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5 from 6 votes

Gluten-Free Chunky Monkey Cookies

These Gluten-Free Chunky Monkey Breakfast Cookies from The Whole Smiths are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast for busy families and picky eaters. They're gluten-free, portable and easy-to-make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten-Free
Keyword: banana breakfast cookies, glutenfree breakfast cookies, healthy breakfast cookies
Servings: 16 cookies
Author: Michelle


  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 medium banana mashed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons tapioca flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chunks semi-sweet or dark


  • Preheat the oven to 350* F and lightly grease a cookie sheet. 
  • Add the eggs, mashed banana, syrup, vanilla and almond extract to a large bowl and combine well. 
  • To the same bowl add the oats, almond flour, tapioca flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt and stir to combine well. 
  • Fold the walnuts and chocolate chunks into the batter. 
  • Spoon about 1 & 1/2 tablespoons of the batter onto the parchment paper and bake for 13-14 minutes until cooked through and lightly browned on the edges. The batter will look loose but don't worry, the cookies will hold their shape!


  • If possible use Ceylon Cinnamon instead of Cassia. If your package from the grocery store simply says cinnamon it is most likely the latter,  which does not share Ceylon's blood sugar-lowering properties.
  • Don't skip the salt! It enhances the flavor of your healthy breakfast cookies. 
  • Make sure you use ripe bananas for this recipe. You can