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3 Ingredient Banana Bread Cookies (No Eggs, Butter or Oil)

These cookies are like banana bread in cookie form. The cookies are soft, fluffy and full of banana flavor. They need just 3 ingredients and are easy to make. They also don’t contain any eggs, butter or oil.

These banana bread cookies are a delicious treat. I like eating them for breakfast or a snack.


  • Bananas
  • Self-rising flour
  • Vanilla Greek yogurt

Bananas: You will want to use very ripe bananas. Very ripe bananas are sweeter and easier to mash.

Self-rising flour: Self-rising flour is flour with salt and baking powder already added to it. I like using self-rising flour because it saves me a few extra preparation steps. If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can also just whisk together all purpose flour with baking powder and salt. If you need a gluten-free substitute, I also have banana cookies made with oat flour.

Vanilla Greek yogurt: Make sure to use Greek yogurt because regular yogurt is too runny. I also recommend that you use whole milk Greek yogurt. While the recipe does work with fat free, the texture of the cookies won’t be as nice. Without any fat in the recipe, the cookies will end up being too chewy. You do want to use a yogurt that is sweetened which is why vanilla Greek yogurt is used. Using yogurt with a little bit of sweetness will add more sweetness to the cookies and also some vanilla flavor.

Chocolate chips (optional): The cookies don’t need chocolate chips but if you are someone who likes adding chocolate chips to your cookies, you can go ahead and add them. I used dark chocolate chips.

How to Make Banana Bread Cookies

The ingredients are all mixed together until a dough forms.

The dough is then scooped up with a 3 tablespoon cookie scoop and released directly onto a lined baking sheet. The cookies are then ready to be baked.

Cookie Texture

These cookies do not have a regular cookie texture. They are called banana bread cookies because they really are like banana bread. While they may look like a regular cookie, the texture will instead be soft and bread-like. My husband thought they reminded him of pancake cookies.

While the cookies are sweetened, they are not that sweet. They are only sweetened with banana and yogurt. I was trying to create a healthier cookie which is why I didn’t add additional sugar to them.

More Banana Cookie Recipes

3 Ingredient Banana Bread Cookies

Servings: 11 cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
These 3-ingredient banana bread cookies have all the flavors of traditional bread but in a quarter of the time! They’re soft, fluffy and so delicious. Chocolate chips or walnuts would be a great add-in!


  • 1 cup (233 g) mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup (126 g) whole milk vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/4 cups (164 g) self-rising flour see note before starting


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Add mashed bananas and yogurt to a mixing bowl and stir with a spatula until evenly combined.
  • Add the self-rising flour and gently stir together until flour is fully incorporated. If using chocolate chips or other add-ins, stir them in until evenly mixed. Your dough will be very wet.
  • Using a 3 tbsp cookie scoop, scoop dough and release onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing about 1.5 inches to 2 inches apart. The dough should be thick enough that it doesn't spread once it is placed onto the baking sheet. If some of the dough mounds aren't perfectly round circles, you can use the back of the spoon to shape the cookies a little so that they are round. If desired, you can top with more chocolate chips.
  • Bake cookies for 20-22 minutes or until lightly browned on top. Let cookies cool a little before eating.


  • Self-rising flour amount: There are 2 main kinds of self-rising flour sold in the US. One that is a lower protein flour (2 grams per 1/4 cup serving) and one that has a regular amount of protein (3 grams per 1/4 cup). Brands like King Arthur Flour and White Lily make the low protein flour. Brands like Gold Medal and Amazon Fresh contain a regular protein amount. The amount of protein affects how much liquid is absorbed. For this recipe, I tested it with Amazon Fresh self-rising flour (regular amount of protein). If you have a self-rising flour with low protein, I recommend you make the homemade self-rising flour below for this recipe because otherwise your dough will be too wet.
  • Homemade self-rising flour: To make your own self-rising flour, add 1 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour, 1 and 7/8 teaspoons baking powder and 5/16 tsp salt to a large mixing bowl. Whisk until evenly combined. Make sure your all purpose flour contains a regular amount of protein (3 grams per 1/4 cup).
    • Don't have a 1/16 teaspoon? You can also measure these amounts: Combine 1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 2 and 1/4 teaspoons baking powder and 3/8 tsp salt. Whisk until thoroughly and evenly combined. Measure out 1 1/4 cups for the recipe.
  • Add-ins amount: If you want to mix in chocolate chips, walnuts or other add-ins, I recommend adding 1/2 cup. I used Ghiradelli dark chocolate chips.
  • Yogurt: Make sure you use Greek yogurt and I highly recommend that it is whole milk Greek yogurt because a nonfat Greek yogurt makes the cookies a little too chewy. You also want to use a sweetened Greek yogurt. You can also use yogurt that isn't Greek as long as it is similarly thick like Greek yogurt. For example, Noosa makes a very thick yogurt that has a similar thickness to Greek yogurt. This recipe will also work with dairy-free yogurts if they have a similar thickness to Greek yogurt.
  • These cookies are not meant to be super sweet as they are supposed to be a healthier cookie you can even eat for breakfast. The cookies also have a soft and bread-like texture which is why they are called banana bread cookies. 
  • Estimated nutrition is calculated without any optional add-ins.


Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 75kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0.3g, Sodium: 162mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, NET CARBS: 15

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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4 comments on “3 Ingredient Banana Bread Cookies (No Eggs, Butter or Oil)”

  1. Excellent option for cookie making. I am vegetarian and glad to found this recipe. Will love more delicious recipes that require no eggs. Thank you.

  2. Is it just me, or have your “share”, and email links not working?