These super delicious vegan banana cookies taste just like banana bread in cookie form! Soft and puffy and packed with banana flavor.
I’m so impressed with these vegan banana cookies. They are just so different to any cookie I’ve ever made before, but totally divine nonetheless.
The best way to describe them would really be vegan banana bread cookies. Because they taste like banana bread. In cookie form. Which is amazing.
So if you’re in the mood for some banana bread but don’t have the time for that, since it takes like an hour to bake, then these cookies are for you. All the flavor and deliciousness of banana bread, in cookie form!
How To Make Vegan Banana Cookies
You will find full instructions and measurements in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. This is a summary of the process to go along with the process photos.
- These are really simple to make.
- Add vegan butter and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer and cream them together. Add mashed banana and vanilla extract and mix in.
- Add all purpose flour, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon and nutmeg and mix in.
- Now it’s time to add in your extras, I added a cup of chopped pecans, but chopped walnuts would be great too. Vegan chocolate chips would also probably be delish.
- The cookie dough is a little wet so use a cookie scoop to scoop out even sized amounts onto a parchment lined baking tray. Aim for somewhere in the region of 16-20 cookies.
- And then bake them at 350°F for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned on the top.
They are quite puffy cookies and definitely soft. Basically, they are the texture of totally delicious banana bread, in cookie form.
Hope that’s not sounding weird….because…it’s really not. It’s just delicious!
Baker’s Tips For The Best Banana Cookies
I find it easier to weigh the peeled banana and then mash it rather than mashing it first and then putting it into the measuring cup to get the correct amount, but that also works fine if you don’t have a food scale. Luckily measuring mashed banana is not tricky (like flour).
The addition of the chopped pecans (or walnuts or any other add-on’s) is totally optional, but recommended. Soooo delicious.
Spread the cookies very evenly on your baking tray. Even doing that though, they still make very good friends and stick together if you do them on one tray like I did. I didn’t find it an issue and just separated them when they cooled. But you may prefer to spread them over two baking sheets.
Storing and Freezing
Keep them stored in an airtight container at room temperature and enjoy within 3-4 days.
They are also freezer friendly for up to 3 months.
More Vegan Cookies
- Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Vegan Chocolate Cookies
- Vegan Sugar Cookies
- Vegan Oatmeal Cookies
- Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
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Vegan Banana Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add the vegan butter and sugar to the bowl of your stand mixer and cream them together. Then add in the mashed banana and vanilla and mix in.
- Add the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir in with a spoon into a cookie dough.
- Add the chopped pecans and mix in.
- Use a cookie scoop to scoop even amounts of cookie dough onto the parchment lined baking tray spacing them evenly. Aim for around 16-20 cookies.
- Bake for 12-15 mins until lightly golden on top.
- Let them cool on the tray before removing.
- Measure the flour correctly, either by weighing it out on a food scale or by using the spoon and level method. Fluff up the flour and then spoon it into your measuring cup. Use the back of a knife to level off the top. Don’t scoop it and don’t pack it into the cup.
- The pecans are entirely optional. You can also use chopped walnuts.
- Keep them stored in an airtight container at room temperature and enjoy within 3-4 days. They are also freezer friendly for up to 3 months.