Vegan Banana Bread Cookies with Maple Glaze

Oct 1, 2021 | Desserts, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan

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If you like banana bread, then you will love these vegan banana bread cookies with maple glaze! These cake-style cookies are perfectly spiced, studded with pecans, and topped with a wonderful maple topping.

vegan banana bread cookies with maple glaze

If you are looking for a way to use up leftover bananas, then look no further. You will love these vegan banana bread cookies with maple glaze. They aren’t like a traditional cookie, but more like a cake-style cookie. And they taste just like banana bread, only better due to the wonderful maple topping.

Plus, they are so easy to make using ingredients that you probably already have at home. Here’s what you’ll need:

Vegan Banana Bread Cookies with Maple Glaze Ingredients:

For the Cookies

  • All-Purpose Flour– I used all-purpose flour for these cookies, although sometimes I’ll use whole wheat pastry flour for the added nutrition.
  • Baking Soda– Just a touch a baking soda helps the cookies to rise.
  • Ground Cinnamon, Ground Nutmeg, and Ground Cloves Cloves- Cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove are wonderful in these cookies, but feel free to omit one if you prefer.
  • Salt– Don’t forget the salt. It helps to bring out all the other flavors of the cookies.
  • Bananas– Always use bananas with brown spotting to ensure sweeter cookies.  
  • Coconut Oil– Refined coconut oil is best so that your cookies don’t taste like coconut.
  • Coconut Sugar– Coconut sugar, sometimes called palm sugar, is a natural sugar made from coconut palm sap and is considered a healthier sweetener. Of course, you can substitute brown sugar if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Organic Granulated Sugar– To ensure that your sugar is vegan, always buy organic. Granulated erythritol is a great sugar free substitute and is also vegan.
  • Pecans– Pecans are optional, but I would highly recommend using them. I’ve baked these banana bread cookies with and without pecans, and I would have to say that the cookies with pecans are so much better.

For the Maple Glaze

cookie dough

How to make Vegan Banana Bread Cookies with Maple Glaze

These cookies are so easy to make! Follow these instructions:

For the banana bread cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Line 2 large baking sheets with silicone baking mats or lightly spray them with non-stick oil. Set aside.
  • In a medium size bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the coconut oil and bananas together until well incorporated (about a minute). Add in both sugars and mix on medium-high for an additional 2 minutes or until smooth.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, and mix on low speed. Then increase to medium-high and mix until just incorporated, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Stir in the chopped pecans.
  • Using a cookie scoop (about 1 and 1/2 tablespoons), scoop out the batter and place onto the lined baking sheets, leaving a little space in between each scoop. The cookies won’t spread much.
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Maple Glaze

  • Whisk together the confectioners’ sugar and maple syrup in a small bowl. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cookies with a small spoon. They glaze will harden slightly after about 10 minutes.

vegan banana bread cookies

Tips and Storage

  • Silicone baking mats work great for this recipe and for most cookie recipes. They are worth the investment as you can use them over and over again instead of buying parchment paper.
  • Use over-ripe bananas for the best flavored cookies. You can also use frozen bananas, just be sure to let them thaw completely before proceeding with the recipe.
  • Store your vegan banana bread cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. These cookies also freeze well for up to three months.

Want more vegan dessert recipes?

Check these out:

Cheerful Cherry Cobbler (Healthy, Easy, Vegan)

Healthy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Vegan Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

Light Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits (Vegan)

As always, please let me know how you like the vegan banana bread cookies in the comments. Your feedback means a lot to me, and your star ratings encourage other readers to give this recipe a try.

Enjoy!

Crystal

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Vegan Banana Bread Cookies with Maple Glaze

If you like banana bread, then you will love these vegan banana bread cookies with maple glaze! These cake-style cookies are perfectly spiced, studded with pecans, and topped with a wonderful maple topping.
Prep Time15 mins
12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 25
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Crystal Yentzen

Ingredients

For the Cookies

  • 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large bananas about 1 and 1/3 cups
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil refined
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup organic granulated sugar*
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

For the Maple Glaze

  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar*
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup

Instructions

For the banana bread cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Line 2 large baking sheets with silicone baking mats or lightly spray them with non-stick oil. Set aside.
  • In a medium size bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the coconut oil and bananas together until well incorporated (about a minute). Add in both sugars and mix on medium-high for an additional 2 minutes or until smooth.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, and mix on low speed. Then increase to medium-high and mix until just incorporated, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Stir in the chopped pecans.
  • Using a cookie scoop (about 1 and 1/2 tablespoons), scoop out the batter and place onto the lined baking sheets, leaving a little space in between each scoop. The cookies won't spread much.
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Maple Glaze

  • Whisk together the confectioners' sugar and maple syrup in a small bowl. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cookies with a small spoon. They glaze will harden slightly after about 10 minutes. Enjoy!

Notes

      
  1. Organic Granulated Sugar- To ensure that your sugar is vegan, always buy organic. Granulated erythritol is a great sugar-free substitute and is also vegan.
  2. Confectioners' Sugar- For the maple glaze, I used vegan confectioners' sugar. But If you would prefer to use a sugar free sweetener, then I would recommend either powdered erythritol or powdered monkfruit sweetener.
  3. Store your vegan banana bread cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. These cookies also freeze well for up to three months. Simply let them come to room temperature before enjoying them.
 
     Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes.

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

2 Comments

  1. Kayla

    5 stars
    Yum! These vegan banana bread cookies are so amazing! It is like portable banana bread!

    Reply
  2. Anaiah

    5 stars
    Yum! These vegan banana bread cookies are the ultimate treat. I love the maple glaze! It’s a beautiful blend of flavors and soo gooood!

    Reply

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