These banana cookies with chunks of figs and a dash of cardamom are extremely chewy and moist. Served with a strong coffee or chai tea, they will remind you of the Middle Eastern cuisine and its unique spices.

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5 Ingredient Fig and Banana Cookies With Cardamom [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Calories

111

Serves

12

Cooking Time

10

Ingredients

  • 2 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 and ¼ cup ground almonds (make sure you don’t pack the almonds into the cup or you’ll end up with much more)
  • ¾ cup dried figs, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • optional: 1 tablespoon natural sweetener of choice (if using liquid, add ½ teaspoon chia seeds)
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Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and let sit for 5-10 minutes.
  3. If the mixture still looks too runny (depends on size and ripeness of bananas), add a bit more almond flour.
  4. Drop 1 to 1 and ½ tablespoons of the dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment.
  5. Flatten the cookies to a desired thickness (dough doesn’t spread while baking).
  6. Bake for 7-10 minutes, until the cookies firm up and the edges start to turn a bit golden.
  7. Let cool completely.
  8. Enjoy!

Notes

These cookies are naturally sweet thanks to the bananas and figs; however, if you prefer yours a bit sweeter or your bananas are not overly ripe, feel free to add the optional sweetener.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 1336 | Total Carbs: 177 g | Total Fat: 67 g | Total Protein: 34 g | Total Sodium: 17 g | Total Sugar: 108 g Per Serving: Calories: 111 | Carbs: 15 g | Fat: 6 g | Protein: 3 g | Sodium: 1 mg | Sugar: 9 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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