Soft, healthy banana cookies made with a mix of almond and coconut flour to make them gluten and grain free! These gluten free banana cookies taste like a slice of your favorite banana bread and are topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting for a delicious treat everyone loves. Paleo friendly and easily vegan & dairy free!
In a large bowl, add the melted and cooled coconut oil, mashed banana, sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined and smooth. Next add in almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix until a soft dough forms. Allow dough to chill in the fridge for 5 minutes while you preheat the oven.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
If you prefer to make a vanilla buttercream instead of a cream cheese frosting, simply eliminate the cream cheese and replace with 2 tablespoons of softened butter instead. Vegan butter will work here too!
If you don’t want to do a frosting, feel free to stir in ½ cup chocolate chips (dairy free if desired) into the batter.
To make vegan: I haven’t tested this, but I think a flaxegg would work well in this recipe (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons water). Use a vegan cream cheese like Kite Hill and a vegan butter like Earth Balance as well.
*Please note that if you use coconut sugar in the recipe, your cookies may come out slightly darker, but will still taste the same!