These double “chocolate” cookies are a delicious AIP treat! Completely grain-free, dairy-free and egg-free, these cookies are tasty warm but also make the perfect on-the-go snack cold out of the fridge!
Before AIP, I was all about muffins. They were the perfect snack to have on hand, especially when I first went gluten free. I really enjoyed making them and I would batch bake and store them in the freezer.
And I have created a few AIP muffin recipes, but lately I am ALL about the AIP cookies! I find they are easy to throw together and can’t beat having a treat on hand that also makes a great snack!
Typically I’m more of an oatmeal raisin cookie type, but I clearly was craving chocolate when I created these!
Green Banana Flour
You all know I’m a fan of this flour! If you haven’t heard of it before green banana flour is filled with potassium and other vitamins and minerals that are found in bananas, of course. It works great in baked goods, doesn’t taste anything like bananas, i find it has a neutral taste, and the results mimic wheat flour! I like Let’s Do Organic…Green Banana Flour, which I use in my fudgy avocado brownies, oatmeal raisin cookies, and banana muffins recipes.
Carob is the perfect substitute for cacao. Actually, I prefer carob to cacao now that I’ve been using it for several years. It is less bitter than cocoa and has a naturally sweet taste.
Chocolate or Carob Chips
It has taken me a long time to successfully re-introduce cocoa. And although I do prefer carob over cocoa, I kind of love the convenience of chocolate chips. SO in this recipe, I use Enjoy-Life chocolate chips, which are soy free, nut free, gluten free, dairy free, non gmo, and paleo.
Now, if you are in the elimination stage of AIP and need to avoid cocoa all together, you can make your own carob chips with this recipe OR just omit the chips all together – they will still taste great, promise!
The gelatin helps with texture and is a binding ingredient in these AIP cookies. But did you know gelatin also helps heal leaky gut? Healing nutrients in cookies? Why the heck not?
Bonus: No gelatin eggs required! Just add the gelatin in with the dry ingredients, which makes it so much simpler.
- 1/4 cup green banana flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
- 1/4 cup carob
- 2 tbsp gelatin
- 1/4 tsp salt
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
- Add the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
- Stir in the chocolate chips OR carob chips.
- Drop by tbsp onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Pat dough to flatten a bit.
- Bake for 10 minutes at 350F.
- Allow to cool completely.*
* Although these are tasty warm, they still need to cool off a bit as they will fall apart right out of the oven.
Store in fridge and grab one when you need a quick treat or snack!