Healthy Oatmeal Banana Cookies

"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!"
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24 Cookies




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 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.
  • Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  • 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.
  • **IF batter seems a little dry, add a little milk to moisten.
  • Variations: Instead of chocolate chips add raisins or craisins. Chopped walnuts are great in these cookies. Or, try coconut oil instead of canola oil.

Questions & Replies

  1. Which oats are the best to use? I used steel cut oats the first time and it didn't come out great. The cookies didn't have any taste to them and after a few hours they got really hard. Any suggestions? I really want to make them again, but I also want to be able to eat them this time. Lol. Thanks!


  1. 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 :)
  2. Love that it has no added sugar. It is an easy simple RECIPE. Instead of Walnuts and chocolate chips I added raisins and pecans
    • Review photo by Laurie A.
  3. What would happen if I used 2 instead of 3 bananas? Would it become too watery and would I have to add more oats???
  4. As a time saver, would like to try these as a bar that I could cut. Has anyone tried this? Thanks!
  5. Simple and tasty! I used coconut oil and chopped dark chocolate. My 3 year old and my 33 year old loved them!


  1. I used unsweetend applesauce instead of oil, craisens instead of chocolate chips and baked in an 8x8 pan for 30 minutes @ 350. I cut them into 8 bars. They were moist and good. This will become one of my go to recipes.
    • Review photo by Gail K.
  2. Raisins and pecans. 2d batch I added cinnamon.
  3. Added an extra 1/2 oats to try and prevent mushiness
  4. Coconut and dried apricots
  5. I was looking for something to satisfy my craving for something sweet without feeling guilty. I've made these a couple times now and they are always such a hit. The only thing I do differently is substitute canola oil for coconut oil, I find it pairs nicely with the banana flavour and tames it down a touch.


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