gluten-free banana bread cookies
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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 69kcal
Author Audrey from Mama Knows Gluten Free


  • 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)


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • 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.)
  • In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar together with a mixer.
  • Add the egg, pure vanilla extract to the butter and sugar and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Pour the mashed bananas into the butter mixture.
  • Combine the flour, salt, and spices in a small bowl or measuring cup and give it a quick whisk/stir to combine the ingredients.
  • Pour the flour mixture into the butter and banana mixture and mix until filly combined.
  • 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!
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes or until nicely golden brown. Please watch your oven because all ovens are different. 
  • Let cool and enjoy!


Mama says "Check all of your labels!"


Serving: 1g | Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 33mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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