Healthy Banana Bread Cookies - Vegan + Oil Free
Good morning friends!
I have been making this easy vegan banana bread cookie recipe for sometime now. They are so simple and so tasty! Matt prefers really buttery homestyle cookies like my chocolate chip cookies using the Miyoko's cultured vegan butter but he does like these too especially when he's wanting to be a little more healthy.
It's one of those recipes that is great for anyone who is looking to improve their diet with nutrient rich whole plant foods while still indulging on that occasional sweet treat without the guilt. No processed junk, no dairy, no oil. Just healthy whole plant food ingredients! YUM!
These vegan banana bread cookies are full of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, plant protein, and lots of fiber! Most of the ingredients you may already have on hand, if not you might have to buy a few things, but for the most part it's an easy peasy recipe.
I am testing out the silicone baking mat in the video. It's one of my favorite new products from 2019. I had been hearing lots of good things about them from other bakers so I bought one at Harris Teeter for $15 and it is incredible. I can't believe how easy the clean up is and nothing sticks - ever. It's a fantastic cost effective product for all you avid bakers. You can bake with it or use to to roast vegetables. It also makes a great stocking stuffer too!
Watch my video tutorial below to see how I made them. I am also sharing an amazing story that happened to me and Matt this week... we photographed a white deer (a BUCK!) a few days ago! It was amazing!
ENJOY THE RECIPE!
Healthy Banana Bread Cookies Recipe - Vegan
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup pure peanut butter (chunky peanut butter would also work)
2 T maple syrup
2 cups quick oats
1 T chia seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
optional add-in's: raisins (golden or purple), walnuts, pecans
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until soft and creamy.
2. Add in the peanut butter and maple syrup and mix well.
3. Add the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Stir well.
4. Gently fold in the chocolate chips and any extra ingredients like nuts or raisins.
5. Form into 2 tablespoon sized balls and place on parchment (or silicone baking mat) lined baking pan. Flatten out each cookie using the palm of your hand (don't skip this step as they will not spread out during baking because there is no butter/oil.)
6. Bake for 15 minutes then remove from the oven and let them finish cooling on the baking pan for 15 more minutes.