Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies – Gluten Free & Vegan

by Sharon on May 30, 2014

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Have a few ripening bananas but no time for baking banana bread? Try these little babies out and you won’t be disappointed. Even though they are on the healthier side, these cookies are still super good. I’ve made two batches in the last two weeks and needless to say, they were promptly devoured. I did bring a few into work for my buddies and they loved them too. Win win.

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You are only four simple ingredients away and these can be baking away in your oven in no time.

Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

And can we talk easy? Mash up your ‘nanners until they are no longer lumpy. Then stir in the oats. Sounds pret-ty darn easy so far, yes? I also like a little crunch so walnuts were tossed into my batter along with a handful of chocolate chips.

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It’s like cookies aren’t worth making with out chocolate chips.

Am I right?! 🙂

I’m also pretty impressed that these are made without any added sugar. The natural, sweet goodness of the ripe bananas and a few dark chocolate chips are all you need to satisfy that little sweet tooth.

Anyways, back to easy. Scoop out little cookies onto the parchment lined sheet and pop ‘er into the oven.

That’s it. Cookies. Check.

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I dare you to say that going to the store and plunking down your hard earned money for the refined sugar laden, chemically based, non-food cookies is easier than throwing these beauties together. They are just so simple and you can feel good about eating them.

All of them.

Not that we did that or anything. 😉

Have a great weekend, all!

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Serves 16

Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
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  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup quick oats (certified gluten free if necessary)
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 and line 2 baking sheets with parchment
  2. Mash the bananas in a medium sized mixing bowl until most of the lumps have smoothed out
  3. Stir in the rest of the ingredients and mix well
  4. Scoop heaping tablespoon sized portions onto the parchment lined sheets, I put 8 on each sheet, and bake for 15 minutes, rotating the sheet halfway through
  5. Let cool on wire racks

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Baby June May 30, 2014 at 7:49 am
What a great idea! Looks like a great snack. Nothing like a simple cookie recipe that's also healthy! :)
Sharon May 30, 2014 at 9:41 am
Right? These are little winners. Have a great weekend, Baby J! :)
Karen @ Kama Fitness May 30, 2014 at 9:12 am
Love cookies like these, especially with only a few ingredients!!!! but sometimes I have a hard time getting past the mixture - I tend to snack a little too much. Oops! Have a great weekend, it's suppose to be really sunny & warm! Yay!
Sharon May 30, 2014 at 9:43 am
I'm so guilty of batter eating. The best batter is the chickpea cookie bars. That batter? It's a post on it's own. ;) Enjoy the sunshine!!
Joan Demont February 7, 2016 at 5:13 pm
I would love the chickpea cookie bar recipe
Sharon February 8, 2016 at 12:38 pm
Ask and ye shall receive! :) --> http://thehonoursystem.com/2014/05/14/chocolate-peanut-butter-chickpea-cookie-bars-gluten-free-vegan/
Eyecandypopper May 30, 2014 at 4:47 pm
Hey! I made similar cookies a couple of times, it's so easy and delicious! I love the idea of adding walnuts in them... extra crunch and yumminess. :) MMmmm!
Sharon May 31, 2014 at 9:09 am
Gotta have that crunch! Enjoy the sunshine this weekend!! :)
Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods May 31, 2014 at 11:39 pm
Sharon, these look delicious! I love that you used bananas to bind them and make them egg-free.
Sharon June 1, 2014 at 10:36 am
Thanks so much, Cindy! These were so easy and simple, it was almost criminal! What would we ever do without bananas. ;)
Toronto Girl West June 2, 2014 at 1:43 am
Lately, I've discovered my banana sensitivity has disappeared. This of course means that I think this sounds like a perfectly delicious recipe to try! Thanks again, amiga! :)
Sharon June 2, 2014 at 9:42 am
I'm glad to hear that! Bananas are so versatile. Smoothies, cookies, banana bread. Have a great week! :)
Rachel September 19, 2014 at 6:38 pm
I just made these and they turned out very good! I only had regular rolled oats, not quick oats. So I threw the rolled oats in my Vitamix for a quick spin to cut them up into smaller pieces (hoping that would help them bake more like quick oats). While they turned out ok, I think I will try making these with actual quick oats next time and compare the texture. Great idea for a healthy but tasty treat :)
Sharon September 19, 2014 at 10:56 pm
Thanks so much Rachel. :) Don't you just love easy/delicious stuff? ;) Have a wonderful weekend!
Racquael April 3, 2015 at 9:15 pm
I want to try this but I am a celiac who can not have oats not even gf oats. Can I use quinoa or coconut nut flakes?
Sharon April 4, 2015 at 8:39 am
Hey Racquael! I haven't tried this recipe with those options but I'd bet either would work. The quinoa flakes maybe better. Have a great weekend. :)
Michele July 26, 2015 at 3:04 am
Hi! Can I just store these in a container at room temperature (or should they be refrigerated)?
Sharon July 26, 2015 at 9:03 am
Hey Michele! These will keep at room temp. Enjoy your Sunday! :)
Giulia August 1, 2015 at 2:05 pm
I made these cookies for the second time and decided to look at the nutritional value. Is each cookie really 180 cal?
Giulia August 1, 2015 at 9:11 pm
I just re-read it. Never mind...I got my answer:)
Kaitlyn August 19, 2015 at 12:57 pm
What is the nutritional value I can't find it on here.
Angela October 26, 2015 at 1:33 am
How can these cookies be gluten free if they have oats in them?
Sharon October 26, 2015 at 1:37 pm
Use certified gluten free oats. :)
Ashy June 1, 2016 at 4:45 pm
Son and I just made these and they were great didn't have a whole cup of oats so I filled it rest of the way with HM bisquick. Used mini chocolate chips and added a splash of milk. Thank you!
Sharon June 2, 2016 at 11:47 am
So glad you enjoyed! Thanks Ashy. :)
Victoria February 17, 2017 at 1:33 am
What do you do if you can't sleep at night? Make banana cookies! I added 3/4 of an organic white chocolate bar smashed up (instead of the chocolate chips), a medium sized apple chopped in tiny pieces (instead of the walnuts) and a little bit of nutmeg... and they turned out SO well. Thanks for the great recipe for a mid day work snack! (For the next few days.)
Sharon February 17, 2017 at 10:14 am
Oooh! White chocolate pieces? Sounds pretty yum to me. :) Thanks Victoria!
Val March 28, 2017 at 5:17 am
This is great recipe, i just made them and they are delicious, only i use hazelnuts instead of the walnuts, and one teaspoon of honey to combine it. :)
Sharon March 28, 2017 at 7:29 am
I love hazelnuts! Great addition. Thanks Val! :)

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