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!
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.
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:)
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.
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
- Prep Time
- 15 minutes
- 2 1/2 dozen 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 or maple syrup
- 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
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat and set aside.
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.
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.
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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