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


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. 


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



  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.


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!