I’ve shared the recipe for these super easy, oatmeal banana cookies on my Instagram before but wanted to share it here too since it’s a favorite of mine! You wouldn’t believe you only need 4 basic ingredients to make really delicious cookies that are healthy enough to have for breakfast. I make these regularly and, now that I’m here in Hong Kong, I had my boyfriend try them as the ultimate taste test! He said he loved them and couldn’t believe they were vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free.
Even though I’m not much of a baker these days, I still make these oatmeal banana cookies all the time because of how simple and yummy they are. They’re really no-fuss cookies because you can make them in 15 minutes with only one bowl. Plus, they always make our whole apartment smell like banana bread, which in my opinion is a major win.
These are a new version of my banana bread breakfast cookies. For the base, you mash up a couple of super spotty, ripe bananas, throw a cup of rolled oats into the bowl, and then mix them together. Then, you add in coconut sugar and cinnamon and you’re done. There’s no need to add in any oil, keeping them low in fat. Wait 15 minutes and you’ll have a batch of freshly baked, nutritious cookies!
I eat so many cookies, I’m turning into a cookie monster. But when they’re this healthy, how could you not? With my sweet tooth, I usually gravitate towards extra rich sweets but these are a great way of curbing that tendency. I only use coconut sugar to sweeten them, which is a great, low-glycemic unrefined sweetener.
Cinnamon makes everything taste better, so I load these up with plenty of cinnamon for added flavor. But really, the natural sweetness of the bananas themselves give the cookies such a rich taste on their own so you don’t need much else. That’s why I recommend using really ripe bananas, because the riper they are the sweeter they are.
If you try these, please share with me on Instagram and let me know what you think! I’m just getting into the swing of things here in Hong Kong and was happy that I could still make these. I found oats and coconut sugar at a local health foods store, picked up the bananas at the market, and got the cinnamon at a regular grocery store. So, no matter where you are in the world, rest assured these cookies are made from ingredients that can be found just about anywhere!
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a small bowl, mash the bananas.
- Add in all other ingredients and mix until well combined.
- Scoop onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned.