The Best Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies that are vegan and easy to make with only 2 ingredients! Easily made gluten-free and done in 15 minutes.

healthy banana oatmeal cookies stacked on a plate with a linen napkin

The Best Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies

  • Quick – with very little preparation and only 15 minutes, you have delicious breakfast cookies.
  • Minimal Ingredients – with only two ingredients, you can’t get more simple than that
  • Vegan – the only ingredients are oats and bananas, both are vegan
  • Gluten Free – you can easily make these gluten free by using the correct oats

What You’ll Need For Two Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies:

  • Quick Cooking Oats (you can also use old fashioned)
  • Bananas

What oats are best?

Quick cooking oats are best for oatmeal banana cookies because they require less time to cook. Since the cookies only bake in the oven for 15 minutes, old fashioned oats would not have enough time to break down.

ingredients for healthy banana oatmeal cookies

How to Make Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Detailed instructions and measurements to make healthy banana oatmeal cookies are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of this page.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork.
  3. Add the oats to the mashed bananas and mix to combine. If using in mix-ins, add them here.
  4. Scoop the cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet and flatten them slightly with a fork.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before eating.

Possible Add-Ins

You can also mix in any other ingredients you like. The basic recipe only uses oats and bananas and taste great on their own.

Some of my favorite mix-ins are:

  • blueberries
  • peanut butter
  • raisins
  • chocolate chips
  • protein powder
  • nuts

Storing Banana Oat Cookies

Once the cookies have cooled completely, store them in an airtight container. You can store on the counter top or in the refrigerator.

How Long do Banana Cookies Last?

These oatmeal banana cookies will last up to 3 days on the counter top and up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

How to Freeze 2 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies

You can freeze banana oat cookies. Place the cookies on a baking sheet in the freezer. Once they’ve frozen completely, remove them from the baking sheet and place them in an airtight container or freezer safe bag and store up to 6 months.

healthy banana oatmeal cookies stacked together

Oatmeal Banana Cookies FAQs

Be sure to press them gently with a fork to flatten them slightly. They will not spread on their own while baking.

Can I make Banana Oatmeal Cookies with only bananas and oats?

Yes, the add ins are only optional. They are great on their own without any add ins.

Is oatmeal with banana healthy?

Oatmeal is a whole grain full of vitamins, fiber, and minerals. Bananas are also full of nutrients like fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6.

Are oatmeal cookies actually healthy?

These oatmeal cookies are healthy because they don’t contain any added ingredients. You’re only using oatmeal and bananas.

Are Rolled Oats the Same as Quick Oats?

No, rolled oats and quick oats are not the same. Rolled oats (which are also called old fashioned oats) are better for baking because they do not break down as quickly and hold their texture better.

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Two Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies

4.84 from 55 votes
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Total 20 minutes
Servings: 10 cookies
These healthy banana oatmeal cookies are only two ingredients and easy to make. They are delicious and can be made gluten free.

Ingredients 

Optional

  • mix-ins (blueberries, chocolate chips, nuts, protein powder)

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork.
  • Add the oats to the mashed bananas and mix to combine. If using in mix-ins, add them here.
  • Scoop the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet and flatten them slightly with a fork.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before eating.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 30kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 29mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American

Hi! I’m Kara!

Kara loves all things food and spending time with her family and dogs. She has a passion for cooking and loves making yummy, family-friendly recipes.

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13 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is such an easy recipe and fun to try different add ins. Walnuts and blueberries, flax seed and chia seed make these nice and soft, but chewy. Delicious!

  2. I made them without any add-ins and they were pretty flat in taste. Maybe add in blueberries next time. Have you ever added baking Splenda or cinnamon to these before? I’m trying to keep the cal count low, and realize many consider adding sucralose “unhealthy.” They are easy to make and a great use of overripe bananas…mine were VERY overripe, LOL!

    1. Hi Lynn, I have added cinnamon and blueberries and enjoyed them. Were the very overripe bananas beginning to ooze? I’m wondering if that may have been the reason for the flat taste.

  3. 5 stars
    Lovely simple recipe. Made soft and chewy cookies. I found them sweet and delicious as is. Also looking forward to making variations. Super fun snack to share with my rabbits. This is a bunny safe and bunny approved recipe. They loved them too.

  4. 5 stars
    Amazing!! I added a little bit of baking powder, vanilla extract, and almond milk to it. Really did make it amazing!!

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed them! Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know. I really appreciate it!

  5. Just got your healthy banana oatmeal cookie recipe. Will comment when I bake some this weekend. Just what I’m looking for, something sweet and tasty that’s low in sugar and fat.