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3 Ingredient No Bake Banana Oatmeal Cookies (No Flour, Eggs, Sugar or Oil)

These no bake banana oatmeal cookies are an easy snack. They don’t require any baking or cooking. The cookies are just 3 ingredients and don’t require flour, eggs, added sugar or oil. They take only about ten minutes to make and store well.
a stack of six cookies.

After making quite a few indulgent desserts lately, I’m starting to think about healthier treats again. These no bake oatmeal cookies are an easy and healthy snack. They don’t contain any flour, eggs, added sugar or oil. Unlike traditional no bake oatmeal cookies, they don’t require any cooking either.


  • Peanut Butter (or other nut butters)
  • Banana Puree
  • Quick Oats

Peanut Butter: Make sure to use natural creamy unsweetened peanut butter (the kind that needs to be stirred before using and only has peanuts and salt in the ingredient list). You can substitute with natural almond butter or natural cashew butter if you don’t like peanut butter flavor. For a nut-free version you can use natural sunflower seed butter.

Banana Puree: The bananas need to be pureed until liquid. Use very ripe bananas for best results. I used a mini food processor to puree the banana. You should need a little less than 1 large banana.

No Bake Banana Oatmeal Cookie Texture

These cookies do not have your classic baked cookie texture. They have a texture more like energy bars but in cookie form. If you add mix-ins like chocolate chips or dried fruit, they taste more like cookies.
overhead photo of the oatmeal cookies.

Optional Mix-Ins

These cookies taste great on their own but you can also add in other mix-ins to add more flavor or sweetness. These cookies are only very lightly sweetened with the banana. If you prefer a sweeter cookie, I definitely recommend adding in some chocolate chips. You can also add dried fruit or nuts.
close-up shot of a stack of banana oatmeal cookies.

More Easy No Bake Cookie Recipes

3 Ingredient No Bake Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Servings: 11 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
These easy no bake oatmeal cookies are just 3 ingredients and make a healthy snack. They don't require any cooking or baking and don't contain flour, oil, eggs or added sugar.
4.93 from 28 votes


  • 1/2 cup (128 g) unsweetened natural creamy peanut butter
  • 6 tbsp (88 g) banana puree
  • 1 cup (88 g) quick oats


  • Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add all three ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Stir and mix with a spatula until ingredients are thoroughly combined, oats are fully coated, and mixture turns into a thick dough. The mixture will initially be liquidy but as you continue to stir and incorporate the banana and oats, the mixture will thicken. Continue to mix until it forms a thick dough. If using any mix-ins, fold them in now.
  • Using a 1.5 tbsp cookie scoop, scoop cookie dough. Release dough ball into your hand and press dough ball between the palms of your hands to compress the ball further. Roll ball between hands to form a round ball. Place round ball onto prepared baking pan. Press down on dough ball with hand to form a thick round disk. If dough cracks around the edges you can smooth and reshape as needed. Cookies should be about 1/2 inch thick. Do not spread cookie dough out too thin because it will make the cookies less sturdy.
  • Cookies can be enjoyed right away but I recommend placing them in the fridge for about 30-60 minutes. This will firm up the cookies further and will also give the oats time to soften. Store uneaten cookies in the fridge in an airtight container.


  • This recipe works best with natural peanut butter or natural other nut butters (just nuts and salt in the ingredients and no added oils). Regular peanut butter does not thicken the same way when it interacts with the banana and oats.
  • Make sure to use very ripe bananas. Puree them until they are liquid consistency otherwise you won't have enough liquid in your dough.
  • These cookies are supposed to be very low sugar. They are only very lightly sweetened with the banana. To add more sweetness, add chocolate chips or dried fruit.


Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 107kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, NET CARBS: 7g

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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165 comments on “3 Ingredient No Bake Banana Oatmeal Cookies (No Flour, Eggs, Sugar or Oil)”

  1. This could not have been easier ~ and finally a recipe that works w quick oats !!
    I needed something fast & I only had Jiff PB .
    I formed it flat in a to-go container & sprinkled choco chips on top 🙂
    After a bit in the fridge I cut it into bars to serve !
    Delish !
    Next time I will try it w healthier ingredients & roll it into balls .

  2. I’m love that there are so many no bake recipes, but have a question. Is there a substitution for bananas possible?? I’m allergic.

  3. Love your recipes.

  4. I am a retired grandmother and have all the time in the World to bake…I just don’t want too. Keep these recipes going I think you are on to something. Trying the PB ones now.

  5. These are so easy to make and very filling. 2/ 2.5 round and 1 inch thick cookies fill me up.
    They are great for grab and go out the door when I don’t have time to sit and eat a whole breakfast. Great for my sweet tooth cravings. Especially after a meal.
    I sometimes switch it up with almond butter and raisins. (Dates are a little pricey where I live) Raisins are pre-soaked and pureed .
    Yummy, ?
    I’ve already shared this recipe with a family member who is gluten and dairy-free due to a medical condition.
    Thank you Kirbie for all your recipes.
    I look forward to trying more of them.

    Susan Krahnert

    • Please disregard the ? After the word yummy. That was supposed to be emoji.
      I didn’t know how to go back and correct it. Maybe the moderator can correct it for me.
      Susan Krahnert

    • We’re so glad you’re loving this recipe! Thanks for sharing your adjustments, too.

  6. Love this recipe! I have these for breakfast as a substitute to hot oatmeal. They are so simple and great for on the go.

  7. Delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe! I was looking for something different today to make with my very ripe banana & happily found your recipe! This is very easy to put together! My family & I enjoyed them very much! I’ll definitely make these again! Thank you!

  8. What if I have regular rolled oats, not quick?

  9. This recipe was shared to me by a friend. I did it over the weekend with my nephew. It was super easy, fun and not to leave out delicious. Looking forward to doing it again at my aftercare program. I know the kiddos will all love this fun but healthy after school activity.

  10. I made this no bake cookie recipe and I must say that it satisfies your sweet tooth when you want something sweet but healthy, and rolling them in balls and flattening them in your hand gives you great portion control to just have 2. I will definitely make these cookies again.

  11. How strong is the taste of peanut butter in these cookies?

    • You can taste the peanut butter – if you don’t like PB you can sub other nut butters that you like. Hope that helps!

  12. Looking to learn a few recipes w only a things in it

  13. Interesting idea.
    Will give it a go. Any idea how long they keep in the fridge? Thanks

  14. Def going to try it

  15. Bake time,,?

  16. These are fast easy and delicious

  17. I. Going to make them tonight.

  18. These have to be awesome for people who can’t have the sugar and the other ingredients.

  19. This seems to be a good recipe

  20. Very pleased with this recipe

  21. How long are the no bake banana oatmeal cookies good for?

  22. Simple and delicious.

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