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Banana Bread Cookies (gluten free, vegan, paleo)

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If you’re in need of a way to use up those brown bananas sitting on your counter, look no further than these delicious gluten free banana cookies!  These healthy banana bread cookies are moist, naturally sweet, and only call for 6 simple ingredients – yay!

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I wanted to keep this paleo banana cookie recipe as simple as possible, using as few ingredients as I could.  I think I rose up to the challenge if I do say so myself.  Here’s what you’ll need to make these dairy free banana bread cookies – which, by the way, are vegan, gluten free, AND paleo!

Ingredients For Gluten Free Banana Cookies

By using only a handful of ingredients, it allowed the banana flavor to really shine.  I mean, you can’t have banana cookies without banana!  And you’ll never guess these banana bread cookies are made without eggs.

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These almond flour banana bread cookies are easy to make.  Like really easy.  Here’s what you do:

How To Make Paleo Banana Bread Cookies:

  • Mix up the dry ingredients (almond flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt)
  • Mash the bananas with a fork and add them to the dry ingredients
  • Add in maple syrup and mix until combined
  • Scoop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, flatten, and bake for 26-30 minutes.

I just can’t get over how ridiculously simple these are!!

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If making an actual loaf of banana bread intimidates you, give these cookies a shot.  They are practically fool proof and I know you’ll love them.  And if you have kids…they’re gonna go bananas over these!


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Tips For Making Banana Cookies

  • Don’t mash the bananas to death – keep a little texture in them!
  • Always measure the mashed bananas with measuring cups.  Don’t just guess by the size of the banana.
  • Ovens vary.  Keep an eye on them and take them out when the tops are golden brown and your kitchen smells like banana bread!
  • They will continue to set up as they cool, so for the best texture, let them come to room temperature.
  • I personally like the recipe as written, but listed a few optional add-ins for people wanting more flavor.  Also, my readers have added some yummy things with great success (like nut butter, flax seeds, oats etc.) so be sure to read the comments for more ideas!
  • If you love these cookies, you should try my banana split ice cream sandwiches!  They are DELISH!

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Banana Bread Cookies (gluten free, vegan)

These easy vegan and paleo banana bread cookies are a delicious and healthy treat the whole family will enjoy. Their banana bread flavor is to die for!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time28 mins
Total Time33 mins
Recipe Type: Cookies
Servings: 15
Author: Simply Jillicious

INGREDIENTS

Optional Add-ins

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons nut butter
  • chopped nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • extra 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch ground cloves

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Add the almond flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon to a bowl and mix well
  • Mash the bananas with a fork and add them to the dry ingredients (I mash, then measure)
  • Add the maple syrup
  • Mix until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated
  • Use a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop the dough onto the baking sheet
  • Gently flatten the cookies with a fork or back of a spoon.
  • Bake for 26-30 minutes until the middles have set and aren't wet (mine were perfect at 28 minutes)
  • After the cookies come out of the oven, place them on a wire rack to cool
  • Let the cookies come to room temperature before eating
  • Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days

NOTES

These cookies won't spread too much so I put all 15 cookies on one baking sheet, so I won't have to bake 2 batches.
For this recipe I used a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop.
**These cookies are almost entirely sweetened by bananas, so make sure your bananas are really overripe!**
Substitutions:  
Regular Flour: Regular flour cannot be subbed 1:1 with almond flour.  Therefore I wouldn't recommend making this recipe with normal wheat flour.  
I'm unable to test regular flour because of my gluten allergy so I cannot guarantee your results, but others have tried it and said 1 1/4 cup of regular flour worked well.  However, others have also tried the 1 1/4 flour substituiton and not liked it.  So bake at your own risk. 🙂  I would recommend following the recipe as written.
Nut Free: I've had a reader say that using 1/2 cup sunflower seed flour and 1 cup oat flour worked well. I have not tested this and cannot guarantee your results. 
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278 Comments

  • Reply
    Melanie
    July 31, 2019 at 6:33 am

    I was really surprised this recipe hadn’t received any comments yet when I decided to make it — but I do see now it’s very new — I give it 5 stars for both simplicity and taste!! I love finding real food recipes that are quick and easy yet tasty and healthy — it’s a win win. Thanks for a perfect recipe!

    • Reply
      Jill
      July 31, 2019 at 7:41 am

      Yay! Thanks for being the first to comment, Melanie! Don’t you love how simple they are?! I’m so glad you enjoyed the cookies and THANK YOU for your feedback!

      • Reply
        Goli
        April 22, 2020 at 8:50 pm

        My second time making this and both times turned perfect. Our family loved them. Thanks for the recipe.

        • Reply
          Jill
          April 23, 2020 at 9:30 am

          I love to hear that! Thanks Goli!!

      • Reply
        Brie Maya
        June 4, 2020 at 7:56 pm

        These were so wonderful and a great way to curb the desire for banana bread without all the extra sugar and calories. I got side tracked and over baked them, and these still have great flavor! Will definitely make them again. Thank you!!

        • Reply
          Jill
          June 4, 2020 at 9:48 pm

          What a nice comment! Thanks Brie! So glad you loved the banana bread cookies!

    • Reply
      June
      October 16, 2019 at 11:41 am

      These cookies are light as air and really taste like banana bread!! (I added another 1/8 tsp of cinnamon and 1/2 cup of chocolate chips) banana bread is nothing without chocolate chips! Just made these and I’m hoping they will last till the kids get home to try them! I guess I will have to make more if they don’t 😉 Thank you for this great recipe! I’m always searching for simple, vegan and gluten free cookies to make instead of buying junk. My son has celiac disease and the treats at the supermarket are so expensive and really not good! Thank you again!

      • Reply
        Jill
        October 16, 2019 at 3:48 pm

        Oh this comment made me so happy! Thank you so much for your feedback, June! Hope those kiddos of yours love them – enjoy!

        • Reply
          Em
          April 29, 2020 at 12:14 am

          Doesn’t really taste good. I don’t usually make gluten-free recipes, so it was my first one. The almond flour made the taste a bit grainy and on the inside they were mushy. Also, the measurement in cups is extremely imprecise, I needed to adjust liquid in order to hydrate the flour.

          • Jill
            April 29, 2020 at 12:23 am

            Sorry to hear you didn’t like them, Em! What brand of almond flour did you use? Was it almond meal? Sounds like it might’ve been a thicker grind. Even if you added a whole 1/2 cup extra flour there would still be no need to add liquid to this recipe…

    • Reply
      April
      November 2, 2019 at 1:09 pm

      These were ok. My family tried them and said eh. I won’t make them again.

      • Reply
        Jill
        November 9, 2019 at 7:50 am

        Thanks for your honest feedback April. Everyone has different tastes and preferences – thanks for trying out the recipe!

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      Melissa
      November 24, 2019 at 7:06 pm

      I made these tonight and I was really surprised how well they turned out! No sugar, no eggs, and no oil and they were still wonderful. I went a little light on the maple syrup (my bananas were REALLY ripe) and I added the extra cinnamon as well as a good handful of pecans. Yum!

      • Reply
        Jill
        November 24, 2019 at 10:56 pm

        Yum, I’ll have to throw some pecans in there next time! Thanks for the review, Melissa!

    • Reply
      Dana
      December 3, 2019 at 6:15 pm

      Made these tonight and my 3 kids wanted to eat the entire batch! Thank you so much for a delicious, low sugar recipe!

      • Reply
        Jill
        December 3, 2019 at 6:32 pm

        Happy to share it, Dana! Glad they were a hit. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and star rating!

      • Reply
        Nani
        February 8, 2020 at 6:35 pm

        Love these vegan creations. They were such a treat and so simple to make. It’s been hard being on my diet and not finding tasty treats so I really appreciate your recipe. Can’t wait to make them into ice cream sándwiches!! Thanks again!!

        • Reply
          Jill
          February 9, 2020 at 8:29 am

          You’re so welcome! Thanks so much Nani!

          • Redgal1
            June 1, 2020 at 7:35 pm

            These turned out great, even though I used wheat flour instead of almond flour. Great recipe. Will try again, hopefully when I have some almond flour.

          • Jill
            June 3, 2020 at 8:19 am

            Awesome! Thanks for the comment, Redgal1! Let me know what you think when you try the almond flour version 🙂

    • Reply
      Susie
      January 17, 2020 at 11:32 am

      Hey Jill! Absolutely LOVE the banana cookies and since we are eating like it’s the last meal around here, do you have any idea about the nutritional information, specifically the calorie count?? Thx for sharing such a wonderful recipe! I’ve finished making our 3rd batch and am Amazon looking to buy Almond Flour in bulk!! 🙂

      • Reply
        Jill
        January 17, 2020 at 6:48 pm

        Hi Susie! Thanks for the review. I’m so happy you love the cookies! You can copy and paste the ingredients here to get the nutrition information: https://www.verywellfit.com/recipe-nutrition-analyzer-4157076 Hope that helps. Thanks again!

      • Reply
        Kayla
        June 21, 2020 at 12:32 pm

        Would I be able to freeze them and pop them into the microwave for 30 sec when I want to eat it? Looking for some quick breakfast-on-the-go recipes.

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          Jill
          June 22, 2020 at 9:11 am

          Hi Kayla! I have successfully frozen these cookies and thawed them. However I haven’t used a microwave to do it so I can’t guarantee the results. But I’d think it would work just fine!

    • Reply
      Brandi
      April 20, 2020 at 3:33 pm

      Yummy!! I’ve tried a bunch of paleo dessert recipes and this by far was not only the easiest but so delicious too! I made a second batch and added an egg and they turned out even more fluffier and the banana flavor came out even more! Two thumbs up from everyone in my family, even my son who’s has turned his nose up to anything I’ve made without refined sugar. 🙂

      • Reply
        Jill
        April 20, 2020 at 4:01 pm

        Woo hoo! Thanks for your feedback, Brandi! I’ll have to try adding an egg next time – sounds delicious!

        • Reply
          Monique C.
          July 17, 2020 at 12:04 am

          Just made these for the third time! They are so delicious and easy! I added pecans and dark chocolate chips. My husband loves banana bread and this is a great alternative for a healthier treat. Thank you!

          • Jill
            July 18, 2020 at 12:25 pm

            You’re so welcome! Love the pecan and dark chocolate combo! 😋 Thanks for taking the time to comment, Monique – have a great day!

      • Reply
        Sherry
        April 24, 2020 at 9:35 pm

        Disclaimer we have nut allergies so I used Bob’s 1:1 baking flour.
        The tops of my cookies did not brown so they’re not very attractive at all. Consistency is like baked banana inside kind of tough exterior. I may try again with one egg. Any suggestions other than perhaps turning them over for brown tops?

      • Reply
        Maria
        May 1, 2020 at 5:40 pm

        I really loved how easy is to make them my kids loved them . And I add monk fruit syrup

        • Reply
          Jill
          May 5, 2020 at 8:48 pm

          Ooh good idea that sounds fabulous! Thanks for the review, Maria!

    • Reply
      Jill
      June 14, 2020 at 1:22 am

      Hi Jill! I’m Jill, too 🙂 Love your recipes but especially your business name. Soooo cute!!

      • Reply
        Jill
        June 14, 2020 at 7:02 pm

        This totally made my day after reading some not so positive reviews on Pinterest. Thank you so much, Jill! I appreciate your kindness! Have a great day!

    • Reply
      Linda Chapman
      August 15, 2020 at 7:47 pm

      I used regular flour and added one egg, chocolate chips and the vanilla. But it was so runny I was worried and instead of using the maple syrup, I put in 6 tablespoons of sugar. It was still really runny. I cooked them for 25 minutes. They are delicious. It made two and a half dozen cookies. Was hoping I could post a picture.

      • Reply
        Jill
        August 22, 2020 at 8:03 am

        Thanks for the comment, Linda! This dough is definitely more on the wet side. Glad you enjoyed them 🙂

  • Reply
    Ciera
    August 2, 2019 at 5:26 am

    I saw this recipe on Pinterest and because it was so easy I made them at 11pm!! I actually really liked them!! I didn’t give 5 stars because with the first bite, the texture throws you off for a bit BUT the flavor is amazing. I ran out of almond flour so I had to use regular flour to equal the flour amount. However, my diabetic father who doesn’t like anything healthy loved these! I added some unsweetened applesauce to the mix and they still turned out amazing! Thank you for the recipe!

    • Reply
      Jill
      August 2, 2019 at 7:51 am

      Haha nothing like a late night baking sesh! Glad you and your father enjoyed the cookies, Ciera! Please note that if you switch up the ingredients, it will definitely change the texture. The original recipe has a texture just like banana bread! It’s delicious! 😋

      • Reply
        Vivian
        May 6, 2020 at 4:53 am

        Any idea to turn it in a sugar free recipe? I want to make it to my 18 months old baby.

        • Reply
          Jill
          May 6, 2020 at 4:53 pm

          You could leave out the maple syrup 🙂

  • Reply
    Tyler
    August 4, 2019 at 8:57 am

    These cookies are sooo good! We loved the clean ingredients! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Reply
      Jill
      August 4, 2019 at 9:01 am

      Thanks for your comment Tyler! Glad you enjoyed the cookies. 🙂

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    January
    August 4, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Absolutely amazing!!! Thank you so much for this 😍

    • Reply
      Jill
      August 4, 2019 at 12:33 pm

      Oh you’re so nice! Thank YOU for your sweet comment! I’m so glad you loved them.

  • Reply
    Pam
    August 4, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Do you slide the parchment paper onto the rack to cool? My cookies are sticking to the parchment paper when they come hot out of the oven.

    • Reply
      Jill
      August 4, 2019 at 1:18 pm

      Hi Pam! Hmm, my cookies didn’t stick at all. I use this parchment paper. https://amzn.to/2GLXlGu
      You can just leave them on the pan to cool, but it sounds like they might need a little more time in the oven. Did you happen to make any substitutions?

      • Reply
        Emily
        December 6, 2019 at 6:18 pm

        Super easy and delicious!

        • Reply
          Jill
          December 6, 2019 at 6:37 pm

          Thanks Emily! So happy you love them!

      • Reply
        Kristen
        February 3, 2020 at 7:38 am

        Agree with some of the other comments, definitely taste like a muffin top or top of the banana bread SO good and so quick to make! I made them smaller in size and they took maybe 17minutes in the oven. Definitely a keeper!

        • Reply
          Jill
          February 9, 2020 at 8:28 am

          I love how quick they are too! Thanks for the review Kristen!

      • Reply
        Ashley
        February 26, 2020 at 2:32 pm

        They need to cool all the way. Mine stuck when they were hot

        • Reply
          Jill
          February 26, 2020 at 4:59 pm

          Hi Ashley! Mine didn’t stick at all. Sorry that happened to you. I use unbleached parchment paper and never have any sticking issues when baking. Also, it’s a good rule of thumb to slide a spatula underneath each cookie before picking it up or moving it. Thanks for trying out the recipe!

    • Reply
      Carla
      September 30, 2019 at 6:06 pm

      I bought some parchment paper once & everything stuck to it! Some brands are like that. Read the reviews to make the right choice next time like I did!

    • Reply
      Rachael
      April 15, 2020 at 3:43 pm

      Hi! I saw your comment and wanted to say that I slide the whole thing into the baking rack EVERY time I bake! It cools immediately, simplifies it AND saves any crumbs mess! LOL I usually switch between sheets (I reuse them) bcs I do multiple batches. 😉 Hope that helps!
      BTW I can’t wait to bake this delicious-sounding recipe for my family of 7! ❤

  • Reply
    Fiorella
    August 4, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Hi! Can I substitute the flour for whole wheat? There’s nut allergies in this home 🙂

    • Reply
      Jill
      August 4, 2019 at 9:57 pm

      Hi Fiorella! You could try it but unfortunately wheat flour doesn’t work well as a 1:1 sub. Especially with an egg free recipe. I would guess that it wouldn’t turn out very well so I wouldn’t recommend it. I’m so sorry!

    • Reply
      Jen
      August 28, 2019 at 6:38 pm

      Delicious! Stumbled across this recipe and had all the ingredients on hand. Easy and tasty. My kitchen smells divine. Don’t expect a traditional cookie, but the banana bread taste is spot on. May try a batch with mini chocolate chips.

      • Reply
        Jill
        August 28, 2019 at 7:06 pm

        Chocolate chips sound delicious! Thanks for your feedback, Jen!

        • Reply
          Anna
          September 10, 2019 at 6:08 pm

          I tried this with mini chocolate chips, a tsp of vanilla and 1/2 tsp of butter extract and they were HEAVEN. I’m not vegan, and normally don’t like healthier versions of things. But these will be a new regular in my weekly meal prep. So SO good.

          • Jill
            September 10, 2019 at 7:17 pm

            Thanks for sharing your add-ins Anna! So glad you love them! Next time you comment, if you could leave a star rating as well – I’d love you forever 🤗 Thanks for your kind comment!

  • Reply
    Deb
    August 7, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Sort of bland, needs more spice or sweet. 26 to 28 min. Cooking truly needed. Good texture. Super easy.

    • Reply
      Jill
      August 7, 2019 at 8:39 pm

      Sorry these didn’t do it for ya Deb! If your bananas aren’t spotty or ripe enough, the cookies will definitely turn out a little bland, as it’s mostly sweetened by the bananas. And feel free to add in more spice if you’d like! I wanted to keep this recipe as simple as possible which is why I opted for few spices. 🙂

      • Reply
        Kathy
        December 28, 2019 at 2:44 pm

        I have coconut flour and white flour. Can I sub?

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          Jill
          December 29, 2019 at 8:41 pm

          No, I’m sorry! Subs won’t work in this recipe.

          • Susan
            May 22, 2020 at 10:01 am

            The cookies are delicious but they burned on the bottom. Probably my fault because I used up frozen very ripe bananas and they were likely too watery. The illustrations have some kind of sparkly probably sugary topping which led me to putting a drizzle of icing sugar on top, so they’re no longer keto. I also added dark chocolate chips and pecans. I’d definitely make them again.and not burn them the next time.

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      Gabi
      January 5, 2020 at 6:54 pm

      Love the simple ingredients! I’m sure they would have been even better but I made them with oat flour instead because I can’t eat almond flour. They were good but very chewy and a bit dry. My second batch was better when I added vanilla. My bananas weren’t ripe so I put them in the microwave them to ripen them up but maybe that’s why they weren’t really sweet. I’ll try more maple syrup and a little bit of sugar next time. Maybe some applesauce to add moisture.

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        Jill
        January 9, 2020 at 2:35 pm

        Thanks for the review, Gabi! Yes, the oat flour will for sure yield a dryer cookie. So you’ll have to play around with adding more moisture, or less oat flour to get a similar consistency as the original recipe. Good luck on your future batches!

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    Kristi
    August 7, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Can you substitute honey for the maple syrup?

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      Jill
      August 7, 2019 at 8:34 pm

      I haven’t tried substituting honey for the maple syrup, but I think it should work just fine. Let me know how they turn out if you give it a shot!

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        Kristi
        August 8, 2019 at 3:12 pm

        I substituted a little local wildflower honey for the maple syrup, added shredded carrot, nutmeg and a pinch of ground clove, and the result was fantastic. What a great grain-free use for old bananas! Thank you for this recipe!

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          Jill
          August 8, 2019 at 4:16 pm

          WOW, that sounds delicious! Thanks for the feedback Kristi, I really appreciate it! Enjoy the cookies. 😊

      • Reply
        Lisa Collins
        October 17, 2019 at 8:55 am

        I am wondering if you mean TRUE maple syrup or just store bought table syrup. BiG difference but I’d like to give this recipe a try.

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          Jill
          October 17, 2019 at 10:04 am

          Hi Lisa! I always use 100% pure maple syrup like this one here. Hope that answers your question – enjoy!

          • lisa collins
            October 17, 2019 at 10:11 am

            It sure does! Thank you!

          • Jill
            October 17, 2019 at 10:23 am

            You’re very welcome!

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      Nani
      February 8, 2020 at 6:39 pm

      I used honey in my recipe and they cake delicious!! I say go for it!!

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    Addie
    August 9, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    So yummy! Thank you!

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      Jill
      August 9, 2019 at 1:50 pm

      You’re so welcome! Enjoy!

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    Steph
    August 14, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Loved these! I added nutmeg and raisins. Also i only had to bake for 23 minutes but maybe this was due to my bananas being extremely mushy? Either way these are delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Reply
      Jill
      August 14, 2019 at 7:51 pm

      Yay! I’m so happy to hear you loved them Steph! Your additions sound DIVINE. Thanks for leaving a comment and star rating, I really appreciate it! 🙂

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    Angela Waits
    August 20, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    These were so good. My son loved them. If you dont have ripe bananas put them in the oven till they turn brown!

    • Reply
      Jill
      August 20, 2019 at 8:37 pm

      I love when recipes are a hit with the kiddos! Glad you enjoyed the recipe, and thanks for the tip!!

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      Feathers
      November 24, 2019 at 8:24 pm

      Can regular flour be used?

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        Jill
        November 24, 2019 at 10:52 pm

        Hey Feathers! I’m allergic to gluten so unfortunately I can’t test that out for you. However, a few of my readers have tried it and said it worked, but was a little flour-y. If you give it a shot I’d recommend using a little less flour. Good luck!

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    Liz Glidewell
    August 23, 2019 at 11:39 am

    My son has an almond allergy. Do you GF flour would work?

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      Jill
      August 23, 2019 at 2:44 pm

      Oh I’m so sorry about that. I’d be surprised if GF flour worked as a 1:1 swap. But you could always give it shot! If you decide to try it out maybe half the recipe first to see how it turns out. I’ll have to do some experimenting on my end next time I make them and update the recipe. 🙂

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    Paula
    August 23, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Do you know have nutrition info on these cookies? I’m. Diabetic and have to watch my carbs and sugar as well as calories. Thanks.

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    Michelle Ralston
    August 27, 2019 at 6:50 am

    So yummy and so easy! My whole family loves these! Such a life saver with a gluten free kiddo!

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      Jill
      August 27, 2019 at 8:22 am

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, Michelle! So glad everyone loved them. 🙂

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    Tina
    September 4, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    My bananas weren’t brown-ripe, so I added a little shredded carrot (as other reviewer mentioned) and 1/2 tsp vanilla, just in case. They are like little banana breads with a twist. I’m wondering if I added a little coconut oil if they might crisp up a little more. I think I’m craving some fat in these. Thoughts? Still very delicious for being such a simple healthy recipe!

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      Jill
      September 5, 2019 at 11:49 am

      Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review, Tina! I’m glad you liked them. 🙂 I’m not sure about the coconut oil. I would hesitate to add more moisture to these since the batter is pretty wet to begin with. You may be better off adding fat after they’re baked…topping it with ghee or nut butter for example. Let me know if you give it a shot though!

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    Melissa
    September 6, 2019 at 7:39 am

    Wow! What an easy and deliscious recipe! I really loved how few ingredients that these required and the elimination of added sugar! I will definitely be making this many more times and sharing this recipe! Thanks, Jill!

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      Jill
      September 8, 2019 at 1:04 am

      You’re so welcome! Thanks for your comment, Melissa!!

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        Melissa
        September 23, 2019 at 7:03 am

        I made these a second time for a big group of vegan and gf yogis who loved them! Thanks again!

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          Jill
          September 23, 2019 at 7:10 am

          Oh that makes me so happy!! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!

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    Debbie
    September 8, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Loved the simplicity of the recipe and the clean ingredients! I experimented with my batch by adding some ingredients on top of some of them before going in the oven. My “sprinkles” included: chopped walnuts, dark chocolate chips (Enjoy Life!), cloves and finally, raisins. This gave me 4 different flavors to try and they were all wonderful!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I can’t wait to try the Crunchy Almond Butter Cups next!

    • Reply
      Jill
      September 8, 2019 at 7:53 pm

      Yummy!!! Your “sprinkles” sound delicious! 😋 Thank you for your comment and star rating Debbie – I REALLY appreciate it!

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    Suzanne
    September 9, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    These look so good! I love the ingredient list is so simple! What a great way to use up some over ripe bananas!

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      Jill
      September 9, 2019 at 1:24 pm

      Thanks Suzanne, hope you give them a try!

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    Vanessa
    September 9, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Do they freeze well?

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      Jill
      September 9, 2019 at 1:25 pm

      You’re welcome! I actually haven’t tried freezing them, sorry! I would guess they would freeze just fine though. Next time I make them I will freeze a batch and update the recipe. 🙂

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    Shanay
    September 9, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Hey could I use coconut flour with this recipe?

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      Jill
      September 9, 2019 at 6:40 pm

      Unfortunately I wouldn’t recommend coconut flour. Coconut flour is a very unique flour because it needs SO much moisture. If you wanted to experiment I would start with a tablespoon of coconut flour at a time until it held together…but I really don’t think there’s enough of the right moisture in this recipe (eggs, almond milk, water etc.) for coconut flour to work.

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    Jackie
    September 10, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Definitely easy to make, but I also found them rather bland. I see some others added additional ingredients which probably would amp up the flavor. Sadly not a keeper for me.

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      Jill
      September 10, 2019 at 7:21 pm

      Thanks for your honest feedback, Jackie. Sorry these didn’t do it for ya. Make sure your bananas are really ripe, as this recipe is mostly sweetened by the bananas. I will update the recipe with some optional add-ins for people who want to amp up the flavor. As my post states, I was just trying to keep these as simple and basic as possible. We love them, but everyone’s tastes are different! I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

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    Mimi
    September 11, 2019 at 10:19 am

    These didn’t exactly come out as I expected them to. They got super dark in the oven so I couldn’t cook them for the full time. So they came out reeeeeally soft (and moist), I’m guessing as a result of not cooking long enough? They still tasted amazing and had the texture of banana bread. Just wondering if you have any suggestions?

    • Reply
      Jill
      September 11, 2019 at 3:06 pm

      Hey Mimi! Hmm, that sounds like a classic case of an overly hot oven. Do you have an oven thermometer by chance? It might be a good idea to double check the temperature of your oven is accurate. For most ovens, these will need the full baking time. So I’d say you’re correct on that one. They’re super soft as it is so not baking them for the full amount of time won’t result in a set cookie. Did you happen to make any substitutions? Sorry they didn’t turn out! I hope you give them another try!

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        Mimi
        September 22, 2019 at 1:55 pm

        Hi Jill! Thanks for replying! We’ve just moved into a new apartment and our oven is in Celcius so I think you’re right- oven was probably too hot and I didn’t know. I’m going to try again for this recipe very soon 🙂

        • Reply
          Jill
          September 22, 2019 at 7:35 pm

          Congrats on the move! I’ll cross my fingers they work out for you next time 😅

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    Christin
    September 13, 2019 at 7:22 am

    I’m going to try this today! However, I do not have almond flour. Will regular flour work??

    • Reply
      Jill
      September 13, 2019 at 11:38 am

      Hi Christin! I’d be surprised if regular flour worked as a 1:1 sub. However, there’s been some comments left on Pinterest where people have said it worked. Having not tried it myself, I can’t guarantee they will turn out. Let me know if you give it a shot! Good luck!

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        Nathalie
        April 22, 2020 at 10:00 pm

        I swapped with 1 1/4 of regular flour, taste is great but texture is off, a little dry. I will try again with almond flour asap!

        • Reply
          Jill
          April 23, 2020 at 9:30 am

          Thanks for the feedback Nathalie! I wish so badly I could test this recipe with normal flour but I’m unable to. I’ve had people swap it 1 for 1 and use the whole 1 1/2 cups and say they were satisfied. So I was hoping the 1 1/4 cup would be the magic number for those saying it was a bit dry. Let me know how the almond flour turns out! Have a great day!

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    carol
    September 14, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    I just took my batch out of the oven. They seem really floppy, but have been in the oven for the correct amount of time and are brown on both sides. I won’t know truly know the texture until they cool off. The dough seemed very wet before I even baked them. I could tell because they didn’t really seem like they needed to be pressed by a fork. The only thing that I think could have possibly affected the moisture is that I used fat medium bananas, 4 1/2 total. I used almond flour/meal and not just “almond flour.” From everything I found online said that the two are basically the same thing. I hope I can get them off the parchment without them crumbling. I love the recipe and the fact that there is no added sugar. If they don’t turn out this time, I will try again. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Reply
      Jill
      September 15, 2019 at 11:38 am

      Hi Carol! I agree with you, it sounds like they didn’t turn out quite right and you figured out why. Did you measure the bananas? You should definitely measure as too much banana will result in a batter that’s too wet. It’s already a fairly wet batter but it sounds like yours had a little too much moisture. Almond meal is not the same as almond flour – it’s a coarser grind and contains the skins. It shouldn’t affect the moisture level though and would probably work just fine as a sub for almond flour, but the end result would be a slightly different texture than the original recipe. I hope you give them another shot!!

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    Christine
    September 16, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Wondering if I could use coconut flour instead of almond?

    • Reply
      Jill
      September 16, 2019 at 10:51 am

      No, unfortunately coconut flour won’t work in this recipe – sorry about that!

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    Cindy
    September 22, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Could I add two eggs? I want to increase the protein. These look perfect for school lunches!

    • Reply
      Jill
      September 22, 2019 at 12:16 pm

      Hi Cindy! I’m not sure about adding 2 eggs. You may have to add more flour if you do that, but you could give it a shot! Do you have collagen powder? That would be a great way to add some extra protein without making the batter too wet. Let me know how it goes if you try it out!

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    Michelle
    September 22, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    These are so easy and delicious! My toddler loved them too! Didn’t have any maple syrup on hand so used honey and they were perfect. Might add vanilla next time. Definitely a keeper. Thanks so much!

    • Reply
      Jill
      September 22, 2019 at 7:31 pm

      Yaaaayy! So glad they were toddler approved! Thank you for your comment and star rating, Michelle!!

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    Liz
    September 26, 2019 at 5:49 am

    I originally looked at this recipe because there were no eggs. My grand daughter has allergies and I am always on the look for new recipes. This is a great recipe and I love the fact that there are only a few ingredients. Added some chocolate chips to make it special. Turned out great and will definitely make again.

    • Reply
      Jill
      September 26, 2019 at 6:54 am

      Thanks for your comment, Liz! I’m so glad you found a special treat for your grand daughter. 🙂

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    Joanne
    September 29, 2019 at 5:41 am

    In addition to having recently been diagnosed as gluten sensitive my son is allergic to almonds. Could you recommend another flour to use in this recipe? I am new to gluten free cooking and baking. Thank you!

    • Reply
      Jill
      September 29, 2019 at 7:29 am

      Hi Joanne, sorry to hear that. I haven’t tried this recipe with any other flours. You may be able to sub the almond flour for 1 – 1 1/4 cup of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1:1 flour which is also nut free. I can do some experimenting next time I make them and update the recipe. But for now, that’s my best guess. Let me know how they turn out if you give it a shot! And just know that it will get easier, and gluten free baking will become second nature to you. 🙂

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    Brina
    October 1, 2019 at 11:16 am

    These turned out PERFECT! I added some chocolate chips, a little vanilla, more cinnamon, some nutmeg, and clove, and oh my lord I am obsessed. These were the easiest cookies to make and I had all the ingredients! Can’t recommend enough!

    • Reply
      Jill
      October 2, 2019 at 1:32 pm

      Okay, you’re my new favorite person! 😉 Thank you for the nice comment! It made my day!

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    Nona
    October 3, 2019 at 9:54 am

    I was wondering .. as a diabetic, do you know the nutritional value for these ? Without adding chocolate chips? These taste amazing, but the sugar content may be too great for me, so I want to eat them in moderation.

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    Autumn
    October 4, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Love these so much!!

    • Reply
      Jill
      October 4, 2019 at 7:02 pm

      Thanks Autumn!

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    Laurene
    October 6, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Sometimes gluten free can be blah. Not These!! Delicious! My crowd devoured them and were wanting more, not just my Celiac friend, everyone! Guess what, so many asked me for the recipe – I didn’t share it – I just told them where to find it. Hope you get lots of new visitors!

    • Reply
      Jill
      October 6, 2019 at 2:57 pm

      Oh my heck, that’s so nice!! Thank you!! Enjoy the cookies Laurene! 😊

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    Barbara phelan
    October 6, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    I too thought the dough too wet so added more flour. They browned quickly almost felt like if I left in oven entire time they would burn. Came out doughy and under cooked. My oven is new and spot on, temperature wise. Any suggestions. Can’t really give a review as I felt I must have done something wrong. How much do you flatten these cookies? Should oven be lower temp?

    • Reply
      Jill
      October 6, 2019 at 3:13 pm

      I’m sorry they didn’t turn out Barbara. Yes, it definitely sounds like something went wrong. I would still recommend getting an oven thermometer to check the internal temp of your oven – even though it’s new. What you described is a classic case of an oven that’s too hot. My other question would be, did you measure the bananas with measuring cups? Or just mash them up and dump them in the bowl? The bananas for sure need to be measured out with measuring cups. Otherwise it will be too wet. The batter is more wet than typical cookie dough, but it’s not runny. It should hold together enough for you to gently flatten the tops down. Flatten them enough to make it so they resemble a cookie, and not the shape of the cookie scoop. The finished product will be very soft – like banana bread. If your oven is too hot, you could try to lower the temperature to 325, but these definitely work with the temperature stated in the recipe in a properly calibrated oven. I hope you give these another try! Let me know if you do!

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    Denise
    October 8, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    I am on the AIP diet for health reasons and can not have almond flour. You probably haven’t tried using cassava or tigernut flour, but thought maybe one of your readers have and can chime in if it works or not. Thank you.

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      Deana
      April 2, 2020 at 7:22 pm

      I’m curious about cassava flour too! I have super ripe bananas and want to make this if cassava will work.

      • Reply
        Jill
        April 5, 2020 at 5:20 pm

        I haven’t tried this with cassava flour yet so I’m not sure!

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    Giovanna Iervella
    October 12, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

    • Reply
      Jill
      October 13, 2019 at 11:22 am

      Yay! Glad to hear it! Thank you so much for commenting!

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    Melissa
    October 13, 2019 at 5:34 am

    Delicious!! I was actually surprised on how good these were using so few ingredients. I substituted pure honey for the maple syrup, but other than that followed the recipe exactly. I will definitely make these again!!

    • Reply
      Jill
      October 13, 2019 at 11:23 am

      Thanks for your comment and star rating, Melissa! I appreciate is so much and am so glad you love the cookies!

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    Laura
    October 22, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Even with my goofs and adjustments, these turned out absolutely delicious!!

    My adjustments? I only had about 3/4 C of almond flour in my pantry, so I used coconut flour for the balance. And, I was out of maple syrup, so I used pure maple sugar. And, thanks to one of my goofs, the consistency was off so I added a flax egg to help bind. I did double the cinnamon and added the chocolate chips and maybe 1/4 C chopped walnuts.

    My goofs? I forgot to measure the mashed banana and just dumped in all of my banana. Then, I didn’t flatten. I missed that part apparently. Lol!

    So, I ended up with more of a chocolate chip banana nut bread macaron. Regardless, they’re amazing and will make the vegan in my Bible study group very happy! Thanks for the delish recipe – I’m definitely asking these again (hopefully the right way)!!

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      Laura
      October 22, 2019 at 3:22 pm

      Macaroon*

    • Reply
      Jill
      October 23, 2019 at 3:55 pm

      Haha! I LOVE your attitude and how you just kept going, even with your goofs! Your chocolate chip banana nut bread macaroons sound absolutely amazing! 😉 Thank you for the review, Laura! Have a great day!

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    Marisol
    October 24, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    These are AMAZING. We have a couple of allergies in this house (milk being one) so to find a tasty treat that I don’t have to sub ingredients for, us a true gem.
    I did add the chocolate chips because, well, chocolate.
    They were so good I had to make a second batch later that day!
    These are going to be a re ulnar recipe around here. Thank you!!

    • Reply
      Jill
      October 24, 2019 at 6:59 pm

      Can’t go wrong with chocolate! Us allergy people need yummy treats too. 🙂 I’m thrilled it will be a regular recipe for you – thanks for the review Marisol!

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    Guinea Girl
    October 26, 2019 at 9:19 am

    I was pretty skeptical about these. I also didn’t bother measuring the bananas. I added some almond flavoring, too. She’s right that they don’t spread. The flavor was really good though and I’m glad I finally opened up the almond flour that’s been sitting in my freezer for two years. Will make again.

    • Reply
      Jill
      October 26, 2019 at 9:39 am

      Hooray! Glad you found a use for that almond flour haha. Thanks for the review, Guinea Girl! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply
    Liz
    November 11, 2019 at 7:08 am

    These look amazing! Always looking for great wholesome recipes like this one, and I literally always have tons of bananas laying around. Glad to have something different other than actual banana bread lol!

    • Reply
      Jill
      November 11, 2019 at 1:59 pm

      Thanks Liz!

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    Michelle Sowa
    November 17, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Absolutely delicious! The only sub I made was replacing pure maple syrup with Lakanto Maple Syrup. I’m going to put them in the freezer for a quick grab and go snack. So good. Thank you!

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    Jennifer Beth
    November 17, 2019 at 10:55 am

    I love love love this recipe!!!! So simple my kids loved them in fact they were gone the next day. I had to make more since I only had 3 and the kids ate the rest. (The things we do for our kids)! Anyway I added some nutmeg and spice. And sprinkled the tops with sugar and cinnamon mix. It gave it a little crunch. They were really good. Great job on the recipe. It’s a great base to start with so everyone can change up to their own liking. Thx again!🍪🥧🧁🍰🎂🍡🍩 Happy Baking!!!!!!

    • Reply
      Jill
      November 19, 2019 at 2:48 pm

      Haha they go fast, don’t they! Love the added sugar on top for some extra crunch – delish! Thanks for the review Jennifer!

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    kathleen
    November 18, 2019 at 3:28 am

    these were outrageous. i just made them for a work function and literally had to make a second batch because i ate half of them. they are that good. thank you! also anyone who subs ingredients and then gives you less than 5 stars is a bit ridic.

    • Reply
      Jill
      November 19, 2019 at 2:46 pm

      This comment made me lol! I must admit, that is one of my biggest pet peeves! If you tried it and don’t like it, fine. Everyone has different tastes and preferences. But yeah if you switch things up and then give me a low rating….um that’s not my recipe! Haha! Thanks for trying and rating the cookies Kathleen! I’m so glad you loved them.

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    Alison
    November 22, 2019 at 2:59 am

    Can you use coconut sugar in place of the maple syrup?

    • Reply
      Jill
      November 22, 2019 at 9:09 am

      Hi Alison! I haven’t tried it but I think it would work just fine!

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        Carmen
        May 15, 2020 at 5:11 am

        Wow these are also vegan. I’m excited as I can make them for my son and my grandson and my husband loves banana bread!! Iam a health coach so I will post on my page and tag you once I make them. Thank you 🙂

        • Reply
          Jill
          May 15, 2020 at 2:10 pm

          Hope you love them!

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    Nadia
    December 2, 2019 at 10:10 am

    These turned out amazing! I did add the extra cinnamon, vanilla and some chocolate chips and they cooked for 30 mins. They are exactly like eating banana bread. Absolutely love.

    • Reply
      Jill
      December 2, 2019 at 10:48 am

      Thanks for the review, Nadia! I’m thrilled you love them – enjoy!

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    Michelle
    December 3, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    These are great! I make them for my 2 year old when our bananas are too brown to eat as is. She loves them and I don’t mind if she eats a few since they don’t have any actual sugar added to them. I’ve made them with and without the vanilla and I honestly don’t taste a difference. Great recipe! Thanks!

    • Reply
      Jill
      December 3, 2019 at 4:16 pm

      You’re welcome, Michelle! I feel the same way about letting my kids eat a few at a time – no guilt here! Thank you so much for the review, have a great day!

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    Karen A. Hunt
    December 8, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Wow! These were awesome. I’ve got to say, I was skeptical at first. I figured they would turn out too banana flavored, not sweet enough, but I was totally wrong. I followed the recipe, except two things, I decided to add some raisins and I extra tablespoon of maple syrup. That’s all I changed (but that was because of my skepticism that they would not be sweet enough). I’m sure the 1 tbl would have been enough. I will make these again. No more tossed bananas. This is my go to recipe. Thanks Jill!!

    • Reply
      Jill
      December 11, 2019 at 9:12 am

      You’re welcome! Your additions sound delicious – thanks for the review, Karen!

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    Christine
    January 4, 2020 at 5:25 am

    Yum Yum Yum!!!
    Made these and substituted the maple syrup with honey! Amazing! Tastes like the best banana bread ever!

    • Reply
      Jill
      January 4, 2020 at 5:37 pm

      Thanks for your kind words, Christine! Made my day! Enjoy the cookies 🙂

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    Catherine
    January 14, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Not sure what I did wrong, but mine came out super dry!! And I only cooked for 20 min. I followed the instructions to a T! Might try again, needs more moisture for sure.

    • Reply
      Jill
      January 14, 2020 at 10:36 am

      Hi Catherine! I’m sorry the recipe didn’t work out for you. If you know from the recipe, description, and other comments that these cookies are not dry, why would you rate the recipe based on a mistake? These cookies are not dry AT ALL. The batter is extremely wet, yielding a very soft (almost too soft) cookie. Please make sure your bananas are ripe, your measurements are correct, and your oven is calibrated properly. The only people who have mentioned their cookies being dry are those who subbed for regular wheat flour – which doesn’t work as a 1:1 sub in this recipe – which they all understood was their mistake and were still very pleased with the recipe. I make these cookies all the time (and so have hundreds of others) and they are not dry. 🙂 I hope you give it another go! But I really do recommend getting an oven thermometer and checking your oven. Also, is it possible you made a mistake in your measuring? Or didn’t mash the bananas enough? Good luck on your next batch. Let me know how it goes!

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    Christina Ward
    January 23, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    These were really good! I wasn’t so sure how they’d turn out as the “dough” was rather wet but my daughter and I loved them. I added in the extra amt of cinnamon, the vanilla extract plus 2 pinches of ground cloves.

    • Reply
      Jill
      January 23, 2020 at 6:36 pm

      Thanks for the feedback, Christina! Enjoy!

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    Irina
    February 1, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Love-love-love the cookies!!! Many thanks for the recipe!!!

    • Reply
      Jill
      February 1, 2020 at 5:53 pm

      Oh thank you for the kind comment, Irina! You’re so welcome!

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    Angie
    February 9, 2020 at 6:26 am

    I keep returning to read the comments to see if someone has experimented with cassava or coconut or some other flour cause I can’t have almond flour. Lol. These sound delicious and the answer to left over bananas!

  • Reply
    Megan
    February 13, 2020 at 7:32 am

    I absolutely love these! I’ve made them twice now, and eat 2 for breakfast. They keep me full. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Reply
      Jill
      February 13, 2020 at 10:57 am

      You’re welcome, Megan! Thank you for commenting!

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    Virginia
    February 22, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    Could I get the nutritional breakdown for these cookies? Thanks!

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    Rhonda
    February 24, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Can I use regular white flour instead of the almond flour ? I’m on a very small budget and am unable to afford the almond flour.Oh and would I use the same amount ?

    • Reply
      Jill
      February 24, 2020 at 6:42 pm

      Hey Rhonda! Unfortunately I’m allergic to gluten so I’m unable to test that out. However, I’ve had readers sub regular flour and they said the cookies were good, but a little too floury. If you’re wanting to experiment I’d probably try 1 to 1 1/4 cup of regular flour, and see how it turns out. But I obviously can’t guarantee the results because I’ve never tried it. Happy baking!

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    Stacey
    February 28, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Delicious!!! I was looking for a yummy cookie that was healthy and was low in sugar. This is perfect! Our 2 year old grandson loves them!….and so do Papa and Gigi. 😊

    • Reply
      Jill
      February 29, 2020 at 3:16 pm

      Aww, you’re the best Gigi! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, Stacey!

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    Jocelyne
    March 2, 2020 at 11:20 am

    Made these with my grandson! They are delicious with dark chocolate chips! It’s a keeper! 26 minutes was perfect for us too!💕

    • Reply
      Jill
      March 2, 2020 at 8:04 pm

      Woo hoo for the 26 club! 😉 So glad you guys enjoyed them. Thanks for the comment Jocelyne!

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    Kathy
    March 4, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Made these this morning. They are like popping a bite of banana bread into your mouth! So good! I did modify a bit by using pyure sweetener and a 1/4 tsp of maple flavoring in place of the syrup. Also my mashed bananas made a cup so I used a 1/4 c of unsweetened applesauce plus a couple Tbsp of chopped pecans. Hubby is diabetic so we avoid sugar as much as we can. Very yummy! Thank you for the recipe!

    • Reply
      Jill
      March 4, 2020 at 1:33 pm

      You’re so welcome! Thanks for the review, Kathy! So happy your modifications worked out. Have a great day!

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    Kelly
    March 8, 2020 at 11:26 am

    These are delicious! Delicious as is and delicious with add ins of your liking 😉
    My husband and I love having these around as a healthy yummy add on to our day 😉
    Thank you for the awesome simple oh so yummy recipe!

    • Reply
      Jill
      March 8, 2020 at 7:29 pm

      You’re welcome, Kelly! Thank you for commenting and rating the recipe. So glad you and your husband loved them!

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    Melissa
    March 10, 2020 at 7:16 am

    I made these with gf flour and they were a delight, I also added raisins. My 4 Yr old adored them too! Thanks for the recipe!!

    • Reply
      Jill
      March 10, 2020 at 9:30 am

      Yesss! Love hearing that your 4 year old loved these banana bread cookies! Thanks for reviewing the recipe, Melissa – I really appreciate it. I’ve been meaning to test this recipe with gluten free flour because a lot of people have asked about it. Did it work as a 1:1 sub for you? Maybe I’ll put a note in the recipe for other readers. 🙂 Have a great day!

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    Deb
    March 25, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Thank you for your recipe. I followed the ingredients almost exactly (almond meal instead of almond flour) but made my biscuits (cookies) about half the size and adjusted the cooking time. They were super easy, quick to make and tasty. I love that they were more flavoursome than overly sweet. I think they’ll be nice made with other nut meals too and will be recommending your recipe to friends.

    • Reply
      Jill
      March 25, 2020 at 8:07 pm

      Thanks for the review, Deb! So glad they were still tasty with the almond meal. Have a great day!

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    Rose
    March 27, 2020 at 4:59 am

    Hey! I can’t find almond flour in my local stores… Can I use milled bleached almonds instead?
    Hope you answer quick so I can make it looks delicious!
    Thanks

    • Reply
      Jill
      March 27, 2020 at 7:38 am

      Hi Rose! Are you saying you want to buy milled bleached almonds and grind them into a flour? I think that would work in a pinch, but finely ground almond flour would be best!

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        Rose
        March 27, 2020 at 10:15 am

        Wow thank you for answering so fast!! Really appreciate it!
        I think I will just try to work with what I have. The recipie is so easy and takes only a few ingridients so if it won’t work I will just try again;)
        Thanks again!

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          Jill
          March 27, 2020 at 5:12 pm

          You go girl! Let me know how they turn out!

          • Rose
            April 21, 2020 at 7:05 am

            hey. me again… i am so sad. I’ve been waiting for ages to get ripe bananas so i could make the cookies, but as soon as my bananas were ready, I only had not peeled grounded almonds. I tried to work with what I had, but the mixture turned out gooey and grey. after i had taken it out of the oven, the cookies were burnt from the outside but gooey from the inside. I know it’s not the recipe’s fault, i just wanted to share what happened to me. now I am looking for vegan cookies with no bananas nor almonds.
            thanks anyways.

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    Teri
    March 28, 2020 at 8:38 am

    Delicious! Followed the recipe exactly, except for increasing the amount of spices slightly and adding 1/4 cup cacao nibs. Mine cooked in 17 minutes, absolutely a keeper of a recipe.

    • Reply
      Jill
      March 28, 2020 at 2:08 pm

      Woo hoo! Thanks Teri! I appreciate you taking the time to review and rate the recipe. Stay well!

  • Reply
    Deanne
    March 30, 2020 at 6:11 am

    We really enjoyed these but like them better when they are re-toasted in the toaster oven, crisper is what we prefer. Thanks for a healthy treat! Good for pandemics!

    • Reply
      Jill
      March 30, 2020 at 10:18 am

      Great idea! Thanks for the feedback, Deanne!

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    Ashlee
    April 2, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Amazing recipe I added some dried cranberries and the tartness helped balance sweetness! Fiance is obsessed with them, thank you for sharing!

    • Reply
      Jill
      April 2, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      You’re welcome! Love sharing my recipes with you guys! Such a great idea to throw some dried cranberries in there – thanks for the comment Ashlee!

  • Reply
    Michael
    April 4, 2020 at 8:12 am

    I don’t bake a lot of things but this was ridiculously wonderful. Jill as I said in my email thank you thank you thank you!

    • Reply
      Jill
      April 5, 2020 at 5:05 pm

      Thanks Michael!! You are too kind! Enjoy the banana cookies!

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    Maria
    April 4, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Can you substitute coconut flour? Maybe add almond extract? I don’t have almond flour.

    • Reply
      Jill
      April 5, 2020 at 4:59 pm

      Hi Maria! Unfortunately coconut flour won’t work as a 1:1 sub in this recipe. Coconut flour requires WAY more moisture. Sorry!

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    Michelle
    April 5, 2020 at 4:13 am

    Hi I just made these for my three year old but my husband and I are eating them too as they turned out so yummy thankyou! I used date syrup instead of maple syrup and added chopped pecans in the mixture then sprinkled coconut on each one before baking. Delicious thanks loads!

    • Reply
      Jill
      April 5, 2020 at 4:58 pm

      Yumm – love your additions Michelle! Thanks for your feedback – I really appreciate it!

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    Judy
    April 5, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    These are so delicious and moist. I will definitely bake these again. I was wondering what the carbs are in this recipe?

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    Stacey
    April 6, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    I just came across your recipe. Sounds yummy. Right now we’re on lockdown and I’m trying to not go to the store for Almond flour. How do you think they’ll come out using regular flour?

    • Reply
      Jill
      April 7, 2020 at 2:28 pm

      Times are crazy! I’ve had others use regular flour and they said they turned out well but were a little on the flour-y side. I have a gluten allergy so that’s something I can’t test out 🙂 If you want to give it a shot I’d recommend starting with 1 cup of flour, and then adding up to another 1/4 cup depending on the consistency. Good luck Stacey! Stay well!

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    April
    April 9, 2020 at 8:49 am

    Holy cow, these are amazing! So moist and delicious! These are going to replace dry, lame protein bars in my daily diet! Thanks for the recommendation to mash, then measure the bananas…I used 4 bananas to get the right quantity. I also added the extras, and baked on a stone for 25 min. They are perfect! I’m excited to try some variations like cranberries, carrots peanut butter, etc!

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      Jill
      April 13, 2020 at 10:41 am

      Your variations sound awesome! So happy you love them April – thank you!

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    Janet K
    April 9, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    These were excellent! I have a nut allergy so I used 1/2 cup sunflower seed flour and 1 cup oat flour in place of the almond flour and it worked perfectly. Thank you for such an easy recipe.

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      Jill
      April 13, 2020 at 10:43 am

      Thank you so much for sharing your swaps! I’m glad they turned out for you. Thanks for the review Janet!

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    Tara
    April 10, 2020 at 10:55 am

    These are great! I didn’t want to go to the store so I used 1 cup of regular flour instead of almond flour and agave nectar instead of maple syrup. I never seem to have parchment paper so I lined a pan with foil and lowered the temp to 325 degrees. They were ready in 20-25 minutes. Next time I’m definitely trying these with nuts or chocolate chips.

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      Jill
      April 13, 2020 at 10:48 am

      Way to use what you have, Tara! Love it! Thank you for all the feedback and sharing how you made them. I think nuts and chocolate chips are always a good option. 🙂

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    Sabrina
    April 10, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    I just made these and they are delicious! I didn’t measure the bananas, just added what I had in the freezer. I also added chocolate chips and shredded coconut!

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      Jill
      April 13, 2020 at 10:47 am

      Mmm love that you added shredded coconut! Thanks for the review, Sabrina!

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    K Ann Guinn
    April 11, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Incredible ease and taste, and good for you, too! A great way to use up overripe bananas. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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      Jill
      April 13, 2020 at 10:46 am

      You’re so welcome! Thanks for taking the time to come back here to rate and review the recipe! Appreciate it!

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    Cherie
    April 11, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    I haven’t mads this yet, but really want to try it, however i have a fatal allergy to almonds and all tree nuts, so what other flour could i use???

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      Jill
      April 13, 2020 at 10:45 am

      Hi Cherie! I haven’t tried this with other flour but others have had success using some swaps. You could give this one a try from another commenter who can’t have almonds: 1/2 cup sunflower seed flour and 1 cup oat flour. Good luck!

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    Fuzzy
    April 13, 2020 at 9:45 am

    Really bland recipe. Cookies didn’t come out at all like the picture or description.

    really disappointed

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      Jill
      April 13, 2020 at 10:49 am

      Oh bummer, I’m so sorry to hear that! I wonder what went wrong?

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    Cassie
    April 14, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    These were SO good. A hit with the whole family! I added chocolate chips to 1/3, and cranberries to 1/3 of the batter. My personal fav was the plain batter (without add ons). I’m going to try next time without the maple syrup and see how they turn out.

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      Jill
      April 15, 2020 at 5:41 pm

      Yay! Glad to hear it Cassie! Love the cranberry addition. These cookies are such a good base for yummy add-ins! Thanks for the review – enjoy!

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    Julia
    April 15, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    I love these cookies so much! This is my second time making them in quarantine because my family and I loved them so much. As someone trying to get on a more healthy track (but I love my sweets), this was an amazing find. Big fan!

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      Jill
      April 17, 2020 at 2:47 pm

      Yay! This makes me so happy, thanks Julia! And I love my sweets too 🙂

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    Molly
    April 17, 2020 at 7:21 am

    Du you know if gluten free flour can be used?

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      Jill
      April 17, 2020 at 2:46 pm

      Hi Molly! I haven’t tested this recipe with gluten free flour but if you wanted to give it a shot, I’d try 1 1/4 cup. Good luck!

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    Allison
    April 18, 2020 at 9:07 am

    These are SO good! My bananas weren’t quite overripe so I added a bit more cinnamon and maple syrup, and a dash of sugar. Banana bread is always better the next day and these cookies were too! Yum!

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      Jill
      April 18, 2020 at 10:41 am

      Thanks Allison! So glad they were a hit! I agree, better the next day!

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        Pauly Sue
        May 1, 2020 at 4:45 pm

        These are 🔥. I substituted honey since I didn’t have pure maple syrup on hand and they turned out great. I also used an egg, some extra cinnamon, and bobs Redmills natural almond flour for a better texture!

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          Jill
          May 5, 2020 at 8:49 pm

          Love it! Sounds amazing Pauly Sue! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and star rating – I really appreciate it! Enjoy the cookies!

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    Kara
    May 6, 2020 at 6:50 am

    These turned out SO good! My kids love them! Will definitely be making again!

    ** I added vanilla and one egg like another comment suggested. By adding the egg it made my batter VERY wet so I added 1/4 cup more almond flour. After the fact, I was wondering if I could add some flaxseed meal instead of more flour. Thoughts?

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      Jill
      May 6, 2020 at 4:54 pm

      I think that should work just fine! Thanks Kara!

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    kenzie
    May 6, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    Hey, I made these with coconut flour and they turned out pretty good though a little more cake like. I replace the almond flour with 1/4c coconut flour, 1 egg, and 1/2c whole wheat flour.

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      Jill
      May 7, 2020 at 9:36 am

      Oh wow! Coconut flour typically needs a lot more moisture to work well – I’m surprised but thrilled they turned out for you! Thanks for the review, Kenzie!

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    Danna Dittrich
    May 6, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    I’ve made this recipe twice. And have had issues with both batches. First one, I tried hurrying up the overriding process of the bananas by putting them in the oven. I believe I left them in the oven too long. In the end, the cookies went into the trash. Second batch, much better. I added the egg & extra cinnamon. However, the mixture became very liquidy but I was able to scoop out & bake. But the bottoms burned. Ugh! May they one more time & perhaps try for less time in the oven.

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      Jill
      May 7, 2020 at 9:33 am

      Oh no! I’ve never tried putting my bananas in the oven – but I know some people do it that way. I would always recommend allowing the ripening process to happen naturally. As far as the egg goes, I haven’t tried it myself. I’ll test it out today – it may need a little more flour to go with it. However, I’m getting lots of Pinterest comments saying they love them that way! Maybe a third batch is in your future! Thanks Danna! 🙂

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    Vivian Bicalho
    May 7, 2020 at 6:36 am

    OK, I was just wondering if revoving it would change the texture…. but thanks! I will definelly try it!

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      Jill
      May 7, 2020 at 9:25 am

      Yes great question! Leaving out the syrup will just take a little bit of the sweetness away. Texture wise you should be good! Hope your 18 month old loves them! Thanks Vivian!

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    Roslene West
    May 12, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Hi JIll. I haven’t made these yet and am interested. However, I have regular and coconut flour. Can I make these with one of those?

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      Jill
      May 13, 2020 at 8:23 pm

      Hi Roslene! Unfortunately coconut flour won’t work in this recipe. You can read the recipe notes for the regular flour substitution. It’s not a 1:1 sub. I’m allergic to gluten and haven’t tested it myself. I have some people who have made it with the regular flour substitution and loved it, and others who weren’t that impressed. You’re welcome to give it a shot! But it’s definitely best to stick with the almond flour for this particular recipe. Good luck!!

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    Summer
    May 12, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Just want to say these are AMAZING. I added the egg, and they seemed a little bit too liquid, so I just added a dash of coconut flour to help bind them. They’re definitely my new favorite!

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      Jill
      May 13, 2020 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks Summer! So great to hear! Thanks for your comment!

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    Brittany
    May 15, 2020 at 8:53 am

    These were amazing! My son who won’t eat bananas loves these! Is there a reason why these have to be refrigerated? I usually just keep cookies out.

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      Jill
      May 15, 2020 at 2:09 pm

      Oh yay! So great to hear! Refrigerating them helped keep their texture a little better. But leaving them out is just fine! I do both!

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    Shan
    May 22, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    I love these! Super quick and easy to make, taste like banana bread.

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    Talia
    May 28, 2020 at 11:54 am

    I really liked this recipe but I had a problem with them sticking to the paper at well! Is it okay to make these right on the pan as long as it’s greased?

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      Jill
      May 29, 2020 at 10:01 am

      Thanks so much Talia! I haven’t tried greasing the pan and would worry about the extra oil softening up an already soft cookie. But it’s worth a shot if it’s not working with the parchment paper you have on hand. Are you sure you accidentally didn’t use wax paper? A lot of people who say they stuck, end up emailing me later and saying they actually used wax paper instead of parchment. The cookies will definitely stick to wax paper. 🙂

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    Taylor
    May 28, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    These are AMAZING! I made them 2 nights in a row! Such a creative idea. I didn’t have almond flour on hand so I tweaked the recipe a bit. I used Birch benders keto pancake mix because the main ingredient is almond flour. & added chocolate chips. I loved the way they turned out!! The second night I used white flour and would NOT recommend. They are definitely better with the gluten free flour.

    Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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      Jill
      May 29, 2020 at 9:57 am

      You’re welcome! Thanks for the comment, Taylor! I LOVE that you used Birch Benders – so creative!

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    Kristen Kemp
    June 5, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    Hello! Sorry if this has already been asked. Will these work with canned pumpkin? Thank you!

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      Jill
      June 5, 2020 at 8:19 pm

      Hi Kristen! Unfortunately this won’t work with canned pumpkin because there’s not enough sweetener if you remove the bananas. Sorry!

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    Lori
    June 6, 2020 at 7:22 am

    Delicious! Easy to do! I did need to add more almond flour to mine but it still turned out great! Big hit in my house. Thank you for a wonderful recipe and can’t wait to try adding some of the extras!!!

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      Jill
      June 6, 2020 at 8:06 pm

      You’re so welcome! Thanks for your comment, Lori!

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    nicola
    June 12, 2020 at 6:55 am

    Hi Jill i havent made these yet but if i put peanut butter in them would i need to adjust any of the other ingredients?

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      Jill
      June 12, 2020 at 8:56 am

      Hi Nicola! Nope, you can just add it right in. Good luck! 🙂

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    Margarita
    June 28, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    THANK YOU JILL for such an amazing recipe !!! I hunt for ‘clean’ recipes and am very grateful to have found this recipe and you !!! I made a version of these before I broke up with sugar and had been missing them —-now I have been reunited with an old friend! Cookies were a bit soft but that’s due to my ‘hot’ oven and my fear of overcooking them! I added pecans to 5 of them —-YUMMY ! I think I might eat them with a lil butter on top….like banana bread ! Thanks again 😋

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      Jill
      July 3, 2020 at 11:29 pm

      Mmm butter on top sounds delicious! Thank you for your nice comment Margarita! So glad you love these banana cookies!

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    Shannon
    July 4, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Fabulous! I don’t ever comment on recipes but I had to because I made these twice in the same weekend! Ran out of eggs (I added the egg in the first batch) so I used mayonnaise which grosses me out but have heard of this for brownies so thought why not?
    I did add vanilla extract because frankly could drink the stuff! Shared this with my family and friends cause I’m such a fan.
    Great recipe! Much more portable than a slice of banana bread.

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      Jill
      July 4, 2020 at 8:26 pm

      You’re so kind Shannon – thank you! Thank you for sharing with your friends and family. So happy you love the banana cookies! Have a great day!

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    Theresa O’Brien
    July 6, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Third time making them in 3 weeks!!!! I never comment on recipes but had too. I have shared this with family and friends. It’s just too easy and just too delicious. Thank you for your awesome recipe!

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      Jill
      July 7, 2020 at 8:00 am

      You’re so welcome! Thanks for taking the time to comment, Theresa! SO glad you love this recipe!

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    arlie barger
    July 12, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    So had a problem with this recipe, it didn’t make enough cookies! Was trying recipe to see if it was something my adult daughter with food allergies would like. Unfortunately my husband and I started eating them as soon as we thought they had cooled enough. Now there’s maybe 8 left, I’ll just send her the recipe and encourage her to make them.

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      Jill
      July 12, 2020 at 9:05 pm

      LOL! I guess that’s a good problem to have! Hope your daughter loves them too. Thanks Arlie!

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    marquis | realrawkitchen
    August 4, 2020 at 2:49 am

    That looks so good 🤤 I have everything I need so I’m going to make them right now! I’ll add chocolate though 🙈

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      Jill
      August 8, 2020 at 7:08 pm

      Hope you love them!

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    Camille
    August 25, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    These are super tasty! Easier to portion control than making a whole loaf of banana bread : )

    Mine came out super soft and fall apart really easily. I followed the recipe closely and added the optional vanilla extract and chocolate chips…what could I do differently to make them firmer?

    Thank you!!

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      Jill
      August 28, 2020 at 7:06 am

      Thanks for the review, Camille! While these cookies are definitely on the soft side, they shouldn’t fall apart. You can try to keep them in the oven a little longer next time and see if that helps. Let me know!

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    Haley
    September 16, 2020 at 11:18 am

    If I were to make these today but needed to freeze them would you recommend making the dough and freezing raw OR making the cookies and then freezing once cooled? Not sure which would make them turn out better once able to be enjoyed 🙂 thanks!

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      Jill
      September 16, 2020 at 1:47 pm

      Definitely bake them and then freeze. Enjoy!

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