These are the best banana oatmeal cookies! With only 3 ingredients, they're healthy, gluten free and made with no sugar. Sweetened only with bananas! They make a great breakfast or snack and they fit into both dairy free and gluten free diets! Try making the 3 ingredient version or add in favorites like chopped nuts, cinnamon and chocolate chips.
Are you like me and barely leave yourself enough time in the morning to get out the door? Are you looking for an easy and healthy make ahead breakfast your can prep on Sundays? Then I've got you covered! These banana oatmeal cookies are all of those things. Plus they're delicious!
I shared my apple cinnamon breakfast cookies last year and got such great feedback I thought it was about time I made another version! This one is only 3 ingredients. Ones that you might have in your pantry and fridge at this moment.
I love the idea of eating a cookie for breakfast. The gluten free oats are full of fiber and complex carbs and there's protein from the egg. You could even add a scoop or two of protein powder to them if you want.
The additions to this banana oatmeal cookie recipe are endless. You can leave them simple with three ingredients or add in your favorite things like chocolate, nuts or even raisins!
Ingredients for Banana Oatmeal Cookies:
Oats gives this recipe structure and flavor. I like to use Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats. You can pretty much get them at any grocery store!
Bananas should be ripe and they bind the oats together and give this recipe some natural sweetness.
One egg also helps bind the ingredients together and adds a little protein to this recipe.
Some of my favorite additions: cinnamon, walnuts, Enjoy Life dairy free chocolate chips, raisins, pecans or any other dried fruit!
Banana Oatmeal Cookies Q&A:
Are oatmeal banana cookies healthy?
Yes! They're filled with fiber, healthy carbs and some protein and they fit into both a gluten free and dairy free diet. Love a good anti-inflammatory breakfast to go!
How to make banana oatmeal cookies:
Mash the bananas and mix with the other two ingredients in a large bowl. Add in your favorite toppings and bake at 350°F for 16-18 minutes or until they're set!
Watch the video right above the recipe for exactly how to make banana oatmeal cookies.
How long do banana oat cookies last?
Store your banana oatmeal cookies in an air tight container at room temperature, in the fridge or the freezer. If they're at room temperature they will last up to 6 days. They do need to be refrigerated, but if you want to keep them in the fridge they will last for up to one week.
Can you freeze banana oatmeal cookies?
Yes, you can freeze these cookies! Just place them in an air tight container and keep them in the freezer for up to two months. To thaw them, place them in the fridge or on the counter overnight.
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How to make banana oatmeal cookies [VIDEO]:
3 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies
- 2 1/4 cups gluten free rolled oats
- 3 large ripe bananas mashed
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon optional
- 1/2 cup walnuts chopped (optional)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips of choice optional
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients and stir to combine with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Add the cinnamon, walnuts or chocolate chips if desired and stir well again.
- Use 1/3 cup measuring cup to scoop out mixture and place on prepared baking sheet. You should get about 9 large cookies. Gently flatten with the back of the measuring cup. Cookies won't spread in the oven. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until set. Allow to cool on the baking sheet or on a cooling rack.