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Soft Vegan Banana Oat Cookies {gluten-free, oil-free}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 22 cookies 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Soft vegan banana oat cookies with have an old-fashioned taste but a healthy, modern profile. Easy-to-make with ingredients you have on hand, they are gluten-free, oil-free, and perfect for sweet treats, snacks, breakfasts or workout fuel.


  • 1 cup (250 mL) mashed very ripe bananas
  • 3 tablespoons smooth nut or seed butter (e.g., almond, peanut, sunflower seed)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1 and 3/4 cups (175 g) rolled oats (certified gluten-free, as needed)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F (175C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir the mashed bananas, nut butter, coconut sugar, and vanilla until blended and smooth.
  3. In a food processor or high-speed blender, process the oats until they resemble a fine flour. Add the baking powder, cinnamon and salt; pulse to combine.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture, stirring until completely blended.
  5. Drop by heaping tablespoons (I use a medium cookie scoop) on the prepared baking sheet, spacing 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 9 to 10 minutes until golden brown, puffed and just set at the centers.
  7. Remove from the oven transfer the cookies to a cooling rack. Cool completely.


Storage: Store the cooled cookies in an airtight container at cool room temperature for 2 days, the refrigerator for 1 week, or the freezer for up to 3 months.

Ready to Use Oat Flour: You can use pre-ground oat flour if you have it on hand! Use the same weight (200 g), which is about 1 and 2/3 cups of oat flour.

Sweeteners: Use an equal amount of brown sugar or granulated sweetener of choice in place of the coconut sugar.

Banana Alternative: Use an equal amount of unsweetened applesauce in place of the banana. You may want to increase the amount of sweetener by 1 tablespoon.

  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 56
  • Sugar: 3.3 g
  • Sodium: 56 mg
  • Fat: 1.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.7 g
  • Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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