2 Ingredient Cookies

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If you love 🥥 coconut, you’ll go coconuts for these 2 Ingredient Cookies! Ok, these technically use 4 ingredients because I decided to elevate them a touch, but the additional two ingredients are totally optional! These 🍪 cookies are so soft and gooey and absolutely delicious. Please feel free to experiment in the kitchen and make these your own. There are a ton of different flavor and ingredient variations to use depending on what you love.

Why You’ll Love 2 Ingredient Cookies

These 2 Ingredient Cookies are a snap to prepare, and they come together so quickly. Plus, you’ll be able to use up a few of those ripe 🍌 bananas that are sitting on your counter! I added coconut and 🍫 chocolate chips, but the options are endless depending on dietary restrictions, flavor preferences or ingredients in the pantry that need to be used! The result is an ooey gooey cookie that totally irresistible.

How to Prepare 2 Ingredient Cookies

🔥 Preheat the oven to 350F (177C) and then line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.

🍌 In a bowl, mash 3 very ripe bananas.

🥥 Then add the coconut and stir.

🍫 Now add the vanilla and chocolate chips and stir again.

🥄 Use a small cookie scoop and form the cookies into a disc, flatten and shape them in your hands or on the baking sheet.

⏲️ Now, bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Keep a very close eye on them as they can burn easily.

😋 Let them cool and enjoy!

Nonna’s Tip 🍌

There’s no added sugar in this recipe, so the riper the banana the sweeter the cookies will be!

2 Ingredient Cookies

Variations and Substitutions for 2 Ingredient Cookies

  1. If you don’t love coconut, you can absolutely use rolled oats instead.
  2. Add in whatever nuts you love: walnuts, 🥜 peanuts, pecans, almonds or macadamia nuts would be delicious.
  3. You could also try adding in a scoop of 💪 protein powder as well.
  4. Add in whatever seeds you love: pumpkin, chia or flax seeds would work.
  5. Dried fruit such as cranberries, raisins or 🥭 mango would be delicious in these cookies.
  6. Use whatever chocolate you love: 🍫 semi-sweet, dark or white chocolate.
  7. You could also add in a scoop of peanut butter or any nut butter.
  8. If you want these to have a little sweetener, I suggest using 🍯 honey, maple syrup or agave to taste.  

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Best Served With

  • As an afternoon pick-me-up with a coffee or tea.
  • Dunked in a cold glass of milk.
  • Put these 2 Ingredient Cookies into the kids’ lunch box (as long as they follow school allergy guidelines).
  • Serve these cookies with some fresh fruit or ice cream for a nice dessert.

Common Questions

what type of coconut did you use?

I used unsweetened coconut flakes, but I would highly recommend finely shredded unsweetened coconut instead because it would be a lot easier to work with.

can I add a sweetener to these 2 ingredient cookies?

Some people may find the sweetness from the bananas enough, but if you need a little more, I suggest adding agave, honey or maple syrup to taste.

How to store 2 ingredient cookies

store them in a glass container, you can store them on the counter or in the fridge.

can I add protein to these cookies?

I haven’t tried it but I believe that adding a scoop of protein powder, or a nut butter would totally work. You may have to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

what other ingredients can I add to these 2 ingredient cookies?

You can add any nuts or seeds, dried fruit, oats or whatever chocolate you enjoy.

can I use frozen bananas in this recipe?

I haven’t tried it personally, but I would think you could! I would thaw them completely, drain off/squeeze any excess water and then mash them.

2 Ingredient Cookies

2 Ingredient Cookies

These 2 Ingredient Cookies are a snap to prepare, and they come together so quickly. Plus, you'll be able to use up a few of those ripe bananas that are sitting on your counter! I added coconut and chocolate chips, but the options are endless.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 16 cookies
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 3 ripe bananas, the riper, the better
  • 3 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract , optional
  • cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F (177C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • In a bowl mash 3 very ripe bananas. The riper, the sweeter, we do not want additional sugar in these. Once mashed, add the coconut and stir.
  • Now add the vanilla and chocolate chips and stir again.
  • Use a small cookie scooper and form the cookies into a disc, flatten and shape them in your hands or on the baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  • My top burner of my oven does not work so what I did was bake them for 16 minutes and then I put the oven on broil for 1-2 minutes until the tops were lightly golden.
  • Keep a very close eye on them as they can burn easily. Let them cool and store them in a glass container, you can store them on the counter or in the fridge. Enjoy

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Nutrition

Calories: 156kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 0.04mg, Sodium: 11mg, Potassium: 198mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 15IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I was inspired by modern nonna recipe. I made these straight away with the ripe bananas I had to hand! No coconut so used rolled oats and choc chips. Didn’t need anything else but I added a bit of cinammon and then some peanut butter too lol they were delicious!

    1. Did you add the same amount of rolled oats in place of the coconut? My partner does not like coconut. Thank you.