2 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies

photo of a stack of 2 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal CookiesThese 2 ingredient banana oatmeal cookies are delicious breakfast cookies. They don’t contain any flour or refined sugar, but they still taste like soft, sweet cookies.

Bananas and quick oats are all you need for the cookies. If you want some variation, you can add chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit.
photo of 3 ingredient banana cookies
I came across 2 ingredient banana cookies recently, though they’ve been popular on the internet for a few years. I tested out several variations before producing a version I really like, which I’m sharing with you now.
photo collage showing how to make the batter and bake the cookies
The cookies are firm on the outside and soft inside. They taste of oats and bananas and are great for an on-the-go breakfast.
photo of a stack of two 2 Banana Oatmeal Cookies
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2 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 cookies
Bananas and quick oats are all you need to make these soft, sweet breakfast cookies.


  • 1 cup quick oats (see note)
  • 1 large overripe banana  mashed to a liquid-like consistency
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or other add-ins of your choice optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, add oats and mashed bananas. Mix with a fork until it becomes an evenly mixed, thick batter. If you plan on using add-ins like chocolate chips, mix them into the cookie batter at this time.
  3. Make 8 round balls out of the cookie batter. Place onto baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart. Gently press down on each ball so that it flattens into a round disc. Cookies will not spread much during baking, so keep that in mind when shaping and flattening your discs.
  4. Bake for about 15 minutes or until cookies are lightly brown and set. Cookie bottoms should also be brown and easily come off baking sheet. Let cookies cool before eating. Store uneaten cookies in the fridge.


  • Please use quick oats because old fashioned and steel-cut oats need more time to cook.
  • Nutrition estimate does not include add-ins like chocolate chips.
Nutrition Facts
2 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 52 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 97mg3%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 11IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
Net Carbs 10g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

If you enjoy this recipe, also check out my 4 Ingredient Flourless Banana Muffins, which I created by accident when testing out variations for this recipe.

2 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

18 comments on “2 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies”

  1.  I have used the healthier old-fashioned oats and they come out just fine in 15 minutes. :))

  2. I baked this recipe this morning and it was SO GOOD!!!!! I am not a cookie person at all but this is my favorite cookie by far! I used three medium bananas and old-fashioned oats! Thank you for sharing!!! This is so delicious!!!

  3. To be honest, I feel these came out very gummy in texture…I’m wondering if perhaps they didn’t bake long enough in my oven, as they were crunchy on top and in the sides but overall rubbery. Could also be due to the Bananas not being over ripe? Suggestions? I definitely enjoyed the flavor! The texture component was just off. 

    • you definitely want to use super ripe bananas so that may have been the issue. Also not baking long enough can cause a gummy texture.

  4. 5 stars
    I enjoyed this recipe, “Thank You”. I also did a batch using Quaker Oats Strawberry &Cream breakfast packets, they were so gooood that I make them every morning for my kids for breakfast because they don’t take long to make which is AWESOME. I can’t to try the rest of your recipe’s.

  5. I have made these twice now.  Once as the original recipe which tasted good, and once with a teaspoon of vanilla and some chocolate chips in an attempt to make a healthier chocolate chip cookie.  I’ve got to say, it tastes delicious with the chocolate, and I think the vanilla helps the flavor as well.

    • vanilla is a great addition!

    • I don’t understand how the whole recipe is almost 900 calories when it consists of just one banana and one cup of oatmeal. Should be around 300 calories total, no?

      • the original nutrition label included the chocolate chips which is why each cookie came out to be about 100 calories. I have now adjusted the nutrition label to be just the cookie base without any add-ins.

  6. This recipe is priceless! So easy and no fuss!! My family polished off the first batch in 15min. Making a batch now with choc powder and another with almonds. This is a keeper!  Thank you!!

  7. Hi! How long can you keep them in an airtight container?
    Look forward to try them out!

  8. 5 stars
    I made this recipe, but added 1\3 cup of pecans and 1\4 cup of swerve brown sugar substitute. It was great!!

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