3 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies

12 servings
24 min

These quick and easy 3 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies are the perfect quick breakfast or after-school snack! Both flour-less and gluten free*, these are sure to become a favourite! These cookies have simple ingredients that you likely have in your pantry!

Blue mug filled with banana oatmeal breakfast cookies.

this recipe!

These are a lightened up version of my other banana bread cookies and they're delicious too! Without any flour or sugar, we have a healthy cookie that still wins rave reviews!

Oatmeal Cookies are one of the most popular cookies in our house. These are the perfect cookies for busy mornings and can be mixed up in just a few minutes.

If you love banana recipes, be sure to try out my banana bread. It's super moist and delicious!

you'll love these oatmeal breakfast cookies

  • 3 wholesome ingredients and no added sugar. Does it get any easier than that?
  • no fancy equipment! you can mix these entirely by hand without a mixer.
  • healthy cookies that are satisfying and delicious. One of these for breakfast snack with a piece of fruit will take you straight through to lunch!
  • they are so good that you may want to make a double batch.


I've made a few notes about the ingredients below. You can find the full recipe and recipe card at the bottom of this page.

Ingredients for 3 ingredient banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
  • rolled oats - I like to use quick oats in this recipe or you can substitute the old-fashioned oats
  • chocolate chips - I like to use mini dark chocolate chips for these cookies. You can also use regular-sized and milk chocolate as well.
  • bananas - overripe bananas with nice dark brown spots will add just the right amount of sweetness.
  • You will notice that this recipe has no vanilla extract and it doesn't need it! They are perfectly delicious without the addition of vanilla.


Add in your favourite of any of the following:

  • raisins
  • walnuts, pecans, sliced or slivered almonds
  • chopped dates
  • dried cranberries
  • dried cherries
  • add in ½ tsp. ground cinnamon to give these cookies even more great flavour

Step by Step Instructions
Ingredients for cookies in mixing bowl with wooden spoon.

This great recipe is super quick and easy and will be ready in 1,2,3!

1 - Mash bananas.

2 - Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.

3 - Shape cookie dough by hand into round discs and place on cookie sheet. The cookie shape will resemble a flat disc.

Shaped cookies on cookie sheet with parchment paper ready to go into the oven.

Bake in 350°F oven for 12 to 14 minutes. They will still be a little soft when you take them out of the oven.

Cool on baking tray for a minute, then move baked cookies to a wire rack and enjoy!

how to serve 3 ingredient banana oatmeal cookies
Several banana oatmeal breakfast cookies with chocolate chips on a white plate.
  • A great way to satisfy your sweet tooth in the morning is to slather a bit of creamy peanut butter on one of these cookies. Trust me! It's delicious.
  • This is a great cookie to tuck into a backpack and take along for a hike.
  • Crumble them up in your morning bowl of oatmeal.

storage and freezing instructions

Storage: Store cooled cookies in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Freezing: These cookies freeze very well. You can place them in a freezer container or ziplock freezer bag for up to three months.

Thaw at room temperature for a few hours before eating.

my top tips

Almost all grocery stores have a rack with reduced produce. This is the perfect spot to find ripe bananas that are perfect for these cookies.

Make these cookies your own by adding in your favourite nuts or dried fruit.

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3 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Recipe details
  • 12  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 14 Minutes Total time: 24 min
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  • 1 and ½ cups rolled oats (quick oats)
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven 350°F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or baking mat.
Place mashed bananas, rolled oats and chocolate chips in a large mixing bowl. Stir well to combine.
Using clean hands, shape into discs and place on prepared baking sheet.
Bake in 350°F oven for 12 to 14 minutes.  Cookies will still be a bit soft when you take them out of the oven.
Cool on wire rack.
  • *For gluten-free ensure that rolled oats are labelled 'gluten free'.
  • Storage: Store cooled cookies in a covered container for up to 2 days.
  • Freezing: These cookies freeze very well. You can place them in a freezer container or ziplock freezer bag for up to three months.
  • Add-ins: raisins, dried cranberries, dried cherries, sliced almonds.
  • I like to use mini chocolate chips in this recipe or you can use the regular sized ones.
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  • Beverly Beverly on Mar 08, 2023

    Sounded like a great idea but they definitely need something sweet like brown sugar or sweetened coconut to make them taste like a cookie. They turned out bland and dry. I’ll try again with the added idea

  • Hor8403693 Hor8403693 on Mar 08, 2023

    Please share the nutrition information. Carbs, calories, etc...

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    • Lori Lori on Mar 09, 2023

      All that is not in one cookie though!!