Banana Oat Cookies



Recipe Information

Total Time: 

35 minutes; 15 minutes active


24 cookies

When you crave a little something sweet without a lot of butter or sugar, try these chewy, chocolaty bites. Sweetened with ripe banana and enriched with peanut butter, these cookies can also be made gluten free using gluten-free oats.



  • 2 medium-ripe bananas
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup creamy, unsalted peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line two sheet pans with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, use a fork to mash the bananas until smooth. Stir in the flaxseed, salt and peanut butter until well-mixed. Stir in the oats then the chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop tablespoon-sized portions of dough and drop onto the prepared pans, leaving at least an inch of space between the portions. With damp palms, flatten each dough ball to ½ inch thick.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until firm to the touch and golden around the edges of each cookie.
  5. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and let cool completely before serving or storing.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with a tall glass of your favorite milk or a hot cup of coffee or tea.

Nutritional Information

70 calories, 3 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 50 mg. sodium, 9 g. carbohydrate, 1 g. fiber, 1 g. protein