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  1. We were hunkered down for an ice storm, and I wanted to make something good to eat in case we lost our electricity. I made a big pot of soup, and then I decided we needed “something extra,” so I tried this recipe. The result: scrumptious, chewy, melt-in your-mouth deliciousness. Thanks for cheering up a dreary weekend!

    If you put up the soft serve recipe with canned pumpkin and frozen bananas, it has fast turned into a favorite around here.

  2. Looks delicious! Any substitute for the shredded coconut? I love the flavor of coconut/coconut flour, but don’t like the texture of shredded. I’d love to make these if there could be something else in its place?

  3. Hi! I literally JUST made these…SO DELICIOUS! And love that it is so easy, Thank you!
    Quick question…maybe its because I am still a beginner at baking, but how do I prevent the bottoms from burning?

    • I’m not sure why the bottoms burned, but perhaps the cookie sheet was too close to the bottom of the oven? Maybe move the rack to the center or upper third of the oven. Otherwise, your oven may run hot and you could lower the temp by 25-50 degrees.

  4. OMG!!! These are amazing!!! I’ve made them several times now and the last time I add cacao powder….oh yes…..takes me right to my happy place;) I did what you said….popped them into the freezer….oh my….so good like that!!! These are my new go to for healthy snacks;)
    Thank you so much for sharing!! Love your website and all your great information;)
    I hope Your Christmas was Merry and Your New Year is Bright!!

  5. Hey girlllllll… Just browsing this site and your story really inspired me! I shared it with my father and now we’re on a little health kick + making these yummy macaroons. Thanks so much for sharing all of this!

  6. I cannot rave enough about these macaroons! I followed the recipe to a T and they turned out absolutely perfect. Best Paleo cookie using coconut by far! I’m sharing this recipe on my website because these cookies have me doing backflips. I took it another step for the hubby and dipped the bottoms in a little organic chocolate too. Thank you so much for your website. I spend a lot of time here 🙂

  7. Thanks for this great recipe! I left out the sweetener and added a couple tablespoons of coconut milk to make up for the lost liquid, then folded in a small box of blueberries–yum!

  8. These are awesome, they are in the oven now but my 2year old already enjoyed the batter raw! It made me think, how about smaller balls and then dehydrating them to retain all the raw goodness of the bannanas!?

  9. Just a note, by definition, maple syrup is not raw, but the result of boiling down and concentrating maple sap (which is raw). Maple water (sap) is now available and I wouldn’t want anyone to confuse the two ingredients… It might ruin the recipe if someone uses the raw sap.

  10. These are brilliant! I have made them quite a few times now. Last time I made a few alterations like leaving out the sweetner and adding in some dark choc chips (90%). They were a winner! I also make the recipe in a slice rather than balls because it is quicker. The only problem with them is that I eat too much!
    Great recipe, thank you.

  11. These cookies are really good, but next time I would go with 1/4 cup of raw honey instead of 1/2 cup. Ripe banana is already pretty sweet, but it all depends how sweet you like them. Thank you so much for such a yummy recipe!!

  12. This is a wonderful recipe. I love your practical, delicious ideas for AIP. I hope you will write an AIP cookbook so that we can see them all together. AIP is a tough (though necessary for many of us) road and recipes like this make it easier. The countless versions of braised greens, mashed cauliflower, and roasted winter squash in most AIP recipe lists are a bit depressing after a while. Recipes like your really perk things up.

  13. I would use, the regular clover honey my son, bought me at Costco, since when you heat the raw honey you essentially pasteurize it. And I’ll save my raw honey for things that are not heated to high temperatures.

  14. This recipe saved me from dessert despair when I couldn’t eat much of anything. I made a couple of minor alterations. I turn the oven on broil right before the end of the bake cycle to give them a little crispness on top. I’ve also done them without the oil and with toasted coconut. Thanks for a great recipe!

  15. Thank you for recipe Lauren,very kind of you. I used corn syrup instead honey.I love it ,not too sweet,thanks again.Oh! I just bought peanut butter powder,do you any recipe for it , please let me know, thanks!

  16. I just took a batch out of the oven and have to post. These are absolutely delicious!! Only problem is that I want to eat all 24 of them!!! I made mine with maple syrup………so, so good!! And easy to make!!

  17. I follow Paleo not AIP but what a great simple recipe and I had everything in my house, I used maple syrup and added 2 tbsp of cocoa powder. Baked up nicely and Im enjoying one now. I will def make again, thanks for a yummy recipe.

  18. HI Lauren,
    Have you ever tried making these as a bar or bread shape? I was looking for something to make for a birthday cake for my daughter. We usually use a sunflower seed cake, but I made the pumpkin macaroons and they were so delicious I thought I would try these as well. Then I got to thinking they would be amazing for a birthday cake for a banana loving young lady.

  19. WOW!!!!!!!!!! these are delicious I don’t think I’m sharing 🙂 but really these are wonderful very easy to make love love how simple these were to make thanks so much for this recipe

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I’m Lauren Geertsen, an author and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. When doctors told me that surgery and medication were the only answers to my chronic health issues, I decided to use the power of nutrition and a natural lifestyle instead.
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