Banana Breakfast Cookies are egg-free, AIP, Paleo and they contain resistant starch, as well as collagen~ gentle and a great grab-n-go treat.

Banana Breakfast Cookies {AIP, egg-free, Paleo, resistant starch, collagen~ Easy Breakfasts and to Pack in Lunches!}

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As you know, I love making egg-free, grain-free recipes. Folks like my youngest son, who can’t eat eggs, grains or refined sugars, really need and appreciate treats, especially because they’re harder to find. These banana breakfast cookies really hit the spot: They’re not only egg-free; they’re also completely AIP, full of gut-healthy resistant starch, Paleo, and they provide an easy breakfast; OR I love putting them in my high school daughter’s lunches.

Back to school beckons. Hotter than hot days, when our legs stick to the car’s seats and we must take a shower every night, are giving way to occasional breezes and cooler mornings. Lazy breakfasts of hot steamers and bacon, (sorry to say, sad but true, face the fact), must now give way to grabbing food and hustling to the car to get kids to school on time.

And this year I’ll be packing lunches each night for my husband, too, so he can grab them in the dark, while we’re all still sleeping, tiptoeing out of the house to work, before the sun is up.

Just like last week when I shared pumpkin custards to conveniently make ahead of time for easy grab-and-go lunch items (sorry, that recipe isn’t egg-free), these cookies can fill in for breakfast, an easy lunch box item, for a snack, or even for a healthy dessert. I make two batches, and after everyone’s initial nibble, I put them in the fridge or freezer so I’m armed!

I’m now prepared for fast breakfasts and regular lunch demands!

Guess what? I have only one egg-free person in my home. But this healthy cookie recipe is everyone’s favorite! So my egg-free guy doesn’t have to be sad while he sees everyone else eating something he can’t have. And I can make just one recipe to meet everyone’s needs.

What are they like? My eaters tell me they have a thin, crispy exterior and a soft middle, just like you want a cookie to have!

Banana Breakfast Cookies are egg-free, AIP, Paleo and they contain resistant starch, as well as collagen~ gentle and a great grab-n-go treat.


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Banana Breakfast Cookies are egg-free, AIP, Paleo and they contain resistant starch, as well as collagen~ gentle and a great grab-n-go treat.
AIP Banana Breakfast Cookies {great for easy breakfasts and to pack in lunches!}
Servings: 10 large cookies
Author: Megan
  • 1 + 1/4 large banana very ripe, smashed, measuring 3/4 cup
  • 1/2 cup cassava flour Otto's, see link below in Recipe Notes
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter, warmed slightly; see Recipe Notes for source
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup collagen peptides see link below in Recipe Notes
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted and cooled, or avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 Tablespoon gelatin see Recipe Notes for source
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, or rub with fat. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl: cassava flour, coconut flour, collagen, gelatin, baking soda and sea salt.
  3. In a medium sized bowl whisk together the wet ingredients: smashed banana, coconut butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, and lemon juice.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, folding together thoroughly without over-mixing.
  5. Using a cookie scoop (see Recipe Notes), mound cookie dough onto cookie sheet, spacing apart by 1". (Cookies will be haystack-style, mounded, unless you smash a piece of banana slice for garnish.) Bake in preheated oven about 15 minutes, until golden brown around the edges and golden brown on top.
Recipe Notes

Here's where to buy Otto's cassava flour. They provide the best price and free shipping.

Here's a good coconut butter. Or make your own, directions here.

Here is a sustainable source for gelatin. Here is the grass-fed collagen I buy. Both of these links qualify you for my discount code. Type in BEAUTIFUL10 at checkout to get 10% off!

This is the world's best cookie scoop. It also makes a great gift for someone (including you) who loves baking cookies, muffins, scooping ice cream. Excellent quality.


Banana Breakfast Cookies are egg-free, AIP, Paleo and they contain resistant starch, as well as collagen~ gentle and a great grab-n-go treat.

Comments 40

  1. You’re totally speaking my food language with breakfast cookies! Love these! So cute with the sliced banana on top too!

  2. Yay! I’m going to bookmark this for when I finally order a bag of that flour (hopefully soon…I need to stop putting it off.) I’m really curious how it’ll make me feel after eating it. I’ve been using mostly einkorn flour lately, but when I’ve had gluten-free noodles with rice flour as the main ingredient, it seems to go through me really quick! Maybe it’s spiking my blood sugar more? I don’t know how to explain it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Interesting. What brand of gf noodles do you buy? I really like Jovial as they actually soak their rice!! SO cool. And I believe it contains RS3, resistant starch. Maybe try that brand? I think you’ll like how cassava flour digests. I’m sensitive and my body likes it! Such good news.

        1. Good point. There is no direct substitution. Blanched nut flour may work, but then the recipe is not AIP anymore. I have not experimented with alternatives to be able to tell you. Egg-free baking recipes aren’t ones to make substitutions with; they usually are exact and have required quite a bit of recipe testing already. But if you can have nuts, I’d say to soak your nut of choice overnight in saltwater, rinse, dehydrate and make into a fine meal. That will be the closest substitution. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I made a batch of these to bring to the hospital for when I gave birth. I thought I’d go home the same day but ended up there for 8 nights and am so, so thankful that I brought the entire batch with me. ๐Ÿ˜€ They were the best of all the food I brought and even my husband, who eats everything, liked them! Not only were they tasty, but I felt really good about eating something that was really healthy.

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      Hi Kelly, thanks for the question. My general rule with egg-free baking is not to make any substitutions. Egg-free baked goods are fine-tuned recipes that won’t be the same if you change or remove any ingredient. I would grab some; collagen is such a wonderful pantry staple.

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  4. Llove these cookies. I like Browning on the bottom so I like to flip the cookies so both top and bottom has some crisp. I don’t usually have kids in the house but have an 8 yr. Old staying with me. He loved the cookies but does not usually eat “healthy” do you think he will have issues with the collagen? He had no issue with the one cookie. What is a serving size for achild. Ty

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      Great, Cindy! The collagen is extremely unlikely to cause an issue, especially if he eats beef with no problem. It’s a very gentle, healing food. What do you mean by what is the serving size for a child? If you mean the collagen, a child can have several tablespoons a day of collagen, so 1-3 cookies is no problem. ๐Ÿ™‚ Blessings!

  5. Is there any flour I could sub for cassava by chance? I would love to make these for breakfast but I donโ€™t have cassava ๐Ÿ™

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      Sorry Joni! I don’t know without trying it out myself to be sure. It’s possible that a nut flour will work, or nut flour + coconut flour, as each Paleo flour contributes different attributes.

  6. Hi Megan,
    I’m very new to AIP. I saw these cookies & would SO like to make them, but I have a coconut allergy, which is a real problem, since most AIP call for coconut! I know you don’t like substituting ingredients, but might you have a recommendation other than coconut?

  7. Megan! These came out AMAZING! I have been on AIP for 2 months now and am constantly looking for new breakfast items. These are so delicious! I love the banana slice on top! These breakfast cookies are going to become part of my meal prep on Sunday for sure! Thank you so much!

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  8. My little boy would love these, as would I! Love anything that makes busy weeks easier and love how allergy friendly these are – perfect for kindy lunchboxes ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Finally!! An AIP recipe that tastes UH-MAZING! Thank you for sharing. Before I start calculation on my own, is there a caloric count or nutritional (macros) values youโ€™ve already determined for this recipe? Thank you again, for a real treat to my palate :).

  10. I LOVE these cookies! I also made them with unsweetened applesauce. I pop it in the microwave for about 15 seconds and it’s like eating a warm piece of banana bread!

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      Hi Starr, the collagen’s role is not the same as the egg’s role in this recipe, so it won’t work to do that, even though they are both protein sources. This recipe and most egg-free recipes are designed to work only as-is, no subs with egg-free recipes. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you don’t want an egg-free recipe, I’d find a breakfast cookie that’s grain-free with eggs. However, this recipe is quite good, so if you like it, it’s worth getting collagen. It’s a great pantry staple. I hope that’s helpful.

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      You can freeze them 3-4 weeks, or longer if well-sealed, as needed. I just put them in lunches frozen, and they are ready to eat by lunchtime. Or leave out on counter until you like their taste/texture, about two hours.

  11. Can you substitute the coconut butter for almond butter? Love the cookies and was thinking how to add a nut butter taste to them.

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      Hi Debbie, yes, you can do this. But another nut butter would be better if you plan to eat the cookies regularly, as almonds are over-enjoyed by Americans. ๐Ÿ™‚ Very high in omega-6s and not a good crop for California. Also, sadly, almonds are the worst for their absorption of glyphosate, so they must be organic to be safe, organic and sprouted. Here’s more on that topic if I haven’t already said more than you asked for, LOL ๐Ÿ™‚ But yes, a sprouted nut or seed butter can be subbed in for the coconut butter.

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