET’S GO BANANAS! Awesome! When Madame had a bit of trouble with some swelling in her tummy, it was strongly recommended she stay away from wheat and dairy products for a while. And the end result is this delicious recipe the whole family will love, with the added bonus of inspiring her to explore the world of gluten-free. What a great summer challenge!

Source of fibre and happy tummies!

Let’s Go Bananas energy cookies are a culinary creation designed to make you feel good. It was actually one of my first gluten-free recipes. It doesn’t matter whether you’re sensitive to wheat or not, they’re simply delicious. (Once again, my hubby who’s a bit fussy thinks they’re scrumptious.)

These cookies are great for breakfast, as a snack and even for dessert. Yumski!

Storage

  • Five days on the counter
  • A week and a half in the fridge
  • Three months in the freezer

We make life easier with our date purees

We make life easier with our date purees

Date puree - Original

Date puree is high in fibre and that’s why it can keep us going for long periods of time, while letting us enjoy the taste of pure happiness. The natural choice for all your guilt-free treats. Yumski!

100% recyclable packaging.

FAQ

Can I swap chia seeds for flax seeds and vice versa?

Yes, always. You can also use hemp seeds.

Can I use another type of flour than the one specified in the recipe?

Yes, you can simply use any type of flour you have on hand.

What can I use as a substitute for one type of nut?

Simply any other type of nut you have in the cupboard (almonds, cashews, pecans, etc.). For example, if you don’t have any walnuts, you can use pecans. The important thing is not to tear your hair out!

Where can I buy Madame Labriski date puree?

At IGA, Rachelle Béry, Marché Tradition and Bonichoix grocery stores across Quebec. My purees contain no preservatives and can be found in the fruit and vegetable section (yes, dates are fruit) near the pre-cut fruit and vegetables. If you can’t find them, simply ask a member of staff!