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Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe on Healthy cookies have never tasted so good!

I bake a lot of cookies. And when I say a lot, I mean A LOT! We have close to 200 cookie recipes on our site and we have 2 cookie e-cookbooks. Yep, I am obsessed. I have been getting requests for gluten-free and vegan cookie recipes, so I decided to kill two birds with one stone by making Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I haven’t done much gluten-free baking. We have lots of gluten-free recipes on our site, but most of them are savory. I did make Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and they were a huge hit! So I gave gluten-free baking a second try and this time I made the cookies vegan too. If you think healthy cookies can’t be delicious, think again. I am in love with these cookies!

Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies on We love these healthy cookies!

Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe on

These cookies have no flour, eggs, butter, and very little sugar. But guess what? They are still delightful! I promise I am not lying. I was skeptical at first. I didn’t think I would like them…and I was the one creating them..ha! I thought they might end up in the trash, but after one cookie I was sold.

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So how do these cookies taste good without flour, butter, eggs, and a ton of sugar? The cookies are made up of mashed bananas, peanut butter, coconut oil, agave nectar, vanilla, baking powder, cinnamon, sea salt, and gluten-free oats. Oh yeah, and I threw in some vegan chocolate chips because with all of those healthy ingredients these cookies deserved some chocolate:)

Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chop Cookie Recipe on These cookies are gluten-free and vegan and SO good!

The cookies are thick, chewy, and full of flavor! I love the banana, peanut butter, and chocolate combo! They aren’t overly sweet, which is nice. The chocolate chips add just enough sweetness to cure a sugar craving. The cookies are good out of the oven, but I liked them even better the next day. I couldn’t keep my hands out of the cookie jar. P.S-don’t you love my new Rosanna Cookie Jar?

I didn’t want to eat all of the cookies by my lonesome, so I put them in the freezer. Well, 3:00 got the best of me and I snuck a cookie from the freezer. Oh my goodness! They are SO good frozen! I am keeping a stash in our freezer at all times. The perfect frozen treat for summer!

I am very pleased with my Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. I still can’t get over how much I love them! I hope you enjoy them too!


Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12-14 minutes

These cookies have it all-banana, peanut butter, oatmeal, and chocolate chips! And guess what? They are gluten-free and vegan too! I love these healthy cookies!


3 large, very ripe bananas, peeled
1/2 cup creamy all-natural peanut butter
1 tablespoon coconut oil, slightly warmed, but not melted
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups gluten-free oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork. Stir in the peanut butter, coconut oil, agave, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.

3. In a separate medium bowl, stir together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

4. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until cookies are set. Let cool on baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool completely.

Note-If you don't need the cookies to be vegan, you can use honey instead of agave nectar and regular chocolate chips. I love these cookies eaten right out of the freezer.

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134 Responses to “Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 31, 2013 @ 3:56 am

    Maria they look so good! I have a recipe for vegan-GF-no sugar-no oil Banana, Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies that I posted a couple weeks ago.

    I love the combination and it always feels good knowing when cookies are healthier that I can have extra :) I love the chunky texture of the oats in yours and those lovely chocolate chips!

  2. Christine — May 31, 2013 @ 4:04 am

    Where would one find vegan chocolate chips? I want to try these cookies! My husband works with a group of people but one person is vegan so it’s hard to find something I can whip up for everyone.

    • Two Peas replied: — May 31st, 2013 @ 5:03 pm

      Whole Foods sells vegan chocolate chips!

  3. Emily @ Life on Food — May 31, 2013 @ 5:38 am

    I haven’t made a cookie with banana in it. These look amazing. I love all of the oats.

  4. Love the recipe!! I like banana’s in my cookies! Have a great weekend!

  5. Kristi — May 31, 2013 @ 7:29 am

    I love finding banana recipes to use for the 3-4 bananas that always ripen before I can eat them.

  6. Tieghan — May 31, 2013 @ 8:35 am

    I love putting bananas in my cookies, that just make me feel less guilty about eating so many! Not that I really felt guilty though! LOL
    Anyway these look awesome and yes, I LOVE your new jar! So cute!
    Have a great weekend!

  7. Brianna — May 31, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    What a delicious looking dessert/snack. Their healthiness tells me they can be eaten even for breakfast ;).

  8. Julie @ Table for Two — May 31, 2013 @ 9:19 am

    I love this! They’re so cute and the perfect snack! :)

  9. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — May 31, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    I really like the use od the banana in these cookies!

  10. Melissa — May 31, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    Thank you so much for posting these! I’ve recently had to go G-Free and as a devoted cookie lover, it’s been such a struggle. I’m so happy to see this recipe with some of my favorite flavors!

  11. Oh these cookies. Pretty sure I’d be popping these in my mouth all day. Guilt-free, right? 😉 I love sweetening things with bananas.

  12. Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat — May 31, 2013 @ 10:00 am

    I love healthy cookies and these look amazing! Can’t wait to try them out!

  13. Lori @ RecipeGirl — May 31, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    Kudos to you for listening to your readers and adding in some GF Vegan stuff! These look great!

  14. love these! The perfect “healthy” cookie :)

  15. These look wonderful, Maria! I know the kiddos would love them too! :)

  16. YUM! I make a similar recipe without the peanut butter and everyone in the family loves them. Looking forward to trying your version out!

  17. kelley — May 31, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    You go girl! I love the GF stuff!! But you know me, I love it all. Hope Josh is feeling better!

  18. Heather Christo — May 31, 2013 @ 11:46 am

    Look Great Maria! They are packed with delicious nutritious stuff!!

  19. I’m loving the GF recipes! I have so many people in my life who are GF :)

  20. Megan {Country Cleaver} — May 31, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

    I’ve never tried GF Vegan baking before! Maybe its time I start? Hmmm. Especially if they’re full of peanut butter and banans.

  21. Lovely recipe, I would love to give these a try. I love some guilt free cookies!

  22. ashley - baker by nature — May 31, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

    I made us a giant bag of granola every Sunday (to last the week), and this version you’ve come up with will definitely be NEXT! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

  23. Such a great looking gluten-free treat!

  24. nessa — May 31, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

    I’ll have to make this for a gluten-free friend who is also allergic to soy, eggs, nuts, citrus, and dairy. I’ll just swap out sun butter for the peanut butter. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  25. Those look great! Nice little bites!

  26. Anna — May 31, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

    we bake vegan due to allergies. this looks like a great recipe for our family BUT we can’t do the coconut oil. Any suggestions for a substitution?

    • Two Peas replied: — May 31st, 2013 @ 3:17 pm

      You can use canola oil.

  27. Erica — May 31, 2013 @ 3:33 pm

    Making this week! Love all of your cookies <3

  28. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — May 31, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

    Love these, I can never say no to an oatmeal cookie!

  29. marla — May 31, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

    I adore PB & chocolate …… LOVE these cookies :)

  30. Barbara McCrary — May 31, 2013 @ 7:19 pm

    Could I use regular quick cooking oats in place of the gluten free oats? I always have those on hand and don’t need these to be gluten free. Thanks! They look so easy to make and delicious!

  31. Trish - Mom On Timeout — May 31, 2013 @ 9:39 pm

    These cookies are gorgeous Maria! They don’t look like anything is missing from them at all :)

  32. Abby — May 31, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

    oh, i love these so, so much. all your cookie recipes are incredible… i think of you as the cookie queen and visit this blog whenever i need a little inspiration :)

  33. I love these healthy little cookies!

  34. Jan J. — June 1, 2013 @ 6:26 am

    Yay! More gluten-free cookies please! Thanks for the recipe – looks good.

  35. Laura Dembowski — June 1, 2013 @ 8:43 am

    I love doing some vegan and gluten free baking! Plus since these are healthy I can eat more of them, right?

  36. marcie@flavorthemoments — June 1, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

    The words gluten-free and vegan don’t scare me. I’ve tasted plenty of recipes and there are so many tasty ones. I can tell just by looking at these cookies that they’ll be tasty! I don’t bake enough cookies because I have no will power. These are pretty darn healthy, so there’s no guilt involved here!

  37. Lisa — June 1, 2013 @ 10:39 pm

    This recipe looks yummy and healthy! I will need to replace the peanut butter with sunflower butter, due to my son’s peanut allergy.

  38. Cassandra — June 2, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    This recipe is both delicious and very forgiving. My 5 year old wanted to whip up some cookies and the cupboards are a bit bare. I eyeballed the amounts, subbed almond butter for peanut butter, used honey, and added some walnut meal I had ground up because I was short on oats. Believe it or not they still turned out great. Lovely for little ones and adults alike. Thank you!

  39. Lily — June 2, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

    I made these yesterday, and again today because they’re so good! Please post more vegan, gluten-free baking options!

  40. Joanne — June 2, 2013 @ 8:03 pm

    I love finding new fun recipes to serve to my diet-restricted friends! These cookies sound so good!

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