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Healthy 2-Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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With only two ingredients and in just 25 minutes, you could be staring at a fresh batch of these healthy oatmeal banana cookies!

A stack of healthy oatmeal banana cookies are on the plate placed on the table | Hurry The Food Up

Picture this:

Work has never felt more tiring than it does right now. Karen, your boss, is on your ass for the presentation (or whatever the heck you do) that ought to have been ready yesterday. 

You sit on your chair, slouching ever so lightly, glaring at the stack of papers you have in front of you then the worst happens. 

Your stomach begins to growl. 

You check the time only to find out it’s a quarter past noon. Your heart sinks, you still have four hours to go but you’re as hungry as a wolf (on a vegetarian diet, of course).

There’s a fast food joint a couple blocks down and they’ve got a pretty dope menu, but you’re too drained to walk that far. 

You turn to the vending machine down the hall, it’s your last resort. As you get up in despair, a lightbulb goes off in your brain, “how about the healthy oatmeal banana cookies you made this morning from that awesome vegetarian food blog, HurryTheFoodUp?”

Alas, you do have a healthy choice! You rush to your lunchbox and begin to feast on those firm but soft 25 min cookies. Now, your day is saved, you’re energized and ready to resume work.

I know what you’re thinking, why didn’t you just snack on the cookies in the first place? 

Well, your guess is as good as mine, but these cookies are really that great; super easy, quick, and just require the two main ingredients we’ve outlined for you below!

Cookie ingredients such as rolled oats, two bananas, cinnamon, raisins and walnuts | Hurry The Food Up



The riper, the better! I used just two girthy overripe bananas for this easy recipe, and those were enough for roughly a dozen of these bad boys, but you can consider using more if you’re looking to make a bigger batch. 

Just remember to increase the oats in the same proportion!

Rolled Oats

This recipe calls for rolled oats, but feel free to use some oatmeal or porridge oats if that’s what you’ve got handy.

How many calories are in a banana oatmeal cookie?

These cookies are 43 calories per serving and 1g protein per serving.

Each healthy banana oatmeal cookie contains:

kcal 43kcal

Carbs 9g

Fat 1g

Protein 1g

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Health benefits

These were originally called “Fitness Cookies” – because I think these are the only truly healthy cookies that have yet been made by humanity*. 

They’re so healthy you could even consider them weight loss cookies (like these other low calorie oatmeal cookies!). 

No that’s not an oxymoron, and if you’re really searching for weight loss-friendly vegetarian recipes, you should definitely check out our free 7-day vegetarian weight loss meal plan for the best inspiration.

Back to the chewy banana oatmeal cookies, let’s take oats for example. 

Not only do they lower your cholesterol levels which in turn helps you prevent developing heart disease or diabetes, but they also energise you with good carbs and nutrients to keep you going for longer during the day.

Same with bananas – the favourite fruit among athletes – not only because they contain a decent amount of good carbs but also because they have a role in the potassium game.

The great thing about potassium is its role in helping reduce the frequency of muscle cramps, which is pretty good if you’ve got a hard day ahead of you. 

That’s why they work as breakfast cookies too!

Here’s an example of when I could have done with a couple of these healthy banana oatmeal cookies. Sadly, I didn’t have them with me.

*I don’t have proof of this 😉

The image with Hauke in the mountains | Hurry The Food Up
Banana Oatmeal Fitness Cookies – for when you’re stuck in rubble 3.5k metres high

How to make the best oatmeal banana cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Mash the bananas in a medium bowl or a large mixing bowl (depending on your portions) till they’re mushy.
  • Add the oats and any other extra ingredients you wish to the mashed bananas.
  • Stir everything together until the dough’s well combined.
  • Lay some parchment paper on the tray or coat with either almond butter or olive oil instead.
  • Use a spoon to make the cookie shape by taking a scoop of the cookie dough and placing the mixture on the tray. Yes, it’s really that easy.
  • Pop the cookies in the oven for 15-20 minutes, take them out and let them cool on a wire rack.

There you have it, folks! Quick and delicious breakfast cookies made from simple ingredients.

The banana oatmeal cookie ingredients are laid on a table | Hurry The Food Up

FAQs for our Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

How do you store oatmeal banana cookies?

These oatmeal banana cookies will be fine for days or even weeks if you store them in a ziplock bag or airtight container and pop them in the fridge. 

I would recommend eating them fresh though, as their texture can change and they become less enjoyable if left for a while.

It may not be what you want to hear, but that’s just the way the cookie crumbles (cue the background cheers).

Is oatmeal with banana healthy?

Oatmeal and bananas are a fantastic and healthy combo. Not only does the pair make for a nutrient-dense and filling breakfast, but there are actually several health benefits of combining oatmeal and bananas

Asides from the nourishment, the fusion is just irresistibly tasty, whether you’re eating the bananas with the classic bowl of oatmeal or combining the two to make these awesome healthy banana oat cookies (or any number of other healthy banana recipes!)!

Can I make these oatmeal banana cookies ahead?

Sure! Just prep the batter as instructed, shape the cookies then you can go ahead and freeze them. 

Whenever you’re in the mood for a healthy dessert, let the unbaked cookies thaw in your fridge overnight or at room temperature before chucking them in the oven.

Baked banana oatmeal cookies are placed on parchment paper over a wire rack | Hurry The Food Up

Alternatives and variations of these Banana Oatmeal Cookies

The best part about this 2 ingredient cookie is that it’s already vegan, gluten-free and incredibly tasty as it is, but adding your favorite mix-ins won’t hurt. 

Raisins, vanilla extract, flax seeds, chocolate chips, maple syrup, sesame seeds, cinnamon for some spice or even crushed walnuts to give it a crunch are great add-in ideas. 

You can also make these into banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies or peanut butter banana oatmeal cookies (and if you like it, why not try this pb and banana wrap).

More banana recipes

Let us know in the comments if you prefer to eat these as banana breakfast cookies, a healthy and wholesome dessert or a quick snack while out and about!

Check out our raw energy bars if you’re looking for another healthy snack to fuel your adventure. 

With those and these 2 ingredient banana oatmeal cookies combined, you’re going to be as energized as a three-year-old on a sugar rush.

Cookies are on the parchment paper on the baking tray | Hurry The Food Up

What our readers are saying

These are probably the best cookies I’ve ever had! I thought they would be bland and boring due to the lack of sugar, but they actually taste pretty amazing. Thanks so much for this awesome recipe!

Angela ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

These went down a treat with my husband who does tree surgery around powerlines (so high energy work), he has a real sweet tooth though so added vanilla essence and some chocolate chips!


These cookies are awesome! I tried them first a week ago and am currently baking another batch – they are now my go-to easy (and oh how incredibly easy) healthy cookies. I added chia seeds, chopped medjool dates, cinnamon, pecans and walnuts so they are pretty substantial and I eat them as breakfast and/or snacks. What a great recipe! Thanks so much!

Banana Oatmeal Fitness Cookies
4.61 from 184 votes
With only two ingredients in just 25 minutes, you could be staring at a fresh batch of mouthwatering healthy vegan banana oatmeal cookies!
Diet: dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, vegan
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Total Time:25 minutes
Servings:12 cookies (roughly)


  • 2 ripe banana
  • 1 cup rolled oats (oatmeal or porridge oats work really well)



  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F).
  • Get a bowl and and mash the bananas until they’re mushy.
    2 ripe banana
  • Add the cup of oats and any of the optional ingredients.
    1 cup rolled oats, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 small handful raisins, 1 small handful walnuts, 1 small handful sesame seeds
  • Stir until everything is nicely mixed.
  • Put baking paper on the tray so the cookies don’t stick. If you don’t have that make sure to grease the baking tray with butter (or olive oil if you’re vegan).
  • To make the cookie shape just grab a spoon and scoop a decent amount from the mixture onto the baking tray like I did in the photo above. It’s super quick and easy.
  • Off it goes into the oven for about 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Done!
    Banana Oatmeal Fitness Cookies are ready for eating | Hurry The Food Up


Please note that the nutritional information below is for the bananas and oats only and does not include any of the optional ingredients.
EQUIPMENT: You just need a solid baking tray and some parchment paper, cool as.
Feel free to add any other toppings as you see fit!
IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: This was quicker and easier than you thought, right? If you like that style then you need to check out the Banana Egg Pancakes (also just 2 ingredients) or these Cinnamon Baked Pears (3 ingredients). Good food can be so simple. And if you still can’t get enough of oats, then you should start making lots of overnight oats in a jar batches! We’re addicted to them already 🙂
Please note that the nutritional information below is for the bananas and oats only and does not include any of the optional ingredients.


Nutrition Facts
Banana Oatmeal Fitness Cookies
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. best view i have ever seen !

  2. 1 star
    Sorry but no–these cookies were really bad and went straight to the garbage. A peculiar instance where the whole os lesser than the sum of it parts. Just pack a banana for snack.

    1. Oh dear oh dear. I wonder what went wrong. These cookies usually turn out perfectly!

  3. Your site won’t display correctly on my blackberry – you may wanna try and repair that

    1. What Blackberry are you using, Roland?

  4. 5 stars
    These were a hit! Added cinnamon, vanilla, raisins, and pecans. Had a lot of bananas, so I used 5 of them, 2 1/2 cups oats, and still only made 12 cookies. I ended up baking them for maybe 27 minutes. they were chunky and wonderful. Thank you for sharing! I’ll have to check out the rest if your website now.

    1. So good to hear, Amy!! Your addons sound excellent actually!!!

  5. 4 stars
    I’m a little confused as to how you came up with 26Cals per cookie when one cup of oats is 300cals and two medium bananas is 210 cals. So even just the two is a little over double the cals in the nutrition informations.

    That being said, they’re super yummy and great for clean eating. The kids love them.

    Just note they’re not 26 calories per cookie. Still low calorie of course but it’s more like 40ish per cookie with zero add ins.

    1. You’re absolutely correct, Amber! Thanks for pointing this out. It’s updated 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    I have suffered from diabetes and weight problems for many years
    This sort of recipe has help heaps and on top of that they are so tasty

  7. 5 stars
    I have to say that I was shocked at my first bite of one of these- it was very good!
    Had one fresh out of the oven, but cool enough to eat. To the mix I added about a half tablespoon each of crushed walnuts and crushed pecans, and a pinch of cinnamon. I will definitely make these again!

    1. I can’t disagree! 🙂 They’re great! We love these cookies for their taste, ease and nutrition!

  8. How fine should i grind the oats in to a meal?
    Looking forward to trying this

    1. Hi! If you have rolled or steel-cut oats you don’t really need to grind them, they should be fine as is! 🙂 enjoy!

  9. 5 stars
    I love these so much!I added a teeny bit of vanilla,some raisins, cinnamon, and a little bit of stevia and it was awesome! The whole family enjoyed them!

    1. Wow, sounds like a tasty and healthy addition! Glad you enjoyed them!

  10. 5 stars
    I had two very large bananas so used a cup and a half of almond and apricot muesli – a bit wet – but I think that was either because we ate them still very hot out of the oven or the bananas were extra large. I will make them again but next time I will let them sit a while before I bake them to let the oats soak up the moisture a bit. They ae so quick and there is NO faffing about.

  11. 5 stars
    Very easy and very tasty, amazing!

  12. Got this to my inbox this morning and I’m going to be making these first thing. I’m following Eat Right For Your Blood Type, and going for a long bike ride this afternoon and have been thinking thinking what to bring for a quick nutritious refuelling snack. PERFECT! I’ll let you know how they turn out! Thank you for this

    1. Thanks too, Phyllis! I hope you enjoy them. Personal faves these ones, definitely!

  13. I tried this recipe nd my uper cookies are crispy and inner is chewy and i have made it in original shape. Did i make it correctly or is there some mistake

    1. Hi! They should be a little chewy, but not contrasting too much. It sounds like maybe the over was just a little too hot. Perhaps a few degrees less next time? 🙂

  14. 5 stars
    Oys really yum…. with low sugar and carb

    1. Glad you like it! 🙂

  15. Wow!! Delicious!! Thank you so much for the recipe. Only one question, Is it 26 calories per cookie (without the optional ingredients) ?

    1. Hi Karmel! Yes, that’s exactly it 🙂

  16. 5 stars
    Enjoyed these very much. I added vanilla, pumpkin pie spice & mini chocolate chips for a nice little cookie that is not overly sweet.

    1. Nice touches!! I bet they were great! Glad you enjoyed 🙂

  17. 5 stars
    in your nutrition listing, is that for just the original recipe WITHOUT the optional ingredients raisins, nuts, sesame seeds, etc?

    1. Hi Rudy, very good point. I’ve just updated the nutritional listing to show just the original ingredients (roughly divided into 12 cookies). Thanks for writing!

  18. 5 stars
    These are brilliant. I just made them and added chopped pecans, cinnamon, some nut butter, and sultanas. So easy, quick, and delicious. I think they will be on high rotation in our house.

    1. So good to hear, Fiona! They are in our 😀

  19. Just made some and gave it to my kids. This might have actually been the first time I’ve ever tried to bake something and it was an instant hit with the kids. They have officially named the recipe “Mr Banana Cookie”.

    1. Awesomeeeeee! Haha that’s so cool to hear, Andrew! Glad you all enjoyed 🙂

  20. 5 stars
    Great recipe! Easy and healthy, just what I was looking for to finish some overripe bananas.
    I skipped the raisins to keep sugar content low, and only added cinnamon and chopped walnuts.
    The husband and myself loved them and zero guilt!
    Thank you!

    1. Thanks Laurie! Zero guilt indeed! Nothing wrong with these ones 😀 😀

  21. 4 stars
    Are these cookies good for weight loss or help loose weight ??

    1. Hi! Well, of course it depends how many you end up eating but I absolutely love these cookies for taking the edge off sweet cravings in a more nutritious way, so in that sense, yes they’re definitely helpful as part of balanced weight loss diet. If you want it, we have a free weight loss plan over here 🙂

  22. Hi – just came across these whilst I was trying to decide what to do with the overly ripe bananas in my kitchen. I split the recipe in three so I will have some plain cookies, some with walnuts and some with toasted sesame seeds, and all with cinnamon so I can have some variety.
    One question though – The title says 25 min for cook time, and in the instructions it says 15-20 min. It’s easy to understand if cookies are baked with regular flour recipes but harder with oats; how do we know when they’re done?

    1. Hi Asli, I just had a look. The total time incl. making the batter is 10 minutes, the baking time 15 – 18 mins. The result will be a sort of chewy cookie 🙂
      One tip for best results: let the batter sit for 5 minutes so the oats can soak. I hope they turned out well!

  23. 5 stars
    Delicious! Low cal, delicious, and oh so easy. I ate 3 right away. I couldn’t find my sesame seeds (in the freezer somewhere), so I made with coconut, raisins & cinnamon. The video said 15 min. baking time, the recipe said 15-20. Not sure whether that additional 5 minutes might have made them easier to unstick from the parchment paper. (A bit of cooking spray might have.) What a delight to use up my bananas deliciously and guilt-free. Thank you!

    1. Thanks for the wonderful feedback, Paula! Good point regarding the cooking time. Actually, I went down to 15-18 minutes, because I and our daughter like them chewy :-))
      On that note, for more chewyness, it’s great to let the banana oat mix soak for 10 minutes or so.

  24. 5 stars
    Great as an afternoon work snack when energy is taking a nose dive. Just one cookie with a cup of green tea does the trick. I used steel cut Irish oats and added about 1/4 cup of unsweetened apple sauce because my banana wasn’t ripe enough. Love that this link allows you to adjust quantities and lists all the nutrition facts. I added this as a food in Noom. Thank you!

    1. Cool, Barbara! It sounds like you’ve got it nailed! Love the apple sauce idea too. Thanks for writing! 🙂

  25. 5 stars
    I added chia seeds, sliced almonds, some vanilla extract, and some shaved coconut!!!! So delicious. And my SO (a total cookie snob) loved them. Win in our household!

  26. 5 stars
    I just made these and I added vanilla, chopped pecans, hemp seeds and ground flax seed. The raisins are great to help sweeten it up a notch. they are awesome! it is so great that you can throw in whatever you have on hand. Thanks!

    1. The raisins are perfect, agreed! I’m glad you enjoyed them Mary, the additions you made sound great. I bet the vanilla gave it a really nice background flavour, too 🙂

  27. I crave a rich flavor, so I added almond extract. It was delicious! I used 2 tsp Cinnamon, a small handful of raisins, and a 1/4 tsp of almond extract. Delicious!
    Thank you for sharing this great recipe!

    1. Oooh nice, yep I’ll bet almond extract is great in there! Thank you for the kind words too!

  28. I loved making these. I added cinnemon and Apple to mine.

    1. Hey Laura, and cool! Mmm nice mix, I bet they were very tasty 🙂

  29. 5 stars
    I added Hemp and cranberries along with cinnamon , almonds and pumpkin seeds. Great snack after a workout.

    1. Nice! Cool additions, I bet they were great. Haha yeah, definitely earned after a workout 🙂

  30. 5 stars
    truly versatile
    can make them simple or fattening with the chocolate, the nuts, the raisins, coconut etc
    main thing is there are VEGAN !!! and DELICIOUS YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Really glad you liked the recipe. And yeeers, “officially” they’re healthy, but fortunately you can make them even more fun to eat with some little addons 🙂

  31. Hi, I made this twice but my cookies do get stick to the papersheet and they are super soft, not crispy at all. What could have gone wrong?

    1. Hi Sam! My #1 bet would be that you didn’t pre-heat the oven. Is that possible?

  32. 5 stars
    Hello loved the recipe!! Just wondering what would be considered a serving for a snack?

  33. 5 stars
    Thank you…these are amazing!
    Oatmeal raisin cookies are my favorite, but I’m doing a low/healthy carb thing now. I added a bit of vanilla, cinnamon, and lots of raisins.
    These make me so happy!

  34. 5 stars
    These are probably the best cookies I’ve ever had! I thought they would be bland and boring due to the lack of sugar, but they actually taste pretty amazing. Thanks so much for this awesome recipe!

  35. Can u make these using quick oats?

    1. Indeed you can, Lisa 🙂

  36. 5 stars
    Hi. These cookies are great and I make them pretty often in large batches. Problem is, I store them in the fridge, which makes them last longer but they lose a lot of their crispiness. So I was wondering, how long can you store these cookies safely in room temp? Thx for the recipe.

    1. Heya Kim! Glad you like the cookies :). Yes they would stay crispier outside the fridge to be sure – we’d say probably no more than three days, max! An airtight cookie jar or sealable bag would be a great help too 🙂

  37. 5 stars
    Just made two different kinds.. the recipe you supplied with added vanilla extract and cinnamon and the next one with cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon! So good for anyone on a healthy eating kick and needing a “treat”. I’ll be adding peanut butter to the next batch!

    Curious if you have a rough estimate on calories per cookie, for the banana and oats only recipe?

    1. Hi Tianna! Awesome stuff you liked the recipe. Thanks for the question too. I looked into it and updated the nutrition card. One cookie clocks in at around 45 cals.

  38. Made them with whole grain oats, cinnamon, and cranberries and they’re pretty great! I’m just not sure if it’s supposed to have that rubber like texture? Did I do something wrong? This is the first time I’ve made or eaten any cookie not made with flour so I’m not quite sure!

    1. Hey Ashley! They do have a slightly different ‘bite’ than normal flour cookies, but I wouldn’t describe them as rubbery usually either, more a little chewy. So trying to work out why that could be the case – after you took them out of the oven did they very quickly go into a storage container? Sometimes cookies need a little longer to cool down naturally before being made airtight – could that be it? Would love to hear more, thanks Ashley!

      1. Oh ok, I’ll give them another go tonight and maybe figure it out. I put them in a bag since I didn’t have any available Tupperware.

        1. Great, yes please let me know!

  39. I just made them now and added some cocoa and they are a delish breakfast. ❤️❤️❤️

    1. That’s awesome Kristina! I bet the cocoa worked a treat. I thought I’d tried most combos by now but that’s a new one for me. Thanks for the idea and really glad you enjoyed them!

  40. 5 stars
    Hi, thanks for the recipe. Simple but nice!
    It taste like ‘cekodok pisang’.
    I used to bake in halogen oven & it tooks me 5mins only.

    1. You’re very welcome Shud, and thanks for letting us know you enjoyed them! I make them for the kids now as well, just ‘cos they’re quick and no processed sugar. It’s really a great all-round cookie. Have a good one!

  41. 5 stars
    I’ve made these but with cranberries rather as raisins because EUGH.
    I didn’t make them because I thought OOH YUM I made them because my little boy is going through a difficult eating phase and these look like biscuits to his little eyes but all he’s eating is goodness.
    They aren’t revolutionary or delicious but they’ve done the job in my house to get him to eat fruit and carbs for breakfast.
    Recommended 5 ⭐️

    1. Very pleased to hear they got the little lad eating, Rosie! That’s great to hear 🙂 haha yep, it’s all in the presentation right? Tell them they’re eating a biscuit and they’ll believe it 😀

  42. Can you make these with minute (fast cooking) oats?

  43. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe! 😀 😀
    I was looking for a healthy cookie option and found it here.It is so damn delicious and healthy! <3
    I am going on a 6 days trip to Russia and thinking to take it with me.Will it last for 6-7 days in an airtight container? 😀

    1. Hi Shreya, cool that you liked these cookies! Yep they definitely will be fine for 6 days:D
      Woah, it sounds like you’re about to go on an awesome journey! Enjoy!!

  44. Can not wait to try this recipe. So many possibilities…

    1. Yes Beverley! Add in any faves! Mine is peanut butter, with raisins for my son 🙂

  45. 3 stars
    Hi –

    Just made these (along with nuts & spices) but the insides are a bit pasty; is that to be expected?

    I managed to make only 10 cookies from the batch, so cooked them for 25min (which I figured would give the slightly bigger mound time to cook through), but the middle is still kinda glue-y, unless that’s the right consistency. ??

    Anyway the taste is yum, so not a total loss.

    1. Hi Olivia!
      Hm, they won’t become “crumble” dry, if that is what you were expecting. But on the other hand they should dry out enough to not have this “pasty” feel anymore. My only guess would be that you made them a little too big?
      Anyway, I’m glad that they still turned out alright!!

      1. Thanks for the (super) quick reply.
        I’ll try again this week – will do it verbatim, right down to the dot – and see if it makes a difference.
        Thanks again.

        1. Oh wow, now I’m curious and a little anxious too 😀

        2. I can’t wait to make this recipe! Are you able to use old-fashioned oats for this recipe?

          1. absolutely! If you like add a tsp of coconut oil as well, they’ll turn out softer 🙂

  46. 5 stars
    just made them. added a little vanilla extract, and dark chocolate chips. sooo good and healthy

    1. Awesome stuff!! Chocolate chips are deffo a nice addon 😀

  47. 5 stars
    My boys and I LOVE these cookies although I reduce the oatmeal and add a cup of peanut butter and chia seeds to mine. Chia seeds are one of the only seeds that are heat stable and don’t loose their health benefits when cooked. I haven’t added raisins yet though definitely going to have to give that a try! =)

    1. that is a super interesting info about chia seeds, thanks Brandi!
      Cool ideas as well, will have to give it a try with peanut butter and chia 😀

  48. Hello! It looks delicious! I would like to try it but would like to know if you know how much bananas? Can you give me a number? I can find bananas that weight from 70grams to 180!

    1. Hi Gped, in all honesty I can’t give you an exact number. I always use “middle” sized bananas though and they always turn out great. Actually, I think that’s the beauty of this recipe – it even works by eyeballing the ingredients 🙂

      1. Thanks anyway! I will try it this weekend.

  49. I plan on adding flax seed to one’s i make in the morning! Flax is great for breastfeeding mom’s and it has such a yummy nutty taste. That, raisins, and cinnamon for sure!

    1. Flax seeds are awesome!! Looking at the nutritional value they are quite similar to chia seeds, but much cheaper over here! 🙂

  50. 4 stars
    This was exactly what I was looking for and even a bit healthy.

    1. Glad you found what you we’re looking for 😉

  51. 5 stars
    I love these they r soooooooo yummy I made lots and stored them so I can eat them whenever I want to. Instead of adding the nuts and stuff I added them on th3 top of the cookie after step 6 lol.

    1. woahh!! Thanks for your feedback, glad you liked them :DDD

  52. 5 stars
    Thank you for posting this! Am so excited to have found this site, I stumbled across it this morning looking for oat recipes. Fabulous idea and healthy, fast and cheap is perfect for me as I have no patience in the kitchen. I added toasted sesame seeds, they were delicious, scoffed the lot before they had even cooled down. Will definitely be making again.
    Next on my list from you recipes is the peanut soup 🙂

    1. Oh wowww!! That’s a brilliant idea with the toasted sesame seeds. Will add this to the recipe, if you don’t mind 🙂
      Glad you like our blog, Alia!! Yesss, that’s pretty much why we started: we needed a source with easy, quick and healthy recipes. Hope you like the peanut soup, oh I’m curious now 😀

      1. Be my guest, am chuffed, can say in all honesty that that is the first time anybody has taken a food tip from me 🙂 After 20 odd years of pescestarianism, six weeks ago I converted from to a vegan diet as a three week experiment. There’s no looking back – contrary to expectations, rather than being more restricted, my diet has become way more diverse and food preparation much more enjoyable. And sites like yours make it all the more fun, opening up a world of new possibilities.

        Will keep you posted on the peanut soup. 🙂

        1. Well, people should listen more often too your tips then!! 🙂
          Wow, all the best with your vegan challenge! I’m curious to hear how it works our for you. And fingers crossed you like the Peanut Soup, hahah 😀
          Yeess, I experienced the same with a “more restrictive” diet. All of a sudden it opens up so many possibilities you didn’t know of!

  53. 2 stars
    Do they need to be refrigerated once done.

    1. Nope, you can eat them right off the baking tray 🙂

      1. 4 stars
        How many days can they stay in a Tupperware ?

        1. Hi Bobbie!
          Definitely at least 3 days. That was the time I went for a hike and on the last day they were still excellent. I’m sure they’ll be fine for longer, but didn’t test it yet, sorry.

          1. Hi Howie, i made these cookies and they were sooo goodd!! My mom loved them. Thank you soo much for sharing this!!!
            I was wondering if the batter alone can be stored in the refrigerator, if so for how long?
            It’ll be amazing for a quick snack! Please let me know.

          2. Aaah, so good to hear, Ashwini!! i’d say they’re fine for about 3-5 days in the fridge. Sorry for the late response!!

        2. 5 stars
          @Bobbie & Bluebell- they have no preservatives, so yes, they do require refrigeration. I live in FL, and if we put them in a tupperware (without refrigeration) they are moldy in 2-3 days. So, we refrigerate them for 2 days max, after that, place in freezer. They easily thaw in microwave (if you’re in the need for a snack QUiCKLY) or just left out to thaw. It’s like that with any baked goods (that don’t have preservatives) if you live in a high humidity climate.

  54. 5 stars
    These cookies are awesome! I tried them first a week ago and am currently baking another batch – they are now my go-to easy (and oh how incredibly easy) healthy cookies. I added chia seeds, chopped medjool dates, cinnamon, pecans and walnuts so they are pretty substantial and I eat them as breakfast and/or snacks. What a great recipe! Thanks so much!

    1. Woah, Gordana!! Thanks so much for the feedback – Cool idea to add chia seeds or pecans!
      It’s definitely a go to recipe for me as well, especially when I’m travelling 🙂
      Have a great Sunday!

  55. I’m really excited about this, as I don’t eat sugar, dairy and gluten (I’m using gluten free oats). They are in the oven now, and it’s the longest 15 mins ever!!!!! hehe

    1. We’re excited too! How did they go??

  56. Sir,thanks for sharing this amazing recipe. i’ve done it last night and my housemates really love it and they want me to make it again… God bless you all

    1. Thanks Jess, that’s great to hear. Enjoy!!

  57. 5 stars
    These went down a treat with my husband who does tree surgery around powerlines (so high energy work), he has a real sweet tooth though so added vanilla esence and some chocolate chips!

    1. How cool is that?!? Thanks a lot for sharing! Hope he liked them + great idea with the chocolate chips and vanilla! 🙂

  58. Put in a second batch and the first batch is almost gone. They are very good. I added a bit of vanilla, raisins and chopped pecans.

    1. Pecans!! I like your style 😀
      Raisins are a MUST in my opinion. They make the cookies just so much fresher 🙂
      Apparently dry apricots also work very well, but I didn’t try it so far.
      Thanks for sharing, Katie!

  59. I’m allergic to bananas … is there any other fruit or substance I can use in place of them?

    1. Hi May! Sorry for the late reply. Woah, difficult since it’s such an important ingredient to make everything stick. I wouldn’t know to be honest. I’m sorry :/

      1. Just made these by doubling the ingredients and doing half banana and half pear for the fruit. Worked wonderfully. Doubt pear alone would work but maybe pear and pumpkin with nutmeg instead of cinnamon ?

        1. Forgot to mention I also ground up some medjool dates along with the pears in the mini food processor. Extra sticky, great fibre!

        2. Woah!! Brilliant idea, Jenn!
          Giving those cookies a fruity kick will definitely make them more fun to eat, I’m sure 🙂
          Yes, nutmeg and pumpkin works very well too! I’ll try them with cardamom next time.

    2. My son is, too. I am going to try to make these for the rest of the family since I have bananas on hand. May try with applesauce or mashed apples!! If you find a substitute, please post…. Love these recipes

      1. We’ll definitely keep our eyes open 🙂
        Glad you liked them, I’m a huge fan too!

        1. Pumpkin might be worth a try!

          1. YES!! I like your style! Need to try that out, thanks for the tip, Nikki!

    3. 5 stars
      My boyfriend and I make this exact recipe but we use pumpkin instead! We mix some pumpkin pie spice and some flax seeds in for added yum 🙂

      1. Yeeerrss, I can imagine that this brings the cookies to another level! Sounds excellent 😀

      2. Thanks for this, I had a reciepe once from weight watchers years go and lost it, I miss my pumpkin cookies, can be muffins too.

  60. 5 stars
    hi, love this recipe.could you try to come up with a low sugar, low cal one for making banana bread? livethem but i already eat toast on a daily basis, shouldn’t amp up my carbs too much :/

    1. Haha, well that might be a little tricky to come up with such a banana bread. Especially because we focus on quick recipes. But if I stumble across a recipe like that, I’ll definitely let you know!!

    2. 5 stars
      Absolutely love this recipe, it’s so easy and simple and goes nicely with any additional ingredients! Glad I found this 🙂

  61. 5 stars
    These are great. My 2 year old has named them ‘breakfast cookies’. We added cashews, craisins and cinnamon to the basic recipe.

    1. That’s actually a very good name for them! Cool, I’m glad you liked the cookies 🙂
      Nice combo as well!

  62. 4 stars
    I made these cookies yesterday and love them. I added cranberries and almonds.. Delicious! I also used wholemeal oats for that added bit of goodness 🙂
    Being pregnant and getting cramps.. These are perfect for the extra magnesium and fibre needed, and now I can get it from a great tasting snack!

    1. Glad we could help! They’ll also be perfect for baby as she/he gets a bit older 🙂

  63. I have some ripe bananas on top of our fridge just screaming to be made into banana bread, but I think I just found something else to make with my bananas! These look so yummy! 🙂

    1. Great! Let us know how you got on 🙂

      1. Hi Dave.thanks for this real easy recipe.2 questions.. 1.What would happen if I added an egg 2.a cup would be approx 90 grams ?

        1. Sorry #Howie

          1. 5 stars
            I added an egg as I was looking at this as a wheat & dairy free experience & the egg did not make it taste eggy at all! These are amazing! I did add more than a few chopped walnuts & the same with the craisins I added. I feel this is a really good option for people who are cutting out wheat & dairy from their diet & they are delicious!! These cookies do not spread out on the pan so I did press lightly on them after baking for 3 minutes & they did make 16 cookies for me. Thank you so much for the recipe!

          2. Excellent! Really glad they turned out well! I know what craisins are now as well, nice one 😀

        2. Hi Nadine! I just measured a cup of oats and it came to 85g, but 90 sounds good to me too! I’ve updated it in the recipe, thanks. Mmm hard to say with the egg – it could overpower the natural sweetness of the recipe and taste a bit ‘eggy’ I guess. In my opinion I don’t think the recipe really needs it, only one way to find out though 😉

      2. 5 stars
        So yummy. So easy. I added chocolate chips. Maybe not so healthy anymore but so good. Ate them out of the oven!

        1. Haha well maybe not quite as healthy anymore, but still nutritious! Glad you enjoyed them Emily, I’m making a batch this evening for my son’s kindergarten party 🙂