Banana Cacoa and Buckwheat Cookies – Vegan and Gluten Free

Inspired by the gorgeous rye and cacao cookies I had at Copenhagen airport I created these banana, cacao and buckwheat cookies. Ok so I’ve used buckwheat instead of rye because I love it and added banana to make them lower fat and add natural sweetness but I think I’ve captured the essense.

You probably know how much I like buckwheat? It’s my favourite grain as I love it’s lovely nutty flavour, high protein content and as an added bonus it’s gluten free. I use it to make pancakes and flatbreads regularly however I don’t usually use it to make sweets but I thought the texture and flavour would work really well in these cookies. So here it is my banana, buckwheat, raw cacao cookies with tahini caramel. Happy days!!

These deliciously moist and cunchy cookies are packed full of healthy ingredients and naturally gluten free, you could also omit the nut butter if you wanted a nut free cookie.

The tahini caramel sauce adds some sweetness and nuttyness which is so good! The caramel would also be amazing mixed into porridge or nice cream.

 These cookies are delicious on their own but I think they would be even better with some coconut yogurt.

Banana buckwheat cookies


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  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao
  • 1 tsp maca
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut syrup – I use coconut merchant (you can also use maple syrup to honey)
  • 2 tbsp nut butter – almond or peanut
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 buckwheat grouts
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Tahini caramel;
  • 3 medjool dates
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Mix all the cookie ingredients in a bowl and then dollop on a lined baking tray. Will make around 8 cookies.
  2. Bake in the oven on a medium heat for 15 minutes then take them out to cool.
  3. To make the tahini caramel add the tahini, dates and water to a mini chopper abd then blitz until smooth and creamy.
  4. Drizzle the cookies with the tahini caramel. You can dip them in the caramel as well.

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  1. Camilla on October 21, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Hi. Can’t wait to try these. Are the buckwheat grouts cooked or uncooked when you add them? 🙂

    • Niki on October 23, 2018 at 8:16 am

      Hi Camilla
      They’re uncooked.

      Niki xx

  2. Liis on October 16, 2015 at 3:45 am

    I love buckwheat so much, been looking for the best buckwheat flour cookie recipe and found it!! 🙂
    These are just awesome, just the right consistency, soft and crispy at the same time.

    I modified a bit according to what I have/don’t have in the kitchen. Left out maca, used honey as sweetener, used coconut cream instead of almond milk, left out the caramel because no tahini. Still epic! 😉

    • Niki on March 14, 2021 at 8:50 pm

      Hi Liis, so glad you enjoyed them, I’ll have to give your recipe a try one day! Niki xo

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