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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.
4.88 from 31 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: 7

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

  1. I prefer baked cookies.y

  2. Happy New Year … many thanks!!!

  3. Those peanut butter cookies are yummy tumyum we love them going to make a second batcch soon

  4. These Banana Oatmeal cookies look delicious ?

  5. 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 .

  6. 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.

  7. Love your recipes.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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!

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

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

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

  18. Def going to try it

  19. Bake time,,?

  20. These are fast easy and delicious

  21. I. Going to make them tonight.

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

  23. This seems to be a good recipe

  24. Very pleased with this recipe

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

  26. Simple and delicious.

  27. First time trying this receipe.I added chocolate chips. My husband loved them. I believe I did not mix them well enough because they easily break up, next time will do that and make them thicker. Really like the flavour, goodbye sugar. Thank you.

  28. What happens if you bake for 15 minutes?

    • 15 minutes is likely too long. We haven’t tried baking this recipe but most likely baking them will make them a bit firmer. I would try 10 minutes at 350F.

  29. Very good recipe, I like it.

  30. Good

  31. If you want to label them “no oil” you’ll need to suggest a natural peanut butter. Most peanut butters have oil added. 

  32. Yes please email me about these easy to make cookies

  33. Very good one for people who are interested in loosing weight. Thabks

  34. This would be a good way to use thawed frozen bananas.

  35. I’m always looking for simple, down to basics baking. I’m a good cook but baking goodies is not my forte. Thank you for redeeming me:)

  36. Can you use rolled oats instead?

    • Rolled oats won’t soften as much so you will have quite a bit of texture in your cookies. If you don’t mind eating raw rolled oats then it’s fine to use them

  37. Love these recipes!

  38. Allergic to peanut butter what other nut butter do u recommend?

  39. Didn’t see the recipe. This this was offered on my phone. Will you please send it to my email address, below. Thank you.

  40. Dear Kirbiecravings,
    I hope to try this recipe soon but just wondering – have you tried to bake them before? If so, what temperature and for how long? I don’t mind the chewy texture but wonder if it can be crisper.

    Andrew B.

    • I have not tried baking this particular recipe. My guess is that it will make them a little firmer and cookie-like, but not crisper. If you tried baking, I would try 10 minutes at 350F.

  41. I can’t wait to try this recipe thank you for the recipe


  43. This looks good and nutritious. It is the type of snack I like. I think I’ll add dried cranberries to at least a portion of the mix.

  44. Very healthy way to cravings, I’ll definitely try this thank you

  45. Pretty frustrating that neither the oven temperature or amount of baking time is given. If they are, I sure couldn’t find them. Where’s your proof reader?

  46. I would love to keep to a good diet

  47. You must write the temperature to bake these cookies

  48. What happens if you bake these? Just curious. Or if you dip them half in chocolate.

    • We don’t recommend baking them. You can try dipping them in chocolate or add a chocolate drizzle – let us know how it works!

  49. It doesn’t tell how to cook them !

    What temp, how long to bake

  50. I’m going to make these with my granddaughter I think she will enjoy these.

  51. They all sound dèlicious!

  52. These cookies look so good, I can’t wait to make them and try others.

  53. Oven temp? 350° for 10 min?

    Thx! Linda

  54. I don’t see where it said if the oats need to be cooked first or if you use them raw, uncooked. Can you specify that please. Or at least let me know before I try this. Thanks, Sharon

  55. Easy and delicious!

  56. Sounds great

  57. Very healthy recipe.Must -try definitely!Thanks for sharing.

  58. Taste good

  59. I love trying new recipes. Wonderful and enjoyable cookies

  60. Great idea

  61. I’ve been avoiding eggs, lactose, glutens, salt and oils.
    The hardest part is finding recipes that taste good!

  62. Great with flavor and it is moist.

  63. This sounds so easy. I am going to have to try them as soon as I get the ingredients.

  64. I love y’all’s site ??????

  65. Looks great

  66. I’ll be making them on Sunday

  67. Lovely, healthy and wholesome cookies, thank you. Must make fot my gteat- grand children.

  68. A+++ Looks Yummy Can’t wait to Try??????

  69. Can these cookies be baked for a crispier
    texture ?

    • You can try baking them. They probably won’t be crisp but they will be a little more firm. If you try baking them I recommend 10 minutes at 350F.

  70. I have misplaced the recipe for the cacao/coconut oil chocolate drizzle
    Can you resend it, please?

  71. Have not made cookies yet

  72. Such easy banana peanut oat ?
    All 3 my favourite ingredients, m trying this for new year

  73. How is this recipe with old-fashioned oats?

    • Old fashioned oats won’t soften as much so you’ll have a lot more texture in the cookies. I prefer quick oats because they soften in the cookies.

  74. Best cookie recipe to avoid the junk AND easy peazy!!!

  75. I will try this recipe l love oatcakes ,these sound so nice amd easy

  76. I made these today for my kids. I didn’t have quick oats just old fashioned but it still worked out just fine we also used two tablespoons of organic blackberry jams for a little flavor.

    • I’m so glad it worked out well! Old fashioned oats will be a bit chewier and they don’t get as soft which is why I prefer using quick oats, but it definitely can work with old fashioned oats as long as you don’t mind the extra texture.

  77. Do you bake the 3 ingredient cookies?
    Don’t see temperature

  78. I love your videos so much

  79. Loves the taste of these.

  80. ? ? ? Thank you. Great Recipe

  81. Love them.

  82. Do you regular or instant oats?

  83. Are these cookies supposed to be baked or just refrigerated ?

  84. Cannot wait to try this recipe, thank you. I have all the ingredients!