Nov 08

Fluffy Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

I needed these.

Fluffy Peanut Butter Cookies (1 of 6)

Because last week I made some cookies and the dough was eww.  And it’s not worth making cookies if the dough doesn’t taste to.die.for.  And it’s like scientific fact that peanut butter + banana + chocolate is in fact to.die.for.  Why don’t they make peanut butter+banana flavored wedding cakes?  It’d be a banana cake with layers of peanut butter buttercream and then it’d all be iced in chocolate buttercream.  Yes.

Until I come across that cake, I’ll just make these cookies.  And eat that dough.  They have peanut butter in them so you better believe they’re good.  And they’re vegan, so you can go ahead and eat the dough without a care in the world.

Why is it always like a 12 year old’s birthday around here?  I mean, all I do is make pizza and cookies.  That said, these are my favorite cookies I’ve ever made.  And since they have flaxseed they’re like a health food, right?

Yay for fiber + omega-3’s.  Actually, there are only 2 tablespoons of flaxseed in the entire recipe.  So eating some salmon + vegetables that day would not be frowned upon.

Fluffy Peanut Butter Cookies (2 of 6)

I’m a peanut butter fiend.  Aren’t we all? I think I get it from my grandma.  She was saying the other day how she’ll be eating peanut butter by the spoonful and she’ll say to herself, “okay, just one more little spoonful,” but then it ends up being more than one more little spoonful.

Then it hit me.  My peanut butter obsession is genetic.  I didn’t even have a chance.  And I’m thinking my children won’t have a chance either.

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So story time.  I tend to do this thing where I wear the same outfit on Monday that I wore on Sunday.  It makes total sense.  I only wear the outfit on Sunday for like 3 hours (to church and then lunch after).  Sundays are the only day I feel like I have time to put together an outfit that actually goes together and looks decent.  The rest of the week I’m lucky if I have pants on as I run out the door.  True story.  And I never see the same people on Monday that I see on Sunday so it’s generally safe.  Except this week I met Andrew for a dinner date on Monday night and he was like, “weren’t you wearing that exact thing yesterday?  Like even that scarf?”  To which I replied, “Why yes, yes I was.  See what you get to marry!”

Oh well.  I’ll cook him food and iron his clothes.  Sometimes I feel like I should be concerned because I’m really excited to do all these wifely duties.  Feminism is lost on me.

Fluffy Peanut Butter Cookies (5 of 6)

Okay now.  These cookies.  So fluffy. 

They’re slightly crispy on the outside but then the center is complete doughy perfection.  Now I want to remake every cookie I’ve ever made and use an ice cream scoop to put them on the baking sheet because it makes the cookies magical.  Probably wouldn’t work for every cookie recipe.  But I think remaking every cookie I’ve ever made would be a very good way to spend my time.  I’ll get on that.

Fluffy Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
  1. heaping 1/3 cup 'melted' banana (~1 banana)
  2. 2/3 cup peanut butter, no added salt/sugar/oil
  3. 1/4 cup Earth Balance, melted (or butter)
  4. 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  5. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  6. 1 cup oat flour, spooned into cup
  7. 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  8. 1 scant teaspoon salt
  9. 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  10. 1/2 cup chocolate chips (dairy free if vegan)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. To make the 'melted' banana, peel and slice your banana and microwave for 1 minute. Or until banana appears 'melted.' In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine 'melted' banana, peanut butter, Earth Balance, brown sugar and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine oat flour, ground flaxseed, salt, baking powder and chocolate chips. Add dry ingredients to wet and combine until a dough forms. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop cookie dough onto a non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes.
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36 comments on “Fluffy Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Wow, I’ve never been excited to combine and consume all of those ingredients. Absolutely delicious. Sometimes I never get around to making the cookies because we have too muc fun with the batter.

  2. I’ve made 2 PB recipes lately. Love that this one is gluten-free, and healthier.

  3. My husband’s groom cake was actually peanut butter and banana. Banana cake with peanut butter buttercream icing! SO GOOD. It was gone first. haha

  4. Can I leave a request for that wedding cake at my wedding?? YUM!!

  5. I usually re-wear my Sunday outfit on Mondays too! One less thing to think about when getting ready, and Monday mornings are hard enough as it is. That’s so funny.

  6. This looks yummy! I love the combination of peanut butter, banana, and chocolate.

  7. These look so yummy! I love peanut butter and banana together. I might just have to make these this weekend! Thanks for the great recipe! Do you know how many cookies you get out of this recipe?

  8. Will leaving the flax seed out alter the recipe?

  9. Girl please. Someone TOTALLY needs to make peanut butter banana chocolate wedding cakes. How is no one doing that in Houston?? I guess we’ll just have to put that as our #1 project for our cake business. OMG GUESS WHAT. I’m going to start interning with this lady who runs a wedding cake business and bakes vegan/gluten free cakes WHATT I’m so freaking excited. !!!

    Oh yes, and these cookies are so fluffy and amazing looking! I need to get me a cookie scoop stat. My friend always uses one to make her cookies and they are always SO AMAZING. I think re-making all the cookies in your archives is a noble goal and I think I should get on that too.

    • Vegan and gluten free cakes!?? Her name doesn’t happen to be Stephanie does it?

      I am so happy for you!!!! That sounds like so much fun. Once you get started I want to know ALL about it!

  10. Since these have peanut butter (for protein!), bananas (potassium!) and flaxseed I’m officially considering them health food. Let’s eat more!

  11. These are everything and anything I’ve ever dreamed of. I especially love that I can eat the dough. You, Kylie, have hit the nail on the head for the 10000th time!
    I’m such an outfit repeater like you. I mean, it’s kinda efficient, right? The clothes are still clean and it looks cute.
    Also, I think I’ve inherited my peanut/peanut butter obsession from my grandparents too. My grandma will tell my grandpa to stop eating peanuts since it’ll raise his cholesterol. Meanwhile, she’s snackin’ away at them. And then there’s peanut butter, which she also loves.

  12. I loved your Sunday/Monday story. Mostly because I do the same thing. But during the week the.boy generally only sees me in workout clothes because I’m still in my PJs when he leaves for work and i’ve already been to the gym once he gets home…so he has no idea. :P

    Cookies!!! Yay!!

  13. We love peanut butter! These cookies look to die for!

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  15. Yes to a healthy cookie! These are basically looking like breakfast, lunch and dinner to me right now. I am going to try making them with almond butter and see how they turn out..

  16. Woah these look so good. I’m a huge (probably too huge) fan of PB2 so I’ll be making these soon :)

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  22. Do you need an electric mixer! These look amazing

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