Nutella Banana Bread Cookies

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I know what you’re thinking. These cookies don’t look very good. But you know what I’m thinking? “You’re dumb. These cookies are super delish. And making paleo cookies look good is real hard. Because I suck at it. Just trust me.

So I am sitting in Breckenridge right now, on an absolutely gorgeous day, and blogging. Seems weird, but sadly enough, I absolutely LOVE it. I like going to different places to blog because I get so sick of sitting on my couch, blogging in my underwear, smelling like cooked meat for the rest of my day outside of my house. Smelling like Starbucks is kind of better. Have you ever eaten lunch in a Subway and smelled like that afterwards? You’d think it would smell good, right? Baked bread. But no, you smell like soiled socks afterwards. If that’s not a sign that you shouldn’t eat gluten, I don’t know what is.

And as I type this, there is a couple sitting next to me, not being able to take their hands off each other. It’s a bit obnoxious all while being ridiculously adorable. I’m not a huge PDA person but if a guy wants to hold my hand and stare at me while saying how much he likes me, I’d be down. AND this couple is looking at engagement rings. Oh go f*ck yourself. I’m kidding, don’t hate me. I don’t even really want to get married and I still think that’s stupid cute. I’m a total hopeless romantic. I don’t want to get married, but I want someone who would actually like me enough to want to marry me. Catch 22 anyone? Well, I don’t think so. But every man out there thinks we are just after marriage. You men, are dumb. I just want a simple, nice guy who likes me as much as I like them. Is that too much to ask? Ok, I’m done complaining.

I can’t stop staring at this couple. I’m such a creep.

Have you ever been to Breckenridge? It’s gorgeous and super cute. Especially this time of year. The aspen leaves are changing to yellow so these huge bundles of yellow trees are placed throughout the greenery and it’s CRAZY cool looking. I grew up around the mountains and never cared. Now I finally like it a little more. Unless it’s snowy. Being cold blows. And dressing yourself in warm clothes is expensive. Damn you Colorado winter. I know you’re coming for me.

Speaking of dressing yourself, I went shopping this weekend. AND I didn’t even cry. I was actually happy. Weird, I know. Staring at yourself in dressing rooms is not exactly happy fun times when you have cellulite like I do. But I moved past that the other day. I said “holy sh*t, your ass is huge” and then I bought the jeans that my ass fit into. 2 pairs, actually. That means I have FOUR pairs of the same kind of jeans. I bought them at Old Navy if you were wondering where an ass my size could find jeans. The Rock Star style. They’re awesome. So stretchy, I will be able to increase my thigh size by at least 4 inches around and still be able to fit into them. Genius. Oh, and they were only $20! F*ck yeah. My mom would be so proud.

Thank god this couple is finally leaving. I almost told them I hated them for how awesomely loving they are. That would have been weird. For all of us.

Oh, and if you’re wondering where the hell I got nutella? Well, it’s not exactly nutella. It’s Nikki’s Coconut Butter Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie Coconut Butter. To die for. I’m not even kidding. I would eat this before I died. If you haven’t seen their products yet, you gotta do it. Truly fantastic flavors.


Nutella Banana Bread Cookies

  • Yield: 12 1x




  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place your dates in a food processor and pulse until you get a paste.
  3. Then add your brown bananas to mix.
  4. Next add your vanilla extract, eggs, honey, and coconut oil and puree.
  5. Pour your batter into a bowl, then add your cinnamon, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt.
  6. Lastly, fold in your Nikki’s Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie Coconut Butter.
  7. Use a large spoon or ice cream scoop to scoop out a large ball of batter and place on a parchment paper line baking sheet.
  8. My batter made 12 cookies
  9. Baking for 22-25 minutes.
  10. Let cool.
  11. Eat em and love em.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


58 thoughts on “Nutella Banana Bread Cookies”

  1. OMGGG i just ordered some of this coconut butter last week and im just waiting for it to come in! I just started following your blog and i cant wait to try to make these!!

  2. I have the sample pack of nikki’s coconut butter is soaking it in hot water the best way to melt it?? Or do you use 1/4 cup of it dry as it is?? Thank you!! And thanks for mentioning jeans I hate pants and can’t ever find a good pair!! I moved to Wyoming and I need to buy pants.. Unfortunatly haha
    I love all your recipes thank u for all you do!!

  3. Hit post and I wasn’t finished! Anyways, jeans that fit and look good – that doesn’t happen every day, so I say buy up!

  4. Omg, those sound amazing!! Do you know what the conversion would be for almond flour? Let’s be honest, coconut flour causes me to crap my pants so I try to avoid it 🙂

  5. I wish I could have this coconut butter but alas I am in Australia 🙁 We really are behind when it comes to how amazing coconut is

  6. Love your blog and love all your recipes. Laughed out loud at your sentence that you don’t want to get married but want someone who likes you enough to want to marry you. I could have written that same whole paragraph!
    Nikki’s coconut butter doesn’t ship to New Zealand either, also DUMB 🙂

  7. Man Oh Man!!! Nikki’s Coconut Butters are A-MAZ-ING to bake with!!!!! I’ve made banana bread, cookies, pancakes, cupcakes, icing, and even used it in my coffee 🙂 It’s the ‘BESTEST’!! You ROCK Nikki !!!! 🙂

  8. Hey JB! I’ve been creeping on your blog for about a month now and I just wanted to say I love it! You are adorable and I love your sense of humor. I am married and i hate couples like that! I’m all about holding hands and maybe a little kiss in public but thats it. That couple will wake up to reality after being married for a few years and not want to make out everytime they get coffee together. haha.

  9. I am so stoked. I just placed my Nikki’s Coconut Butter order last week and it shipped! Also, I made your pulled pork this weekend and it was awesome. I sat on my couch and ate it all day – no self control

  10. Just had this exact convo with fellow crossfit gals about jeans and told them to buy the Rockstar jeans at Old Navy especially since they were on major sale this weekend! LOVE them- you can continue to grow your ass via squats etc, and still look good and not have to keep buying bigger jeans to accommodate the rump!

  11. I do this with everything I own, once I find something that is comfortable, fits, and makes me look like a rockstar I buy it in every color they make. A girl’s gotta have options.

  12. Ok…so this is now officially the first thing I am going to make the minute I finish my Whole30. I know it kinda defeats the point of the Whole30 to make a dessert immediately after I am done, but that is now your fault! 🙂 I ordered the Nikki’s Coconut Butter Sampler and it is sitting it it’s box unopened for fear I would devour all of it in one sitting. Now it has a greater purpose than just being shoveled in my mouth with a spoon! Thank you for this, and all your other, awesomely-amazing recipes!

  13. Oh, and while Nikki’s Coconut Butter is WAYYYY better, you can make your own Paleo Nutella pretty easily. Per Mark’s Daily Apple:

    16 oz Hazlenuts, roasted
    3T cocoa powder
    1T Stevia
    ?T Coconut oil, liquified

    – Roast hazelnuts in oven at 350 for 10 minutes. (The skins will crack)
    – Let cool over night
    – Remove skins from nuts
    – Grind nuts in food processor until consistency of cookie dough. About 5 minutes.
    – Add Stevia and cocoa powder. Mix to combine
    – Add coconut oil a little at a time and mix until the consistency of peanut butter.

  14. lol. you’re a nut!.. in a good kinda way 🙂 You totally put into writing my thoughts re: marriage/guys. Stupid men.

    ill try this recipe on my next cheat day. thanks

  15. “Damn you Colorado winter. I know you’re coming for me.” LOL. Thank you for making me giggle at my desk every day AND for finding a way to make anything like Nutella into a paleo food! Awesome.

  16. Here I am, thinking I’m freaking supermom of three (work full time as a teacher, xfit 4-5 times a week & a spin class) who will come home after xfit and make my own Nutella coconut butter!!! All bc I saw this recipe and wanted instant gratification. Here’s a hint!! It’s a pain in the ass and it takes forever!!! My husband is ready to kill me and he has already gone upstairs to order me the sample pack from Nikki’s. WTF was I thinking. PS I didn’t even get it to taste as good as I’m sure hers is. PPS I made the apple cinnamon muffins as well tonight (yes I’m totally crazy!) and they were AMAZING. and my kids all loved them. Thanks for listening to my rant. Thanks for cooking so yummy.

  17. Which flavor of coconut butter is your favorite? Would like to try one, but don’t want to take my chances on one I don’t think I’d like. 🙂

  18. OH MY GOSH. I am no longer allowed to read your blog at work. I just sat here crying from laughing so hard at the ‘go f*&! yourself’ line. If I tried explaining this to anyone they would make some paleo comment. Oh man……good stuff.

    And yes, Old Navy loves the ladies with a bootie. I refuse to get jeans from any other store because if the jeans fit in the waist, they don’t fit in the the thighs, or the other way around. Sorry I am a beef cake you jean designers!

  19. Made these tonight and they turned out amazing. I used chunky almond butter instead of the coconut butter since i’m impatient and poor, and just added a bit of extra vanilla, unsweetened coconut flakes, and dark chocolate chunks to make up for it. I’m sure they’d be way better with the proper ingredients, but the girlfriend and i still devoured almost all of them.

    Been non-stop cooking ever since finding your blog, it’s amazing, thanks so much!

    1. I was wondering if you could use another nut butter to replace the coconut butter, because like you I am impatient and poor! Good to know, I’ll have to try these today!

  20. You crack me up. How I did not regularly read your blog before I do not know. (Yes, I do know — I mostly only troll for recipes and avoid content because most paleo recipe bloggers aren’t that interesting).

    Cellulite and love-longing are hard to write about without sounding like a sap. But I just want to high-five you after every sentence.

    Way to be 🙂

  21. I am here to tell you these cookies are yummmmmy! There are perfectly sweet without the honey and really cake-like and spongey (yum!) right out of the oven. I’m pretty sure I am going to skip dinner just so I can justify having all 12 of them 🙂

  22. Ok, correct me if I am wrong….which I may be. On a Paleo diet aren’t you suppose to avoid salt? I am new to Paleo and love checking out your blog everyday. I was looking for a treat to make that would be healthy and these cookies caught my eye. I see that you talk about Nikkis Coconut butter A LOT so I thought I better go online and order this…sounds good! However I see that they all have salt in them…and so do most of your treats recieps. Now, I have been avoiding 100% of salt added to foods because I assumed I wasn’t suppose to have it….am I wrong?……either way looking forward to trying this out and thanks for keeping your blog up to date! Love it.

    1. Hey Kolby,

      Salt is not a problem with the Paleo Diet. It’s filled with certain minerals that your body needs, especially if you’re active. The main things you want to avoid with this diet are sugar, gluten and most dairy.


    1. nutella isn’t considered paleo and doesn’t have the same ingredients as Nikki’s coconut butter, but im sure it would still be awesome!

  23. Just made these and HOLY ISH!!! F me gently with a chain saw they were good!!! Used Justins Choco Hazelnut butter about 7g sugar per serving. NEVER use a ninja blender except for smoothies this thing sucks. Gets 5 stars +1 cause I made them

  24. OMG I tell everyone I hate going to Subway for the exact same reason – that smell permeates your skin! UG, I’m so happy someone else has had this experience and I’m not crazy. I love your blog, you’re hilarious and your recipes are delicious. I’m a serious chocoholic and love that you have so many desserts for me to get my fix. You rock!

  25. HOLY COW, JULI. I finally got around to making these and OH. MY. GOSH. My delicious paleo “treat” I have made yet. I just ate two and had to put the rest away before the night ends… drooling.

  26. I just had to write and say that I literally laughed outloud at your comment about how you don’t want to get married but would like to find a guy who likes you enough to want to marry you!! I’ve been saying that for YEARS!! I’m new to Paleo and love love love your site! I swear we were cut from the same cloth! Thanks for all the awesome stuff!

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