Low Syn Coconut, Banana and Chocolate Chip Cookies | Slimming World


We’re loving all the Slimming World friendly recipes that others are sharing with us over on our Facebook group, like this one for Low Syn Coconut, Banana and Chocolate Chip Cookies from Emma T. You can read some more about Emma below.

Low Syn Coconut, Banana and Chocolate Chip Cookies | Slimming World

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

Now, before we get to the recipe let me point out that these Low Syn Coconut, Banana and Chocolate Chip Cookies do include mashed, cooked banana in the recipe.

Low Syn Coconut, Banana and Chocolate Chip Cookies | Slimming World

There are many debates as to whether or not bananas used this way should be synned (yes I know that Slimming World do say syn all mashed/pureed and cooked fruit.) Some people choose to syn cooked/pureed fruit, some people chose not to, and I’m a great believer in each to their own.

Personally, we do not syn cooked/pureed fruit every time. We use common sense. If we have these cookies every once in a while (not all day every day) we do not syn the banana. Having said that, if we were to eat these every day then we would.

What it boils down to is this – the decision is yours. If you chose not to syn cooked/pureed fruit and it affects your weight loss then start synning it. If it doesn’t have any affect on your weight loss and you lose consistently then why stop? Should you chose to syn the banana in this recipe it’s 4 syns per 100g.

Now that that is out of the way… let’s explain the rest of this Low Syn Coconut, Banana and Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe!

Low Syn Coconut, Banana and Chocolate Chip Cookies | Slimming World

What is Sukrin?

This post contains affiliate links. Find out what this means.

We use Sukrin Gold which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to sugar with zero calories. You can grab Sukrin Gold over on Amazon UK.

Half Syn Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cakes

Sukrin Gold doesn’t have that strange after taste that a lot of artificial sweeteners do! It also shares the exact same sweetness and weight to sugar. This makes it really easy to substitute in recipes like this Low Syn Coconut, Banana and Chocolate Chip Cookies.

2 Syn Rich Chocolate Cake With Salted Caramel Cream | Slimming World

If you are using a powdered sweetener, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners weigh less.

That being said you don’t have to use Sukrin – there are lots of other high quality granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket, such as Canderel Sugarly, and Natvia.

Low Syn Coconut, Banana and Chocolate Chip Cookies | Slimming World

Coconut Flour

Coconut flour is great to use as a substitute for normal flour. Since Coconut Flour is rich in fibre, it absorbs more liquid than most other flours.

This means, you can reduce the amount of coconut flour (and also the syn value) when you swap with regular wheat flour. We use Sukrin Coconut Flour which you can buy here on Amazon.

3 Syn a Slice Coconut and Lemon Curd Cake | Slimming World

It’s important to note that not all coconut flours are the same. Different brands can vary in density and they can have slightly different absorption abilities. They can even have different syn values.

We only use Sukrin Coconut Flour, as we know it is 3.5 syns per 25g, and we know how much to use to create a recipe successfully.

You can use other brands but please remember to check the syn values and make any necessary adjustments to quantities.

Should I Syn the sweetener in these Low Syn Coconut, Banana and Chocolate Chip Cookies?

As you will probably know Slimming World have changed the recommendations regarding the syn value of granulated sweeteners. Slimming World have confirmed what this change means.

Where there is 1 tbsp or more being used per serving they recommend members count 0.5 Syn per tbsp. If using smaller amounts, like a pinch or teaspoon, there’s no need to worry about Syns at all.

The recipe for these Low Syn Coconut, Banana and Chocolate Chip Cookies uses 1 tablespoon of sweetener and is divided into 16 cookies, so there’s no need to add any extra Syns. However, if you intend eating the whole lot (which would mean you’re over you’re Syn allowance anyway!) then you should add an extra half Syn to the whole recipe.

Emmas Journey

Here’s a little bit about Emmas’ Slimming World journey, followed by that all important Low Syn Coconut, Banana and Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe…..

Low Syn Coconut, Banana and Chocolate Chip Cookies | Slimming World

There are two things you should know about me: I’ve never been skinny, and I’ve always loved food. It seems this combination doesn’t bode well for a thirty-something with an unrealistic dream of becoming a Wimbledon ball girl…I’m more likely to be used as the ball than the slender runners.

My weight went up and down depending on whether I was a student, heartbroken or blissfully in love. Anyway, having had my first child last July, I had the unfortunate luck of not putting on weight whilst pregnant but putting it on whilst breast feeding instead. So I decided that enough was enough and I’d try slimming world. My husband was also happy to try it though he was even more sceptical than me, and I’m not blessed with the most optimistic of outlooks on life.

So, in February we started. At least we thought we had. I kept cooking meals and dishing them up but neither of us could believe that this was “diet” food…so I’d check all the books again and end up astounded that we could eat such amazing food and lose weight.

First weekly weigh in came and between us we’d lost 1.5 stone in a week. One week. And so it continued, not at that extraordinary rate but on average we lose between 1-3lbs per week and still get to eat all this amazing food!

Low Syn Coconut, Banana and Chocolate Chip Cookies | Slimming World

I’m now back in my favourite size 14 jeans having lost 3 stone. Rich has lost an incredible 4.5 stone. All of his clothes now being too big. If I carry on like this I might fit into that ball girl outfit in time for next Wimbledon…if only Slimming World could make me 17 years younger too!

Low Syn Coconut, Banana and Chocolate Chip Cookies | Slimming World

Some of you love this Low Syn Coconut, Banana and Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe!

If you make this recipe, snap a pic and hashtag it #pinchofnom — We love to see your creations on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter!

Fallen off the wagon and need some motivation, or want to help others on their journey?

Our Facebook group is growing by the day. If you haven’t joined yet head over there and take a look. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the fun would you?


You might just find the inspiration you need from our awesome members. If you’ve joined already why not invite any friends that may find it helpful?

Pre-Order Our Cookbook Now!

We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available for pre-order!!

Pinch Of Nom Cookbook - preorder

The book will feature 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!

Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing.

The book will be released on the 21st March 2019, and if you pre order now you won’t be charged until it’s released.

Check out our cookbook page for more information!

Low Syn Coconut, Banana and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Votes: 9
Rating: 4.56
Rate this recipe!


Prep Time

Cooking Time

cookies 5 minutes 25 minutes



Slimming World 

54kcal 2

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)



Per cookies Per cookies Per cookies
Please don't take a screenshot. These recipes are updated often!
if you get a blank screen when printing, please open the website in a browser & not the facebook app.

  1. Peel the bananas and put them in a large bowl. Mash with a fork
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix together well
  3. Allow to stand for a minute to allow the coconut flour to absorb some more of the liquid
  4. Make into 16 balls and arrange on a baking tray lined with baking parchment
  5. Flatten each ball with the back of a fork to give the top a line effect
  6. Bake for 25 mins on 180°C or until golden

If you make this recipe, snap a pic and hashtag it #pinchofnom — We love to see your creations on InstagramFacebook, & Twitter!


We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Need help converting the temperature for your oven? 

Click here for our oven temperature conversion guide.


Syn values given are correct at time of writing but may not always be accurate.

This website is UNOFFICIAL and in NO WAY part of or representative of Slimming World. 

We aren’t trained by Slimming World nor authorised to give Slimming World advice. Any advice given here should not replace the advice of your Slimming World consultant.

Ideally, you should check with Slimming world for the most up to date Syn values using official resources such as; the Syns calculator, Syns Online on LifelineOnline or by calling the Syns Hotline on (0906) 851 8518.

Although pinchofnom.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Under no circumstances will pinchofnom.com be responsible for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information.

We kindly ask that you share this recipe via the share buttons and not via screenshots. 

As our recipes change often in accordance with syn value changes, we want to ensure that they're as accurate as possible at all times. 

If you use or re-create our recipes we kindly ask:

  • That you credit us by not only screenshot but linking to our original recipe post
  • You don't reproduce the recipe in full
  1. I made these today. I was very disappointed with them. The texture is not nice. It was a terrible waste of expensive coconut flour.

    1. Hi Sandra,

      Could I ask what it was about the texture that you didn’t like, also did you use Sukrin coconut flour or was it another brand?

  2. Hi ya, they look lush!! Unfortunately I don’t have coconut flour, can u make them with plain flour instead? if so would it be the same amount? X

    1. Hi Brodie
      We’ve not tried freezing them, they may go a little soggy when thawed out, but you could try freezing 1 or 2 and see how they turn out. We don’t store them in the fridge as they are more like a biscuit than some other Slimming World treats which tend to have quite a lot of egg in them.

  3. hi, how long would they keep for? i make puddings to last for several days but as it makes so many i wouldn’t want any to go to waste.

    1. Hi Shelley
      Yes you could use normal flour but you would have to use a lot more, and if you’re counting the Syns you would have to Syn it accordingly. The rough guide is to replace 1 cup of normal flour with 1/3 to 1/4 cup of coconut flour

    1. Hello Mary
      Syns are part of the Food Optimising plan from Slimming World. The basic plan uses a combination of free foods, speed foods (that encourage faster weight loss) and syns. You have a limited number of Syns per day to use on snacks and treats that are not part of the plan.
      For more information, you should visit the Slimming World Website. http://www.slimmingworld.co.uk

  4. I did chocolate cookies for tasting night they all went so quickly I didn’t get one,sooo guess when I’m doing tomorrow.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Slimming World Recipes
A blog started by 2 chefs on their Slimming World journey, evolving into an epic adventure shared by many!