A healthy cookie made with just three ingredients. Mashed ripe bananas, oatmeal and walnuts. OMG, these really ARE healthy!
Cookie s for breakfast, cookies for lunch, cookies, cookies coooookies.
I m really so excited about these cookies, can t you tell? Thank you, thank you to the person who emailed me this recipe. It was actually a recipe for a two ingredient cookie, but walnuts and bananas really do it for me, think banana bread. in a cookie.
The cookies are best right out of the oven, they are chewy and soft – just how I like my cookies.
I m anxiously awaiting my next batch of bananas to get super ripe so I can make them again. This time, I m going to add almonds and see how they turn out. Next time, maybe raisins? chocolate chips? Cinnamon, pumpkin spice, vanilla can t wait!
Egg free, dairy free, gluten free (use gf oats), vegetarian, vegan, kid friendly what else can I say??
Be sure your bananas are super ripe. I ve only tested them with quick oats, so I m not sure how they work with rolled oats. My gut tells me stick with the quick oats.
If you re on Weight Watchers; each cookie is 1 points plus. Quick breakfast to go; 5 cookies and a piece of fruit = 5 point plus! Leave the nuts out, they are still 1 point each. Replace the nuts with mini chocolate chips still 1 point. Make these today!
Servings: 8 • Size: 2 cookies • Points +: 2 pts • Smart Points: 3
Calories: 93 • Fat: 3.5 g • Carb: 15 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 2 g • Sugar: 4.5 g
Sodium: 0.4 mg
- 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 cup of uncooked quick oats*
- 1/4 cup crushed walnuts
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a non-stick cookie sheet with cooking spray or use a Silpat.
Combine the mashed bananas and oats in a bowl. Fold in the walnuts and place a tablespoon of each on the cookie sheet.
Bake 15 minutes. Makes 16 cookies.
*Use gluten free oats such as Bob s Red Mill quick oats to make them gluten free.
Adapted from the Burlap Bag .
I made several batches of these over the weekend (Saturday). We like banana bread, and these really reminded us of that. I made the recipe above and also some with chocolate chips instead. We liked both but by tuesday all the remaining cookies molded! I like to do serveral batches at one time and put them in my cookie jar, but unless I can freeze these cookies, that won t work. The cookies were nice and moist days later probably why they molded so fast I will try freezing some to see if that works at some point.
I made some GF ones that I sent home with friends, which didn t have the best consistancy they were much more sticky after baked. The non GF ones were much better if you don t have to go that route.
Thanks for the recipe, these came out great! I love how versatile it is, you can add different things and try different combinations. Made these for a vegan house guest and ended up eating most of them myself! Def yummy with some chocolate chips too. I ate a couple for breakfast!
Am I the only one who cannot for the life of me get this recipe to make 16 cookies? Mine makes 11 12 TOPS! Even then they are really really small. I LOVED them thought! Totally yummy!
Hi There, these look great. I see your comments said best out of the oven are they okay for a few days or better on the first day?
Wasn t a big fan of these. I love oatmeal with bananas, so I made them with that and a couple tablespoons of mini chocolate chips. I didn t like the texture at all too gummy/pasty tasting and I realize after reading more comments this was to be expected. I guess what my brain expected =/= what this recipe is about. Thanks anyway!
Are the oats necessary in this recipe, or can they substituted/omitted? Thanks!
The cookies are in the oven right now! I can t wait to try
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very easy to make, will make again. Taste like banana nut bread.
These are the best little cookies. I make them at least 2 times per week. I have two little nephews (8 and 5) who fight over these! If one eats them all I have to make another batch. Even if they eat them ALL they are eating bananas, oats, and just a little chocolate chips.
These are soooo yummy! I just baked them to put out for Santa tonight.