Almond Flour Banana Cookies with Chocolate

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These Almond Flour Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies are easy to make, gluten-free, soft, chocolatey, nutty, and unbelievably delicious and wholesome! They are the perfect cookie to have throughout the week when your craving a healthier treat!

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chill 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
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Chocolate Banana Cookies with Chocolate Chips

These Almond Flour Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies are nutty, chocolatey, soft, easy to make, and unbelievably delicious! They are the perfect grab-and-go cookie, perfect for snacks, adding to lunch boxes, or having on hand throughout the week for a healthier treat.

They are gluten-free as we use almond flour in place of regular flour, and they can easily be made vegan by substituting the egg for a flax egg! Y’all are going to love these cookies!

📄 What Is Almond Flour?

Almond flour is made by blanching almonds in boiling water to remove their skins and then ground and sifted into a fine flour. It’s different than almond meal because they still have their skins intact. What we love about almond flour is that it’s healthier, too, as it’s low in carbs but high in healthy fats and fiber. Plus, they had a nice nutty texture to baked goods, like in these banana cookies!

Chocolate Banana Cookies with a glass of milk.

🍌🍪 Ingredients

These chocolate banana cookies are very easy to make. These cookies are perfect when you have a ripe banana sitting just sitting on your counter. Instead of throwing it away and wasting it, you just need a few minimal ingredients to make some delicious banana cookies.

  • Almond Flour. It gives these cookies a nice nutty flavor and makes them gluten-free. It also gives these cookies that cake-like texture.
  • A Moderately Ripe Banana. A ripe banana will have those little freckles and brown spots on it. That’s the type of banana you are looking for in this recipe!
  • Cocoa Powder. It is full of antioxidants and has a nice chocolatey flavor!
  • Baking Soda.
  • Salt. A little salt goes a long way in these cookies, such as balancing out the chocolatey sweetness.
  • Coconut Oil. This ingredient makes a huge difference in the texture and flavor. It doesn’t add “coconut flavor” but enhances the chocolate flavor! You can also substitute with unsalted butter; the results will be very similar.
  • Egg. Or, substitute with a flax egg to make this cookie recipe vegan.
  • Brown Sugar or Cane Sugar. Both sugars both work well in this recipe.
  • Vanilla Extract.
  • Chocolate Chips or Gems. We like to use Hu’s Chocolate Gems to create those puddles of chocolate on the inside.
  • Optional – Chopped Walnuts – for extra yumminess!
  • Optional – Cinnamon for extra flavor!

🥣 Instructions

  • Mix Wet Ingredients. First, add the ripe banana to a medium bowl and mash it with a fork. Next, add sugar, vanilla extract, melted coconut oil, and the egg. Whisk until combined. 
  • Mix in Dry Ingredients. Add the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon (optional), and salt to the same bowl with the wet ingredients. Use a spatula and mix everything until combined. 
  • Fold in Chocolate & Nuts. Add chocolate chips and chopped walnuts (if using), and fold everything together until combined. 
  • Chill the Dough. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. This will help the cookies to firm up before they bake.
  • Bake. Preheat the oven to 375 °F (190 C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake cookies on a center rack for 12-15 minutes or until edges begin to turn golden brown. 
  • Cool & Enjoy. Remove cookies from the oven and sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt or Maldon salt while still warm for extra flavor contrast and texture. Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes on the tray before enjoying! 

🎥 Video Tutorial 

Check out my TikTok Video on how I made these yummy banana bread cookies!

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banana bread cookies for breakfast. 🤭 these are made glutenfree and are delish. #bananacookie_🍌🍪 #bananacookies #bananabreadcookies

♬ original sound – Tracey Gene | Eat Love Namaste

❔ Frequently Asked Questions:

How to store leftover banana cookies?

These cookies are best when fresh. But if you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container at room temperature (or in the refrigerator) for up to 3 days.

These cookies do not freeze well as they will lose their fluffy texture.

Can I make these banana chocolate cookies vegan?


Yes! Substitute the egg for 1 flax egg, which is 1 tbsp flaxseed and 2 tbsp water.

Banana Chocolate Cookies in a pan with puddles of chocolate.

These Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies are easy to make, gluten-free, soft, chocolatey, nutty, and unbelievably delicious and wholesome! They are the perfect cookies for breakfast or dessert when craving a healthier treat!

What we love about these cookies are the chocolatey and banana flavor, and their fluffy cake-like texture. They are technically banana bread cookies! 😉 So, so good.

We hope you all love our chocolate banana cookies recipe made with almond flour. Enjoy! ♡ 

A single Chocolate Banana Cookie with flaked sea salt on top.

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 7 votes
These Banana Chocolate Chip cookies are easy to make, gluten-free, soft, chocolatey, nutty, and unbelievably delicious and wholesome! 
Chocolate Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chill 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Yields 15 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 banana moderately ripe
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup walnuts chopped, optional
  • ½ tsp cinnamon optional

Instructions

  • Mix Wet Ingredients. First, add the ripe banana to a medium bowl and mash it with a fork. Next, add sugar, vanilla extract, melted coconut oil, and the egg. Whisk until combined. 
  • Mix in Dry Ingredients. Add the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon (optional), and salt to the same bowl with the wet ingredients. Use a spatula and mix everything until combined. 
  • Fold in Chocolate & Nuts. Add chocolate chips and chopped walnuts (if using), and fold everything together until combined. 
  • Chill the Dough. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. This will help the cookies to firm up before they bake.
  • Bake. Preheat the oven to 375 °F (190 C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
    Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator and begin scooping dough in 1 ½ Tbsp scoops onto prepared baking sheets. Space cookies 2 inches apart to account for spreading. 
    Bake cookies on a center rack for 12-15 minutes or until edges begin to turn golden brown. 
  • Cool & Enjoy. Remove cookies from the oven and sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt or Maldon salt while still warm for extra flavor contrast and texture.
    Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes on the tray before enjoying! 

Notes

Substitute the egg for 1 flax egg, which is 1 tbsp flaxseed and 2 tbsp water.
Course: Cookies, Desserts, Sweets
Cuisine: American-Inspired
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: Banana Cookies, Chocolate, Chocolate Cookies, Dessert

Nutrition Facts

Serving1gCalories157.5kcalCarbohydrates12.99gProtein3.85gFat11.83gSaturated Fat3.45gPolyunsaturated Fat0.96gMonounsaturated Fat0.36gCholesterol0.04mgSodium76.75mgPotassium64.23mgFiber2.69gSugar7.9gVitamin A5.76IUVitamin C0.71mgCalcium43.25mgIron1.23mg
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