gluten-free banana bread cookies

Better Than Banana Bread Gluten Free Cookies

Better than banana bread! These gluten-free banana cookies are super moist, yet light and fluffy that can be made with or without chocolate chips. An easy gluten-free recipe your whole family will love.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free banana bread cookies, gluten-free banana cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 40
Calories 69 kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter  , dairy-free use Earth Balance or Smart Balance butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg ,room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 bananas, mashed (1 cup of mashed bananas)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups gluten-free all purpose flour (I like Pillsbury gluten-free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum ,leave out if your flour already has it
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg


  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (optional, I like Enjoy Life Foods for dairy-free chocolate chips)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Mash the bananas and mix in the baking soda. Let sit for 2 minutes. (The baking soda will react with the bananas and will give the cookies their fluffiness.)
  3. In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar together with a mixer.

  4. Add the egg, pure vanilla extract to the butter and sugar and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.

  5. Pour the mashed bananas into the butter mixture.

  6. Combine the flour, salt, and spices in a small bowl or measuring cup and give it a quick whisk/stir to combine the ingredients.

  7. Pour the flour mixture into the butter and banana mixture and mix until filly combined.

  8. Drop large spoonfuls of the cookie batter onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. I use a cookie scoop for this recipe. The cookie scoop makes for the perfect amount and size.  If you don't have a cookie scoop, please buy one. My cookie scoop has been a game changer for me!
  9. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until nicely golden brown. Please watch your oven because all ovens are different. 

  10. Let cool and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Mama says "Check all of your labels!"

Nutrition Facts
Better Than Banana Bread Gluten Free Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 69 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 50mg 2%
Potassium 33mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Sugars 6g
Vitamin A 1.7%
Vitamin C 0.9%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 1.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.