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The Best Paleo Cookies with Three Simple Ingredients!

These amazing paleo cookies only have three ingredients! They are soft, delicious, and one of my favorite go-to desserts. Oh, and they’re vegan, too.

Three ingredient paleo cookies

I’ve shared paleo cookies with you before – remember the cinnamon almond flour shortbread cookies, or the almond butter ginger cookies? They were delicious.

Soft Paleo Cookies

But these are even softer. Oh, and these paleo cookies are more simple to make than both of those recipes! Not that both of those cookies aren’t amazing – they’re really good.

These are just a little bit different. They only have three ingredients, and they’re perfect when I want something easy to make, soft, and delicious.

paleo cookies banana

They also allow those on the paleo diet, Whole 30, or vegan lifestyle to participate in holiday festivities (hello, Christmas cookie exchange!). Because even if you’re observing a healthy lifestyle, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to indulge once in awhile.

Are These Cookies Healthy?

It’s hard to call any cookie “healthy” (it just feels so wrong), but relatively speaking, I would say these are healthy! The main ingredient is fruit!

The calories are low, the potassium is high (for the size), and the fats are healthy fats (thanks almond butter!).

There’s a little bit of protein and fiber in each cookie, so generally speaking, I feel pretty good about eating these.

A lot better than I would feel eating some other cookie recipes! If I take two, it’s not going to break the bank, if you know what I’m saying.

Can You Freeze Them?

You can leave these banana cookies in the pantry for approximately 2 – 3 days, thought I personally like to refrigerate them and heat them up for a few seconds before eating. They don’t have preservatives, so they aren’t going to last as long as other cookies.

BUT you can freeze them. And if you freeze them, they’ll last about 4 – 5 months. Be sure to let them defrost naturally on the counter before eating.

Let’s dig into the recipe!

Makes about 12 cookies

bananas, cocoa powder, almond butter


  • 2 medium sized over-ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup of almond butter + 1 tbsp
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder + 1 tbsp
  • Coarse sea salt for sprinkling (optional)

One additional note I want to be sure you don’t miss – you can add chocolate chips (or vegan chocolate chips) to make these even more amazing. Just throw in half a cup (you’ll have to recalculate nutritional info). I’ll leave that up to you.

Three ingredient banana cookies

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Yield: 12 cookies

Paleo Cookies

Three ingredient paleo cookies

These amazing paleo cookies only have three ingredients! They are soft, delicious, and one of my favorite go-to desserts. Oh, and they're vegan, too.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 medium bananas (over-ripe, mashed)
  • 5 T almond butter
  • 5 T cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.Spreading-parchment-on-a-cookie-sheet
  2. Mix together the mashed bananas, cocoa powder and almond butter till smooth.mashed bananas, cocoa powder and almond butter mixed together in a glass container
  3. Scoop out tablespoons of the dough onto the prepared cookie sheet. Sprinkle little sea salt on the cookies, if using.tablespoons of cookie dough on a prepared cookie sheet
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool down before serving.paleo cookies banana

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 67Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 7gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g

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