So many bananas…so little time. I was definitely not immune to the great banana bread wave of spring of 2020 but wanted to find some ways to stand out. So banana bread became banana cookies and I made them chocolate cause…why not!

I’ll be honest with you, I wasn’t sure about these. I’m not a huge banana fan and I was worried the flavor of one of the most pungent fruits would overpower the chocolate. Well, I was so happy to be wrong because these balanced perfectly!

I keep them in the fridge because I was worried they would go bad as they’re mostly banana (something I recommend you also do). If they’ve been in the fridge long enough they almost become like a fudge cookie, so if that’s your thing, I’d store them in there right away. Otherwise, make one batch for a group and eat them up right away!

I hope you enjoy these as much as I did – leave a comment if you try them yourself or if you have any questions.

Double Chocolate Banana Cookies (Vegan/GF)

These vegan AND gluten free cookies are delicious out of the oven but even better when stored in the fridge – they taste like actual fudge! Make sure you eat them within a week of making them (although I'm sure that won't be a problem).
Course Dessert
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/4 cup mashed overripe banana
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Add dry ingredients (excluding chocolate chips) to bowl and stir to combine
  • Fold mashed bananas into dry ingredients mixture
  • Add maple syrup and vanilla and stir until incorporated
  • Once ingredients are incorporated, fold in chocolate chips
  • Use a 1.5 Tbsp scoop to scoop dough onto baking sheet ensuring they’re evenly spaced apart
  • Gently flatten tops of cookies with the back of a fork
  • Bake for 26-30 minutes until just set in the center
  • Let cool on wire rack until room temp
  • Enjoy right away or store in airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days
Keyword Banana, Chocolate, Cookies, Easy Desserts, Gluten Free, Vegan

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