Banana Bread Cookies

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Banana Bread Cookies are a healthy, gluten free, low calorie, wonder that taste like your favorite banana bread.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 28 minutes
Total: 38 minutes
Banana Bread Cookies om a black plate stacked high.

Banana Bread Cookies are a healthy, gluten free, low calorie, wonder that taste like your favorite banana bread.

Banana Bread Cookies om a black plate stacked high.

These Banana Bread cookies are marvelous. They are the perfect snack to give to your kids after school or a wonderful treat for you if you want something good and good for you.

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This recipe is great to use up over ripe bananas, they are so tasty and also they smell amazing in your kitchen as they are baking.

  • 30 Minutes: Quick and easy to make, let the kids help.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry and only seven ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: Great for kids that have dietary issues like gluten intolerance , however no one will feel like they are getting healthy cookies.
Stack of four banana bread cookies on a black plate with one laying on the side.

What You Need to Make Banana Bread Cookies

Ingredients

  • Almond Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Bananas 
  • Maple Syrup
  • Eggs
Bananas vanilla honey and flour to make the Banana Bread Cookies.

Equipment

How to Make Banana Cookies – Step by Step

a clear glass bowl with the dry ingredients in them and a bowl with the mashed bananas in them.
  • Prep: First, preheat oven to 350F and then line two cookie trays with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Dough: Second, in a large bowl, stir together the almond flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and next, mash in the bananas until combined and no large chunks of banana remain and then add maple syrup. Stir until combined.
A cleat glass bowl with the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients mixed in including the eggs.
  • Scoop: Next, use a cookie scoop to portion out the dough 3″ apart on the prepared baking mat. Bake for 25-28 minutes until lightly golden brown.
  • Cool: Finally, allow to cool on the baking sheets for 2 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack.
Cookies on a lined cookie sheet  before baking and after cooking on a cooling wrack.

Common Questions About Banana Bread Cookies

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN A BANANA IS RIPE ENOUGH FOR BAKING?

The browner and softer the banana the better for baking, this means it will be super sweet and perfect for baking?

CAN I MAKE BANANAS RIPEN FASTER?

Here are some great ideas from Bob’s Red Mill.

SUBSTITUTION FOR MAPLE SYRUP?

There are a lot of low sugar or sugar free options that are gluten free, keto friendly and low carb, for example this.

RECIPE BE FROZEN?

Indeed, these cookies are great frozen. Place in an airtight container or bag for up to three months.

A stack of five banana bread cookies on a plate wih a bunch of bananas on the side.

Expert Tips for Making Banana Bread Cookies

  • Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into several batches.
  • Add Chips: Chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, even sugar free versions are great.
  • Oven Check: For perfect cookies use an oven thermometer and make sure that it is the correct temperature so that you get the perfect batch.
  • Variation tip: Walnuts,pecans or even more almonds added to the mix make a nice crunch.
  • Alternate ingredient: Wheat flour, coconut flour or other nut or seed flours can also be used in this recipe as a replacement for the almond flour.

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Banana Bread Cookies

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Banana Bread Cookies are a healthy, gluten free, low calorie, wonder that taste like your favorite banana bread.
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Servings: 24 pieces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 3 Bananas medium, overripe and peeled
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • 2 Eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Line two cookie trays with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the almond flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  • Mash in the bananas until combined and no large chunks of banana remain.
  • Add maple syrup (or maybe syrup substitute) and eggs. Stir well until no dry streaks of almond flour remain.
  • Use a cookie scoop to portion out the dough 3″ apart on the prepared baking mat.
  • Use the back of the cookie scoop to smooth down the banana cookie dough.
  • Bake for 25-28 minutes until lightly golden brown.
  • Allow to cool on the baking sheets for 2 minutes before attempting to remove to a cooling rack.

Expert Tips

  • Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into several batches.
  • Add Chips: Chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, even sugar free versions are great.
  • Oven Check: For perfect cookies use an oven thermometer and make sure that it is the correct temperature so that you get the perfect batch.
  • Variation tip: Walnuts,pecans or even more almonds added to the mix make a nice crunch.
  • Alternate ingredient: Wheat flour, coconut flour or other nut or seed flours can also be used in this recipe as a replacement for the almond flour.
 

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

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