Looking for healthy cookies? This vegan, gluten free banana chocolate chip cookie recipe is easy and awesome.

These healthy cookies were made by my awesome sister. She has four little dudes that are on course to become professional eaters, and spends many afternoon creating healthy treats for playtime after school. And it’s a good thing she lives right behind me; my kids are hungry too! I’d like to give her a shout out for embracing my vegan diet and always offering delicious alternatives. And I’m not surprised that she didn’t miss a beat when, not one, but two of my kids began waking up gluten free.

These healthy cookies were SURPRISINGLY moist, chewy and delicious, which is not always the case with vegan and gluten free ingredients. But Liz likes a challenge, and tried adding bananas.

And she won. Gluten Free Flour 0: Liz 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place flax into a small bowl and add water. Set aside while assembling other ingredients.

Soften butter and cream with sugar, flax and vanilla. Add mashed bananas. Add baking mix (I buy in bulk from Amazon), oats and chocolate chips and mix together. Place scoops of dough onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes. Don’t expect leftovers.

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Elizabeth Pasalich is a professional mom, aunt and sister.