Healthy banana bread breakfast cookies that are paleo, vegan, gooey, and gluten-free! Made with simple ingredients like almond flour, banana, and almond butter, these nutritious cookies are the perfect on-the-go breakfast, snack or late-night treat. I mean who doesn’t love a cookie for breakfast!
The best ever paleo banana bread breakfast cookies
Who else loves banana bread?? Because I sure do! It is simply the best: warm, sweet, fluffy, and perfect for a crisp Fall day. So why not transform it into cookie form!?
Honestly, it is hard to put it into words how tasty these plant-based paleo banana bread breakfast cookies are. My entire family is obsessed, They are fluffy and gooey at the same time! Plus, since they are naturally sweetened with bananas and maple syrup, these breakfast cookies are super nutritious and healthy.
I absolutely love enjoying two or three of these in the morning with yogurt, as an afternoon snack before dinner, and even as a little late night treat! These healthy vegan banana bread cookies are just perfect for any time of day.
I have to admit, I think one of the best things about these paleo banana bread breakfast cookies (besides the taste of course!) is how easy they are to make! All you need is an oven, a large bowl, and a baking sheet.
Paleo banana bread breakfast cookies are healthy, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar free. They are the perfect breakfast and snack option for busy people, kids, and athletes!
Ingredients in healthy vegan banana bread breakfast cookies
These paleo banana bread breakfast cookies are so easy to make and don’t require any fancy kitchen equipment! You just need a good old spatula, a large mixing bowl, some parchment paper, and a baking tray.
In fact, this easy recipe calls for 9 simple and nutritious ingredients, including almond butter, almond flour, bananas, and cinnamon. You probably have all the ingredients you need to make these delicious banana bread cookies in your pantry already!
- Almond Butter
- Maple Syrup – Baking with maple syrup is like baking with nature’s candy. I love everything about it! It is the perfect all-natural sweetener for this healthy dessert.
- Vanilla Extract
- Baking Powder
- Almond Flour
- Chocolate Chips – I love good dark chocolate! This recipe calls for any type. You can use a vegan brand like HU Chocolate or even a Paleo one like Enjoy Life Chocolate. Anything will work for this recipe!
Take your healthy paleo banana bread cookies to the next level and add some toppings!
Want to take your healthy vegan banana bread cookies to the next level? Use some fun and healthy add-ons to make your healthy cookies more nutritious!
- Walnuts: Add a handful of crushed walnuts for an added crunch to your paleo banana bread breakfast cookies.
- Pecans: I love pecans! Add a handful of crushed pecans for an added crunch to your healthy paleo banana bread cookies.
Have unripened bananas? No worries!
Brown bananas are best for baking because they offer natural sweetness, unlike very yellow or green bananas. You can still make this recipe with unripe bananas! I’ll teach you how:
To quickly ripen a banana, simply stick it in the oven at 350 F for 2 – 3 minutes! Then, remove the peel and place the banana on a lined baking sheet, and put it back into the oven for another 2 – 3 minutes until it is soft, gooey, and looks like a mashed banana.
Easy substitution options for Paleo Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies.
You guys probably know by now that I love simple and easy recipes! If you don’t love every ingredient in this one, I am here to help you out with a list of the very best substitutions!
Don’ have or like almond butter? Don’t worry! Simply use any type of nut butter or sunflower butter!
Don’t have almond flour? No worries! Use another gluten free flour one-for-one. Do not substitute with coconut flour!
Tools used for vegan banana bread cookies.
This easy recipe for healthy gluten-free vegan banana bread cookies not only has very clean ingredients but it also only calls for a few kitchen tools making clean up easy! You’ll need seven different items, in addition to your measuring cups.
- Baking tray
- Parchment paper
- One large mixing bowl
- Measuring cups: 1 tsp, 1 tbsp, 1/4 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1 cup.
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How to make healthy paleo banana bread breakfast cookies.
This recipe is so simple and really easy to make. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in less than 25 minutes! And all you need is baking sheet, parchment paper, a mixing bowl, and an oven.
Here, I’ll walk you through the steps to make these delicious, healthy banana bread breakfast cookies!
First, preheat your oven to 350F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mash the banana with a fork until completely mushy. There should be no chunks.
Next, add in the almond butter, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. Mix until combined. Then add in the cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and almond flour. Combine with a spatula.
Once mixed, fold in your chocolate chips. You can even save a few extra to place on top of the cookies.
Now, form 16 – 20 balls (about 2 Tablespoons of dough for each) and gently press down into a cookie shape. Bake and enjoy your delicious vegan paleo banana bread breakfast cookies!
I highly recommend storing them in an airtight container at room temperature for 5 -6 days!
How to store these incredibly fluffy healthy banana bread cookies?
For best results, store at room temperature for up to 6 days in a covered airtight container or freezer for up to 1 – 2 months. If you freeze, heat the vegan banana bread cookies by placing them in the microwave for 20 – 30 seconds.
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Paleo Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies
- 1 medium banana, mashed
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mash banana with a fork until completely mushy. There should be no chunks.
- Next, add in almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Mix with a spatula. Now, mix in the ground cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and almond flour. Add in chocolate chips.
- Scoop about 2 Tbsp of dough either using a cookie dough scoop or spoon onto baking sheet, pressing down slightly. Should make about 16 to 20 cookies.
- Bake for 12 -14 minutes and let cool completely.
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