2 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies

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.
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.
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.

2 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Bananas and quick oats are all you need to make these soft, sweet breakfast cookies.


  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 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.

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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

6 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.

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