Peanut Butter Banana Cookies Recipe

This Easy Peanut Butter Banana Cookies recipe provides a delicious frosted cookie. Healthy Banana Cookie Recipes are made without eggs or dairy creating a delicious go-to vegan cookie! The soft and simple banana cookies are topped with a peanut butter glaze. Make banana cookie dough with oatmeal and chocolate chips too.

A stack of four banana cookies are stacked next to more cookies beside it.
Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Cookies!

If you’re wondering what to do with ripe bananas, I have an idea. There’s something about bananas in baked goods that is so comforting. In fact, this recipe actually makes me think of a banana bread cookie. It’s perfect!

I knew I wanted to make these peanut butter cookies healthy. So I made the lightly sweet healthy banana cookies and then topped them with a peanut butter glaze.

I might need an intervention very soon so I don’t eat the whole batch of banana peanut butter cookies myself.

Several frosted cookies sit on a baking dish.
Chewy Peanut Butter Banana Cookies fresh from the oven!
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How to Make Banana Cookies

Cookie recipes with bananas are easy! Follow these steps:

Step One: Cream Butter and Sugar

To make banana peanut butter cookies, begin with mixing vegan butter and brown sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Add mashed bananas, plant-based milk, and ground flaxseed. Beat for one more minute.

Step Two: Combine Dry Ingredients

In a separate bowl combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir to combine and then add that to the banana mixture.

Dry ingredients, like flour, in a glass bowl.

Step Three: Bake the Cookie Dough

Drop the cookie dough batter onto cookie sheets and bake for 9 – 12 minutes. For a crispy cookie, bake the full 12 minutes.

For a soft cookie, bake for 9 minutes. It may seem too soft when it comes out of the oven, but it will firm up as it cools.

Step Four: Peanut Butter Frosting

We love this recipe for banana cookies…especially when peanut butter is involved and that’s why I added a small dollop of peanut butter frosting.

It’s easy to make. Simply combine peanut butter with plant-based milk. Heat that in a microwave and stir it together and then add powdered sugar. Stir that together and then once the cookies cool, smear over the top of each.

Expert Tips

Use these expert tips to make these banana drop cookies perfect every time:

  • This recipe calls for vegan butter. I used Earth Balance.
  • This is an eggless cookie recipe and it uses flaxseed in place of eggs
  • Transform these into banana nut cookies by adding a 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts to the batter
  • I call for ripe bananas. If your bananas are not ripe, I love these hacks to quickly ripen your bananas
  • Make these easy cookies sugar free by using brown sugar Swerve for the cookies and powdered Swerve for the frosting
  • You can also have these as gluten-free banana cookies by using gluten free baking flour instead of all purpose flour
  • Roll the cookie dough balls in sugar before baking to make banana sugar cookies!
  • Add a 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the batter to make these into peanut butter banana chocolate chip cookies
  • Add a 1/2 cup of instant oatmeal in place of the cornstarch to make peanut butter banana oatmeal cookies! With oats added, you could almost serve these as breakfast cookies!

You can make even more healthy banana desserts recipes. See below!

Do You Love Peanut Butter and Banana Recipes?

If you love these healthy banana peanut butter cookies, then you’ll definitely want to try some other peanut butter and banana recipes healthy, like these:

These easy banana cookies are fun to make and share. Take them to your next office party or social event!

Three frosted banana cookies sit in a stack next to more cookies around it.
The best Banana cookies recipes include peanut butter frosting!

I hope you love this recipe as we do! Have you tried it? Be sure and leave a comment and a rating of this recipe below and then take a quick photo and share it with me using #namelymarly on Instagram. I love seeing your creations!

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Frosted Banana Cookies

Frosted banana cookies with peanut butter infused icing. These little cookies are bursting with so much flavor you can’t stop at one…or two…or maybe even three!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Cookies, Frosted Banana Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 32
Calories: 119kcal
Author: Namely Marly

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vegan butter , softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 medium ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 tablespoons plant-based milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ salt

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons plant-based milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Heat your oven to 350F.
  • Combine butter and brown sugar in a mixing bowl and mix on high for 3 – 5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add the mashed banana, soy milk, and ground flax seed. Beat for another minute.
  • In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt. Stir until combined. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and beat one more time until combined.
  • Use a cookie dough scooper to drop cookie dough onto cookie sheets, being sure to leave a good inch or two between cookies to allow some room for spread. Bake for 9 – 12 minutes, depending on how you like your cookies. The edges should be a light golden color.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes on the pan before placing them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Prepare your frosting by combing peanut butter and milk in a bowl. Microwave for 15 seconds and then stir to combine. Add powdered sugar and stir until combined. Set aside until the cookies are ready to be frosted.
  • Once cookies have cooled completely, spread a dollop of frosting across each.

Enjoy these Peanut Butter and Banana Cookies!

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