vegan gluten free banana oat cookies

Vegan, Gluten Free Banana Oat Cookies

I’m eating one of these vegan, gluten free banana oat cookies as I type this. I got two of these and a cup of coffee and am feeling pretty good about it. These cookies are great for dessert but also work as a breakfast since they’re so low in added sugar!

I’ll be honest, I was skeptical of the idea. The original recipe had only bananas and oats in the ingredients. There’s no way that would be a cookie! I was right about that part, so I added a little extra sweetness with the maple syrup, a bit of salt to amp up the flavors, and added chocolate chips to really make it a dessert. That was the ticket!

I also wasn’t convinced that these vegan gluten free banana oat cookies would hold together. I’m happy to say I was wrong about that part. They hold together while baking and aren’t even a crumbly mess after they cool. They’re a delightfully chewy cookie with a nice banana flavor. Similar to banana bread.

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You can use any add ins that fit your diet. I used chocolate chips, both semi sweet and white chocolate. More add in ideas:

  • craisins
  • raisins
  • butterscotch chips
  • peanut butter chips
  • walnuts
  • shredded coconut
  • any combination of the above

Just be mindful of your dietary needs. Clearly, you wouldn’t want to use walnuts if you haven’t reintroduced nuts into your elimination diet. I will likely try walnuts and coconut next because those flavors go great with banana. Make these vegan, gluten free banana oat cookies you own!

Ingredients

  • 2 large bananas
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of whatever add ins you like (chocolate chips, raisins, shredded coconut, anything!)

Instructions

  1. preheat oven to 350 F
  2. add the oats and salt to a food processor and blend until the oats have broken down into a coarse flour
  3. mash the banana in a medium mixing bowl with the maple syrup
  4. stir in the oats until well blended
  5. fold in whatever add ins you’re using
  6. drop spoonfulls of cookie dough onto a lined baking tray, gently shape into the size and shape of your desired cookie
  7. bake for 9-11 minutes
  8. cool completely on a cooling rack before serving
vegan gluten free banana oat cookies

Vegan Gluten Free Banana Oat Cookies

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large bananas
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of whatever add ins you like chocolate chips, raisins, shredded coconut, anything!

Instructions
 

  • preheat oven to 350 F
  • add the oats and salt to a food processor and blend until the oats have broken down into a coarse flour
  • mash the banana in a medium mixing bowl
  • stir in the oats until well blended
  • fold in whatever add ins you’re using
  • drop spoonfulls of cookie dough onto a lined baking tray, gently shape into the size and shape of your desired cookie
  • bake for 9-11 minutes
  • cool completely on a cooling rack before serving
Keyword dairy free, gluten free, soy free recipes
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