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Fig and Banana Cookies With Cardamom ​[Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Posted by Lucie Javorska via One Green Planet on

5 Ingredient Fig and Banana Cookies With Cardamom [Vegan, Gluten-Free>

These banana cookies with chunks of figs and a dash of cardamom are extremely chewy and moist. Served with a strong coffee or chai tea, they will remind you of the Middle Eastern cuisine and its unique spices.


  • 2 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 and ¼ cup ground almonds (make sure you don’t pack the almonds into the cup or you’ll end up with much more)
  • ¾ cup dried figs, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • optional: 1 tablespoon natural sweetener of choice (if using liquid, add ½ teaspoon chia seeds)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and let sit for 5-10 minutes.
  3. If the mixture still looks too runny (depends on size and ripeness of bananas), add a bit more almond flour.
  4. Drop 1 to 1 and ½ tablespoons of the dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment.
  5. Flatten the cookies to a desired thickness (dough doesn’t spread while baking).
  6. Bake for 7-10 minutes, until the cookies firm up and the edges start to turn a bit golden.
  7. Let cool completely.
  8. Enjoy!


These cookies are naturally sweet thanks to the bananas and figs; however, if you prefer yours a bit sweeter or your bananas are not overly ripe, feel free to add the optional sweetener.