Banana Oatmeal Cookies (Easy and Fast!)

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Cambria Glosz

Cambria Glosz, MS, RD
Nutritional Reviewer

Banana oatmeal cookies are the grab-and-go snack you’ve been waiting for! Yet another way to use ripe bananas—is there anything they can’t do?! 

This recipe is clean, with minimal ingredients, most of which you may already have in your kitchen.

What are in these Banana Oatmeal Cookies?

So what ingredients make up these yummy cookies?

  • Oats: Any kind of oat you have available can do the trick, but we had the most luck with old fashioned rolled oats. This gives the most texture and chew! 
  • Bananas: Ripe bananas bring the sweetness! The longer a banana ripens and goes from green to brown and spotted (what you’ll want for this recipe), the more the starch breaks down into sugar. This makes for a sweeter and mushier fruit which will lend to a delicious cookie!
  • Honey: You could also substitute pure maple syrup or agave here. We recommend using a liquid sweetener versus a dry option like granulated sugar or stevia as this helps moisten the cookie as well as add delicate sweetness. 
  • Egg: The egg in this recipe serves as a binder, holding these cookies together. Because the base of these cookies is oats and not flour, a binding agent is an important step. Otherwise, you will end up with a crumbly mess more akin to granola. You could try an egg substitute to hold this recipe together.
  • Vanilla: This helps bring warmth to the cookies and makes your house smell incredible!
  • Cinnamon: A best friend to oats, cinnamon adds flavor and an unbeatable aroma to these cookies.
  • Salt: We put salt in most cookies to enhance and highlight the other flavors. An important step though it may seem easy to skip!
  • Chocolate chips: A must in any cookie, if you want our opinion! These can be swapped for dairy-free or white chocolate if you prefer. This is the finishing touch that makes these feel less like oatmeal and more like cookies.

These cookies store for up to a week in the refrigerator so they make for a great meal prep recipe. Like all of our recipes, these banana oatmeal cookies are made with health, wellness, and flavor in mind. We aim to use ingredients with bold flavors that are clean, balanced, and customizable to most dietary needs.

Check out the other recipes on our website for more ideas to stock your fridge with!


Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

These banana oatmeal cookies are a dessert that can pass as a breakfast. Enough said! A perfect use for the ripe bananas sitting on your countertop.

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American

Servings 8 cookies
Calories 111 kcal

Ingredients

  

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup oats
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Mash bananas in a bowl
    Mash bananas in a bowl
  • Add honey, egg, and vanilla extract and stir until combined.
    Add honey, egg, and vanilla extract and stir until combined.
  • Add oats, cinnamon, and sea salt and stir to combine. Fold in chocolate chips.
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  • Use a cookie scoop to measure cookie portions and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet about 2-2.5” apart
    Use a cookie scoop to measure cookie portions and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet about 2-2.5” apart
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly browned.
  • Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
    banana oatmeal cookies
  • Serve slightly warm or at room temperature.

Notes

If you have cookies left (we highly doubt it), you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days or in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.

You can substitute the honey with sugar-free maple syrup.

You can use dark, semisweet, or regular chocolate chips. Regular-sized or mini chips both work for this recipe. You can also use coconut, nuts, peanut butter chips, or any other topping that comes to mind, the possibilities are endless!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 cookieCalories: 111kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 15mgPotassium: 181mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg

Keyword banana, cookies, oatmeal
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