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4 Ingredient Flourless Healthy Oatmeal Cookies (Eggless, No Sugar Added)

Soft and chewy oatmeal cookies that are just 4 simple ingredients. These cookies don’t contain any flour, eggs or additional sugar, making them healthy enough to eat for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
close-up photo of an oatmeal cookie

I have been making a lot of oatmeal recipes lately. I just can’t seem to stop. My latest are these 4 ingredient flourless peanut butter oatmeal cookies. These cookies are similar to my 2 ingredient banana oatmeal cookies. While I love making those cookies, a few people found them to be a little too plain. This version adds more flavor and they have a chewier texture.
overhead photo of oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips


  • Bananas
  • Peanut Butter
  • Rolled Oats
  • Add-In of Your Choice (chocolate chips, dried cranberries or other dried fruit)


You want very ripe or overripe bananas so that you can mash them down just like you would for banana bread.

Peanut Butter

Use creamy natural peanut butter with no added sugar. This peanut butter will be easier to stir and mix into the batter.


As you can see from the photos, I used chocolate chips. But if you want to make them even healthier, I would use dried fruit like dried cranberries, blueberries or cherries. You should try to use something sweet because the cookies are not very sweet on their own since there is no added sugar.

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close-up photo of half of a cookie

4 Ingredient Flourless Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Servings: 18 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
A quick and easy recipe that produces healthy soft and chewy oatmeal cookies.
4.81 from 26 votes


  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (approximately 3 small bananas)
  • 1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter unsweetened
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or dried fruit


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl add bananas and peanut butter. Stir until evenly mixed. Add in oats. Stir until evenly combined.
  • Add in chocolate chips or dried fruit. Stir until evenly combined.
  • Using a 1 ½ tbsp cookie scoop, scoop cookie batter and place onto prepared cookie sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Use the palm of your hand to press down and flatten cookie. Cookies will not spread during baking so shape the cookie batter to your desired cookie shape.
  • Bake cookies about 10 minutes or until set. Let cookies cool completely before removing from baking sheets.


  • Slightly adapted from The Big Man's World
  • Make sure to thoroughly mash your bananas. You should not have any large chunks.
  • If you want to make your cookies prettier, you can save half of the chocolate chips and place them on top of the cookie after it is flattened.
  • I use a Nordic Ware aluminum baking sheet pan* to bake these cookies.
  • *This product link is an affiliate link. This means I earn a commission from qualifying purchases.


Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 115kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 4mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, NET CARBS: 12

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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155 comments on “4 Ingredient Flourless Healthy Oatmeal Cookies (Eggless, No Sugar Added)”

  1. I substituted 1c of the Kodiak protein pancake/waffle mix and made them into soft baked granola bars. We have made a batch about every 2 weeks now! Thanks for this recipe. 

  2. These are good but after eating the cookies I am used to they r pretty bland

    • These are definitely not like regular cookies with lots of added sugar. If that’s what you’re used to, it might take a little adjusting to get used to low sugar.

  3. These cookies are so GOOD!! Only bad side is I could eat more of them than I should in one sitting. Thank you for this great recipe!


  5. Do you have recipes not involving peanut butter? I am allergic to peanuts.

  6. Girl I am going to make these cookies tomorrow they look so good I am on my weight loss journey anything healthy is a plus I have osteoarthritis in my left hip my pelvic bone is deteriorating and I also have severe arthritis in my lower back but I exercise and it helps and I really limit my sweets girl I just love chocolate and peanut butter lol but I have to watch it because also I have diabetes too but these recipes will help me.thank you for sharing.

  7. Very yummy! You don’t taste the peanut butter at all 🙂 I add raisins in mine and it’s delicious! Thank you 🙂

  8. how long do these stay fresh for? and how do I store them?

  9. Idk how I feel about these. They’re not bad but I’m not stoked by them either. Definitely worth trying though.


  11. These are amazing! I will màke these over and over. I added chocolate chips.

  12. Is there another fruit or thickener you can substitute for bananas? I have a latex allergy and cannot eat bananas or kiwi; no Reese’s products (peanut butter nor candies) nor instant pudding mixes. They trigger a latex reaction as an asthma attack. I like the simplicity of the recipe and would like to try it. Caution has to prevail though.

  13. Thanks for sharing

  14. I am in the process of a move but can’t wait to try this healthy recipe when I get into my own kitchen. Thanks so much! Nita Norris

    • We hope you enjoy it!

      • I used sunbutter instead of peanut butter (because of an allergy) and they were absolutely spectacular. Incredibly quick and easy to make. Perfect healthy snack. Best oatmeal cookie recipe I’ve found.

      • Thanks for letting us know! We’re glad it worked with that substitute.

  15. A miraculous eye opener, to refreshing delights.

  16. Cokokies are great, but found them bit sweet with that many choco chips.  Would use raisins or more crasinins next time.  They are nice and easy to make

  17. Super yum! Thank you so much for the recipe!! I was almost expecting a hard cookie, but they just melt in your mouth! Nice and moist and chewy! Easy peasy!!!!

  18. My husband loves oatmeal cookies and replacing the flour makes these my favorite.

  19. Can I use something other than bananas? I would love to try these with applesauce instead! Anyone? I do want to make them as is too.

  20. wow awesome I love to try these wit no sugar since I’m a ore diabetic thank you so much 10.stars

  21. Thank you for all the recipes. Have a beautiful day ??

  22. I cannot find the amount of ingredients to include in the recipe

    • Please see the recipe card at the end of the post before the comments section. All of the ingredient amounts and instructions are listed there.

  23. I have a nut allergy so tried using Biscoffi spread. the flavour was great but they fell to pieces. any suggestions please.

    • Biscoff spread has sugar and flour in it, which is why it did not work. I would try sunflower seed butter.

  24. I will try this recipe sounds really delicious and healthy is always a plus. Thank you

  25. Hi, is there an alternative to peanut butter as my family have a nut allergy?
    Thank you for the lovely recipes.

    • Can you have other nut butter? If so, you can sub almond butter or cashew butter. If not, another alternative is sunflower seed butter, but we have not tested it with the recipe.

  26. Great ? ? ? ? ? ?

  27. its a very nice recipe I’m just wondering if I could use some sweetener as well, I have a very sweet tooth
    so has my grandson, but I don’t want to use sugar.

  28. Thank you for your recipe have a good day this is additional nutritious alternative to abundant bananas in market which just get thrown in trash for cooking alternative

  29. I was glad to see you can use applesauce as a substitute for bananas…I feel it is soo important to have healthy snacks like this made constantly…and have them sitting close by so when grandkids come over, they can grab one as they head out to play, and guest can enjoy them as well…plus, it’s so Great ! they are healthy, quick, and so easy to make. No messy kitchen to clean, Yayyy! Tip: It wasn’t mentioned but, Gluten Free Oatmeal is a must in my recipes.. I use Bob’s Red Mill

  30. Just wondered if you could use frozen bananas?

  31. Thank you!

  32. How do you store these cookies? Sealed container? Refrigerate? re-warm to eat?
    Love the recipe….I added a little Nutella and candied ginger.

    • For storage, you should keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. We don’t recommend warming them up.

  33. Has anyone tried making these into bars rather than shaping them into cookies?

  34. These look delicious, but I am allergic to peanuts and tree nuts, is there a different substitute for the peanut butter?

    • Sunbutter is often used as a substitute but it will change the flavor of the cookies. We can’t say how it will work without trying it, so let us know if you do.

  35. I am so happy about these delicious healthy snacks, do you have any suggestions, what to do with all the white and brown sugar,, I have 10 pounds white sugar, and 3 pounds of brown?

  36. Can you indicate in he recipes, if it’s ok for diabetics?

  37. Would the powdered Peanut Butter that your mix with water work well with your recipes??

  38. Delicious! I appreciate that they are not very sweet. I did use quick cook oats because that’s all I had. Very easy to make. I will definitely make again. Thanks for the recipe. 

  39. These are sooooooo delicious! So easy to make and perfectly sweet. Instead of peanut butter I used homemade almond butter.  I liked the soft texture and really easy to reheat! 

  40. Do you have any no bake oatmeal cookie recipes w/o peanut butter in the recipe? I have a nut allergy.

  41. Thank you so very much for sharing the nutritional values for these delicious looking cookies!!! Can’t wait to try them .

  42. These were so easy and quick to make that I will surely do this often. Thank you for the ideas which will get us to eat less sugary “stuff” since everything seems to have an over abundance of sugar anyway. I did add dried cranberries and , for once, my husband thought they tasted great! Now he wants to try doing it himself. Yay!!

  43. I don’t like peanut butter can you substitute it with something else?

  44. So good and easy to make, can’t stop eating them 

  45. Does the nutritional information include the chocolate chips?   

  46. I tried theses and put protein powder in and they taste AMAZING thank you so much I will look out for more of youd Recipes.

  47. I am impressed, easy and delicious, the kids love it too

  48. Is there any alternative way to make these where one could leave out the banana? If so what could be tried?

  49. Yummy and healthy (works fine with regular PB too- just stir longer) 

    Just sweet enough with the add ins. I used chopped mixed dried fruit and it was delicious. 

    Next time I might try other nut butters! Thanks!

  50. Yummy and healthy (works fine with regular PB too- just stir longer) 

    Next time I might try other nut butters! Thanks!

  51. Does it matter if the rolled oats are old fashioned or quick cooking? Which is better to use?

  52. How do you suggest they are stored? Airtight container in the fridge? They are still quite moist in the centre once baked. 

  53. Excellent! I just added a bit of cinnamon into the batter, and Fleur de sel on top of each cookie prior to baking. I’m always looking for snacks to bring when I’m cycling, and this is my new go-to snack!
    Thank you for the recipe.

  54. I tried this recipe. Although it wasn’t as sweet as someone might think a cookie should be, it was very tasty. I made some for my vegan friend, with dark Chocolate chips. He thought they were spectacular! 

  55. Its delicious! I used almond batter instead of peanut butter and it tasted great! Just one question: how many grams is one cookie?

  56. They were so delicious.. Thank you for the recipe..

  57. Just made these last night. I have gluten free and vegan friends that I love to bless with goodies. Of course, I love my sweets and am always eager to have healthy indulgences myself.
    I am super pleased with these cookies! I had 3 very VERY ripe bananas and I used almond butter (because that’s what I had on hand). Mixed well, added the rolled oats and chocolate chips. The batter was thick enough not to run, and soft enough to flatten with my fingers. I baked them for about 14 minutes since I had both lined cookie sheets in the oven and rotated them halfway through.
    Texture is perfect and the flavor is delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

  58. Turned out really well. Thanks for the recipe. Added some cinnamon and nutmeg powder as well. Loved the fact that it was super filling.

  59. These are very good but not sweet enough for my husband who has a sweet tooth. Do you know if adding a little stevia would work in this recipe? Thank you

  60. Whoa!!! Deelish! What a simple, healthy recipe. I made them with mini choc chips and they are to die for. Thanks so much!

  61. These look terrific but I’m allergic to bananas. Is there a substitute I can use?

  62. Can the banana be replaced with something else?

  63. Thank you! I can’t wait to try these.

  64. Very yummy! I did add a pinch of salt, 1 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon to the recipe just to add to the “sweetness” also it makes the house smell great. I understand that a 7 ingredient recipe just doesn’t have the same ring to it though! The kiddies in my house gobbled them up! Great recipe! Thank you.?

  65. Have you tried this with anything besides peanut butter? Would almond butter work? Would like to adapt this for my daughter with allergies. Thanks!

  66. Any suggestions on what to use instead of peanut butter? Which is an allergen

  67. I am definitely making the chocolate chip cookies. They look delicious. The recipe is simple, easy to follow plus healthy which is a bonus. Thank you so much. I love your website

  68. Haven’t tried this one, but it looks great. My only comment is regarding your use of the term, BATTER ….more appropriate for cookies is dough….let’s save batter for cakes, etc

  69. Can I skip the peanut butter due to peanuts allergy. What can I replace with?