Life is better with cookies, and when it’s these two-ingredient banana oatmeal cookies, life is sweet. Happiness definitely is homemade.
“What could be more important than a little something to eat?” – Winnie the Pooh
Sometimes, you just need a cookie. When you’re doing your best to take care of your body and eat healthy, these banana oatmeal cookies are like little bites of happiness, without the guilt.
In fact, this is a treat you can enjoy for breakfast and dessert, and it’s the perfect snack when you need a little pick-me-up during the day. Plus, the recipe is super quick and easy.
All you need to make these cookies is two bananas and one cup of oatmeal. From that base, you can play with additional ingredients like cinnamon, raisins, and crushed walnuts (my favorite version so far). Have fun and experiment. No eggs, butter, or sugar required.
Two-Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Yield: about 12 cookies.
Active time: 10 minutes.
Total time: 25 minutes.
2 large ripe bananas (fresh is okay, too)
1 cup oats
1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2-2 tablespoons flax seed
1/4 cup crushed walnuts (or other nut of your choice)
Handful of raisins, dried cranberries, or dark chocolate chips/cacao nibs
Place all ingredients in a medium-large bowl. Use a fork or your hands to mash up the banana-oatmeal mixture until mostly smooth; I like to leave some chunks of banana. If the mixture seems too runny, add more oats. If you’ve added a lot of additional mix-ins, you may need a little more banana.
Use a spoon (or, again, your hands) to transfer cookie-sized dollops onto a greased cookie sheet. You can also use parchment paper instead of greasing the cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
While you’re waiting, lick the bowl.
Enjoy your chewy banana oatmeal cookies fresh out of the oven or let cool and save them for later. Honestly, I’m not sure how long they stay delicious, because they never make it past two days!
- Do you love banana oatmeal cookies, too?
- Do you have any favorite healthy baking recipes you’d like to share?
- Which version of this recipe do you like best?
Please share your ideas and any favorite cookie recipes with me in the comments.
Share this recipe with someone who appreciates anything delicious and/or nutritious.
It’s much harder to be sad when you’re eating a cookie.