This Banana Oatmeal Cookies recipe is a favorite in our house. Easy to make, simple ingredients with tons of flavor. Plus, they are healthy enough to eat for breakfast!
If you had a choice for a treat would you pick cookies or banana bread? For me, it’s the cookie every time. Well, maybe occasionally I might sample a piece of banana bread but I always go back to the cookie. Cookies are my jam. So that’s why when I have overripe bananas I make this Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe.
This Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe is one of my kids’ favorites. The cookies are moist and chewy and full of flavor. I love them because the banana provides enough sweetness that you don’t have to use very much sugar. In fact, I think they are healthy enough that I sometimes let the kids eat them for breakfast on the weekends. It’s a little self-esteem boost you see, because when you give them cookies for breakfast they think you are the Best.Mom.Ever.
The recipe is really simple and comes together pretty quickly. I can usually get the dough made and the cookies formed in the time it takes the oven to preheat. I also let the kids help. They love flattening the cookies with a fork. Though I don’t recommend this if you are planning to serve the cookies to others. The kid-flattened cookies often get stabbed with a fork a few times to “create designs.”
- ⅓ Cup butter
- ⅓ Cup sugar
- 1 Banana, mashed
- 1 Egg
- 1 ⅛ Cup flour
- ¼ Cup rolled oats
- ½ Tsp vanilla
- ½ Tsp cinnamon
- ½ Tsp baking powder
- In a bowl cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
- Add the banana, egg, oats, cinnamon, vanilla and baking powder.
- Add the flour and mix until everything is well incorporated.
- Chill the dough for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Form small balls of dough, placing them 2 inches apart. Flat them with the help of a fork.
- Take to the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until done.
- Remove from the oven and let them cool before eating them
If you’d like to make them a little more desert-like you can add chocolate chips I usually do about 1/2 a cup of the mini chips. You could also use raisins or dried cranberries. Again, I’d do around 1/2 a cup with more or less depending on your preference. Or go the much healthier route and add a tablespoon of chia seeds.
Another fun idea is to make sandwich cookies. Just spread some peanut butter on the bottom of one of the cookies and then put a second cookie right on top. Makes the cookies a little more filling so you don’t eat quite as many! You could also live it up and use some Nutella instead of peanut butter. Because Nutella + Anything = Perfection.
No matter how you serve them, this Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe is a winner. And be sure to check out some of the other yummy cookies I’ve shared or Follow Me on Pinterest!
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