Here’s an easy recipe for homemade 3 ingredient banana oatmeal cookies that are super healthy and delicious at the same time!
Healthy banana oatmeal cookies
These chocolate chip banana oatmeal cookies are the perfect healthy snack.
Packed with wholesome oats, mashed ripe banana, and gooey chocolate chips, they will quickly become a new family favorite recipe.
Simply stir everything together, shape into cookies, and devour over and over again. No eggs, no butter, no flour, and just 20 minutes to make from start to finish!
Also try these Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Watch the banana oatmeal cookie recipe video, above
Easy 3 ingredient cookies
Who knew something so simple could taste so good???
These 3 ingredient chocolate chip cookies (or 2 ingredient cookies if you omit the chocolate chips) can be vegan, gluten free, oil free, low fat, and refined sugar free.
And yet the oatmeal cookies are so tasty that it’s hard to stop at just one!
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Banana oatmeal cookie recipe ingredients
The only ingredients you need for the whole grain cookies are ripe bananas, rolled oats or quick oats, and regular or mini chocolate chips.
The recipe gives you many customization opportunities. Add a handful of shredded coconut, throw in some chopped walnuts, or substitute the chocolate chips for raisins.
These oatmeal banana cookies are wonderful with a fourth teaspoon each of cinnamon and pure vanilla extract or a drop of almond extract.
I also love to add almond butter or peanut butter, because there’s nothing better in my mind than the combination of peanut butter, banana, and dark chocolate.
You could even use white chocolate chips or Vegan Peanut Butter Chips.
Adding an optional pinch of salt to the oatmeal banana cookie dough increases depth of flavor and really brings out the sweetness in these healthy cookies.
Substitutions I have not tried and therefore cannot recommend include swapping the banana with unsweetened apple sauce or canned pumpkin or using steel cut oats.
Use leftover banana to make Banana Muffins or Chocolate Banana Bread
How to make banana oatmeal cookies
If baking the cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Add the oats and optional ingredients, and stir to form an oatmeal cookie dough.
Refrigerate until firm enough to scoop the batter out with a spoon or cookie scoop.
For no bake banana cookies, simply freeze the cookies until hard. Or for baked cookies, place the unbaked cookie dough balls on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake on the oven’s center rack for twenty minutes.
Store leftover banana oat cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer for optimum freshness. They should last for about four or five days refrigerated or up to three months frozen. Thaw before serving.
Chocolate chip breakfast cookies
Eat them for breakfast, snack, or dessert.
With potassium, fiber, iron, and no added sugar (not even maple syrup or honey), the naturally sweetened chocolate chip banana oatmeal cookies are a fun kid friendly and low calorie snack idea.
They are also a great natural source of energy for fitness buffs and athletes. Just add a scoop of protein powder and some peanut butter for a filling power workout treat. Peanut butter banana protein cookies? Yes, please!
If you have chia seeds, flax seeds, or hemp seeds on hand, stir in a handful for added texture and nutrition benefits.
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How do they taste?
At just 60 calories per cookie, these banana cookies are not going to taste like Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies or crispy Tate’s cookies. Any similar recipe that tells you they will isn’t being honest.
However, the soft, chewy, and healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are absolutely delicious in their own right. If you like healthy desserts and how energetic eating them makes you feel, you will hopefully really love this simple recipe too.
Banana Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 cup rolled or quick oats
- 2 overripe bananas
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- optional 3-4 tbsp almond or peanut butter
- optional 1/8 tsp salt
- If baking the banana cookies, preheat the oven to 350 F. Mash the bananas in a bowl. Stir in the oats, chocolate chips, and optional salt to form a dough. Refrigerate until firm enough to scoop out with a spoon or cookie scoop. Either freeze the cookies until hard (for no bake cookies), or bake on a parchment lined baking tray for 20 minutes.View Nutrition Facts
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Judith Kuhl says
I find your website rather frustrating. Your recipes look awesome. But because I am deaf I need to be able to read and print them. Videos do not help me at all. I can’t find any way to do that.
CCK Media Team says
Hi Judith! There is a print button in each recipe box – just scroll down past the videos 🙂
What size bananas did you use, enough for a cup mashed?
Tracy Mead says
Making these today! I am a diabetic so I will omit the chocolate chips but will add natural peanut butter! I miss sweets and I think this will be a great alternative for me!! Thank you for the recipe!!
Just made these and they are yummmmmmmmmmmm! Instead of chocolate chips, I added dried cranberries because I wanted it sugar free. And it’s delicious. Such an easy, quick recipe… especially when I had lots of overripe bananas!
Can I double recipe? Thanks.
Not sure my question went thru. Can I double batch the no bake or bake banana
oatmeal, choc. chip cookies? Thanks from Pittsburgh Pa area.
CCK Media Team says
how can u make this work with frozen bananas? can u thaw them and proceed as instructed? I’m just curious — in general — if using frozen bananas can work for cookie recipes. I know the consistency will be a little different, but has anyone any experience with this?
CCK Media Team says
Frozen bananas will work just fine here. Yes, thaw them first and mash 🙂