Oatmeal Banana Cookies (3 Ingredients!)

Oatmeal Banana Cookies are an easy 3 ingredient flourless, vegan and HEALTHY cookie you will love under 100 calories!

You don’t have to give up dessert to be healthy. You can try my Healthy Banana Cake, Balsamic Strawberries and Chocolate Walnut Cake, or this delicious cookie recipe. It’s full of rich banana flavor and oats and will make you want to sneak one or two breakfast cookies.

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Here’s a good way to get rid of some overripe bananas without making yet another loaf of banana bread. Banana oatmeal cookies are delicious, healthier than run of the mill cookies, and fantastic with a piping hot cup of coffee. You will want to use ripe bananas that are getting a little rough looking, but don’t wait until your bananas are a year old. So break out a cookie sheet and a stand mixer and enjoy.

If you enjoyed these cookies and want some more healthy pastries, you should try my Applesauce Bread or Healthy Blueberry Muffins.

HOW TO MAKE OATMEAL BANANA COOKIES

  • Preheat the oven.
  • Mash the bananas in a mixing bowl. Mix the oats and vanilla extract into the banana.
  • Scoop the dough onto a greased cookie sheet in rounded tablespoons.
  • Use a cookie scoop or clean hands to roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Let cool on a wire rack.

VARIATIONS 

  • Peanut butter: Add just a little bit of peanut butter to the top of the cookies for a delicious frosting that is much better for you than conventional icing.
  • Chocolate chips: Mix in some chocolate chips for a delicious healthier twist on chocolate chip cookies!
  • Add ins: Mix in some cranberries, blueberries, nutmeg, chia seeds, chopped nuts or dark chocolate chips. The old fashioned oats go really well with berries, which brings out the delicious banana flavor.

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Now that you’ve got your dessert planned, here are some dinner ideas to try out that have quick cook times for great weeknight dinners.

  • Beef Fajita Skillet: Tender, crispy beef strips with tasty grilled vegetables that are delicious rolled in tortillas or packed into a burrito.
  • Chicken Alfredo Pasta: Cream sauce is something that most people think is a healthy food no-no, but you can absolutely have it with just a few adjustments. This recipe is rich, creamy and delicious.
  • Thai BBQ Salmon: Salmon is really good for the body and BBQ sauce is good for the soul. Thai BBQ Salmon is quick and easy with all of the richness of a summer cook out.

HOW LONG BEFORE YOU HAVE TO TOSS YOUR COOKIES?

  • Serve: Cookies can last at room temperature for about 3 days before they get really stale.
  • Store: You can keep cookies fresher longer in the fridge. They can last up to 2 weeks before they start to lose their flavor.
  • Freeze: You may be surprised to hear that you can keep cookies in the freezer for 3 months. After that, it’s time to say goodbye and make a new batch.

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Oatmeal Banana Cookies

Oatmeal Banana Cookies are an easy 3 ingredient flourless, vegan and HEALTHY cookie you will love under 100 calories!
Yield 24 cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 3 large bananas , ripe
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mash the bananas in a mixing bowl. Mix the oats and vanilla extract into the banana.
  • Scoop the dough onto a greased cookie sheet in rounded tablespoons.
  • Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Keyword: banana, banana oatmeal cookies, oatmeal cookies

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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a trained professional chef who has cooked for private clients for over a dozen years. Experienced in handling dietary restrictions, allergies and picky kid eaters, she's well versed in coming up with healthy, yet flavorful recipes.

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  1. Sorry but I’m confused…
    Above the recipe you write “mix the flour” but in the recipe there is no mention of flour.

  2. 5 stars
    These will make the most perfect afternoon snack for my girls. I love that there are only 3 ingredients and are not filled with added sugar.

  3. 5 stars
    I LOVE how easy these are to make! A BIG yes to adding chocolate chips, or maybe some spices too-like cinnamon or cardamom. Can’t wait to make these!