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5-Ingredient Guilt-free Elvis Cookies (Vegan and Gluten Free)

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5 from 3 votes

These lighter 5-Ingredient Guilt-free Elvis Cookies will definitely satisfy any sweet cravings, and in just a few easy steps!

5-ingredient guiltless Elvis cookies on a blue plate

All ingredients for the 5-ingredient guiltless Elvis cookies

Why this Recipe Works:

  • These treats aren’t only d-lish, but they’re on the healthier side, too! This is all thanks to their high-fiber, high nutrient and minimally processed ingredients.
  • Easy to assemble, these cookies are perfect to make with kids, or anytime you need a quick and simple treat!

Why are they called Elvis Cookies?

  • Elvis Presley loved the combination of peanut butter and banana, which are two of the star ingredients in these cookies!  Adding chocolate chunks, oatmeal and maple syrup truly take that combo to the next level of deliciousness.

Want to try some other easy cookie recipes? Then you have to try my:

How to Make 5-Ingredient Guilt-Free Elvis Cookies:

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F/177°C.

2. In a bowl, mash the banana with a fork until it’s mostly smooth.

3. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix well.

All cookie ingredients mixed together in a bowl with a fork

4. Drop 6 equal-sized and evenly spaced mounds onto a parchment-lined or nonstick baking sheet.

Raw Elvis cookie dough balls on parchment paper on a baking sheet

5. Bake for 10 minutes or until set. Immediately sprinkle a little salt to the surface of each cookie, if desired.

Transfer to a cooling rack once they’re done. Enjoy!

An Elvis cookie with a bite taken out of it

Elvis Cookies cooling on a cooling rack

Top Tips for Making 5-Ingredient Guilt-Free Elvis Cookies:

  • If desired, add a sprinkle of salt (the coarse type, if you have it) to the tops of each one to amplify the flavor experience.
  • I like using big chocolate chunks instead of chips so the chocolate really stands out, but chocolate chips certainly work, as well.
  • Try to use a banana that’s on the very ripe side, if possible.
  • When buying peanut butter, look for a type that only has peanuts (or just peanuts and salt) listed on the ingredient label.

Did you try this recipe? Give it a star rating and let me know what you think in the comments below. Your feedback is very helpful!

5-Ingredient Guiltless Elvis Cookies

These 5-Ingredient Guilt-free Elvis Cookies will definitely satisfy any chocolate craving in just a few easy steps!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: gluten-free, plant based, vegan
Keyword: Vegan Cookies, Vegan Desserts, Vegan Elvis Cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 cookies

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F/177°C.
  • In a bowl, mash the banana with a fork until it's mostly smooth.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix well.
  • Drop 6 equal-sized and evenly spaced mounds onto a parchment-lined or nonstick baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until set. Immediately sprinkle a little salt to the surface of each cookie, if desired.
    Transfer to a cooling rack once they're done. Enjoy!

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Notes

  • If desired, add a sprinkle of salt (the coarse type, if you have it) to the tops of each one to amplify the flavor experience.
  • I like using big chocolate chunks instead of chips so the chocolate really stands out, but chocolate chips certainly work, as well.
  • Try to use a banana that's on the very ripe side, if possible. 
  • When buying peanut butter, look for a type that only has peanuts (or just peanuts and salt) listed on the ingredient label.
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Comments

Cheri

I really liked these. I added a pinch of Himalayan salt when they came out and they were really good! I am looking forward to trying more of your recipes because my dad just started a plant based diet to try and save his kidneys. He can’t have these but I saw so many things that he can have 🙂

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Cheri Johnson

Actually we calculated the potassium and phosphorus for 1 cookie and he was able to have one and liked it 🙂

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Audrey Dunham

So happy to hear it!! Thanks for letting me know.

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Brenda Bagger

5 stars
So easy to make and very tasty! Mine were still a little “gooey” in texture after baking . . . Not sure if I should have baked longer, or if that was what should have been expected. Will definitely bake these again.

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Audrey Dunham

So glad you liked them! Yes, try baking for 1-2 minutes more next time. 🙂

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Monika

5 stars
I love this recipe and I make it often! A chocolate chip cookie that you don’t have to feel guilty about eating! It’s full of goodness! ❤️

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Audrey Dunham

Thanks for this, Monika!

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Heather

How many calories are in your Elvis cookies?

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Audrey Dunham

My guess would be about 100! Thankfully, each ingredient is a high quality, healthy one, which is always my top focus.

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