Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies 

By Rena |

This healthy banana oatmeal cookies recipe is made with only 3 simple ingredients. They are delicious, chewy, and so easy to make. The perfect treat to enjoy as breakfast, snack, or dessert.

top view of oatmeal cookies on a white sheet

Making cookies have never been this easy with this healthy oatmeal cookie recipe. You literally only need 3 ingredients: oatmeal, chocolate chips, and bananas. No eggs, sugar, or flour are needed to make these oatmeal banana cookies. Mix in the 3 ingredients, bake for 15 minutes, and enjoy delicious soft and chewy cookies. They are so rich in flavor and can easily be made vegan-friendly by using dairy-free chocolate chips. Enjoy them for breakfast, as a snack, or dessert. Everyone will love these healthy oatmeal cookies especially the kids.

Why you will love these oatmeal cookies

  • The flavor is just perfect: the flavor of these oatmeal banana cookies are not overpowering which makes it hard to stop at just one serving. They just so good!
  • Healthy: these oatmeal cookies are as healthy as they will ever get. No refined sugar, no oil or butter, no eggs, and they are made with 3 simple and healthy ingredients. To make then even healthier, use sugar-free chocolate chips.
  • Easy to make: with just 3 ingredients to make these healthy oatmeal cookies, it just less than 5 minutes to prep and 15 minutes of bake time.
side shot stack of oatmeal cookies next to banana

Ingredient notes and substitues

  • Ripe bananas: This is one of the main ingredients. Be sure to use ripe bananas. If you must use another ingredient you can susbtitute it with pumpkin puree.
  • Rolled oats: Use gluten-free rolled oats for any gluten allergies. You can use quick oats but they will come out a bit chewier with a different texture.
  • Chocolate chips: depending on your dietary needs, you can use dairy-free for vegan option or sugar-free chocolate chips.
ingredients to make cookies. rolled oats in a bowl, chocolate chips, and 2 bananas

How to make these healthy banana oatmeal cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a shallow dish, mash the bananas with a fork. Add the rolled oats, chocolate chips and mix well. 
mashed bananas in a bowl
  • Take spoonfuls of the mixture and using your clean hands, shape into cookies. They won’t change their shape while baking, so make sure you give them the final look.
mashed banana, oatmeal, and chocolate chips in a bowl to be mixed
  • Place them on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden.
  • Serve them warm or completely cool for a crispier texture.
oatmeal cookies on a pan

Recipe notes and tips

  • Allow the cookies to cool completely on the sheet pan before removing them.
  • Use rolled oats intead of quick oats if you can. If you have any gluten allergies, use gluten-free rolled oats.
  • for a kick-in flavor, consider adding 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix them in with the oats first before adding them over the mashed bananas.
  • For a vegan-friendly option, use dairy-free chocolate chips
  • Add ons: other ingredients you can add to these are shredded coconut, chia seeds, and nuts
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container on the kitchen counter for 2 days. You can store them in the fridge for up to 7 days.
  • Reheat a cookie in the micrwave for 10-15 seconds if you like them served warm.
top view of several cookies on sheet paper

Frequently asked questions

Are oatmeal cookies a healthy snack?

Compared to other cookies, oatmeal cookies are a much healthier snack and dessert option. Oatmeal is full of fiber and nutrients like calcium and magnesium, making it a great ingredient to include in your daily dietary intake.

What can you do with old bananas?

Have some ripe bananas and not sure what to do with them? There are many options for you. First, you can certainly make these healthy banana oatmeal cookies. Other great options to make our healthy banana bread, banana ice cream, peanut butter banana muffins, or blueberry banana pancakes.

Can I use quick oats to make oatmeal cookies?

Technically you can but it is not recommended because the texture of the cookies will be completely different and more on the dry side.

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3-ingredient Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Simple and easy healthy cookies made with oatmeal, ripe banana, and chocolate chips. Soft, chewy and so delicious.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 65kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips may use sugar-free or dairy-free

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a shallow dish, mash the bananas with a fork. Add the rolled oats, chocolate chips and mix well.
  • Take spoonfuls of the mixture and using your clean hands, shape into cookies. They won’t change their shape while baking, so make sure you give them the final look.
  • Place them on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden.
  • Serve them warm or completely cool for a crispier texture.

Notes

  • Allow the cookies to cool completely on the sheet pan before removing them.
  • Use rolled oats instead of quick oats if you can. If you have any gluten allergies, use gluten-free rolled oats.
  • for a kick-in flavor, consider adding 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix then in with the oats first before adding them over the mashed bananas.
  • For a vegan-friendly option, use dairy-free chocolate chips
  • Add ons: other ingredients you can add to these are shredded coconut, chia seeds, and nuts
  • Store cookies in an airtight container on the kitchen counter for 2 days. You can store them in the fridge for up to 7 days.
  • Reheat a cookie in the microwave for 10-15 seconds if you like them served warm

Nutrition

Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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