Festive Friday // Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies

gluten-free & vegan banana bread breakfast cookies I’ve finally decided to share my all-time favorite recipe: banana bread breakfast cookies. I know that’s a bold statement but I seriously mean it. I went through a phase where I was baking these cookies for breakfast every morning for days on end. I would eat the whole batch to myself! They’re really healthy and beyond easy to make with only 4 ingredients in one bowl in less than 15 minutes. 

gluten-free & vegan banana bread breakfast cookies 4 ingredients All you need: brown, spotty ripe bananas, gluten-free rolled oats, almond butter, and cinnamon. That’s it. The riper the bananas, the better because they add a nice natural sweetness to the cookies. 

gluten-free & vegan banana bread breakfast cookies This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar-free, oil-free, butter-free, dairy-free, and paleo friendly. It basically covers all the bases in terms of being allergy-friendly, which is great because I really want everyone to be able to enjoy these cookies. If you’re allergic to nuts, just sub the almond butter for sunflower seed butter or leave it out. 

gluten-free & vegan banana bread breakfast cookies Since the ingredients are all-natural and wholesome and there’s no added sugar, I would definitely consider these acceptable any time of the day. I usually have them for breakfast or a snack but wouldn’t be against having them for lunch or dinner either. I said it before and I’ll say it again, they are addicting. I’ll bake a batch and they never last more than a day!

gluten-free & vegan banana bread breakfast cookies Their soft banana-bread like texture and the smell as they bake makes these cookies at the top of my list. I hesitate to even use the word “cookie” because they’re so much better for you than a normal cookie. 

gluten-free & vegan banana bread breakfast cookies They’re so delicious you’ll want to eat them right out of the oven. Go ahead, nobody is stopping you. If you’re looking for a healthy, banana-based cookie recipe, give this one a try. One bite and you’ll be hooked!

gluten-free & vegan banana bread breakfast cookies

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One bowl, 4-ingredients, and less than 15 minutes is all it takes for these amazing banana bread breakfast cookies!
Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-free, Refined Sugar-free
Serves: 2-3
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork.
  3. Mix in the rolled oats, almond butter, and cinnamon.
  4. Scoop onto a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 13-15 minutes.
  6. Devour!
*You can sub the almond butter for any nut/seed butter and feel free to add in more mix-ins (like chocolate chips, shredded coconut, dried cranberries, vanilla extract, or whatever else you like). I'd love to see what combos you guys come up with!


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