These grain free chocolate cookies are rich, fudgy, and so delicious! A few simple ingredients are all it takes to make these chewy cookies. Try a sprinkle of sea salt on top for a sweet and salty treat!
Sometimes when you have special dietary needs, everything feels very complicated, doesn’t it?
You want to make a nice batch of cookies, but then you need to buy a bunch of new ingredients to make the recipe work properly. And that’s fine for some days, but it would also be nice to just make a quick recipe that tastes great with normal ingredients.
That’s where these grain free chocolate cookies come in. They’re easy to make – they only require four ingredients, and the ingredients are simple to find. If you have bananas, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and a seed or nut butter in you pantry, you can whip these up in just minutes!
I have so many allergy friendly dessert recipes on my site, but this is one of the very easiest cookie recipes to try if you’re new to allergy friendly baking.
Are these nut free?
Yes, I like to make these with sunflower seed butter, so if you do that, they are nut free. You can use any nut or seed butter that works for your diet. Before we had nut allergies in our house, I used to make these with peanut butter.
How ripe should the bananas be for this recipe?
You’re going to want to start with an overripe banana – think brown spots kind of ripe, not total mushy mess kind of ripe. The ripeness adds sweetness to these cookies. If you have a very overly ripe banana, the texture may be a little bit off, and you may wind up with cookies that spread out more.
Ingredients needed for this recipe:
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- sunbutter or a nut butter
- pure maple syrup
- a banana
You can taste a little bit of the banana in the final product, but it isn’t overpowering. It’s mostly just a really rich, delicious, fudgy cookie. You will definitely want to use parchment paper for baking – these are very soft, and the parchment makes it easier to remove them from the cookie sheet.
More allergy friendly cookie recipes to try:
- Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Dark Chocolate Salted Sunbutter Cookies
- Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars
- Chocolate Covered Vegan Shortbread
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4 Ingredient Grain Free Chocolate Cookies.
You'll love these chewy and delicious grain free chocolate cookies! These fudgy treats require only 4 simple ingredients!
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium sized bowl, mash the ripe banana with a fork.
Add the sunbutter, cocoa powder, and maple syrup, and stir until totally combined. (It will take a minute to get all the cocoa powder incorporated into the mix).
Drop the batter by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared cookie sheet.
Bake at 325 degrees F for 15 minutes.
Top with the large flake sea salt as soon as the cookies come out of the oven if desired.
Let the cookies cool completely on the cookie sheet. Store in an airtight container
This recipe makes about 14 cookies.
Nutrition facts are for 1 cookie.
This recipe should work with any nut or seed butter. You can use whichever butter is best for your particular dietary needs.
This recipe was originally published in April 2015. It has been updated.