These Paleo Banana Breakfast Cookies are made with tigernut flour and only sweetened with bananas (and chocolate chips if you choose to use them). In addition, these healthy cookies are Paleo, Vegan, nut free, and allergy friendly. This is an easy cookie recipe love by kids and adults!
Sometimes I get tired of our usual breakfast and want to switch things up. And lately, breakfast cookies are my favorite way to do that.
I mean, who doesn't love a cookie for breakfast?! Or really, any time of day.
But this isn't just "any" cookie recipe. Nope! These Paleo banana breakfast cookies are:
- allergy friendly
- dairy free
- nut free
- egg free
- grain free
- gluten free
- only sweetened with bananas
Whew, that's quite the list! And, I'm sure after reading this, you're wondering what exactly IS in this paleo breakfast cookie recipe.
- coconut oil
- vanilla extract
- tigernut flour
- ground flax
- baking soda
- chocolate chips
The main ingredients in these healthy breakfast cookies include tigernut flour, ground flax and banana. Because of them, this recipe is Paleo, Vegan AND allergy friendly.
Tigernut flour is made from tigernuts, which are small root vegetables. I love baking with this flour because it is naturally sweet and fairly easy to work with. Plus, tigernut flour is grain free and nut free!
The ground flax acts as a binding agent for these cookies. It is necessary since this is an egg-free recipe.
Bananas are used to sweeten these cookies. Since these are breakfast cookies, I decided no other sweetener was necessary. However, you may add some honey or maple syrup if you'd prefer.
How to Make Breakfast Cookies with Tigernut Flour
These banana breakfast cookies are made in one bowl, baked in the oven and then ready to eat!
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Then, peel the banana and mash it in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add in the coconut oil and vanilla and mix well.
Next, mix in the dry ingredients. And lastly, fold the chocolate chips into the batter. The chocolate chips can be left out or substituted with anything from chopped nuts to dried fruit or sprinkles.
Use a medium-sized cookie scoop to scoop the dough onto a baking sheet. (The cookie scoop I used holds approximately 2 tablespoons of dough.) Slightly flatten the cookies using a spatula.
Lastly, pop the cookies in the oven and bake them at 350 degrees for 16-18 minutes.
More Tigernut Flour Recipes
I love baking with tigernut flour. Because of this love, I have many tigernut flour recipes on my site. Here are some reader favorites:
Paleo Banana Breakfast Cookies (Vegan, Nut Free)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 16 minutes
- Total Time: 21 minutes
- Yield: 7 cookies 1x
These healthy breakfast cookies are made with banana, tigernut flour and ground flax. They are an easy to make, Paleo, Vegan and allergy friendly cookie; healthy enough for any meal of the day.
- 1 large, ripe banana (120g)
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil (room temperature)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup tigernut flour (56g)
- 3 Tbsp ground flax
- ½ tsp cinnamon (optional)
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 3 Tbsp chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, mash the banana. Mix in coconut oil and vanilla.
- Add in tigernut flour, ground flax, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Mix well.
- Fold the chocolate chips (or any other add-ins) into the dough.
- Use a medium-sized (about 2 Tbsp) cookie scoop to scoop the dough onto a baking sheet. Slightly flatten cookies using a spatula.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 16-18 minutes.
- Cookies best stored in fridge.
Keywords: cookies, breakfast, breakfast cookies, tigernut flour, chocolate chip, nut free, dairy free, egg free, Vegan, Paleo, No added sugar
Hi! This looks delicious! Do you think I could substitute cassava flour for tigernut flour?
Hi! Cassava flour will not work in this recipe. The best substitute for tigernut flour would be almond flour, but I haven't tested it.
Seriously one of the BEST cookies ever!!! I purposely bought Tigernut flour because of you and I couldn’t wait to try this. Made these cookies and immediately made a second, double batch. That’s how good they are. They are so good and perfectly sweet from the flour you don’t even really need to add the choc chips! I just devoured 4 of these little guys. So healthy and SO good!!! Thank you for this recipe. I love it!
Thank you so much for your review! So glad you liked them 🙂
Kimberly Lewis says
Do they freeze well?
I haven't tried freezing these - a batch never lasts long in my house! But, I imagine they will freeze well for a few weeks 🙂
I wanted to try this, but needed it it be Auto Immune Paleo. So I substituted 1 TBSP of gelatin and 2 scoops of collagen for the flaxseed. Mine were really flat and chewy. But they tasted good and I like the chewiness.
Thank you for sharing your substitution 🙂 So glad that you enjoyed them!
Megan Almeda says
THESE ARE THE BEST!!! I literally make a new batch of these every single week. They make a good midnight snack and a great pre-workout snack early in the mornings!