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3 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (No Flour, Eggs, Butter or Oil)

These no bake oatmeal cookies are easy to make. They come out soft, chewy and chocolatey and you can’t even tell they aren’t baked. They also don’t contain any flour, eggs, butter or oil.
close-up shot of a stack of chocolate oatmeal cookies.

I’ve been making a lot of cookies recently and I wanted to share a few easy ones. I love making an assortment of cookies this time of year and it’s good to have some easy recipes mixed in. What I love about these cookies is that they come out soft and chewy and you can’t even tell they aren’t baked.

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Chips
  • Bananas
  • Oats

Chocolate Chips: I used semi-sweet chocolate chips to make these cookies.

Bananas: The bananas need to be pureed in a blender or food processor. They add sweetness to these cookies and are the key to the chocolate not solidifying. When the chocolate is mixed with the bananas, the bananas keep the chocolate in a soft semisolid form, which creates the soft texture for these cookies.

Oats: These cookies can be made with rolled oats or quick oats. The rolled oats version is chewier from the whole oats. The quick oats version is a little softer.
overhead shot of a cookie.

No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Texture

These cookies have a soft and chewy texture. You can’t even tell they weren’t baked.

At first glance, you might think this is just a recipe of melted chocolate and oats. But it’s not. When the chocolate is mixed with the banana, it prevents the chocolate from turning completely solid again. Instead, the chocolate stays in a semi-solid form. As a result, the cookies are firm on the outside but soft when you bite in. The oats add the chewy texture.

Using rolled oats will have more texture. The quick oats version has some chewiness but they will be softer and a little easier to chew and eat.
a stack of six no bake cookies.

More Oatmeal Cookie Recipes

3 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Servings: 11 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These easy no bake oatmeal cookies are just 3 ingredients. They come out soft, chewy and sweet.
4.8 from 20 votes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (92 g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (114 g) pureed bananas
  • 1 cup (87 g) rolled oats or 1 cup + 2 tbsp (101 g) quick oats

Instructions

  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • Add chocolate chips to a large microwave-safe mixing bowl. Heat chocolate at full power in 30 second intervals, stirring in between with a spatula, until chocolate is completely melted and smooth. This took about 1 minute for me. Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate on the stove with the doubler boiler method.
  • Stir in pureed bananas. I recommend using a whisk to make sure the bananas are completely and evenly incorporated with the chocolate.
  • Stir in the oats until they are evenly mixed in. The mixture should still be very wet. Use a 1.5 tbsp cookie scoop to scoop up cookie dough and place onto prepared cookie sheet, spacing cookies 2 inches apart.
  • Press down on each cookie ball to flatten and shape into a round thick disk cookie shape. You can do this with the back of a spoon or with your hand (if you don't mind them getting a little dirty because some of the chocolate will stick to your hand.)
  • Place cookies into fridge to set. This can take 30-60 minutes. When cookies are set they should no longer feel wet and sticky. They should feel firm and you should be able to peel the cookies off of the parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Store uneaten cookies in the fridge.

Notes

  • The cookies can be made with rolled oats or quick oats. The texture is a little different depending on which one you choose. See post for more details.
  • Even though it will look like the chocolate is completely solid again after the cookies are set, you aren't just biting into hard chocolate. When you bite into the cookie, it will be soft and chewy.
  • The key to the cookie texture is having the banana puree fully incorporated into the chocolate, otherwise the chocolate will harden back to its original state, which is why I recommend using a whisk.
  • Make sure to puree your bananas in a food processor or blender. Very ripe bananas work best.
  • Nutrition estimate is for the rolled oats version.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 76kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 37mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, NET CARBS: 11g

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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99 comments on “3 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (No Flour, Eggs, Butter or Oil)”

  1. These cookies sound delicious. Can’t wait to try the recipe.

  2. What I like most about the recipe is the nod to the science of the interactions between ingredients. When I was in High School, we had Home Economics and were taught the science and nutrition of food as well as how to prepare/cook. We learned chemistry, why yeast “reacts”(and other leavenings) what gluten is and it’s formation, and so muchore! Our teacher was amazing ( Ms Linda Resnick) she gave us textbooks that covered everything from cuts of meats to making instant pudding mixes from scratch. I will definitely try your recipe as it includes 3 of my favorite foods.. ?. Thanks for the memoryies.

  3. Hi just wondering how long these keep because or the banana?

  4. Easy. Good. Healthier than other options. Used my indispensable $7 scale to weigh each ingredient (I weighed the banana first, then pureed in food processor) and subbed 60% cacao, cuz I like dark chocolate. Pulled this together in a simple cereal bowl…USE THE WHISK, Y’ALL…A 7gm coffee scoop produced 11 perfect cookies.The back of the “chocolate stirring spatula” pressed them down with no mess.
    I also added toppers (raisins, walnuts, hemp seeds, cinnamon sugar) and pressed before refrigerating. They were deliciously fudgy, and next time I’ll add the 2 extra TB quick oats. Its a keeper for me. Thanks Kirbie!

  5. Can I use thawed frozen bannanas

    • We haven’t tried it. The extra liquid from frozen bananas may affect the texture. Let us know if you try it!

  6. They are so good ? 

  7. You can also substitute the bananas for peanut butter fyi

  8. My mother used to make something like this back in the 60s and 70s. I don’t think it had bananas in it, I think it was just chocolate and oats and maybe a little vanilla. I remember her melting the chocolate in a saucepan on the stove, then stirring in the oats.

  9. Do they taste like banana?

  10. I’m allergic to bananas. What can I use instead of bananas to make these? Thanks!

  11. Thank you every much for this easy recipe, I love it

  12. I have had these delicious cookies before . I have to limit my sugar intake so these are perfect for someone who in in the keep it off stage of gastric bypass. Just remember only 1 not 2 or 3. They are really good.

  13. Wow im gonna try this reciept sound good and easy thanks.

  14. Can wait to make these receipts anything to make it easier in cooking.

  15. I meant cook the oats lol

  16. Do u coat the oats??

  17. Please send me recipe of 3 ingredient choc oatmeal recipe

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