Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Try these totally guilt-free, healthy cookies with only 5 ingredients... bananas, oatmeal, chocolate chips, and vanilla. This is a softer cookie, so it would make a great breakfast with an ice cold glass of milk!


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas with a fork until no longer lumpy. If bananas aren't very ripe, a hand mixer may be used. Stir in oil, oats, chocolate chips, and vanilla.
  3. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  4. For each cookie, spoon about 2 tablespoons of cookie mixture (or more depending on how big you want the cookie) onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  5. **IF batter seems a little dry, add a little milk to moisten.
  6. Variations: Instead of chocolate chips add raisins or craisins. Chopped walnuts are great in these cookies. Or, try coconut oil instead of canola oil.
Most Helpful

This was just the recipe I was looking for as a late night snack! They came out really yummy with a nice light banana aroma and flavor! I decided to add 2 tablespoons of honey instead of the chocolate chips and they came out just to my liking! Thank you for sharing :)

IV4 January 09, 2013

Simple and tasty! I used coconut oil and chopped dark chocolate. My 3 year old and my 33 year old loved them!

Jaime25 March 19, 2013

This is my new go-to recipe for using up ripe bananas. Simple to make and the cookies were moist and delicious. As others have pointed out, this is an extremely versatile recipe. I didn't have chocolate chips, but did add peanut butter and they were amazing.

kacie.adamsbrowning May 14, 2016