Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies {Gluten-Free/Vegan}

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I love Jessica’s blog. It was one of my favorites since I started reading food blogs and it’s never disappointed—the recipes and pictures are always great.

When Jessica posted peanut butter banana chocolate chip cookies, I couldn’t resist trying them out. There are too many flavors there that I love. 

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I changed Jessica’s recipe around to make these gluten-free and vegan. I hope that’s not heresy for someone who loves butter and flour; but if it is it’s delicious heresy.

I chose brown rice for this recipe because it is soft and buttery when baked making a tasty, airy cookie. You can find brown rice flour in most grocery stores in the gluten-free section.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies(adapted from this recipe)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 18 minutes

Ingredients(Makes about 1 dozen cookies):

  • 1/2 cup banana puree
  • 1/2 cup runny peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar*
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup*
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt**

*I used this to replicate the flavor of brown sugar. If you don’t have maple syrup, you can substitute 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons brown sugar and a Tablespoon of water.

**Omit if the peanut butter you’re using is salted

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Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine all of the ingredients together evenly into a thick batter.
  3. Roll 1 ounce of dough into a ball in your hand and place it on a lined or greased baking tray.
  4. Bake for 15-18 minutes until the sides are browning and the center has puffed up.
  5. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool completely before taking them off the baking tray.

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These are seriously some of the best cookies I’ve tasted. Make this recipe. Or make Jessica’s recipe. Just make some recipe.

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10 Responses to Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies {Gluten-Free/Vegan}
  1. Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    April 30, 2012 | 9:09 am

    Looks great!!

  2. Amber K
    April 30, 2012 | 9:59 am

    Umm…these look amazing!

  3. Ela
    April 30, 2012 | 11:57 am

    I know some folks who’ll love this. It’s kind of reminiscent of your own choc-chip banana blondies with pb frosting, isn’t it!

    • Wannabe Chef
      April 30, 2012 | 12:29 pm

      I totally forgot about that recipe but now that you mention it these totally remind me of them.

  4. Gena
    May 1, 2012 | 10:46 pm

    You had me at vegan, banana, peanut butter, chocolate, and hello.

    • Wannabe Chef
      May 1, 2012 | 10:47 pm

      I wish this were Facebook so I could “like” that.

  5. Sara
    May 5, 2012 | 4:17 pm

    Just wanted to let you know I made these with almond butter instead and they came out great! Thanks for an easy gluten free recipe :)

  6. Justin
    May 28, 2012 | 5:55 pm

    I had a bag of brown rice flour leftover from who know what. This recipe is fantastic. Simple to make and uses ingredients I already had. Perfectly scrumptious, and I’m not even vegan or a gluten-free guy. Thanks!

  7. Aimee
    June 20, 2012 | 10:03 pm

    These cookies are AMAZING! Even though my fiancee doesn’t have a gluten allergy, like me, he asks me to make these more than what use to be his favorite cookies!! Delicious!!

  8. Andrea
    September 8, 2012 | 9:36 am

    I just made these with WOW butter (made with soy) instead of peanut butter so my son can take them to his nut-free school. They turned out fantastic! YUMMMY!

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