Plate of Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies with the top cookie partially eaten

Fluffy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Spoonful of almond butter in front of a plate of Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hey friends! It’s that time of year again as summer comes to a close in our part of the world. And as fall routines settle back in, we’re here to bring you bite-sized pillows of joy to help ease the transition. Sound good?

These tender, wholesome cookies are made in 1 bowl and require just 30 minutes to prepare. Let’s bake!

Display of ingredients for making 1-Bowl Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies begin with a flax egg, made by adding flaxseed meal and water to a mixing bowl and letting it sit to achieve an “eggy” texture. Banana acts as another binder while lending natural sweetness and mild banana flavor to the cookies.

P.S. If you’re new to plant-based or egg-free baking, check out our Beginner’s Guide to Plant-Based Baked Goods for tons of tips, methods, and recipes for getting perfect baked goods every time.

Stirring brown sugar, baking soda, and baking powder into gluten-free cookie dough batter

Almond butter takes the place of some of the oil in this recipe, providing protein, fiber, magnesium, and all sorts of other good nutrients. A small amount of coconut oil or non-dairy butter gives these cookies a touch of crispiness on the edges.

Next come the cookie classics: brown sugar and vanilla for deliciousness, baking soda and baking powder for fluffiness, and sea salt to enhance all the flavors. Swoon!

Using a wooden spoon to stir chocolate chips into Banana Cookie Dough batter

These cookies are made without any refined flours.

We used wholesome oat flour and almond meal to keep these cookies on the healthier side. But don’t you worry — the health factor is undetectable.

Using a small ice cream scooper to place Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie dough batter onto a baking sheet

Lastly, these cookies are studded with mini chocolate chips to give each bite a satisfying chocolate flavor. Banana + almond butter + chocolate = dreamy.

Parchment-lined baking sheet filled with freshly baked 1-Bowl Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

We hope you ENJOY these cookies! They’re:

Light
Fluffy
Wholesome
Mildly sweet
Packed with oats & almonds
Studded with dark chocolate
& SO delicious

These cookies are perfect for grab-and-go snacks, adding to lunch boxes, or just having on hand throughout the week for a healthier treat.

If you’re into chocolate + cookies, be sure to check out our Perfect Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies, Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Fudgy Vegan Brownie Cookies, and Soft & Chewy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies.

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

Plate of Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies with the top cookie partially eaten

Fluffy 1-Bowl Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tender, wholesome cookies with a light, fluffy texture. Not too sweet, rich with almond butter flavor, and studded with chunks of dark chocolate.

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

Servings: 13 (cookies)

Category:

Dessert

Cuisine:

Gluten-Free, Vegan

Freezer Friendly

1 month

Does it keep?

4 Days

Ingredients

  • 1
    batch
    flax egg
    (1 Tbsp (7 g) flaxseed meal + 2 ½ Tbsp (37 ml) water as recipe is written)
  • 1
    medium
    ripe banana
    (1 medium banana equals ~118 g unpeeled)
  • 1/3
    cup
    roasted almond butter
    (if salted, forgo additional pinch of sea salt)
  • 1
    Tbsp
    coconut oil or non-dairy butter, melted
  • 3
    Tbsp
    organic brown sugar
  • 1
    tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2
    tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2
    tsp
    baking powder
  • 1
    pinch
    sea salt
  • 1/3
    cup
    almond meal
    (ground from raw almonds)
  • 3/4
    cup
    oat flour
    (ground from gluten-free oats)
  • 1/3
    cup
    roughly chopped vegan dark chocolate or chocolate chips*

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, combine flaxseed and water and let sit for a few minutes to achieve “eggy” texture.

  3. Add the banana and mash. Then add almond butter, melted coconut oil, brown sugar, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and whisk to combine.

  4. Add almond meal and oat flour and mix again with a wooden spoon. Add chocolate chips and stir again. If batter appears very wet, add 1 Tbsp additional almond flour. Refrigerate for 5-10 minutes to harden.

  5. Drop cookies in uniform 1 ½ Tbsp spoonfuls (I like using this scoop) onto prepared baking sheet. They won’t expand much so spacing isn’t a concern.

  6. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until the cookies are slightly golden brown.

  7. Let rest on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. After completely cooled, store in an air-tight container at room temperature (or in the refrigerator) up to 3-4 days, or in the freezer up to 1 month.

Notes

*Sub dried fruit or nuts for the chocolate if desired.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with coconut oil and dairy-free dark chocolate chips.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 13 cookies)

  • Calories: 140
  • Fat: 9.1g
  • Saturated fat: 2.8g
  • Sodium: 75mg
  • Potassium: 129mg
  • Carbohydrates: 14.1g
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Sugar: 5.7g
  • Protein: 3.5g



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