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Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookie

I have a fabulous healthy snack cookie recipe to share with you today (and it is so easy too!)  I love that this Healthy Banana and Oatmeal cookie is made with simple and good for you ingredients.  (and yes, you can make this gluten free by using a gluten free oatmeal product such as this one.)

2 ingredient banana and oatmeal cookie

I try to feed my guys whole foods, like fruit, yogurt cheese sticks as snacks, but sometimes they whine and complain if I don’t give them something like a cereal or granola bar.

What is so great about these cookies is that the kids will never know that they are very healthy and made with only 2 ingredients!  Yep, you read that right, only 2 ingredients!  Bananas and oatmeal – no butter or sugar!  (What they don’t know, won’t hurt them and these are great if you are like me and always trying to watch what you eat..)

You can add extra ingredients if you want.  For our cookies, I added a handful of chocolate chips, chopped walnuts and a pinch of shredded coconut.  These little extras really made the cookies taste yummy, but I bet they would have been good with out the extras.  Now, please keep in mind these are a “healthy cookie”  and you should not expect them to taste like a sugar filled oatmeal raisin cookie! Check out my white chocolate and craisin version here.

2 ingredient healthy banana and oatmeal cookie

Here is the recipe:

Healthy Banana and Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 very ripe, large Bananas
  • 1 cup of quick oats
  • *Optional mix-ins of your choice (I used a handful of semi sweet chocolate chips, 1/3 cup of chopped walnuts and 2 heaping tbs shredded coconut.  Next time I will try craisins and white chocolate chips)

Directions:

  1. Mash the 2 bananas and mix in the quick oats.  Stir everything together and add in your optional mix-ins.
  2. Spoon Cookie dough onto a very well greased cookie sheet.  (I just used my pampered chef scoop and flattened the tops of the cookies out just a bit since they will not spread and I wanted them to cook evenly.)
  3. Cook at 350 for 15 to 19 minutes or until the cookies look done. (Original recipe calls for 15, but I did 19.)
  4. Recipe yields about 16 very yummy cookies.

 

 

healthy cookies

Enjoy!  Be sure to come back and let me know if you try these…

Update: I made another batch!  This one was with craisins and white chocolate chips- so good!

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17 Comments

  1. For those asking about old-fashioned oats, I used them but just put the batter in the fridge for about a half an hour before baking to allow the banana to soak into the oats and soften them up a bit. Still tasted great!

  2. I want one! These look delicious. I'm trying to go all natural as well and, yes, my family gets a little ferocious after awhile if I don't mix it up and offer them some variety. I think the cranberry, white chocolate chip sounds really good too. Thanks for sharing these 🙂

  3. Oh, what a neat idea!! We will definitely have to give these a try. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  4. These sound wonderful! I love the fact that I have all the ingredients at home and can make them any time. Thanks!

  5. These sound so delicious! I pinned this recipe to remember. Thank you!

    Kristy @ 3peppers-recipes.com

  6. Can't wait to try these. Do you think it would work with regular oats? I'm visiting from Craft-O-Maniac.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

  7. Great idea for a granola bar replacement which are really no better than a cookie to begin with! 🙂

  8. I'll have to give these a try. Looks good for those ever present over ripe bananas and good for me because I'm gluten intolerant. thanks!

  9. Hi Jamie,
    Your recipe is awesome and thank you so much for sharing it at the table with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. I spent at least an hour yesterday searching the internet for something to make out of bananas that didn't involve sugar, and here you are, the first linky on the first linky party I checked today. I am making this today, just as soon as I get back from the store with some chocolate chips. Thanks!

  11. You had me at chocolate chips…

    I think i'll be trying these guys this weekend to help me satisfy those sweet cravings at night!!

  12. I have been meaning to try these two ingredient cookies. We are a WHOLE food family too. I just made some delicious granola bars and bananas might work to get rid of some of the sugar! Thx

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