These Banana Oatmeal Cookies are a great alternative when you are looking for Healthy Banana Cookies. No sugar, eggs or dairy make them gluten free and diet friendly!
BANANA OATMEAL COOKIES
Today I am excited to share with you these 3 ingredient Banana Cookies!
Due to my food sensitivities, I have to be careful with what I eat. I have a hard time with Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Corn and a few others. I can eat them…but after a while I don’t feel great and my symptoms come back. So I try to eat the best that I can and avoid the things that bother me. I still cook and bake regularly for my family our usual recipes and always adjust a small portion (when I can) for my self to fit my dietary needs. Most of the time this has been working out okay. I have learned for the most part what I can eat and what I can’t through trial and error.
HEALTHY BANANA COOKIES
The other day I was CRAVING a chocolate chip cookie something fierce! Did I mention that I recently went off of sugar for a couple of months? I have been trying to do this every so often when I feel my sugar addiction is getting the best of me. Hence, I think I was in a “sugar craving.” I knew I couldn’t make real chocolate chip cookies or else I would be in danger of totally gorging myself on them :).
So I made the next best things…Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies! These are surprisingly good! They have a soft, chewy texture and make a delicious treat, breakfast, snack, or dessert! They satisfied my craving without completely unraveling my sugar fast or causing side effects for my food sensitivities! Win…Win situation! These cookies are only 3 ingredients and are so easy to make. All you need to make them are some ripe bananas, oats, and then your favorite add-in.
I chose Chocolate Chips to curb my cravings, but you can throw in your favorite mix-ins! Here are some add-in ideas:
- chocolate chips (milk, semi-sweet, dark, or white chocolate chips)
- seeds (sunflower seeds, chia seeds)
- nuts (walnuts, pecans)
- shredded coconut
- different types of butters (peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower seed butter)
- a dash of cinnamon or raisins
- (or really anything add in you can think of)!
For this recipe, use rolled oats because they provide more chew and texture to the cookies and hold the shape better while baking. Make sure to use gluten-free rolled oats for any gluten allergy.
EASY BANANA COOKIES
Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies
These Banana Cookies are a great alternative when you are looking for Healthy Banana Cookies. No sugar, eggs or dairy make them gluten free and diet friendly! Make our Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies today!
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 cup rolled oats1 I use gluten-free rolled oats
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (or add-in of your choice)
- optional dash of cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mash up bananas in a small bowl with a fork.
Add in the rolled oats to the mashed bananas and mix together until fully incorporated.
Mix in the additional add-in(s).
Scoop with a spoon and drop a small ball of dough onto the tray.
Bake on a greased cookie sheet (or lined with parchment paper) for 13-15 minutes and slightly golden on top.
Makes about 14-15 cookies.
Store in an airtight container. Can be kept at room temperature for up to 3 days, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer to up to 3 months.
- Use rolled oats instead of quick oats--this will provide a better texture.
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan
Looking for other Banana Recipes?
- Banana Cake
- Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
- Banana Bread
- Peanut Butter Banana Flourless Muffins
- Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- Banana Bread with Berries
- Chocolate Chip Banana Blondies
- Cinnamon Banana Coffee Cake
- Overripe Banana Recipes
Is this a recipe you would be interested in making? Do you have special dietary restrictions for yourself or for your family?
- Cookie Baking Sheet (we love these pans)
- certified gluten free rolled oats
- Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
- parchment paper
- Silicone Baking Mats
- Cookie Scoop
- Silicone Spatulas
- Hot Pads
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