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Nutty Blueberry Banana Cookies (Grain-free, Vegan)

Delicious and nutritious nutty Blueberry Banana Cookies made grain-free, refined sugar-free and vegan. This simple recipe requires 5 basic ingredients and no flour, butter, eggs, or sugar! Whip them up for a delicious snack or healthier dessert.

White plate of blueberry banana cookies with fresh blueberries all around.

This recipe for nutty grain-free blueberry banana cookies was inspired by both my 5-Ingredient Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies and my 3-Ingredient Nutty Banana Cookies.

I wanted to make a delicious blueberry cookie recipe that was grain-free, vegan, and also plenty nutritious for my fellow clean eating lovers.

And so this easy, wholesome blueberry banana cookie recipe was born!

In addition to being flourless, gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free and vegan, these healthy cookies are also paleo friendly.

Made with ripe mashed banana, unsweetened almond butter, raw nuts (any you like!), a dash of cinnamon, a sprinkle of sea salt, and fresh blueberries, this amazing nutty banana cookie recipe is healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast or snack but delicious enough for dessert.

The texture of these banana blueberry cookies is soft, chewy, and nutty. Kind of like nutty blueberry muffin tops!

Nutty Banana Blueberry cookies on a large baking sheet, fresh out of the oven.

Let’s discuss the simple ingredients for these tasty blueberry breakfast cookies. 

Ingredients for Blueberry Banana Cookies:

Ripe Bananas: Overripe bananas add natural sweetness and are the only sweetener used in this recipe, keeping the cookies relatively low in sugar and free of added sugar.

For the best results, be sure to use spotty bananas that have a lot of brown spots to ensure they are nice and sweet. 

Unsweetened Almond Butter: Creamy almond butter is the glue that holds the cookies together and also adds richness and healthy fats.

If you prefer a different nut butter or seed butter, like peanut butter or cashew butter, feel free to use it instead. Just be sure it is thick and well-stirred. 

Raw Nuts: Raw nuts get pulsed in a food processor or finely chopped with a knife to form the bulk of the cookies. The combination of the sticky ingredients with the chopped mixed nuts is what takes the place of flour, eggs and butter, creating a sticky substance. 

I use a combination of almonds, pecans, and cashews but any combination of nuts you enjoy will work. 

Fresh Blueberries: Juicy blueberries bring a pop of tangy sweet flavor for an unsuspected surprise. If you love fresh fruit, you’ll adore these cookies! 

Cinnamon and Sea Salt: Ground cinnamon adds lovely warmth to the cookies. The way banana, blueberries, cinnamon and nuts come together in a lovely flavor concoction is actually pretty blissful! A pinch of sea salt brings out the sweetness of the banana and enhances the flavor. 

Hand holding one blueberry banana nut cookie.

Recipe Adaptations:

  • For sweeter cookies, add 1 to 3 tablespoons of brown sugar or coconut sugar. I don’t recommend using pure maple syrup because it will make the mixture too liquidy.
  • Add in up to 1 cup of chocolate chips or white chocolate chips for blueberry chocolate chip cookies!
  • If you love dried fruit, add ⅓ cup to ⅔ cup of raisins, dried cranberries, dried blueberries, or chopped dates. 
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract if you have it on hand. 
  • If you do oats, you can add 1/2 cup of rolled oats or quick oats.
  • Sunflower seeds or chia seeds are a great additions! Add 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of either or both.

Now that we’ve covered the wholesome ingredients, let’s bake these tasty banana nut cookies!

How to Make Nutty Blueberry Banana Cookies:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Pulse the nuts in a food processor until they are roughly chopped. There’s no need to grind them up finely as the chunks bring a lovely texture to the cookies.

Mixed nuts in a food processor, ready to be ground up.
Chopped nuts in a food processor.

Mash the bananas in a mixing bowl until creamy. Add in the unsweetened almond butter and mix well until a creamy, sticky substance forms.

Mashed banana and almond butter in a red mixing bowl.

Transfer the chopped nuts, cinnamon, and sea salt to the mixing bowl and mix until well-combined.

Almond butter, mashed banana at the bottom of a mixing bowl with chopped raw nuts, cinnamon and salt on top, ready to be mixed in.

Gently stir in the fresh blueberries. This mixture will be very sticky, so you won’t want to use your hands to form the cookies. I promise it will set up in the oven even if it looks very gooey. This is normal.

Fresh blueberries on top of the cookie dough mixture, ready to be stirred in.
Blueberry banana nut cookie dough in a mixing bowl, ready to be baked.

Drop mounds of the cookie dough mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, forming circle shapes. You can make any size cookies you like. I tend to make very large cookies because I’m an animal.

Lumps of cookie dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes at 350 or until the cookies look like they have set up. 

For smaller cookies, bake for 10 to 15 minutes, and for larger cookies, bake 15-18 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden brown.

Freshly baked blueberry banana cookies on a baking sheet.

Allow the cookies to cool completely before removing them from the cookie sheet and serving. 

Store cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. You can also freeze leftover cookies in a large zip lock bag for up to 3 months.

And that’s it! A healthy cookie recipe made with all clean unprocessed ingredients. These healthy breakfast cookies for those times you’re craving a little something sweet for a snack!

White plate with blueberry banana nut cookies on top.

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Enjoy these delicious banana cookies!

Nutty Banana Blueberry cookies on a large baking sheet, fresh out of the oven.

Nutty Blueberry Banana Cookies

Yield: 12 Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These simple yet flavorful blueberry banana cookies are a lovely healthy snack or dessert that is refined sugar-free, vegan friendly and flourless. Enjoy different variations of this cookie recipe by using various add-ins.

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas (1 ½ cups), mashed
  • ½ cup creamy almond butter, well-stirred
  • 2 cups mixed raw nuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Pulse the nuts in a food processor until they are roughly chopped. There’s no need to grind them up finely as the chunks bring a lovely texture to the cookies.Mixed nuts in a food processor, ready to be ground up. Chopped nuts in a food processor.
  3. Mash the bananas in a mixing bowl until creamy. Add in the unsweetened almond butter and mix well until a creamy, sticky substance forms.Mashed banana and almond butter in a red mixing bowl.
  4. Transfer the chopped nuts, cinnamon, and sea salt to the mixing bowl and mix until well-combined. Cookie dough mixture for grain-free banana blueberry cookies in a mixing bowl.
  5. Gently stir in the fresh blueberries. This mixture will be very sticky, so you won’t want to use your hands to form the cookies. I promise it will set up in the oven even if it looks very gooey. This is normal. Blueberry banana nut cookie dough in a mixing bowl, ready to be baked.
  6. Drop mounds of the cookie dough mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, forming circle shapes. You can make any size cookies you like. I tend to make very large cookies because I’m an animal.Lumps of cookie dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes at 350 or until the cookies look like they have set up. 
  8. For smaller cookies, bake for 10 to 15 minutes, and for larger cookies, bake 15-18 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden brown. Freshly baked blueberry banana cookies on a baking sheet.
  9. Allow the cookies to cool completely before removing them from the cookie sheet and serving. Hand holding one blueberry banana nut cookie.

Notes

Store cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. You can also freeze leftover cookies in a large zip lock bag for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1 Cookie (of 12)
Amount Per Serving Calories 226Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 0mgSodium 86mgCarbohydrates 15gNet Carbohydrates 10gFiber 5gSugar 6gProtein 8g

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liz

Monday 29th of May 2023

these are so satisfying!! and i love how theres no need for added sugar - my partner is a sugar addict lol, and i'm happy to get him snacking on something that is natural.

Julia

Wednesday 31st of May 2023

I'm so happy you and your partner enjoy the cookies! I love that they're fruit-sweetened too - definitely makes me feel good about eating them regularly! xoxo

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