Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Chunky Monkeys

Coming down from the Christmas sweets I am determined to get the whole family back on track. I was a bit more lenient with the kids as far as sugar goes and boy can I tell the difference. Colton was still pretty calm, but Loralei was through the roof for the better part of a week! Needless to say, the whole family will be detoxing this month. I am not nearly as strict on the kids. I still make them treats, and allow them some dark chocolate here and there, but try to go without any added sweeteners and large quantities of sweets. This was something I came up with that was still somewhat sweet and delicious, but only used the 2 bananas as sweetener. I tried one (prior to starting my detox a couple days ago) and they were plenty sweet!

Hope you enjoy as much as my chunky monkey did!

Chunky Monkeys
2 Mashed Ripe Bananas
3 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
3/4 C Almond Flour
3/4 C Coconut Flour
1/4 C Arrowroot Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 C Coconut Oil- Melted
1/2 C Shredded Coconut
1/4-1/2 C Chocolate Chunks (we used a 72, but whatever you like)

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine banana, eggs and vanilla in a medium bowl. In a large bowl combine the 3 flours and baking soda.
Stir wet into dry till combined.
 Add in melted coconut oil. Once batter is together, add in coconut and chocolate.
Scoop dough in heaping Tbsp onto a silpat mat (or parchment paper) lined baking sheet and flatten down a bit with the back of the spoon.
Place in preheated oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until slightly golden in color. Remove and allow to cool on a wire rack.


  1. After a long sugary week for us I also made some paleo chocolate chip cookies today. It was a nice treat. I could barely choke down the pies and other sweets offered for the holidays, they were soooo sweet!

  2. Do you know how many calories would be in these cookies? We just staarted the Paleo diet and baked these. They are delicious.

  3. I have no idea. In general, calories are not important in Paleo lifestyle, so it isn't something we analyze at all. Sorry I can't be any help on this!