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Vegan Banana Bread Cookies

Vegan Banana Bread Cookies are a great and unique way to use up those ripe bananas on the counter. They taste just like a slice of banana bread but in cookie form, loaded with mini chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. They're fluffy, moist and have all the best parts of your classic banana bread.

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banana bread cookies in a bowl with a linen towel and a banana on the side

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Vegan Banana Bread Cookies are soft, moist and incredibly fluffy.
  • As written, this recipe is vegan, plant-based and gluten-free.
  • All the best parts of a slice of banana bread but in cookie form.
  • This is a great way to use up those spotty bananas on the counter.
  • Can customize them with you favorite add-in’s.
  • A great meal prep for snacks or breakfast.
  • If you loved this one, be sure to check out my Levian Bakery Style chocolate chip cookies!

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Vegan Banana Bread Cookies. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

The base of this recipe is made with spotty, ripe bananas. The softer they are, the more sweeter they will be. If you don’t have ripe bananas you can pop them in the oven to ripe them quickly.

Coconut sugar is a great unrefined sweetener to use in recipes, I love the subtle sweetness it gives off. However, you can substitute for cane sugar, monk fruit sweetener or even brown sugar if desired.

Vanilla extract is a great addition to any baked good.

Cinnamon adds depth and warmth to these cookies.

Oat flour and almond flour together creates the loveliest texture in these cookies. You can substitute for just oat flour. I have not tested this recipe with all purpose flour or a gluten-free blend.

Baking soda and baking powder together helps these cookies rise during baking time, creating a pillowy soft texture.

Salt helps to balance out all the flavors.

My add-in’s for these cookies are chopped walnuts and mini chocolate chips.

all the ingredients that you need to make these banana bread cookies on the counter

How To Make

ONE: Add the bananas to a large bowl and use a fork or potato masher to mash down. You want little to no clumps left.

mashed banana in a bowl

TWO: Next, add in the coconut sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon and whisk until well combined.

THREE: Add in the oat flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix with a spatula until ingredients are combined.

FOUR: Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts last and mix until fully incorporated.

FIVE: Use a double cookie scoop to add batter to a prepared baking sheet. Use a spoon to form uniform cookies and bake until golden brown. Let cool and enjoy!

Tips And Tricks

Mash bananas down until there are little to no chunks left.

You can make your own oat flour by blending oats for 30 seconds.

These cookies won’t spread in the oven like your traditional cookie so it’s important to form and shape them prior to going into the oven.

Add on more chocolate chips and walnuts to the tops of each cookie before baking.

Let sit on the baking sheet for 5-8 minutes before removing, this will help them set.

How To Serve And Store

Serve these Vegan Banana Bread Cookies at room temperature or fresh out of the oven. They taste delicious on their own or even better with a drizzle of nut butter and paired with a cup of coffee.

Store leftovers in an airtight container on the counter and enjoy up to 4-5 days. Banana bread cookies can also be placed in the freezer to extend the life. Wrap them individually and place in the freezer, defrost on the counter or in the fridge overnight.

a hand holding one of the baked banana bread cookies

Taste And Texture

These Vegan and Gluten Free banana bread cookies are subtly sweet, they are not overpowering with sweetness which I love. You can really taste the banana and have a piece of chocolate and walnut in each bite.

The texture is soft, tender and fluffy.

a hand holding one of the cookies broken in half

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make these with all purpose or gluten free flour blend?

I have not tested this recipe with any other flour substitutes so I cannot say for sure. My best recommendation is you can swap the almond flour for more oat flour.

Are these cookies vegan and gluten free?

Yes!

What can I use instead of coconut sugar?

Maple syrup, honey, agave, date syrup or cane sugar and brown sugar are all great substitutes. Monk fruit sweetener would work too.

Other Recipes You May Like

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Vegan Banana Bread Cookies

Vegan Banana Bread Cookies are a great and unique way to use up those ripe bananas on the counter. They taste just like a slice of banana bread but in cookie form, loaded with mini chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. They're fluffy, moist and have all the best parts of your classic banana bread.
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PREP TIME:
10 minutes
COOK TIME:
12 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
22 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 3 large ripe bananas, mashed about 1.5 cups
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips + more for topping
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts + more for topping

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

12 large cookies

Directions

  1. Preheat oven t0 350F and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  2. Add the bananas to a large bowl and use a fork or potato masher to mash down. You want little to no clumps left.
  3. Next, add in the coconut sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon and whisk until well combined.
  4. Add in the oat flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix with a spatula until ingredients are combined.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts last and mix until fully incorporated.
  6. Use a double cookie scoop to add batter to a prepared baking sheet.
  7. Use a spoon to form uniform cookies and bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Let cool for 5-8 minutes before removing from the baking sheet and enjoy!

Notes

  • Mash bananas down until there are little to no chunks left.
  • You can make your own oat flour by blending oats for 30 seconds. 
  • These cookies won't spread in the oven like your traditional cookie so it's important to form and shape them prior to going into the oven.
  • Add on more chocolate chips and walnuts to the tops of each cookie before baking.
  • Let sit on the baking sheet for 5-8 minutes before removing, this will help them set.

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Have you ever added protein to this by subbing out some of the oat flour?

Have you ever added protein powder to the mix? Would I just reduce the oat flour by half if I wanted to use a half cup of protein powder? Thanks!

Hi Jessica! I have not tested it myself, but I bet you it would work! As long as you have a great tasting protein powder then i’m sure the cookies will taste good! Start with half the oat flour and add in the protein powder 1/4 cup at a time until you’ve reached the right consistency!

Hannah – thank you so much for these amazing cookies, they are perfect 😍

Hi betty! There may have been a glitch with the site so I apologize, but it’s there now 🙂