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Easy 5 Step Gluten Free Chunky Monkey Cookies

This quick and easy vegan and gluten free chunky monkey cookies recipe will have the whole family going bananas! They are healthy enough for breakfast but they taste indulgent enough for dessert.  The consistency is soft and fluffy, similar to a banana bread texture.  I love these gluten free chunky monkey cookies warm, straight from the oven, but they’re also absolutely delicious chilled from the refrigerator or freezer. 

Everything you’ll need to make these gluten free chunky monkey cookies!

Prep Time: 5 min. Cook Time: 12-14 min Total Time: 17-19 min. Course: Breakfast / Snack / Dessert Servings: 12 cookies


  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Large Spoon
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper


  • 2 Bananas, mashed (about 1 c.)
  • 1 c. Almond Flour
  • 1/2 c. Creamy Almond Butter
  • 3 tbsp. Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 pinch Cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp. Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 1/2 c. Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Banana, sliced for garnish


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2: Combine all ingredients except dark chocolate chips and sliced banana to a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.

Step 3: Fold in dark chocolate chips.  Scoop dough onto baking sheet and press a thin slice of banana into the top of each ball of dough.

Gluten Free Chunky Monkey Cookies Before Baking
Gluten Free Chunky Monkey Cookies Ready to Go in the Oven!

Step 4: Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden around the edges.

Step 5: Let cool for 20-30 minutes and enjoy your delicious gluten free chunky monkey cookies!

Delicious, melty gluten free chunky monkey cookies

Pro Tip: Add in some extra mix-ins to these gluten free chunky monkey cookies: think walnuts, pecans, raisins, etc!

About the Creator!

Hi! My name is Addison and I’m a healthy food blogger.  I live on the coast of Maine and it’s my favorite place on earth.  There’s nothing I love more than cooking and baking for family and friends.  It’s become my passion to create healthier versions of my favorite comfort foods and desserts.  When I’m not in the kitchen, I enjoy long-distance running, walks on the beach, reading, and dark chocolate at least twice a day.  You can find easy and delicious recipes on my food blog ( and you can find me on Instagram and Pinterest (@organicallyaddison).  I hope you enjoy this super fun and delicious recipe!

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