Recipe: Banana oatmeal cookies

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Quick and easy snacks that are tasty and healthy are always high on my list. I searched high and low for unsweetened cookies and when I couldn’t find exactly that, I decided to create my own. This recipe is thus a mixture of wild guesses, and based on several different recipes I found online.

Banana oatmeal cookies

You can bake ‘cookies’ with just oats and banana and bake them in an oven for an even easier and simpler recipe, but I decided to make these more cookie like and add some baking powder, baking soda and an egg. They are sweetened with some maple syrup, but mostly bananas.

Serves: 12 cookies. Prep time: 10 mins. Baking time: 15 mins. Total time: 25 mins.


  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tblsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • As much cinnamon you like
  • Optional: raisins, walnuts, chocolate chips or any other fillings you’d like to add

For tools you don’t need much: just a baking sheet lined with baking paper and a food processor will do.

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Step 2: Put your oats into your processor and blitz them up into a fine flour.

Step 3: Put aside oatmeal flour.

Step 4: Add banana & eggs to processor and blitz together until creamy.

Step 5: Add cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda & salt.

Step 6: Add in oat flour.

Step 7: Stir in and keep stirring until the mixture starts coming together.

Step 8: Ladle your mixture onto your lined baking tray. Make sure you keep some space between the cookies to prevent them from sticking together.

Step 9: Bake for 15 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. Make sure your oven is nice and hot.

Step 10: The result is golden brown cookies that are slightly chewy on the inside but with a hint of crunch on the outside. My second batch came out a lot better as you can see as my oven was a bit hotter than for the first batch. So make sure you preheat your oven properly before making these.

Bon appetit! What is your go to cookie recipe?

P.S. I no longer know where I got the idea or where this came from. I don’t have it written down anywhere and I cannot find the exact recipe anywhere. If you feel I have copied your recipe then feel free to drop me a line and I will give credit where it is due. For now, however, I just remember making these myself without the guidance of a true recipe.

3 responses to “Recipe: Banana oatmeal cookies”

  1. chahrazad Avatar

    Ik heb voor de vakantie soortgelijke koekjes gemaakt. Heerlijk waren ze.

    1. indiequeen84 Avatar

      Ik moet binnenkort maar weer eens wat gaan bakken. Al weer even geleden.

  2. […] Oats – are great and very versatile. I have to be careful which oats I buy though. Best is gluten free, but some brands of regular oats also work for me. It seems that as long as I don’t buy the cheapest brands I’m good. I love oats for breakfast, but you can also be more creative and turn them into cookies. You can find the cookie recipe here. […]

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