Spoonful of almond butter beside a plate of our 1-Bowl Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
4.98 from 47 votes

Fluffy 1-Bowl Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tender, wholesome cookies with a light, fluffy texture. Not too sweet, rich with almond butter flavor, and studded with chunks of dark chocolate.

Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 13 (cookies)
Category: Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 4 Days


  • 1 batch flax egg (1 Tbsp (7 g) flaxseed meal + 2 ½ Tbsp (37 ml) water as recipe is written)
  • 1 medium ripe banana (1 medium banana equals ~118 g unpeeled)
  • 1/3 cup roasted almond butter (if salted, forgo additional pinch of sea salt)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil or non-dairy butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp organic brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1/3 cup almond meal (ground from raw almonds)
  • 3/4 cup oat flour (ground from gluten-free oats)
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped vegan dark chocolate or chocolate chips*


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flaxseed and water and let sit for a few minutes to achieve “eggy” texture.

  3. Add the banana and mash. Then add almond butter, melted coconut oil, brown sugar, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and whisk to combine.
  4. Add almond meal and oat flour and mix again with a wooden spoon. Add chocolate chips and stir again. If batter appears very wet, add 1 Tbsp additional almond flour. Refrigerate for 5-10 minutes to harden.
  5. Drop cookies in uniform 1 ½ Tbsp spoonfuls (I like using this scoop) onto prepared baking sheet. They won’t expand much so spacing isn’t a concern.

  6. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until the cookies are slightly golden brown.
  7. Let rest on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. After completely cooled, store in an air-tight container at room temperature (or in the refrigerator) up to 3-4 days, or in the freezer up to 1 month.


*Sub dried fruit or nuts for the chocolate if desired.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with coconut oil and dairy-free dark chocolate chips.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 13 cookies)