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Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Banana oatmeal cookies are soft, chewy, chocolatey and yummy. The cookies are gluten-free.

Oatmeal cookies are one of the best choices for anyone looking for a healthy dessert. They’re a great way to add fiber to your diet. Not to mention, they’re so deliciously chewy.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Thanks to the banana in these cookies, they’re naturally sweet without spiking your blood sugar. Not to mention, they’re so easy to make.

So, whether you need a potluck offering or a quick snack on the weekend, I’ve got your back.

healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients and Substitutes

Rolled oats (2 cup) – Rolled oats are small enough to mold into cookies, and they absorb moisture well.

Sea salt – Cut through the sweetness with a little dash of salt.

Chia seeds (4 tbsp) – Great for adding some extra fiber. Not totally necessary, but great for taste and texture!

Cinnamon (1/8 tsp) – Absolutely essential for this recipe. You can’t have great oatmeal cookies without cinnamon!

Nutmeg (1/8 tsp) – The same goes for nutmeg! Fresh grated is great, but powdered is fine too.

Dark chocolate chips (1/8 tsp) – If you prefer sweeter cookies, use milk chocolate chips instead.

Bananas (2) – This is how we add sugar to the mix and make it soft enough to shape into cookies. Bananas are essential! The riper, the better.

Peanut butter (2 tbsp) – Peanut butter is a great binding agent to keep the cookies together. It also adds protein! Any nut butter can work here.

Honey (1/4 cup) – A little dose of honey is perfect for rounding out the banana’s sweetness.

Greek yogurt (1/4 cup) – Greek yogurt adds some creaminess to make the cookies extra smooth.

ingredients for Banana Oatmeal Cookies

How to Make Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Step 1. Grab a large bowl and all your dry ingredients. Combine the oats, salt, chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, and dark chocolate chips.

Step 2. In a seperate bowl, mash up the bananas with a fork until they form a paste.

Step 3. Add the other wet ingredients to the banana. This includes the peanut butter, honey, and Greek yogurt.

Step 4. Stir to combine, making sure to form a smooth paste. This will act like your binding ingredients to form a scoopable cookie dough.

Step 5. Add your dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir to combine.

Step 6. Use a medium scoop (around 3 TBSP large) and scoop your mixture onto a lined baking sheet.

Flatten them gently with a spoon to form cookie shapes. Bake at 350F/180C for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown.

step by step instructions to make Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Allow the banana cookies to cool for a few minutes before serving. These banana oatmeal cookies are out of this world warm because the chocolate chips are deliciously melted.

However, they’re also scrumptious at room temperature and keep well for days.

freshly baked Banana Oatmeal Cookies

How to Store Oatmeal Cookies?

Let the cookies cool completely before storing them. Store your cookies in an airtight container, making sure to separate your stacked layers with a sheet of baking paper.

Store at room temperature.

How Long Will These Last?

Oatmeal cookies are resilient! They’ll stay delicious and ready to eat for up to four days. You can also freeze them for a few months.

When you’re ready to eat, let them defrost and enjoy within a couple of days.

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Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Whether it's a midday snack or a sweet treat, embrace the wholesome goodness of our banana oatmeal cookies. These easy cookies are chewy, chocolatey and yummy. The perfect healthy dessert or a delicious easy breakfast recipe!
4.62 from 18 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 167 kcal

Ingredients
  

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cup rolled oats
  • sea salt
  • 4 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 medium bananas mashed
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F/180C, and line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients in another.
  • Then, add dry ingredients to the wet ones and combine well.
  • Take a medium scoop (about 3 tbsp large) and scoop the dough onto the baking sheet. Flatten them with a spoon.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until slightly golden brown.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 4.1gFat: 5.7gSaturated Fat: 1.9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3.3gCholesterol: 0.8mgSodium: 66mgFiber: 3.9gSugar: 12g
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