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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. For another flourless cookie, you might like my Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies. Or try my Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars!
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photo of a stack of banana oatmeal cookies

2 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies

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


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with silicone baking mat.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 52kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 97mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 11IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 1mg, Net Carbs: 10g

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.

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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

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

  9. Amazing can I make them with applesauce?

    • I have not tested with applesauce.

    • I just made them with 1/3 cup applesauce, 2 1/2 bananas, 2 cups oatmeal, 1 tsp each vanilla and cinnamon, 1/2 cup craisins – and they are excellent – both my husband and I had one right out of the oven before supper and one after supper. These will be great as a breakfast cookie or at night with some frozen yogurt on top!!

  10. Looooove these! Soooo good and my kids love them

  11. Delicious! I added a ‘swipe’ of cinnamon, as well as a tablespoon of mini chocolate chips, and turned the cookies over after 15 minutes and cooked another 10 minutes, as the texture at 15 minutes was a bit mushy for my taste. I’m not sure if my oats were old fashioned or quick, but they came out fine. Thanks for sharing the recipe; I’m looking forward to trying out different variations!

  12. Thay sound delicious but how many points per cookie?

  13. These are excellent. I used 2 med. Very ripe bananas, I add 1/4 cup of coconut, raisins and walnuts. Baked fo 15 minutes and they are delicious.
    Thank you.

  14. I love this cookie. I us the old fashion roiled oats( 18 to 20 min. bake time). Add chopped dried apricot.

  15. Delicious. I substituted coconut for the choc chips and added some chia seeds. They are great as energy bars for running on the go. Thank you 

  16. Can I used thawed frozen bananas in the recipe?

  17. Great recipe.  Easy to make.  I just added 1tsp of vanilla extract for flavor.  I love the natural oat taste.

  18. I made these this afternoon to use my bananas. I added a little brown sugar, raisins, and chopped dates 

  19. It worked out great! I’ll try with coconut shreds next time, thanks for the recipe 

  20. Hi I would like to try these and was just wondering if you can substitute the oats for quinoa flakes?

  21. I have Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats. Will that work as suggested?

  22. I made these and they turned out sort of gummy. Will try again.

    • Make sure to evenly combine all your ingredients and completely mash your banana. The gummy areas are most likely too much banana sections. Adding mix-ins also really helps with the texture.

  23. SO ADDICTIVE. I experimented with these this morning and I’ve fallen head over heels for them. Thanks so much for sharing such a great recipe!

  24. This is my favorite recipe now! Thank you! I added cinnamon, walnuts and chocolate chips. So good!

  25. I make them very often. 9 very ripe bananas, 6 cups quick oats, 3 large cups sultanas. I freeze them and take out just the amount I need for the next day’s brekky. I put extra banana on top with walnuts. plus I toast them in the toaster. We love our breakfast biscuits.

  26. can you use toasted oat museli ?

  27. Chrome Mustang I make this every week or two I have experimented greatly. I like craisins with orange or lemon and blueberry which I’m making today! I also have done cinnamon and pecans but after reading through these messages I’m going to have to try maybe some brown sugar, vanilla and raisins LOL! Thanks guys I tried to go through and do like a lot of muffin flavors as what I try!

  28. What I ended up with is quite interesting and surprisingly addictive. It’s literally 1 am and I wanted something sweet. I am vegan and a have a major sweet tooth but I generally eat very well with lots of whole and raw foods. I didn’t want to ruin my recent track record of all super clean foods so I was seeking to find a very easy and healthy cookie to satisfy my craving. The cookies I usually make are amazing but contain a nice portion of coconut sugar, which I wanted to avoid for my 1 am calling. I honestly didn’t know what to expect from this. I mashed up 2 bananas and I only had a little oats so I used 1 cup homemade oatflour and 3/4 cup whole oats. I was going for something like a dessert so I added vanilla, cinnamon, raisins, blackstrap molasses and 3 tbsp date syrup (would have used less if my bananas were more ripe). 

    I did not use instant oats and these cooked nicely in 30 minutes. When they originally got done, I felt I would not like the texture. However.. I kind of love them! I really love how healthy they are and even though they taste more breakfast-y than dessert-y.. I basically cant keep my hands of them. Next time around I would use only whole oats which may make it less chewy & I’d add a little salt.

    Hope this helps someone and THANK YOU for posting about this super easy “cookie” fix!

  29. Added ground flaxseed, craisins and cinnamon and took out 15% of the oats. Turned out fantastic. I use them for a quick breakfast fuel for a long run. Thanks for the idea.

  30. These were delicious Kirby! Thankyou for sharing this simple recipe that even a complete beginner like me can make and enjoy. I added some vanilla and they will be a new staple in my kitchen at breakfast. Beautiful, thanks again!

  31. Can’t get any easier than this. Thank you for sharing. Are they keto?

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