Ready under 20 minutes, these healthy, chewy and soft banana & oatmeal cookies are made with only 3 simple ingredients. They are a very simple and light version of the traditional oatmeal cookie with added dark chocolate chips. Flourless, eggless, low-calorie and low-fat these delicious cookies are made without butter, brown sugar or baking soda. Vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free this recipe is friendly to most diets trending right now. Are you on a low-cholesterol diet? Give these a shot!
What’s more awesome than a batch of healthy, 3 ingredient banana oatmeal cookies? Ok well, maybe a slice of this healthy and decadent chocolate cake is… But I promise this recipe is a close contender!
What I like best about oatmeal cookies is their texture. In fact, I would say I prefer chocolate chip cookies made with oatmeal to the iconic, traditional all-purpose flour chocolate chip cookie (Sacrilege! I know!).
I love them so much that I would eat oatmeal cookies for breakfast any day of the week. And with such a healthy recipe, there is no shame in doing so!
This recipe couldn’t be simpler: With only 3 ingredients you can have a batch of these oatmeal cookies (or 3!) whipped up and baked in literally 20 minutes from now, and I would safely bet that you have those 3 ingredients in your pantry right now!
There is a twist to this recipe that will not only give these cookies the perfect texture but also allow you to use pure oatmeal instead of instant oatmeal (which, by the way, is way more healthy).
Simply give the oatmeal a quick spin with a mixer or food processor. Do not turn the oatmeal into a fine flour though, you want it to retain some texture! 1-2 seconds will do the trick.
Most oatmeal cookie recipes require lots of ingredients or lengthy preparation steps like chilling the dough before cooking so you don’t end up with thin, flat cookies.
Not with this recipe.
These delicious cookies are made without butter, flour, brown sugar, baking soda or eggs and no need to refrigerate the dough before baking!
And the best news is… they are 100% healthy!
Need some ideas to spice them up a little bit or change the flavor profile?
Here are a few ideas to replace the chocolate chips:
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- 1 tbsp orange zest
- Macadamia nuts
- Dark chocolate chunks
Got more ideas? Leave a comment below!
3 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 1 cup pure oatmeal or old fashioned
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips*
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Give the oatmeal a quick spin in a food processor or mixer, for about 1-2 seconds. Do NOT turn the oatmeal into a fine flour if you want your cookies to have a nice, crumbly texture. This process is important for your cookies to hold together.
- Pour all of your ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Spoon preparation onto the lined baking sheet and mold the cookies with your fingers. I made 6 cookies, but you could make them smaller!
Transfer to oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
* For the Vegan version, use vegan dark chocolate chips