Healthy Brownie Cookies

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These cookies literally have 4 ingredients, take about 3 minutes to mix together, and are a yummy healthy snack for you and your toddler! I hope you love them!

As a mom, finding nutritious yet delicious treats for our toddlers can sometimes feel like a challenge. However, fear not! I’ve discovered a fantastic recipe that not only satisfies your little one’s sweet tooth but also sneaks in some wholesome ingredients. These Healthy cookies are a game-changer – made with just four simple ingredients, they’re easy to whip up and guaranteed to be a hit with your toddler!


  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease or line a cookie sheet for easy removal and cleanup.
  2. Mix the Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas, peanut butter, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips. Stir until the ingredients are well combined and form a smooth batter. The natural sweetness of ripe bananas adds a delightful flavor without the need for added sugars.
  3. Bake to Perfection: Scoop spoonfuls of the batter with a cookie scoop onto the parchment paper. Cook in the oven for 13 minutes. The cookies will seem mushy at first, but they will harden as they cool.
  4. Cool and Set: Once baked, allow the cookies to cool completely. This cooling period is crucial for the cookies to set properly. Once cooled, enjoy!

Why Healthy Cookies are Great for Toddlers:

  1. Nutrient-Rich Goodness: The mashed bananas contribute essential vitamins and minerals, while peanut butter adds a dose of healthy fats and protein – making these cookies a nutrient-rich treat.
  2. No Added Sugar: Ripe bananas bring natural sweetness to the recipe, eliminating the need for added sugars. This makes the cookies a guilt-free option for your toddler’s snack time.
  3. Simple and Quick: With just three main ingredients, this recipe is incredibly simple and quick to make, perfect for busy moms and hungry toddlers.

Storage Tips: Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. For longer storage, refrigerate the cookies.

A Note To Remember Before Baking:

These cookies are ONLY sweetened with banana, so they are not as sweet a sugary cookies you are used to! I highly recommend adding the chocolate chips. If you don’t, you may want to add another sweetener like honey (if over age 1), or maple syrup. Taste the batter before cooking!

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4.39 from 13 votes

Healthy Brownie Cookies


  • 3 mashed bananas, the riper the better
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, or any nut butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cooking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix all 4 ingredients together.
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto a baking sheet.
  • Cook for 13 minutes. The cookies may seem mushy or like they aren't cooked, but they continue hardening as the cool.
  • Let sit for at least 10-15 minutes to cool and for the cookies to finish setting all the way.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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As a mom to two, I know how stressful feeding little ones can be. That’s why I love helping other parents provide simple, healthy meals that your toddler and whole family will love. From quick and easy snacks, to full meals, I’ve got your mealtimes covered.

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