This 6 Ingredient Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies recipe is made with simple ingredients and ready in less than 20 minutes! They are an easy sweet treat that you can enjoy for breakfast, snack, or dessert!

Banana oatmeal cookies topped with chocolate chips and served on a white plate.

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    The Best Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

    These are probably the easiest cookies you will ever make! And not to mention, actually pretty good for you. Without any flour, butter or eggs, you can make sweet, chewy, healthy banana oatmeal cookies that will curb that sweet tooth and satisfy your body at the same time. Plus, its a great way to use up leftover ripe bananas!

    I especially love making these for young ones, because they are getting a sweet treat, but I know that these cookies do offer nutrients for them, too. If you have some picky eaters that need a boost of healthy energy, these are a great treat to try. They are a healthier option than my banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, because they have just 6 ingredients and are naturally sweetened.

    Banana oat cookies lined up on a large white plate.

    Ingredients Needed

    • Bananas: Using ripe bananas is easiest, and makes the cookies nice and sweet!
    • Old Fashioned Oats: Use old-fashioned oats here for the best chewy texture.
    • Peanut Butter: I love peanut butter in these, but you can use any of your favorite nut butters!
    • Cinnamon: For a hint of warm cinnamon flavor.
    • Maple Syrup: Maple syrup works great as a natural sweetener. You can use honey or agave syrup if you have either of those on hand!
    • Chocolate Chips: Semi-sweet chocolate chips add just a bit of chocolate to every bite! I like to sprinkle a couple extra chocolate chips on top when they come out of the oven too.

    How to Make healthy banana oatmeal cookies

    1. Preheat & Prep: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
    2. Mash Bananas: In a large bowl, add in the bananas and mash, using the back of a fork or a muddler.
    1. Make Batter: Next, add in the oats, peanut butter, cinnamon, maple syrup and chocolate chips.
    2. Portion the Cookies: Stir to combine. Portion out large tablespoon size cookies. I usually get around 12 cookies! Using the back of a fork, press the cookies down to flatten them.
    1. Bake: Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies look set.
    2. Cool & Serve: Allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing them. Serve and enjoy!

    Tips for Success

    • Allow the cookies to cool before moving them! These oatmeal cookies are a bit more delicate than normal cookies, so make sure to let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes before removing and serving them.
    • Instead of old-fashioned rolled oats, you can use quick oats. However, the texture will not be chewier and drier, so old-fashioned oats are preferred! Avoid steel cut oats as they take much longer to bake.
    • Add additional fillings! You can add some more fillings like coconut, chia seeds, flax seed, nuts, or dried fruit!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are banana oatmeal cookies gluten-free and vegan?

    These healthy banana oatmeal cookies are naturally gluten-free as long as you use certified gluten-free oats! They can easily be made vegan by using dairy-free chocolate chips or omitting them completely.

    How should I store leftover banana oatmeal cookies?

    Store any cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Or, store them in the fridge for up to 1 week!

    Can I freeze oatmeal cookies?

    These cookies do freeze well. Once the cookies are cooled, simply wrap well in the plastic wrap and place in freezer for up to 2 months. When you are ready to enjoy them, let them thaw before enjoying.

    Healthy banana cookies on a white plate to be served.

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    Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies

    5 from 4 votes
    This 6 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies recipe is made with simple ingredients and ready in less than 20 minutes! They are an easy sweet treat that you can enjoy for breakfast, snack, or dessert!
    Servings: 12
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes

    Ingredients 

    Instructions 

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
      In a large bowl add in the bananas and mash using the back of a fork or a muddler.
    • Next add in the oats, peanut butter, cinnamon, maple syrup and chocolate chips.
    • Stir to combine. Portion out large tablespoon size cookies. (I usually get around 12 cookies)
      Using the back of a fork press the cookies down to flatten them.
    • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies look set.
      Allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing them.

    Nutrition Information

    Calories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 5gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 52mgPotassium: 118mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 17IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg

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