Almond Butter Banana Cookies are grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free, making them Whole30 compliant. These are a great healthy snack or dessert option for both adults and kids!
Hey, Day 15. Part of me can't believe I've made it this far on the Whole30 program, another part of me wonders what the heck I'm thinking and a different part of me feels amazing. I flip between these three feelings throughout the day. According to what I've read, my sugar cravings should begin to subside soon. So far NO good on that. I made these Almond Butter Banana Cookies a few days ago so I could get a teensy taste of that sugar I love so much. Except there is zero added sugar in these babies. The cocoa gives these healthy cookies a chocolatey zing and the bananas and raisins give a boost to the sweetness. Considering these are grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free AND sugar-free, they are pretty amazing. I mean. I'd rather eat all 75 cookies in Cookie Remix first, but these would definitely be number 76.
Can you substitute almond butter for peanut butter in cookies?
You can absolutely use almond butter and peanut butter interchangeably in cookie recipes. If you stick with creamy peanut butter, the two nut butters have very similar consistencies and also similar nutritional values. However! If you are sticking with the Whole30 program, stick with the almond butter (peanuts are not allowed in the program)!
Promise me you won't write these off at first glance, if you know what I mean.
They taste way better than they look and if you are following the Whole30 program, I promise you will be happy to pop a few of these into your mouth when the sugar cravings hit.
Notes about Almond Butter Banana Cookies:
Swap the raisins out for a different dried fruit, but check the ingredients first to make sure no sugar has been added.
Add chopped cashews, pistacchio or macadamia nuts, if nuts are your thing. Avoid peanuts if you are following the Whole30 program.
Applesauce (plain, with no sugar added!) or shredded apples or carrots would taste great in these, as well.
What are some other healthy cookies?
If you aren’t following a specific diet plan, but you’re looking for healthier cookies, check out my 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies!
If you are doing Whole30 or have done it recently, please leave a comment letting me know how it's going or what your experience was with it.
Thanks for reading. Enjoy the Almond Butter Banana Cookies!