These Banana Oatmeal Cookies are healthy and delicious with a moist and chewy texture! This easy cookie recipe uses just 3 ingredients: ripe bananas, oats and chocolate chips. Perfect for snacking or even breakfast!

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Banana oatmeal cookies are one of my all-time favorite treats. They’re a guilt-free snack or breakfast idea that’s vegan and gluten-free with no dairy or refined sugar! These 3 ingredient cookies are amazingly simple while steering clear of the butter, sugar, flour and eggs found in most cookie recipes.

The best part? They’re incredibly easy to make in just 20 minutes and are so soft coming out of the oven. Plus, you get amazing aromas wafting out of your oven while they bake!

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – Soft, chewy, and super easy cookies. All you need is only 3 ingredients: two ripe bananas, some oats and a handful of chocolate chips. Gluten-free, dairy-free, quick and easy recipe. Vegetarian. Video Recipe.

A stack of banana oatmeal cookies made with bananas, oats and chocolate chips for a healthy snack or breakfast idea that's easy to make

What makes these banana oatmeal cookies healthy?

These healthy 3-ingredient cookies have no flour, no butter, no eggs and no sugar! Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe:

  1. Bananas: we used large, overripe bananas (the common yellow variety)
  2. Oatmeal: you can use large old-fashioned oats or quick oats. Avoid instant oats, which are too powdery. For gluten-free cookies, be sure to use gluten free oats.
  3. Chocolate chips: semisweet chips work well; use dark chocolate chips to make it vegan and sugar-free chocolate chips for sugar free cookies.

Note that these cookies are flourless! The mashed bananas work instead to bind together the other ingredients.

The banana oat combo is considered to have a range of health benefits. Oats and bananas both contain soluble and insoluble fiber for digestive health, while bananas provide potassium, magnesium, folate and other vitamins and minerals.

When making banana oatmeal cookies, use ripe bananas with brown spots on the outside

Tips for making banana oat cookies

  • This is a great way to use up ripe bananas. Look for bananas with brown spots that haven’t turned completely brown. The riper the banana, the sweeter the cookie!
  • The batter should have the same consistency as regular cookie batter. If it seems wet, simply add a few more tablespoons of oats to absorb the excess moisture.
  • Always flatten the cookies to about a ½ inch thick on the baking sheet before baking, as they don’t spread out like other cookies.

Overhead view of 12 Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies on a baking sheet fresh out of the oven

Are cookies good for breakfast?

Breakfast cookies are a convenient and energy-boosting start to the day, as long as they’re healthy cookies like these ones. .  Serve them with some fruit and yogurt for a healthy breakfast, or simply grab and go!

Can you freeze banana cookies?

Yes, banana cookies freeze well. Just let them cool completely and place in an airtight container with parchment or wax paper in between the layers to prevent sticking. To thaw, remove the cookies from the container to prevent them from becoming soggy.

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These Banana Oatmeal Cookies are chewy and soft, made with 3 ingredients: bananas, oats and chocolate chips
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Healthy Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Banana Oatmeal Cookies are healthy and delicious! You only need 3 ingredients for this super easy cookie recipe: ripe bananas, oats and chocolate chips.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 12 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 large bananas, ripe*
  • 1 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats, large oats
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips, see note

Instructions

  • Set the oven rack to the upper-middle position. Then preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat and set aside.
  • Peel the bananas and place on a large plate. Using a fork, mash them until smooth with no more lumps.
  • Add the oats and mashed bananas to a medium-size bowl and mix well. If the mixture seems too wet, mix in a few more tablespoons of oats.
  • Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  • Scoop one tablespoon of batter onto the baking sheet and flatten it to about ½-inch (12 mm) thick with your fingertips. Repeat for the rest of the batter, spacing the cookies an inch apart.
  • Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until puffy.
  • Remove from oven. Let the cookies cool for 5-10 minutes and then use a rigid spatula to remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Notes

  • * Look for ripe bananas with brown spots. If they’ve turned completely brown on the inside, they’re too ripe.
  • Make it gluten-free: simply use gluten-free oats to avoid any risk of contamination from wheat.
  • Make it sugar-free: simply use sugar-free chocolate chips instead of regular semisweet chocolate chips.
  • Storage: Let the cookies cool completely and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. You can also freeze for up to 3 months in an airtight container with layers of parchment or wax paper in between to prevent sticking.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 174mg5%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 3 ingredient cookies, banana oatmeal cookies, healthy oatmeal cookies
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Editor note: Originally published May 17, 2017 and updated Nov 6, 2019