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Banana Almond Raisin Cookies

Banana Almond Raisin Cookies

Learn how to make the best Banana almond raisin cookies that just so happen to be vegan and gluten free (if needed). They’re perfectly soft, fluffy, full of flavor and easy to make!


There’s nothing like a fresh batch of cookies with a tall glass of milk, am I right?

Growing up, baking cookies with my mom on the weekends was something that I always looked forward to. She insisted on making them from scratch and even though at the time I could not full appreciate that choice, as an adult I finally understand why! For one thing, there is just something about mixing all of the ingredients together by hand vs. just scooping it out of a container! And secondly, of course, it tastes sooo much better than store bought…always. And if you don’t believe me, then you definitely need to try this recipe out ASAP!

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This recipe requires ripe banana, melted coconut oil, raw sugar, vanilla, almond meal, oat flour or all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, “flax” egg, and raisins. I bet you couldn’t even tell these were vegan!

Before placing in oven

Before placing in oven

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Vegan Banana Almond Cookies

Yield: 12
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 25 M
These cookies are soft + fluffy + packed with flavor. These cookies are simple and ideal for dessert AND ready in 25 minutes!


  • 1 "flax" egg(1 Tbsp  flaxseed + 2 ½ Tbsp  water)
  • 1 medium ripe banana 
  • 1/3 cup creamy almond butter 
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil , melted
  • 3 Tbsp  raw sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup almond meal (ground from raw almonds-60 seconds in a food processor) 
  • 3/4 cup oat flour (ground from gluten-free oats-60 seconds in a food processor) or all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup raisins


How to cook Vegan Banana Almond Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flaxseed and water and let sit for a few minutes (about 3-5 minutes)
  3. Add the banana and mash. Then add almond butter, melted coconut oil, raw sugar, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and whisk to combine.
  4. Add almond meal and oat flour (or all purpose flour) and mix again. Add raisins and stir again. 
  5. Drop cookies in about 1 -1½ Tbsp spoonfuls  onto lined baking sheet. 
  6. Bake for about 15  minutes or until the cookies are slightly golden brown.
  7. Enjoy
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