The Ultimate Banana Cookie Recipe for Food Lovers Everywhere

As an enthusiastic and experienced vegan chef, I am excited to share with you one of my favorite recipes for banana everything cookies from the cookbook Vegan Cookies Take over the World. Whether you’re a longtime vegan or simply looking to incorporate more plant-based treats into your life, these cookies are sure to delight and satisfy.

The beauty of these cookies is in their versatility – with a flavorful combination of banana, quick-cooking oatmeal, all-purpose flour, and chocolate chips, they truly have something for everyone. Plus, they’re incredibly easy to make and require just a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

So why not take a break from the mundane and dive into the delicious world of vegan baking? These banana everything cookies are the perfect place to start!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Banana Everything Cookies from Vegan Cookies Take over the World
Banana Everything Cookies from Vegan Cookies Take over the World

Folks, let me just start by saying – this recipe is a game-changer. Introducing the Banana Everything Cookies from Vegan Cookies Take over the World Recipe – an invasion in your cookie jar that is absolutely worth it!

Now, let me explain why you’ll love these cookies. First off, they’re everything you could ever want in a cookie – chewy, tasty and completely additive. The combination of ground cinnamon, chocolate chips and quick-cooking oatmeal creates a flavor that’s got everyone returning to the jar for one more.

And let’s not forget about the bananas – ripe, sweet and oh so delicious! These lovely fruits really take center stage in this recipe, making for a cookie that’s extra moist and bursting with flavor. Trust me when I say, even if you’re not a huge banana fan, these cookies might just change your mind.

But what really sets these cookies apart is that they’re 100% vegan. You heard me right – no dairy in sight! So not only are these cookies better for the environment and animal welfare, but they’re also perfect for anyone who might be lactose intolerant or allergic.

Honestly, who wouldn’t want to make these cookies? They’re perfect for anyone who loves baking or just wants to try something new. And because they’re so versatile, you can enjoy them anytime of day – breakfast cookies anyone? Plus with all the substitutions and variations available (like adding peanut butter or rolled oats), there’s endless possibilities with this recipe.

So there you have it folks – the perfect combination of taste, health and versatility all rolled into one amazing cookie. Try out this recipe today and watch as these delicious Banana Everything Cookies invade your cookie jar!

Ingredient List

 Sweet and chewy, these Banana Everything Cookies will take over your sweet tooth cravings.
Sweet and chewy, these Banana Everything Cookies will take over your sweet tooth cravings.

Let’s talk about the ingredients that we’ll need to make our Banana Everything Cookies. These cookies are taking over the vegan cookie world and we can’t wait for you to try them!

Here’s what you will need:

  • 1 ripe medium banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips

Make sure to have all of these ingredients on hand before starting the recipe. Don’t worry about not finding an ingredient, I’ll also discuss some substitutions and variations later on!

The Recipe How-To

 One bite will prove that Banana Everything Cookies are not just your ordinary cookie.
One bite will prove that Banana Everything Cookies are not just your ordinary cookie.

Now that you have all your ingredients ready, it’s time to create these scrumptious vegan banana everything cookies!

Step 1: Preheat Oven & Prepare Sheets

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray the two baking sheets with oil or line them with a piece of parchment paper.

Step 2: Mash a Ripe Banana Well

In a mixing bowl, mash one ripe medium-sized banana until it becomes a puree-like consistency.

Step 3: Add Oil, Sugar and Vanilla

To the mixing bowl with the mashed banana, add 2/3 cup canola oil, 1 cup sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix well until all the ingredients are fully combined.

Step 4: Mix in Dry Ingredients

In another mixing bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2/3 cup quick-cooking oatmeal, 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda, 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Once mixed, add the dry ingredients slowly to the wet batter while stirring thoroughly.

Step 5: Fold in Chocolate Chips

Add in 2 cups vegan chocolate chips to the batter and fold them in gently.

Step 6: Scoop Batter & Bake Cookies

Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop, drop balls of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets about two inches apart from each other. Bake in preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes, or until they turn golden brown on the edges.

These banana everything cookies can be served right out of the oven or allowed to cool first. Either way, don’t forget to invade your cookie jar with these vegan cookies once they’re ready!

Substitutions and Variations

 These fluffy and airy cookies will make you forget about your everyday worries.
These fluffy and airy cookies will make you forget about your everyday worries.

Now, I know that some folks might be hesitant to try new recipes, especially when it comes to substitutions and variations. However, let me tell you – this recipe is so flexible and forgiving that you can customize it any way you like and still end up with an amazing flavor experience.

For starters, if you don’t have quick-cooking oatmeal on hand, don’t sweat it. Simply pulse rolled oats in your food processor until they are broken down into finer pieces, and voila – instant quick oats. You can also experiment with different types of flour, such as using whole wheat or gluten-free flour for a healthier twist.

If you’re looking to add some extra pizzazz to your cookies, try tossing in some chopped nuts or dried fruit along with the chocolate chips. You could also mix in a tablespoon or two of peanut butter into the dough for a nutty flavor boost.

For those who want to go beyond the standard chocolate chip cookie realm, try making these cookies with vegan white chocolate chips or butterscotch chips instead. If you’re feeling adventurous, consider adding a teaspoon of ground cardamom or nutmeg for some extra spice.

And finally, if you find yourself with leftover banana everything cookie dough, why not use it to make banana bread? Simply pour the dough into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes until golden brown on top. The possibilities are endless with this recipe – let your imagination run wild!

Overall, these banana everything cookies are incredibly versatile and easy to adapt to your tastes and preferences. Feel free to play around with different substitutions and variations until you create your own signature version of this beloved classic.

Serving and Pairing

 You won't be able to resist the warm and comforting aroma of freshly baked Banana Everything Cookies!
You won’t be able to resist the warm and comforting aroma of freshly baked Banana Everything Cookies!

When it comes to serving and pairing these delicious banana everything cookies, the options are endless. You can enjoy them as a dessert, snack or even breakfast cookie. Trust me, these cookies are so irresistible that you will want to have them for every meal of the day.

If you’re looking for a classic pairing, a glass of cold plant-based milk is always a great choice. Almond or oat milk would be my top recommendations. But if you’re feeling a bit fancy, you could also serve them with a warm cup of infused herbal tea.

For those who like to mix it up, pairing these cookies with a scoop of dairy-free ice cream is another way to take them to the next level. It’s worth trying different flavors such as vanilla, caramel or chocolate to see which combination suits your taste buds.

Another great idea is to serve these cookies alongside your favorite fruit salad. The juicy and refreshing flavors from the fresh fruits will create an exciting contrast between the sweetness of the cookies.

And if you’re feeling more adventurous, why not serve these banana everything cookies alongside a slice of vegan banana bread? This would be the ultimate banana overload and it’s perfect for anyone who just can’t get enough of this tropical flavor.

Overall, there are so many ways to serve and pair these cookies that whatever you choose to do will undoubtedly be amazing. Just remember that once these invade your cookie jar, they’ll be disappearing fast!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Say goodbye to boring old chocolate chip cookies, and hello to moist, flavorful Banana Everything Cookies.
Say goodbye to boring old chocolate chip cookies, and hello to moist, flavorful Banana Everything Cookies.

Now, listen up y’all. I know that sometimes we just don’t have the time to whip up a batch of these delicious Banana Everything Cookies fresh out of the oven, but fear not my friends because you can always make these ahead of time for that sudden sweet tooth craving.

To make-ahead, simply shape the cookie dough into balls and freeze them in airtight containers. These cookie dough balls will keep well in the freezer for up to three months. When your sweet tooth cravings hit, remove the cookies from the freezer and allow them to thaw for 20-30 minutes before baking.

When it comes to storing these cookies in your cookie jar, you’ll be pleased to know that they will last for up to two weeks when stored at room temperature. Trust me, these cookies won’t last that long though–they’re just too irresistible!

If you want to reheat them or enjoy them warm again, simply pop them in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 3-5 minutes until heated through. Serve with a nice cold glass of almond milk and you’ve got yourself an unbeatable vegan treat.

But let me tell you something, these cookies are some of the best breakfast cookies around town! So why not bake up a batch on Sunday and enjoy them throughout the week as a quick breakfast on-the-go? They pair perfectly with a nice hot cup of coffee or tea, and will give you all the energy needed to take on the day.

So don’t forget y’all, these Banana Everything Cookies are perfect for making ahead, storing and reheating. And trust me when I say, once they invade your cookie jar once– they’ll keep coming back for more!

Tips for Perfect Results

 These cookies are loaded with an array of delicious mix-ins, including nuts, oats, and chocolate chips.
These cookies are loaded with an array of delicious mix-ins, including nuts, oats, and chocolate chips.

Ah, the joy of perfecting a recipe! These banana everything cookies are no exception. To help ensure that your cookies come out looking and tasting like the ones on the cover of Vegan Cookies Take Over the World, here are some tips to follow:

First, use quick-cooking oatmeal instead of rolled oats. Quick-cooking oatmeal will give your cookies a better texture and help them hold together.

Next, be sure to mash your banana well. The banana is what gives these cookies their signature flavor, so you want to make sure it’s evenly distributed throughout the dough.

When measuring flour, spoon the flour into the measuring cup and level it off with a knife. This ensures that you use the correct amount of flour, which will affect the texture of your cookies.

For even baking, rotate the cookie sheets halfway through baking. This will help ensure that all of your cookies cook evenly and prevent any from burning on one side.

Finally, let your cookies cool completely on a wire rack before placing them in a container or cookie jar. If you put them away while they are still warm, they may become soggy or lose their shape.

By following these tips, you’ll be sure to have perfect banana everything cookies every time!

Bottom Line

Now that you’ve got the recipe for these delicious and irresistible Banana Everything Cookies, there’s no reason not to give them a try! Whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast cookie or a unique twist on traditional chocolate chip cookies, Vegan Cookies Take over the World’s recipe is sure to please.

With their versatile ingredients list and easy-to-follow recipe instructions, these cookies can be tailored to your personal preferences while remaining dairy-free and vegan. They’re perfect for anyone with dietary restrictions or simply looking for healthier alternatives to their favorite treats.

So what are you waiting for? Invade your cookie jar with these everything cookies vegan style and indulge in the taste of ripe bananas, oats, cinnamon, and chocolate chips blended together in a chewy, delectable cookie!

Make sure to share this recipe with your friends and family. In fact, you could even host a vegan cookie party where everyone brings their favorite plant-based cookie recipe. Show them how vegan cookies invade cookie jars in the most delicious way possible. Trust me; everyone will be asking you for the recipe once they taste these delightful treats.

Don’t limit yourself to just this recipe either; experiment with different substitutions and variations like using peanut butter instead of canola oil or adding rolled oats instead of quick-cooking oatmeal. It’s all about finding what works best for you.

Finally, go ahead and treat yourself! You deserve it. Try baking these cookies fresh from the oven and savoring them with a glass of almond milk, coffee or tea. So pull out those mixing bowls, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and start baking up some vegan banana everything cookies today!

Banana Everything Cookies from Vegan Cookies Take over the World

Banana Everything Cookies from Vegan Cookies Take over the World Recipe

By Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero I made these a little while ago and everyone at work went mental over them. I ommitted the walnuts due to my nut allergy but these are mega tasty nom noms.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 134.5 kcal


  • 1 banana (very ripe medium)
  • 1/3 cup canola oil (rapeseed oil)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (plain flour)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal (rolled oats)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  • preheat oven to 350 degrees, lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
  • In a mixing bowl mash the banana well. You can use a fork for this but your hands work well too. Add the oil sugar and vanilla, mix with a strong fork. Add the flour, baking soda and cinnmon and mix until the dry ingredients are just moistened. Add the oatmeal walnuts and chocolate chips and mix well. Isa recommends using your hands for mixing in the oatmeal to ensure that the oats get moist. If the dough is quite slippery you may wish to add a few tablespoons of extra flour. This just depends on how big your banana is.
  • Clean your hands and roll the dough into balls slightly smaller than a golf ball, flatten it a bit in your hands and place each ball about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 2 mins then transfer them to a cooling rack.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 688gCalories: 134.5kcalCarbohydrates: 20.4gProtein: 1.9gFat: 5.5gSaturated Fat: 1.1gSodium: 61.7mgFiber: 1.4gSugar: 9.8g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Easy, Inexpensive, Vegan
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