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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 Healthy Oat Flour CookiesFlourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies, Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars, and 2-Ingredient Banana Bread Cookies
photo of a stack of two 2 Banana Oatmeal Cookies
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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.
4.96 from 22 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, 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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104 comments on “2 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies”

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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.

  6. can you use toasted oat museli ?

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

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

  12. Can I add cocoa powder to this recipe?
    What would be the best way?

    • yes but you might find the cookies to be a bit too bitter. I would just mix it in with the other two ingredients.

  13. I just made these.  They taste awesome, thanks!
    I doubled the recipe, and I would suggest “mini chocolate chips” as the ratio of batter to chocolate chips at the end was not equal and so I had to make two huge cookies.

  14. I’m not a dessert person so I was excited to find this recipe since it reminds me of the less sweet type cookies or desserts. I added coconut flakes, pepitas, chopped dates, poppy seeds & sliced almonds for a crunchy texture. I freeze peeled ripe bananas into baggies so they’re ready for stuff like this or smoothies. I added cinnamon and vanilla too. No sugars except what’s in the fruit naturally. I’m in love with them! Gracias! Sharing it with my family & friends!

  15. I am wondering if these would be good with peanut butter added?

  16. Would the amount of oats and/or banana need to be adjusted if you wanted to use nut butter as a mix-in? Trying to come up with a healthy breakfast option for my toddler – she’ll eat a cookie but not cereal!

  17. More like a bread or muffin texture than cookie, but tasty and easy–I had extra banana to use so used about 1.5 bananas and 1.5 c. oats, piled on the add-ins with flaked coconut, dates, pecans and walnuts, sprinkled some cinnamon and vanilla, and also added about 1/4 c. coconut oil.

  18. Hi. I am English and sorry but don’t understand your measurements. Is your “cup” a special size or could you tell me how many ounces would a cup of oats be. Can’t wait to try your recipes. Many thanks.

  19. Mash your bananas to mush, stir in the oats and any other mix-ins you will be using. Scoop and bake as directed- perfect healthy cookies!

  20. I didn’t have quick oats so i used 2 bananas and 1 cup old fashioned regular oats. Turned out perfect 🙂

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