banana bread cookies

I’ve tried making sugar free, gluten free, dairy free and egg free cookies so many times now. Each recipe has such a different result – which is expected of course. It’s always going to be easier to whip up a batch of traditional cookies because they follow the base of a standard recipe that’s been perfected over years! So when it comes to creating a recipe from scratch, there’s always some experimenting to do. I would never complain about this though, I love it. I find it so exciting making a recipe that tastes normal and delicious, but uses unconventional ingredients. It’s a challenge, and that’s what makes it so worthwhile when you get a recipe right! I decided to make these banana bread cookies inspired by a cookie I had made in the past. I knew I could improve on my previous recipe, and make a smoother, cookie-like biscuit. I also added peanut butter to this cookie to give a subtle nutty flavour, but If you want a stronger nut taste, I would recommend adding some chopped peanuts into the mixture. This would also give a nice crunchy contrast in flavour with the moist chewy cookie. What I liked about this recipe was the way it had a slight crunch when I bit into the cookie, but on the inside was a moist banana bread style texture – hence the name of these cookies. These cookies may not look so exciting on the outside, but trust me, theres a load of delicious flavours on the inside!


banana bread cookies

makes about 12


1/4 cup (60g) peanut butter

1 banana (100g)

2 tbsp coconut oil

2 tbsp millet flour

1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1/4 tsp cider vinegar

1/2 tsp hemp protein powder

4 tbsp hemp milk

2 tbsp flax seeds

1 tbsp rice syrup

Vanilla, to taste – I like to use a generous amount




1. Add the banana and peanut butter into a food processor and blend until smooth. Set aside.

2. Add your coconut oil into a pan on a low heat, and melt. Once the oil has melted, add into the food processor with the banana and peanut butter. Then, add in the hemp milk, millet flour and flax seeds. Blend until smooth.

3. Lastly, add in your rice syrup, hemp powder, bicarbonate of soda, cider vinegar and vanilla. Blend until smooth.

4. Line a baking tray with baking parchment, and using a tablespoon, scoop the mixture into about 12. It will be fairly runny, but don’t worry!

5. Add the cookies into the oven and bake for about 12 minutes, or until golden and slightly crisp on outside. When the cookies have bakes, remove from the oven and set aside to cool or enjoy warm.


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    1. Hi Christine, I haven’t tried making these without the nut butter before, and there’s quite a lot in there so I think you would have to sub it with something else. You could try using some more milk and flour to help hold them together? Or use some more coconut oil? I hope this helps 🙂

  1. hello, these look like something I would love to try. Is it possible to replace hemp protein with either Lucuma or maca protein powder or even hemp seeds? Is it possible to replace hemp milk with almond or quinoa milk? Lastly what could I use in place of rice syrup? Many thanks

    1. Hi Arjava, yeah all those replacements should be fine as they’re quite similar to the original! You could sub rice syrup for any liquid sweetener of choice e.g. Maple syrup/agave/coconut nectar etc. I hope this helps you and you enjoy the recipe! 🙂

  2. I just made them with almond milk, oat flour and agave nectar because I had these ingredient on hand.

    I had hemp seeds, so I just grinded them. I added about 2 teaspoons of vanilla because I’m a big fan too 😉

    They don’t look exactly like the picture because my batter was smoother, so they look and feel exactly like muffin tops.

    Taste is great! They would be awesome with chocolate chips too…

    1. Hi Joliane, your ingredient combination sounds delicious! I hadn’t thought of using oat flour before! I’m so glad you liked the recipe, I think they’d be great with chocolate chips too – nothing beats banana, peanut butter and chocolate together!

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