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3 Ingredient Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies (No Flour, Eggs, Added Sugar or Butter)

These healthy strawberry oatmeal cookies are soft and chewy. They are just 3 ingredients and don’t require any flour, eggs, butter or added sugar. They store well and can be made ahead of time for breakfast, snack or dessert.
a stack of strawberry oatmeal cookies.

It’s finally strawberry season. I love eating strawberries this time of year, but it’s always a struggle to eat all the ripe berries in just a few days. So I do usually end up baking a lot with strawberries, like making these strawberry oatmeal cookies. What I love about this recipe is that it is so versatile. You can make them very healthy or you can add more toppings and other ingredients to suit your personal preferences.


  • Quick Oats
  • Bananas
  • Strawberries

Quick Oats: This recipe uses quick oats. Quick oats are rolled oats that have been further processed so they are thinner, smaller and cook faster. I think quick oats works best for this recipe because the oats soften and mix in better.

Bananas: I recommend very ripe bananas. They are sweeter and easier to mash. Because this cookie recipe does not have any added sugar, the cookies rely on the bananas for most of the sweetness.

Strawberries: This recipe works best with very ripe and sweet fresh strawberries. I don’t recommend using frozen strawberries. Frozen strawberries have a lot of moisture which will affect the outcome of the cookies. Also, try to use sweet strawberries. If your strawberries are tart, you may need to add some sugar to the cookie dough because very tart strawberries will make the cookies sour.

How to Make Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies

Chop the strawberries into small cubes, approximately 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch.
a bowl of diced strawberries.
Add the mashed bananas and chopped strawberries to a large bowl. Mash the strawberries into the bananas. The strawberries do not need to be completely smashed but you do want some of the strawberry juices to be released from the strawberries and mixed in with the bananas.

Stir in the oats until the oats are fully mixed in. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the cookie dough and release it onto the prepared baking sheet. Gently press down on each cookie ball until it becomes a thick flat disk. The cookies are then ready to be baked.
strawberry oatmeal cookies lined up.


These cookies are soft, chewy and lightly sweet. I think the bananas add enough sweetness and the sweet and tartness from the strawberries adds another layer of flavor to the cookies. However, if you prefer sweeter cookies you can add some sugar or honey to the cookie dough. You can also add mix-ins like dried fruit or chocolate chips to increase the sweetness.

If you want to add more texture, flavor and healthy fat to the cookies, you can add peanut butter or almond butter. Adding nut butter will make the cookies chewier, add more flavor and also make the cookies more filling.
five cookies in a stack.

More Easy Oatmeal Cookie Recipes

3 Ingredient Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies

Servings: 11 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Soft and chewy strawberry oatmeal cookies. These cookies are just 3 ingredients and don't contain any flour, eggs, butter or added sugar.
4.50 from 4 votes


  • 1/2 cup (76 g) chopped strawberries chopped into 1/2 inch cubes, see note
  • 1/2 cup (123 g) mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 cup (88 g) quick oats


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Add chopped strawberries and mashed bananas to a large mixing bowl. Use a whisk to gently mash the strawberries in with the bananas. The strawberries do not need to be fully mashed, but just mashed enough so that some of their juices should be released and mixed in with the bananas. Mash until the mixture is uniform in color (your mixture should be a light shade of pink).
  • Add in oats. Stir until the oats are evenly mixed and fully coated. Your cookie dough will not look like traditional cookie dough. It should look more like wet oats.
  • Use a 1.5 tbsp cookie scoop to scoop out cookie dough. Release cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing the dough balls about 1.5 inches apart. Use the back of a metal spoon to press down on each cookie dough ball so that it forms a thick round disk. Smooth the sides of the cookie disks if desired. The cookies will not spread during baking so you want to shape the cookies to how you want the final outcome to be.
  • Bake cookies for about 11 minutes or until cooked. When cookies are done, they should not stick to the lined baking sheet. Let cookies cool completely before removing them from the baking sheet with a cookie spatula.


  • Chop the strawberries to approximately 1/2 inch cubes (slightly smaller is okay but no bigger than 1/2 inch). Measure out 1/2 cup of them for the recipe (or use a scale and measure 76 grams for the recipe). You will need approximately 4 regular-sized strawberries. 
  • You will need a little more than one banana to yield 1/2 cup of mashed bananas.
  • The cookies are only lightly sweetened. If you want them sweeter, you can add chocolate chips, dried fruit or other mix-ins. You can also stir in 1-2 tbsp of sugar or honey to the cookie mixture (or however much needed to taste).  
  • If you want your cookies to have an even chewier texture and richer flavor, you can add 2-3 tbsp of natural peanut butter or almond butter (add it at the same time as the fruit). I usually do this to add some healthy fat to the cookies for my family, though I prefer eating the ones without the added peanut/almond butter.
  • The cookies in the photos have almond butter added to them. If you don't add almond or peanut butter the cookies will turn out lighter in color.
  • Uneaten cookies should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.


Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 39kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 0.2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0.1g, Sodium: 0.2mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, 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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30 comments on “3 Ingredient Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies (No Flour, Eggs, Added Sugar or Butter)”

  1. I made this recipe today using just the ingredients provided. Well I did cheat by adding a little sugar and honey to sweeten it up. But love it. I will definitely be making these on a regular basis. Im a little bit of a health fanatic so the natural ingredients are a winner. Aside from the sugar. Thank you for sharing it to all.

  2. I like this basic simple recipe and I add my own modifications as desired.
    Today I added one egg, a Tsp. Vanilla extract, 1 packet of Sucralose and 3/4 Tsp. Baking powder.
    I made about 2 or 3 inch diameter cookies. Baked 11 minutes.
    It reminds me somewhat of banana bread with strawberries in it. Quite good actually. Very soft. You could eat these with no teeth. Thanks for this recipe.

  3. Can I add an egg?
    Eggs are good for you.
    Thanks! 🙂

  4. Hi.
    For the added flavour, Is that natural peanut butter or the creamy version like Skippy’s?

  5. I think it needs a pinch of salt or maybe 1/4 teaspoon.
    Instead of measuring 1.5 tablespoons for each ingredient, I use weight. Each cookie before baking is 26 grams of dough. I just put the bowl on a food scale and set to zero. Each time I take out a spoonful of dough, I make sure the weight of the bowl goes down 26 grams.
    I do thank you for giving weight of ingredients, in addition to quantity or volume. This is more precise.
    I start with the weight of the bananas and adjust the weight of the other two ingredients to maintain the same proportions.This is an easy calculation.

  6. I made the basic recipe to see how they would taste before adding anything else. They are delicious and I love that they are all healthy!
    I love your simple recipes that are easy to make and make of which are even good for my little one who has a lot of diet restrictions.
    Thank you! ??

  7. Can’t wait to try. Looks amazing

  8. How ripe should the bananas be?? This should affect the sweetness!

  9. Could I use frozen strawberries for this?

  10. Fantastic

  11. I look forward to trying these easy recipes with
    minimal ingredients. Thank you ever so much 
    for allowing me access to these low cost recipes.

  12. My husband and I like your recipes!!! Anything to do with oatmeal, peanut butter, and chocolate it’s all good. I love everything with oats too!!!
    Thank you for your awesome recipes!!!

  13. Have not made them yet but looking forward to them

  14. These sound wonderful, I’m making them soon as I can buy the ingredients, Thank You.