These easy vegan and paleo banana bread cookies are a delicious and healthy treat the whole family will enjoy. Their banana bread flavor is to die for!
If you’re in need of a way to use up those brown bananas sitting on your counter, look no further than these delicious banana cookies! These banana bread cookies are moist, naturally sweet, and only call for 6 ingredients – yay!
Tips for making banana cookies
Don’t mash the bananas to death – keep a little texture in them!
Always measure the mashed bananas with measuring cups. Don’t just guess by the size of the banana.
Ovens vary. Keep an eye on them and take them out when the tops are golden brown and your kitchen smells like banana bread!
They will continue to set up as they cool, so for the best texture, let them come to room temperature.
I personally like the recipe as written, but listed a few optional add-ins for people wanting more flavor. Also, my readers have added some yummy things with great success – so be sure to read the comments for more ideas!
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/4 cup overly ripe mashed bananas about 4 medium bananas
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
extra 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch ground cloves
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Add the almond flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon to a bowl and mix well
Mash the bananas with a fork and add them to the dry ingredients (I mash, then measure)
Add the maple syrup
Mix until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated
Use a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop the dough onto the baking sheet
Gently flatten the cookies with a fork or back of a spoon.
Bake for 26-30 minutes until the middles have set and aren't wet (mine were perfect at 28 minutes)
After the cookies come out of the oven, place them on a wire rack to cool
Let the cookies come to room temperature before eating
Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days
These cookies won't spread too much so I put all 15 cookies on one baking sheet, so I won't have to bake 2 batches.
For this recipe I used a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop.
**These cookies are almost entirely sweetened by bananas, so make sure your bananas are overripe!**