2 ingredient cookies – plus the mix-ins of your choice!

July 23, 2012 by Lauren

I've spent weeks making sure this recipe is fool proof. It was also an amazing excuse to make these at least once a week.... for 5 weeks in a row.

I present you with:

the TWO ingredient cookie.

Yes. For real. Two ingredients. (Yes, you can add other things if you want… but you don’t HAVE to!) I made this up after seeing a “healthy breakfast cookie” that wanted me to add eggs, applesauce, baking soda, etc and I said NO!

And also, I hate those “two/three ingredient” recipes where one of the ingredients is a boxed cookie mix. and the other is a can of pie filling. CMON PEOPLE.

Ingredients:

2 large old bananas
1 cup of  oats (quick or regular! if you use regular, we’d suggest chopping them a little so everything holds together better)

Mix those two together. Old bananas are amazing for this, but you can use fresh ones too. I buy a bunch of bananas, let them get old on my counter, and then stick ‘em all in the freezer.

Then add in what sounds yummy to you! (or nothing!) We love:
-a handful of chocolate chips
-crushed walnut pieces
-cinnamon
-raisins

Since all bananas are different sizes, the needed measurements can vary. If it seems too runny and the cookies would flatten out too much, add in more oatmeal. And make sure to not add in TOO many mix-ins as the cookies won’t hold together very well. The ones in these photos have a handful of chocolate chips, a teaspoon or two or cinnamon, and 1/4ish a cup of crushed walnuts.

We made 16 cookies with those measurements. We cook them at 350 degrees for 15 minutes on a GREASED cookie sheet. Don’t forget the greased part…. I did once and had to scrub my pan forever.

pre-mixing.

post-mixing. You can still see the chunks of ‘nanas.

pre-cooking.

post-cooking. check out those walnut chunks!

These cookies taste most amazing right out of the oven. But still great later. I wouldn’t even know if they taste great 2 days later because they’ve never lasted that long.

Sometimes we’ll make 16 “cookies”. And we’ll eat them all for lunch. I know what you’re thinking… WOW lauren you’re gonna be 500 pounds if you keep eating 8 cookies. But think about what went in these cookies! If I ate 8 cookies, I’ve had: 1 banana, 1/2 cup of oats, and half a handful of chocolate chips and walnuts. Amazing. Leave out the chocolate chips and they are all health.

Why this recipe is awesome? I’m terrible at eating regular oatmeal. But I’m EXCELLENT at eating cookies!

I hope you like these. We love them. Tell us what random “mix-ins” you’d add!!

(p.s. check out our “autumn” 2 ingredient cookie!)

(p.s.s. and now check out our summer 2 ingredient cookie!)


591 Comments »

  1. Paula says:

    They sound perfect!!!!

  2. Janie Peace says:

    Saw this tonight, immediately got up & made them and they were GONE in just a few minutes!!! We LOVED them! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Lauren says:

    Janie that’s awesome :) what mix-ins did you use?

  4. Adine says:

    Hi.
    I made the cookies, they taste great but they are a little soft, don’t they have to be hard?
    I put in the mixture: 2 bananas, a cup of oats(mines are a little browner) and 2 cups of crushed walnuts with a little sugar. Thanx a lot for the recipe ^_^

  5. Lauren says:

    Hey there Adine – they don’t HAVE to be hard, but if you want them harder, just cook them a bit longer :)

  6. Laura says:

    These were so yummy! Great snack without the guilt!

  7. Trasa says:

    Looks delicious!

  8. Wani says:

    Does it have to be quick oats? Or can you make it with old fashioned oats?

  9. Lauren says:

    Wani it doesn’t HAVE to be quick oats, but we thought they worked better. Regular oats didn’t cook as well and were chewier

  10. Elizabeth says:

    I’m in love with how easy these are! I had my 3yr old son mix them while I made dinner. We just added cinnamon, nutmeg and honey. Then I wrote about them for my blog and linked to yours. That post will go live 7/30, otherwise I’d put the link for it here.

    http://foodpantryfeasts.blogspot.com/

  11. Nicole says:

    I just made these but with a few changes (due to what I had on hand). Here’s what I included:
    1 frozen/thawed banana
    1/2 cup (teeny bit over this, to be honest)
    handful of heath bar chips
    handful of craisins
    splash of vanilla

    Oh my lanta, these are delicious! And SO ridiculously easy! Thank you so much for sharing. This is on my keeper list for sure!!

  12. Nicole says:

    Oy… I was so excited that I forgot to mention that it was 1/2 cup of oats… hah!

  13. Anastasia says:

    Woo hoo! Thank yoooooou!

    Now I have a reason to buy MORE bananas. I usually get only four or five to use in smoothies during the week, because most of them go bad before I get to them. Now I can make frozen banana “ice cream” (which consists of a blended frozen banana) and “cookies”. YUM!

  14. cj says:

    Simple, sweet and sensational!! I made these tonight with a handful of walnuts and about a teaspoon of cinnamon. My new favorite treat. It being healthy is just a bonus. Thank you!

  15. Lauren says:

    ah I love hearing that everyone loves them!! I was afraid we were weird and everyone wouldn’t like them. :) keep telling me what you include in them! (Nicole, health bar chips sound amazing!)

  16. I am making these ASAP! I have 2 old bananas..it’s meant to be! <3

  17. Mia says:

    I have to make these! They look so good. I would (and will) add in some shredded coconut I think – maybe some dried pineapple too.

  18. Hailey says:

    Holy Moly. I love these!! Someone mentioned adding cinnamon and I’m definitely going to try that next time but my first batch was very good! They were a little soggy though, do you think if I baked them a little longer they would get firmer or are they supposed to be a little soggy?

  19. Lauren says:

    Hailey – cinnamon in these is amaaaazing! And chocolate chips. And nuts. :)
    If they are a little soggy, you could try baking them just a touch longer – or pushing the “batter” down and making the cookies flatter. Hope that helps!

  20. jesslin says:

    These are every bit as easy and tasty as you could hope. I was wondering though, have you (or anyone else) tried with a different fruit? Neither my husband nor I are all that fond of the taste of cooked bananas. I was wondering if apples might work, but it’s going to be a bit before I have a chance to try.

  21. Kelly says:

    Off to make these right now! I was going to do banana bread, but these sound way better and easier. FYI- parchment paper makes cookie sheets a cinch to clean up. :)

  22. Niki says:

    Any nutritional information on these yummy cookies? if I added 1/4 c of walnut and dark chocolate chips?

  23. Lauren says:

    Hi there Niki – mmm just take the nutritional info of 2 bananas, 1 cup oatmeal, and whatever ingredieints you add. Then divide that by how many cookies it made… and that’s generally the info for one cookie. :) so the general recipe:
    2 banannas: 210 calories. 1 cup oats uncooked: 330 calories. 540 total in 16 cookies, 33ish calories per cookie… plus any mix-ins :) hope that helps!

  24. diana says:

    Another great idea! What a relief NOT to make banana bread again! Thanks for sharing….

  25. Caitlin says:

    I can’t stop eating these! I made them with chocolate and peanut butter chips. They started off as a snack, and now they’re breakfast (and sometimes lunch and dinner). Thank you!

  26. Jessica says:

    Thank you for posting this recipe! Not only am I also terrible at eating regular oatmeal, I recently learned that one serving of Quaker’s instant oatmeal (Apples & Cinnamon) has a whopping 12 grams of sugar! One cup of quick oats has a measly 2 grams so hooray for cookies!

  27. Minaretmuse says:

    Utter & total genius! I don’t like raw bananas or oatmeal and I have a wee nephew who is allergic to wheat & eggs, which makes me too scared to bake for him. Turns out your cookies are the solution to both of these thorny life issues. I added Free-from chocolate chunks, cinnamon & vanilla. The chocolate turned to lava & they almost glued themselves to the *greased* baking parchment…but somehow they still taste amazing. And if it turns out that the nephew doesn’t like them, his aunt will happily hoover them up instead. Thankyouthankyouthankyou.

  28. Cynthia says:

    Wow, I am shocked they turned out as good as they did. A different texture, but a treat. I add cinnamon and some dark chocolate chips. Will definitely make again when I am looking for a healthy treat.

  29. Steph says:

    We LVOED this! Super good. Basically baked oatmeal, but kids think that they are cookies. We had these for dinner, and lunch the next day too. Kids eat 2 each, and are full. We added some spices a small amount of chocolate chips. Delicious. Same as eating a bowl of oatmeal, except I usually drown my oatmeal in sugar and milk.

  30. Megbot says:

    I love these! Thank you so much!

  31. Cynthia says:

    I know I already left a comment to say I like them. They were so healthy and simple I was inspired to make them again. I decided to play with the idea, and it was really good too, so I thought I’d share. first I made it in the blender (mine is a Blendtec)

    In Blender: 2 over ripe bananas, several large dashes of cinnamon, 1 egg, pinch of salt. – blend till combined, can be chunky. Add 1 1/2 cups oatmeal,(too runny with 1 cup because of the egg) small handful of craisins and broken up walnuts. Also ended up adding maybe 1/4 to 1/2 tsp baking soda.Blend again until mixed but don’t over mix.

    It was still softer than I wanted so I put it in greased (with Pam), mini muffin tins. It made 23. 20 minutes at 350. It came out great. if you like them sweeter could drizzle a little honey or agave into it.

    I know not quite as simple as yours, but I love anything I can throw in the blender. The egg divided into 23 servings only adds 3 or 4 calories and a trace amount of fat to each one, so still healthy.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Thanks for the inspiration…

  32. Kara says:

    I just made a blog post about these cookies after trying them. http://simplisticallysassy.blogspot.com/2012/09/banana-cookie-shots.html

  33. jenny says:

    SOUNDS GREAT & EASY, MY QUESTION IS. HOW DO YOU FREEZE BANANAS? WITH THE PEEL ON OR OFF? I’VE NEVER FROZEN BANANAS BEFORE. THANKS

  34. Kelsey says:

    These look amazing! I’ll try them tonight. Here are some ideas I have for min-ins:
    add cocoa and shredded coconut?
    chocolate chips and a spoonful of peanut butter?
    cinnamon and agave?
    craisins and raisins?
    white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts?
    dried pineapple and coconut?
    apple and cinnamon?
    cocoa and chocolate chips?
    I’m excited!

  35. Amy says:

    these sound really exciting I can’t wait to try them thanks for the great ideas

  36. Liza says:

    Oh my. I just made these and how freaking delicious. I was craving something sweet yet on the healthier side. I halved the recipe (since it is just for me) and added cinnamon, raisins, walnuts and some small chocolate chunks. I got 7 out of the halved recipe. My banana was not quite large. I admit I just ate every last one of them and I do not care one bit! Thanks for the recipe. Will definitely be making again and again.

  37. So I have made this twice so far. The first time I added cinnamon sugar and chocolate chips. I was so happy to have them to eat during a 5-hour a day training I had with no meal breaks!

    Today I halved the recipe (since it was just for me) and added carrot pulp, cinnamon sugar, raisins, & walnuts. I got 7 out of the halved recipe and it tastes like carrot cake! See?! http://instagram.com/p/Q4nLarvGqm/?fb_source=og_timeline_photo_user_message

  38. Angelique says:

    In just made the cookies and they are taaaasty!!! I used 2 bananas, 1 cup of oat and 50gr of hazelnuts. Instead of using a greasead cookie sheet I used some special sheet I have that works awesome. I made 9 big cookies and calculated a 99 calorie per cookie… mostly because of the hazelnuts but much more delicious than a yogurt or a ceral bar.

  39. Len Heriman says:

    My husband has ground up oat bran for breakfast and I was wondering if that would work instead of oatmeal. I think I will give it a try. I haven’t made these cookies yet, but sounds great.

  40. Ellen222 says:

    These are so great! I shaped them into bars so I could have them as cereal bars for healthy breakfasts on the go. I put in dried cranberries, vanilla extract, cinnamon and a few spoonfuls of ground flax seed. Really yummy, filling and so nutritious!

  41. Terito says:

    Wholly sheets! Much like you, I went looking for a decent healthy oat/raisin recipe… and ran into the same silly apple (vinegar) oil, soda, combos.

    I will make these and if they are as good as you say, you will be my favorite person even!

  42. Georgie says:

    These were yummy!
    In the spirit of the season I just made a batch with:

    1 cup canned pumpkin
    1 cup quick oats
    1/4 cup Splenda
    1/4 cup mixed nuts, chopped
    1 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice

    Shaped them into 8 bars and baked them at 350 F for about 20 min. Turned them over after about 10 min in the oven. They are really yummy and would be even better with dried cranberries, but I used them all up on the banana version last night.
    ;o)

  43. Georgie says:

    P.S. Forgot to say that I also put 1/4 cup low fat cream cheese in these.
    Calorie count is about 110 per bar.

  44. MadameMoustache says:

    They look absolutely delicious!

    I check the calories count (without any mix-ins):5 calories/cookie.
    (with 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, 1 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 tsp of ground cinnamon): 51 calories/cookie.
    [Stands for 16 cookies per batch]

    Here you go!

  45. MadameMoustache says:

    Oops, I erased part of the calories count for the original cookies without any mix-ins.¨
    It’s 35 calories/cookies sorry.

  46. Dusti says:

    I’m making these right now and will tell you how they turn out. I have 2 old bananas, oats, and a handful of roasted pecans. Let’s see how it goes!

  47. Dusti says:

    Oh heavenly! I added 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1 tsp of vanilla extract. I nixed the pecans because I didn’t feel like I had enough and didn’t want some of the cookies to be jealous of the others. :) They are terrific! Thanks for sharing!

  48. Jashtik says:

    I did my with crushed rice cakes insted of oats. Cinamon, anis, mint leafs and sesame on the top :)) awww

  49. Kathryn says:

    I added in 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup cranberry trail mix and a handful of chocolate chips. These are my absolute favorite banana-based cookies!

  50. Andrea says:

    To freeze banannas peel and place in freezer bag. You can also wrap in plastic wrap or wax paper before putting in freezer bag.

  51. Ali says:

    How long do these keep for? I am trying to make a healthy (but sweet) snack for my beau for his lunches. Do you think they would keep for a week?

  52. carlie says:

    I made these…bananas are very sweet on their own but I put a heaping tsp of orange zest and 1/2 cup craisons to the recipe and they are delicious. Bake a min or two longer though and you have the best treat to go with a nice cup of tea. Love the easiness of the recipe and lack of ingredientsw for a jiffy good cookie.

  53. Gwen McKee says:

    Not bad! I made 1/2 the recipe and added a bit of vanilla, salt, a tiny bit of maple syrup, pecans, granola, and peanut butter.

  54. A.B. says:

    Dried cranberries, white chocolate chips and a little orange zest. NOMZ!!!

  55. Chris Greer says:

    Hi there! Thanks for the idea, it’s been a mainstay of my breakfast for some time now!

    I’ve made these 7-10 times now. Just looking over the comments I’m excited to try adding dried cranberries, vanilla, and orange zest.

    Anyways, I thought I’d mention that, sometimes, instead of making “cookies” it is quicker to mix it all in a bowl and pour it out like toffee or a brownie. You can spread it to your desired thickness and bake it and then cut it up after.

    I’m a lazy cooker so for me the time saved portioning out the “cookies” makes me happy :-)

    Take it easy and thanks for the idea/recipe!

  56. Spence says:

    I added coconut and dried cranberries :)

  57. Esther Chun says:

    So I made these just for myself so I didn’t get to eat them all. Note to all those that decide to keep them, they don’t last too long! The moisture from the banana and lack of preservatives cause mold to grow on them like wildfire. So if you decide to make these keep in mind that they last 2 days, 3 at most!

  58. Jessica says:

    So I’m trying to make these & am really excited about it because I had a bunch of bananas getting old on my counter. My only question is how long were you supposed to put the bananas in the freezer for? The directions weren’t clear so I put them in overnight =/ and now I can’t mix it… so I’m hoping they’ll thaw and will be mixable soon.

  59. Jessica says:

    They ended up thawing in a few minutes so I think all should turn out okay!

    Another quick question, does anyone have a good way of storing them? Just saran wrap or perhaps a ziploc bag or a tupperware-type container?

  60. Caelin says:

    Oh my god these are so good. I bought a bag of chocolate chips but promptly lost ‘em, so I baked these with some toffee bits & pecans. I can’t wait to try some of these suggestions!

  61. Greg Kaler says:

    Lauren you wrote: ” I’m terrible at eating regular oatmeal.”

    I’m betting you haven’t tried freshly flaked oatmeal.

    1) order an oat flaker
    2) buy some “oat groats” in bulk (right off the plant- no processing)
    3) Recipe: Flake 1 cup of oats, get a scant 2 cups water boiling, add oats, boil on low/medium partially covered for about 20 minutes, stirring a couple of times in the process
    4) we like to add raisins or dried apricots or dried apples to the boiling oatmeal
    5) when it’s done, in our serving bowl we add a little cinnamon, a few walnuts, fresh raspberries and a little non-dairy “milk”
    6) There is much more noticeable wonderful oatmeal taste with groats. The recipe could be called “Unequaled oatmeal”.

  62. Greg Kaler says:

    Correction: Use a scant 3 cups of water, not two. (I use a scant 2 cups for rice.)
    When the oats are flaked and then poured into a measuring cup they are “airy”, such that you can press them down. My point is, adjust water measurements when you cook it. Too runny? – a little less water next time, too dry? – add a little more.

  63. Greg Kaler says:

    AND I forgot one more thing! Before I pour the oatmeal in my bowl I mash 1/2 to 3/4 of a ripe banana, add the oatmeal and stir together well. No need to add sugar! I do like Rice Dream, which is lightly sweetened.

  64. Kat P says:

    I made these for the first time today. I go to school in Oregon and live in California and I think they will be the perfect driving snack. I love sweets when driving, but since I am just sitting, the healthy part is much appreciated.

  65. Ana says:

    I just made these, and they’re delicious! I used old-fashioned oats and added almonds, dried berries, and chocolate covered espresso beans… BEFORE I went back and read the the warning about too many mix-ins.. so I added some sourwood honey to make them sticky again. Not too sweet, and suuuperyum!

  66. Jennifer says:

    I made these tonight and added in some Craisins and white chocolate chips. They are delicious! What an easy recipe, and a nice alternative to baked oatmeal in the morning for breakfast. Thanks!

  67. Lori says:

    OMG soooo delicious! I am trying vanilla for the first time. I always use chocolate chips and crasins. They are soo healthy and yummy in the same cookie! LOVE’ EM

  68. Lori says:

    LOVE’EM!!!!

  69. Anneliese says:

    I love them so yummy and soft and chewy I can’t stop eating them!!!

  70. Alexandra says:

    Yummy

  71. steph says:

    You can do it with unsweetened applesauce too! 1 cup oats to 1 cup applesauce.. add cinnamon or dark choc chips and mix and bake 350 for 20 mins!! so easy and yummy and healthy!!

  72. emily says:

    I made a quarter batch with saltanas and ate the whole lot for breakfast! So yummy!
    I agree about the cake box/ canned pumpkin thing, those recipies are cloging up cyber space. Some people need to realise that boxed cake mix mixed with anything is not anything near healthy!
    Thanks for the yum recipe :)

  73. Livvy says:

    These are incredible!
    I couldn’t decide on what to add, so I split the mixture and did some with a couple of mini smarties, and some with desiccated coconut sprinkled on the top.
    Soooo good! Thanks for sharing.

  74. Farah says:

    I just got done putting them in the oven! I just read this like 15 minutes ago and realized I had exactly 2 bananas and some awesome rolled whole wheat oats…the universe could not have been screaming louder. :)

  75. Jessie says:

    I JUST made these! Literally 5 minutes after seeing this recipe. lol.
    But I changed things up a bit. Here’s what I did:

    2 bananas
    1 cup old fashioned oats
    1 cup CHEERIOS
    1/2 C chunky Peanut butter
    1 tablespoon cinnamon
    1 tablespoon honey

    and oh, my god. YUM!!!

  76. Sally says:

    These sound awsome! I think i’ll make them 2night!

  77. Delicious says:

    These are fantastic, mixed some chocolate protein powder in with mine!

  78. Heather says:

    I made these about 2 minutes after reading this recipe. I was concerned they may a little dry so I added a little unsweetened applesauce. I also added some raisins,walnuts and cinnamon. They were pretty good, although it seems to be missing something. Next time I think I will try more cinnamon or maybe a little vanilla :) Thanks for the great recipe!

  79. Teagan says:

    I only had regular oats so I popped them in the food processor and just pulsed until they looked like quick oats. Worked a treat :)

  80. Lami says:

    I am getting my bake on this weekend!!

  81. EmSue says:

    I just made these. I added walnuts and dried cranberries. After tasting the batter, I decided a littl cinnamon was in order. Perfect! I think chocolate or toffee chips would be really good, but I was trying to keep it on the healthier side. Really good! Thanks for the recipe. I’ll be making these again.

  82. Vicki says:

    So simple yet it looks so good! I’ll have to give it a try, with an addition of chocolate chips and walnuts, I think. :) Thank you for this recipe!

  83. winnie says:

    this looks great, and everyone is saying how delicious it is. So the bananas are enough to be the “wet” ingredient in this recipe? (I’m not much of a baker as you can tell). Thanks!

  84. Katie says:

    Yum! Made these with shredded coconut and walnuts. I like mine a bit sweeter so I’ve been spreading peanut butter on top of them. Next time I might mix in chocolate malt-o-meal and possibly some whole wheat flour and baking soda to give them a little bit of fluffiness. Egg might also work as well. Thanks for sharing!

  85. Kim says:

    Perfect recipe for the 15 bananas I have in the freezer. I knew if I froze them I’d eventually find a great way to use them. Plus I’m a Weight Watchers lifetime member, the WHOLE recipe is only 7 PointsPlus!!!! Can you say dessert for breakfast? Thanks for sharing!

  86. Cindy says:

    I added a Tablespoon of peanut butter. can’t wait to try them!

  87. Wendy says:

    I had to go try these right away. I LOVE them and so do my kids. So very healthy and the chocolate chips give it just the kick it needs if you are having a sweets moment.
    Thank you for sharing!

  88. britt says:

    These could make some great “breakfast” cookies!

  89. Angela says:

    Only 2 ingredients?! YOU ARE AMAZING!!!
    I’m going to make them today! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  90. Colleen says:

    O.M.G! Made these quick. Went to the gym came back and ate 3! DELISH! even my boyfriend liked them! Must try them with raisins! next! thank you!!

  91. These were fantastic! I made them with three frozen bananas and about 1, 1/4 cups oats, dark chocolate chunks, and cinnamon. While cooking my roommates noted how the cookies smelled heavenly! Great recipe!

  92. LeeAnn says:

    I can’t wait to make these. I have been wanting banana cookies for a while. I am going to add cardamon to them.

  93. ms. egg says:

    can you also use plantains? instead of bananas?

  94. Nicole Palacios says:

    I can’t wait to make these. I’ve been trying to find a recipe for a cookie for my baby, this is perfect!

  95. Joan says:

    Made these with cinnamon and a few walnuts and almond extract. Smells great. Can’t wait for them to finish. 5 more mins. Yum
    Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  96. myStickland says:

    The recipe,sounds great and very very easy!
    I think cinnamon will give e great smell too!
    I can’t wait to make these!!
    bye!

  97. Cyn says:

    I don’t normally leave comments but I seriously have to for this one. THANK YOU!!!
    Found you on pinterest :) And I’ve been looking for ways to incorporate healthier breakfast options than cereal and this worked! I just put in 1 tbs of mini choc chips with no other add ins. 15mins was close to perfect in our oven. Thank you again!

  98. Jackie says:

    These were really good! And, so simple to make….Real Food~Real Easy :) I made mine with a few chopped chocolate chips and some with a few chopped walnuts, cranberries/raisins (but forgot the cinnamon). Well, that gives me a reason to make more, with cinnamon!!

  99. Lucy S. says:

    Would it work if I used steel cut oats? I don’t know if I have quick oats.

  100. Lucy S. says:

    I used steel cut oats, and they still taste amazing, but they’re much much chewier than normal cookies. I added cinnamon and a small amount of brown sugar and four different kinds of cookie: craisin, craisin-chocolate chip, chocolate chip, and plain.

  101. Amy says:

    I don’t eat oats so I made mine into muffins and used almond flour, bananas and blueberries. Yummy!!!

  102. caren says:

    in the oven now…we will see. Only did half batch since only had one old banana. Mix ins consisted of small handful of mini choco chips, chia seeds and some pb2. thanks for the recipe…hope they turn out as well as yours.

  103. caren says:

    15 min later…a hit! Like little pieces of banana bread and way less work.

  104. Lori Terry says:

    I cannot wait to try!!!

  105. Danielle says:

    Are quick oats the same as packaged oatmeal (no flavor)? (Overtired college student, procrastinating from homework at midnight, and didn’t read previous Q & A :) )

  106. annie says:

    Making these today! I cannot wait! I am adding some coconut and some cinnamon.

  107. Ashley says:

    I changed up the recipe a bit and added peanut butter and chocolate chips!!! So delish!!!! My kids and I loved them! Going to post about them! Thanks so much for this awesome recipe!!!

  108. Jamy says:

    Am I really the only one that didn’t care for these? First, I had to up my bake time by an additional 10 minutes. Still they were pretty gooey in the middle. Followed the instructions to a T, added a TbSP. choc. chips. So bummed as I REALLY REALLY wanted to like these!

  109. Christy says:

    These were great for a quick breakfast treat. But, I made them this morning and they are already turning black from the bananas I guess. It’s just me eating them so I guess I will end up throwing some out when they go bad before I can eat them all.

  110. Liz says:

    Made them with some nutella and chocolate chips, they were delicious and a great way to use up old bananas.

  111. sandie parsons says:

    I love these I used a steel cut oat because that was what I had and I added walnuts and chopped dates….very good. I put them in a plastic container in the fridge and I ate them over 3 days, also I cooked them on parchment paper

  112. Clau! says:

    I made them witha a donut shape tray and added cinnamon ( http://clobyclau.blogspot.mx/2012/12/receta-panecitos-sin-azucar-para-bebe.html ) they are delicious, my baby love them :D

  113. OMG. I am in ♥….Thank you for sharing this recipe! I have my first batch in the oven right now and my house smells amazing…and my stomach is growling!
    xoox

  114. Maryanne says:

    You have forever altered my life with this recipe :)

  115. Christina says:

    I made these yesterday and they were a hit with the kids, and myself! Another batch with raisins and walnuts in oven right now. Quick, easy, and healthy. Thanks!

  116. Alexandrea says:

    I’ll be honest, they weren’t that great. I’ll try them again with different add ins.

  117. Gabby says:

    I “frosted” them with peanut butter and added choco chips… I think they are the most delicious thing ever! Yummm

  118. Anna says:

    If you like bananas and oatmeal, and are trying to be healthy, these are AMAAAAAAAAAAAZING! Thank you, already ate half of them! :)

  119. Tonya says:

    I don’t have any bananas. Wonder how frozen blueberries or mixed berries would taste?

  120. Peach says:

    This is such a stupid question but by 350 degrees you mean Celsius or Fahrenheit? I will be using a convectional oven and its max capacity is just 200 degrees celcius :(

  121. Kristi says:

    Umm, you just made a pregnant woman’s day. I have finally realized that dairy products and sweets are fueling my nausea… What else is a person to eat?! You brought cookies back into my life!

    I added a little cinnamon, a spoonful of peanut butter, and chocolate chips, and my 2 year old helped make them and eat them all. THANK YOU!

  122. Emily says:

    Oh my goodness. Life changed. I’m so happy you shared this recipe! Thanks!

  123. Cassandra says:

    Hi! I love this recipe. I made them last year with bananas and chocolate chips, and today I just made them for my 2 1/2 year old but with pumpkin puree and cranberries (and pumpkin pie spice and a little bit of honey). They are delicious this way too, and she is enjoying them for brunch!

  124. Jessica says:

    I added craisins and a dash of cinnamon. I made them bigger, 10 per recipe. I figured them to be about 65 calories each. This will be a perfect grab and go breakfast! Thank you!

  125. Becka says:

    Made these today..saw them on pinterest! I think they are great, even my most picky daughter enjoyed them. I did 3 bananas, 1-3/4cup oats, 1/4 cup PB..baked them for 5 mins..sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar..baked them 2 mins more..then flipped them and baked another 5 mins..then sprinkled them again with cinnamon & sugar…let them cool and enjoyed with milk! I wasn’t worried about the calories..I’m pregnant..and they were perfect!!! :) Thanks for sharing!

  126. Sarah Little says:

    Like many, got right up to make these not 5minutes after reading the recipe. They are baking now. 15 minutes……soooo long to wait…… I added
    1 tablespoon of cocoa
    2 tablespoons peanut butter
    2 tablespoons honey

  127. Kelly says:

    Thank you so much for posting this. My doctor has me on a very strict diet. No, dairy, no eggs, no flour, no gluten, and on and on, but I can have bananas, gluten free oatmeal, walnuts and small amounts of chocolate. Yeah, finally something fun to eat that makes me happy. You don’t know how much I needed this recipe. Thanks again and again… :)

  128. Phizzo says:

    Good stuff!

    But the recipe is poorly structured. Please write down the eseential steps in order.

    What I realised is, that when you bake the cookies, that you have to take them out after 15-20 minutes. They’ll get hard during the cool-down. My mistake was, that I left them inside, until I thought they were hard. Result: Black cookie bottom.

  129. Susan says:

    Just made these and they are AMAZING!!! Thank you~!

    This was my recipe, it made 8 cookies:

    1 large ripe banana
    1.5 cups of oats
    dash of cinnamon

    My mix-ins:
    Dried coconut
    chocolate chunks
    fresh blueberries

    I made them in the toaster oven at 320 degrees for about 20 minutes.

  130. Merethe says:

    Just made them for the first time, they are lovely! Added cinnamon and cranberries, now I’m just waiting to see if my two year old will eat some..going to bake them longer next time, they’r a bit on the soft side for me. :)

  131. Misty says:

    Thanks for an easy recipe! With my son in school and required to bring a morning snack, I like making stuff rather than buying pre packaged snacks with ingredients I’m not sure of, or can’t pronounce!
    Why are people adding comments with the loads of other ingredients they have added?! It’s a two ingredient recipe for a reason, if we needed more, we would look at a different recipe. (Baking soda, Splenda, etc)

  132. Keri says:

    Made a batch last night. Kept it simple & healthy just added a handful of chopped walnuts and dark cacoa chips. Can’t stop eating them!! So good. Guilt free!

  133. Heather says:

    I added skor chipits (which increased calories/fat bug time), milk chocolate chips, and cinnamon. My batch made 14 cookies… Still only 63 calories per cookie and for those of us counting WW points only 1.5 points/cookie!! I’m impressed! Thanks for giving me variety to my “snacks”!

  134. Candice says:

    OH EM GEE!! I saw this recipe yesterday and couldn’t wait to make it! I nearly INHALED the entire batch completely by myself.. I had my 3 yr olds help mash the bananas and fold in the mix-ins (chocolate chips & walnuts). When the “cookies” were finished, the boys were nowhere in sight.. One thing led to another, and before I knew it, there were 3 cookies left! OOPS :-/

    Totally worth the calories & time. Super easy.. Next time I’ll try some other mix-in suggestions… It looks like the “next time” will likely happen before the boys’ bedtime tonight. Thanks for the recipe!

  135. Jessica says:

    Saw this, made them 3 min later…20 min later they were gone! I used 3 heated, previously frozen bananas and 1 1/2 cup regular oats (I kind of let the oats absorb the liquid a little) and 2 T of milled flax seed that soaked in 4T of water…I added white choc chips and a dried berry blend…so so so good! I baked at 375 for 13 min, kept the center mushy with outside crispy

  136. Jackie says:

    These cookies are amazing! I added trail mix that consisted of dried cranberries, walnuts, almonds, and dark chocolate.

  137. Katie says:

    Just made them… And the were awesome! I used old fashioned oats, 2 small bananas, mini chocolate chips, unsweetened coconut flakes, a pinch of cinnamon, a splash of vanilla, and some walnuts too. Thanks Lauren! I will make these again.

  138. Cory says:

    I am hooked !! I am happy to let my little cookie lovin’ kids eat these! My not even 2 year old daughter loves to help make them. My only additional ingredient is 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. Nothing too exciting. What makes me most happy about these is that my father in law, who is undergoing cancer treatments, loves them. I am so happy to find something I can make him that he wants to eat! A million thanks for posting this recipe !

  139. Jessica says:

    Hooray! Now I have a use for all the Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal that I bought on sale when my 3 year old was in her oatmeal phase. Strawberry Banana Cookies!!

  140. Tatum says:

    Just made them. Fantastic! Added cinnamon & shredded coconut. And so great with a little helper loving the mashing, mixing and quick results. Am going to try a spoon or two of natural peanut butter next time!

  141. Rebecca says:

    My first batch is in the oven as I type. I have been searching for a quick, easy “breakfast cookie” to have for my kids before they leave for school. Other recipes thus far have been simply OK, or border on too labor-intensive for a school/work morning. From all these comments it looks like we may have a winner here! Thank you for sharing via Pinterest! (I will also be sharing via my blog with a link to yours. Thanks again!)

  142. Deb says:

    Just made these – added 1 tsp vanilla extract, a few shakes of cinnamon and a handful of mini choc chips. Baked for 18 min on parchment – also used reg oats – must say these are really good. Will def make again – lots of good ideas on add-ins. Thanks for the recipe!!

  143. Evie Matzke says:

    I just made these cookies using Old Fashion Oats. Yummy!!!! I used two bananas – mashed them with a hand held mixer – added the one cup of oatmeal and let it sit for about 5-7 minutes letting the oats soaked up some of the banana until it was batter consistency. Added mini dark chocolate chips and baked on parchment paper . Excuse me please…. I need another cookie.

  144. Patti says:

    Thank You for the recipe. I have a 5yr old with lots of allergies and not only can she eat them, she can help with making them!

  145. Jesse says:

    great idea, i am always looking for quick and easy recipes with ingredients i have at home. thank you!

  146. Lauren says:

    I am BLOWN away by everyone’s love for these cookies! Keep making them and sharing your favorite mix-ins! :) thanks for the love.

  147. Sarah says:

    My son will not eat bananas. Can I run these through the potato ricer for smaller chuncks with good results? Maybe then he would eat a banana.

  148. Michelle says:

    Well, you convinced me! I thought these would be awful (like those two ingredient pancakes) but they turned out wonderful. Thank you!!

  149. Ashley says:

    I made these and i am sooo surprised at how great they are!!! How would you store these in an airtight container on the counter or in the fridge?

  150. Sarah says:

    These were great! So easy for my 3 year old to help out making! We added some white chocolate chips and they were great straight out of the oven. I will be interested to see how they taste in a few hours/ tomorrow. I was wondering about what the best way to store them would be also?

  151. Rosie says:

    I only had rolled oats and one banana. Mixed it all together, added cinnamon, shredded coconut and chia seeds. Cannot believe how easy this was and how tasty the result is! Immediately shared with my mom. Truly a guilt-free cookie that can be made in a snap!

  152. Carol says:

    I have old bananas and do not want to make banana bread for 1 person. I am glad I found this recipe. I can not wait to try these. They sound amazing!

  153. Claudette Wilcher says:

    these are awesome! They are one point on the weight watcher plus points plan!! Thanks so much for giving me a healthy alternative!

  154. Heather says:

    Are these supposed to be crunchy or chewy??? I just finished making them, but they seem really chewy…

  155. Alice Harris says:

    I found this recipe on pinterest and I’m glad I did. These cookies are amazing!
    They remind me of banana bread but way easier to m.ake.I already am planning my next batch

  156. Jodi says:

    I found this recipe through pinterest. I have been watching what I eat to lose weight. I haven’t had a cookie all year. So I made these just now. I used coconut and dried cranberries in mine. I used parchment paper to eliminate greasing the pan. They a fantastic!

  157. Carrie says:

    Just saw this and tried it, as I had some old bananas that needed eating up. Delicious! Thanks!

    BTW, I had rolled oats and they turned out great.

    BTW2, I defrosted my frozen bananas last night and forgot them on top of the fridge, so they fermented a bit. Wouldn’t recommend that. :)

  158. Maddie says:

    Could I use quick cooking steel cut oats? I have a container from Trader Joes

  159. vivian says:

    Found this thru recipe Pinterest and just made them. They are wonderful! I definately will be experimenting with all sorts of combinations!

  160. Kate says:

    Sorry to repeat if someone has already mentioned this and I missed it: chopped dates

  161. Brittany says:

    OMG! So good! Just made them with instant oats that already had almonds and walnuts in them, and then added in some cinnamon! mmmmMMMMmmmm good :)

  162. Dee says:

    Someone on MyFitnessPal described a similar recipe and I came googling here! And Im so glad. I have few banana’s and an aging apple. I’m planning to bake them today! Will let you know how they turnout! Thanks for sharing!

  163. Anna says:

    Yummy, sounds delicious! But why do the bananas have to be frozen?

  164. Marlene Hiestand says:

    I saw this recipe this morning when it was too late to bake them, so I zapped them in the microwave for a couple of minutes….these are GOOD! I also make banana pancakes with one banana, 2 eggs, and 1 T coconut flour! Thanks

  165. Shanna says:

    Eating as I type, these are really good! These are going to make really good and quick breakfast for ny son on the days we are running late….and thats everyday! Yummy recipe, thanks for sharing!

  166. Bobbie says:

    I wonder if this would work with quinoa flakes instead of the quick cooking oats. I don’t have any on hand and the quinoa flakes look like same texture and consistency as the quick oats. Just might give it a try.

  167. Marlene Hiestand says:

    Bobbie, I have whirled original oats in my coffee grinder to make them finer….should work well.

  168. Bobbie says:

    Ended up making them with quick oats b/c I had hubby pick them up. These are a delicious guilt-free treat. I couldn’t stop eating them. I am going to try them with the quinoa flakes at some point too. I think they would work also. Thanks for the great recipe!

  169. Linda says:

    Made these last night, saw it on pinterest – loved seeing all the suggestions…made mine using 3 medium “old” bananas, 1.5 cups quick oats, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, handful of butterscotch chips. Baked for @ 15 min. 350* using parchment paper instead of greasing the cookie sheet – GREAT!!! Also, I sort of “flattened” them before baking so they wouldn’t be too soft on the inside – think I might add some peanut butter next time! Thanks SO much for this recipe!!

  170. Tricia says:

    I cannot wait to make these for my son tonight. He is allergic to eggs and these will be perfect!

  171. Lindsay S. says:

    Made these tonight w/ 1 large oatmeal, a bunch of oats (didn’t even measure – love that!), and about a small palmful of a natural creamy peanut butter. I tossed it all in my standing mixer with paddle attachment on low for a couple of minutes. They are in the oven right now and smell great. Thanks!

  172. Lindsay says:

    These were so good! Thanks so much for such a fantastic recipe!

  173. TN says:

    These are good… but I think they need a dash or two of salt. :) That’s what I’ll be adding next time. This time I just added some choc. chips. My 2 year old loved them, but I am missing the salty element.

  174. Andrea says:

    Just found this recipe on Pinterest. I have a bunch of bananas that the kids aren’t eating fast enough. I’ll be making these in the morning. Thank you!!

  175. Ellie says:

    Hi, these cookies sound AMAZING! I’m going to have a go at these in a while but I was wondering if the bananas NEED to be frozen beforehand?

  176. Kathrin says:

    I just tried out these wonderful cookies, they turned out absolutely yummy!!! Thank you so much for sharing! I added nuts, oats, raisins and dried fruits and cinnamon as well ;-) Baking time was 15 minutes at 170 degrees Celsius. And I used baking paper so I managed to scrub them off totally easily. Kind regards from snowy Austria, Europe! Kathrin xo

  177. Amale says:

    Loved them, shoulda added more almonds for more crunch….next time :)

  178. Taylor says:

    I stumbled upon this on pinterest, and it’s basically what I already eat for breakfast everyday… Just as oatmeal… Cook my oats with cinnamon & banana! Yum, excited to try this as a cookie :D Thanks!

  179. Susan says:

    I used regular oats and added a couple tablespoons each of chopped dates, sunflower seeds, and flaxseed meal. Yummy!And they came out perfect using parchment paper. May try less oatmeal and more flaxseed meal next time just to get the healthy benefits of the antioxidants and omega-3.

  180. Taelor says:

    I made these for my picky little brother, but I added a tablespoon of natural peanut butter, a teaspoon of honey, and a handful of chocolate chips. He has no idea they are good for him. :) Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  181. Judy says:

    I just made these, I used 2 banana’s that I got from Woodman’s Market. I go in the morning and they have huge bags for 79 cents. I take them home and freeze them. I added to my oatmeal peanut butter, butterscotch and white chips. next time I won’t roll them into a ball because their shape doesn’t change. I just smooshed them when I took them out of the oven. Oh, and I am taking them to the gym. Because everyone loves my healthy recipes or your healthy recipes.

  182. Sue says:

    I just made these with gluten free oats, organic chocolate chips, organic unsweetened coconut, and ground flaxseed, cocoa, and blueberries. Yum!

  183. Henrik Dalgaard says:

    Thank you – they worked perfectly and tastes great with a glass of milk. Great fuel for running :-)

  184. Jessi says:

    Our family actually did not care for these at all :( the were the texture of rubber, or maybe that goopy slime stuff! Am I crazy!?! Did I do something really wrong!?! I used two banana’s, 1 cup old fashioned oats (all I had!) a smidge of both cinnamon, and vanilla, also 4-5 chocolate chips per cookie :). They might bounce if I drop them, the are that rubbery! And they had no flavor!?! Anyone know what I did and if I can rectify it? I really want healthy options, but fine we don’t like a lot of options (Greek yogurt *shudder*, hummus, even worse!!) please help!

  185. Neha says:

    Thank you for great simple recipe. We loved it. I added fresh strawberries, chocolate chip and fresh coconut but I also added little butter. Next time going to double the recipe.

  186. Courtney says:

    I made these yesterday! OMG they were amazing! I added a little cinnamon, a sprinkle of butterscotch chips, and a few pecans. I originally made them for my kids but I sorta ate them all myself :-/ They were too good! And 35 calories each according to my calculations! :)

  187. Tammy McDaniel says:

    Hi I am making these for a road trip and I wondered if I could make these beforehand and freeze?

  188. Amy says:

    Amazing!! Just made these for the first time with a handful of choc. chips and a handful of walnuts. Who new so simple could tast sooooo good!! THANK YOU!

  189. Emily says:

    Made these tonight! My kids are loving them and I feel NO GUILT over the sugar! Awesome! We mixed in a few chocolate chips in 1/2 and 1/2 with dried cranberries. Both are delicious!

  190. Sarah says:

    That’s fantastic!!! Thank you so much for sharing. Can’t wait to try it and give my kids:)

  191. Juli says:

    I, like others, made these within minutes of finding the recipe on pinterest. I added raisins, pecans, and cinnamon to mine. They are really great! I would really like to be able to get them a bit crunchier, because that is one of my cravings (CRUNCH). I tried adding baking time to them, but they are still kind of soft in the middle. I also wonder what is the best way to store them as I am the only one in the household to eat them and I can’t eat them all at once. I can’t wait to try different add-ins. MMMMMM Plus, the added bonus of the fragrance in the house!

  192. Ilene says:

    I just made these with a teaspoon on cinnamon and a teaspoon of vanilla. Very easy, healthy and yummy!

  193. Elizabeth says:

    do you have to use quick oats or can you use old fashion oats?

  194. Hayley says:

    I mixed in a vanilla greek yogurt in it and reduced the banana a little. It gave it a great flavor and kept it healthy, creamy, and moist!

  195. Kim says:

    Made mine with chocolate chips, golden raisns, vanilla, and dash of cinnamon. Delicious!
    I also baked mine in 350* convection oven for exactly 10 mins. Perfect!

  196. hg says:

    These look absolutely delish! I’m about to go and make these ASAP… I think in half the batch I’ll add some chocolate protein powder to add even more greatness!!!! I can’t wait!!! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  197. Jan says:

    Oh! Oh! Oh! THANK YOU, so, much, for sharing, your recipe; I, too, went right to the kitchen; and, I made these, cookies; and, they are awesome! I, defrosted, two, frozen bananas; for, one minute, and 30 seconds; then, I added, three, packets of Quaker-Instant-Maple-flavored Cereal; because, that’s the only Oatmeal, I had, ‘on-hand’; then, I baked them for, exactly, 15 minutes; at, 350; on, a
    ‘jelly-roll-pan’, lined, with parchment paper; and, the cookies are, SUPERB! THANK YOU! Thank you! Thank you! These cookies, are, really, GREAT! “BRAVO”!

  198. Mary says:

    I know what my kids are having for snack tomorrow when they get home from school. I have some banana that I was trying to figure out what to do with. I think they will love them.

  199. Amber says:

    I am currently working on an “eating clean” fitness challenge but have still been craving sweets. The 2 ingredients in this recipe falls into my limitations and can still fool my mind into thinking we’re getting cookies! As soon as I found this on pinterest, I immediately got up to make them, even if it is 5:45am!

    I used 1 fresh banana, 1/2 cup whole grain quick oats and a tiny dash of cinnamon. It made about 6 cookies and i put raisins on top of half of them.
    They are a little chewy and a little bland but overall good! I think next time I’ll do a little less oats and more raisins for more sweetness. They’re just too easy not to try and adjust to your liking. Thanks for the recipe!

  200. Tammie says:

    Fabulous! I had to make these even though my oven is broken. (Maybe I could to a spot on baking on a grill!) Out of quick oats too so I used those little packages of instant oats. Added in craisins and walnuts. Grandson said Mama’s those are REAL cookies! THANK YOU!

  201. Amber says:

    saw this and am in the process of trying them out, hope the kids like them :)

  202. Maggie says:

    Hey! These cookies are superb. I made the first batch according to your recipe. Then in a moment of inspiration I made second batch with the same measurements but used the flavored oatmeal packets from Quaker! Worked fantastically and it is a super easy way to get a kick of flavor without adding or measuring out any additional ingredients! Quaker even has a lower sugar “Weight Watcher” line of oatmeal if you’re trying to go super healthy with it. I personally loved the Apple Cinnamon version the best!

  203. Ivory says:

    Home today with a cold, saw your cookies (which looked yummy), but said to myself, “there is no way this simple recipe will taste good”. I was right, it’s better than good! I LOVE them!!! Thanks for a simple, but mouth watering recipe.

  204. Cheryl says:

    ok. I made them five different ways… from one recipe. I cooked them on parchment paper so I didn’t have to grease my cookie sheet. I also used my cookie scoop so they were all the same size and flattened them out to cook more evenly. I let them cool for about 5 mins and here’s the verdict so far.
    with 5 chocolate chips – pretty good
    with 5 butterscotch chips – eh, just okay
    with a small amount of crushed heath bar- not very good
    with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top- not very good
    with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar on top – eh, just okay
    Overall… I’ll try making them again and try using a small amount of vanilla extract along with the chocolate chips…. I think I’ll also try with a tid bit of agave nectar to sweeten them up and see how that tastes. Also, they are a bit chewy for my liking so I’ll bake them maybe 3 minutes longer. I didn’t care for them at all plain without any toppings. I also don’t care for the consistency so I defintely think they need something more than bananas and quick oats to taste decent.

  205. Gayle says:

    How do you print the recipes?

  206. georgia says:

    these were absolutely wonderful, have made several batches all week long,batch #1 oats,I omitted 1 banana and added 1/4 cup applesauce and 2 chopped dates, another recipe #2 added 1 tbs organic peanut butter!!!! #3 oats, applesauce , 1 banana 1/4 chopped apple and cinnamon!!! the ideas are endless and for a weight watcher member, these cookies are 4pts for the whole batch of 12 cookies, but be kind and share!!

  207. Tommie Sue Atkinson says:

    i made these using sugar free chocolate chip morsels… will be adding pecans to the next batch… yumm & low calorie… thanks….

  208. Mommyof1 says:

    Made these tonight for a simple dessert. So easy and tasted great – the kid ate 5 of them! I used old fashioned oats (already in pantry), 2 new bananas, a handful of semi sweet all natural choc. chips. and about a tsp of cinnamon and sugar mix. I will def. make again – maybe even for breakfast!

  209. Aya says:

    This recipe and the cookies that resulted from it just made our morning! Thanks for sharing.

  210. Chrissy Vass says:

    Found this recipe through Skinnytaste. I just made them for breakfast and they are wonderful. I added shredded coconut because that’s my mum’s favourite mix-in. She loved them too. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  211. Kathy says:

    FROZEN BANANAS: No, you don’t have to freeze the bananas. Most of us know the trick of throwing our ripened banans into the freezer to save them for banana bread. I don’t even peel them. When baking time comes pull them out, let them thaw & use them for cooking. If your bananas are already ripened, use them for this recipe without freezing. Happpy baking!!

  212. Kim says:

    Been making this almost daily! I do the small batch (1 bananan, 1/2 cup + quick oats) as I agree they taste best the first day/hour/minutes out of the oven! So far, my favorite combo is dried cherries and MINI chocolate chips + touch of vanilla. YUM! The regular chocolate chips overpower them IMHO.

  213. Maggie says:

    I love these, I made a batch with mini choc chips, the other batch had english walnuts, cinammon and cardamom

  214. Melody says:

    This is amazing!! I love cookies but I’ve been trying to eat healthy, so this is a great way to still get those cookies in! lol Thanks!!

  215. Amna says:

    Can I bake this in the microwave?

  216. Patricia says:

    Getting up and making these RIGHT NOW! Super idea! Thanks for sharing!

  217. jonikas says:

    Wow! Thanks for sharing this! I cannot tolerate flours with gluten in it so there aren’t many cookies in my life. Sooo… gluten-free oat cookies with bananas, carob chips, cinnamon and a few nuts sounds totally AWESOME to me ~ what a treat! I will be trying them soon… maybe tonight! ;)

  218. Debbie says:

    I add ground flax seed and chopped dates. Yummy and so guilt free.

  219. Cecilia says:

    I made these for the weekend. They taste amazing and are quick. I added chocolate chips and walnuts. I also added flaxseeds for extra good health benefits. Also, I used the single packs of oatmeal that I have. I used the different flavors and they tasted awesome! I used 3 because they equaled a cup but defitnely try using the flavored oatmeal. :)

  220. Maisy says:

    These look and sound really yummy yet healthy and all the comments were positive. I’m from the uk and just wondering if ready brek was the right type of oats?

  221. Lauren says:

    I added cinnamon, dark chocolate chips, and hemp protein powder. They turned out DELICIOUS! Perfect healthy dessert! I need to double this next time and share. Thanks for adding this recipe!

  222. Erika says:

    Hi! One of my patient’s told me about this recipe yesterday and first thing today I made a batch!

    I doubled the recipe and added about 1 Tbs of almond butter, 2 Tbs raw cacao powder and about 1/4 cup mini choc chips and a generous dash of cinnamon, SO GOOD!!!!

    I am going to recommend this to all my breastfeeding mom’s (I’m a neonatal RN and lactation counselor). Oatmeal is great for milk production and this is the perfect easy recipe for a tired new mom!

    Thank you so much!

    AND I can’t wait to try the pumpkin recipe as well. I see this recipe becoming a staple in my house.

    PS-I went to the discount shelf in my local grocery store and got the “damaged” bananas for super cheap!

  223. Pooja says:

    Omg, what an absolute treasure this is. I had a few sachets of old oatmeal that I was about to throw out because I hated the taste. Now, after I made these, I am going out to buy more of them. These were really tasty and filling. I had cinnamon and raisin oatmeal, to which I added a handful of almonds. The taste was so simple, and so superb. These are a godsend to anyone who is trying to diet. I cannot stay away from sweet treats and I am so happy I found these. I am going to make different flavours with walnuts, dark chocolate chips etc and carry a few to work with me in a box. I also plan to try different fruits and spicy cookies. Now, instead of snacking on 4 mars bars and chips through the day, I can snack on something I like better and is far healthier. How much better can it get. Thank you so much for this recipe.

  224. Becca says:

    I’m in the Kansas City area where I currently can’t get out of my driveway until the plow comes. I went a bit rogue on the recipe, but I wanted to make something with the two browning bananas I had and stuff on hand. I used the recipe and then added some peanut butter, vanilla, cinnamon, honey, chocolate chips, and oat bran until the consistency was right. I cooked them on parchment paper for 15 minutes. Thank you so much for the 2 ingredient recipe! I would’ve never realized I could make eggless, flourless, oilless cookies so easily!!!

  225. Tracey C. says:

    My kids loved these warm! I used cinnamon flavored Quaker perfect portions, this is no sugar added bag of quick oats, 2 large bananas, a large handful of Pb chips AND 4 tsp of melted COCONUT OIL. I added 1tsp at a time si it wouldn’t harden before mixing…and then to make sure it wasn’t too moist, I added about 1/2 cup more of the oats. I am always looking for ways to add coconut oil (it was organic, expeller pressed virgin coconut oil, if anyone cares) to our dits in tasty ways. I cooked as recommended and they turned out great! They did not spread, stayed just as I placed them on the parchment paper! Soooo good! I think I’d use chocolate chips next time though, and maybe walnuts! Thanks for the easy recipe!

  226. Jess says:

    Oh yay! My 1yr old has been sick with a cold and turning down even her fav food (bananas). I just made these with a mix in of white choc yogurt chips and she can’t get them in her mouth fast enough!! Thanks for sharing this!!

  227. Shannon says:

    Just saw this and got up to make them with my 3 year old. Absolutely love the fact that this is a dairy free recipe. It is so hard to find things that he can enjoy! Thanks for sharing!!

  228. Joette says:

    I liked these a lot. My add ins: I started with 3 bananas, a little peanut butter, dumped in old fashion oats and dark chocolate chips.

  229. Melinda says:

    These are baking right now and they smell yummy!

    I added mini chocolate chips, honey, cinnamon, ground flax seed, & chia seed. Makes them even healither by adding some protein, omega 3s & fiber.

  230. Laura says:

    I made these today with 2 Tbsp peanut butter and 2 Tbsp chocolate chips. Awesome! Thank you so much! Just shared the recipe with my celiac daughter in Taiwan and she is really stoked. Can’t wait to share with a friend with a celiac small son. This is a kid friendly recipe and his son can even make the cookies himself!
    You rock!

  231. Tori says:

    I made tonight with your two ingredients and added natural sunflower seeds, honey, and cinnamon… taste like a mini banana nut bread. Thanks!

  232. Nicki says:

    I just made these using organic chai flavored oatmeal and the bananas. SO DEEEEEEEELISSSSSSSSSHUSS

  233. Thank you, Lauren! My kids love them – have made them two days in a row now, using currant raisins as the fill-in.

    Here’s how mine looked: http://nami-nami.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-3-ingredient-cookie.html

  234. Gina says:

    I have now done three batches of these cookies and they keep getting better!
    I did 2 bananas, 1 cup of quick oats, 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1/4 cup peanut butter chips to appease my non-dieting husband for the first batch, shaping them as cookies and baking for 15 minutes as the recipe suggested. They were vury yummy.
    I did the second and third batch at the same time, with 1/4 cup white chocolate chips and 1/4 cup peanut butter chips in one batch and 1/4 cup white chocolate chips and 1/4 cup macadamia nuts in the other batch. This time, I dumped each batch onto a greased cookie sheet (the Pam for baking that has flour in it) and shaped each into one large rectangle and baked for 18 minutes. Once I pulled them out, I let them cool a little and then cut them using a pizza cutter. Both were AMAZING, but the white chocolate/macadamia was definitely the favorite amongst myself, my husband, boss and coworkers.
    I’m very curious about something, though. When I shaped the “dough” into cookies the size of the ones in the picture above, I only yielded ten cookies, and I only yielded eight 2 x 3 inch bars using the second method. Maybe Georgia bananas are less bulky? ;)

  235. Roxy says:

    Just took these out of the oven and these are my new favorite snack! I followed the recipe you gave and added about 1/4 c chocolate chips, about 1 teas cinnamon and some pecan chips. So easy and so tasty!

  236. Rachel says:

    I made these last night with some peanut butter added. Probably like a good round tablespoon, and I added some extra oats. They were great!! It was like eating a bunch of tiny banana breads but with no guilt. I put a couple in a baggy overnight and ate them at work for a morning snack and they were still great. I think they will also be awesome with some cinnamon and chopped nuts. Thanks so much for the easyyy recipy!!!

  237. Amy says:

    Just made these! I used old fashioned oats and added raisins,chopped unsweetened baking chocolate, vanilla protein powder, salt and Z-sweet. YUM! Gonna make more and shape them into bars and freeze them for on the go meals. :)

  238. Amy says:

    Oops. I also added cinnamon. :)

  239. mommyofone says:

    These sound tasty and will definitely give them a try… but what’s so “unhealthy” about eggs, applesauce and baking soda?

  240. kinderdeb says:

    Anxious to give these a try as I can’t eat oatmeal…it’s a “consistency” thing… but I can definitely do a cookie for breakfast!

  241. Diana says:

    I made these, but I added peanut butter and chocolate chips :D

  242. Stephen says:

    It’s pretty funny, I hate cooking, HATE COOKING, but I love bananas and Uncle Toby’s Quick Oats and happened to have both in the house when I read this. So 20 mins later I’m eating them, thanks for the great recipe.

    P.S. – I used a turbo oven to bake them, I used the same recommended temp 180 degrees for 15mins.

  243. Diana says:

    I made these last night and meant to write in. I waited until I woke up. I added peanut butter (all-natural smooth) and semi-sweet chocolate chips. I think it’s a little spooky that someone else named Diana wrote in same day as me – using the same ingredients. ?!?

  244. Janice Gautreaux says:

    I wish you would put a ‘print recipe’ so when I print I don’t get all the comments. It is such a waste of ink and paper. I am going in to make these right now. Thanks for sharing.

  245. Samantha says:

    Just stuck some in the oven!! So excited! They smell great!

  246. Jill says:

    Love these! I finely chopped a handful or so of raw almonds to throw in, added a teaspoon of cinamon and a handfull of dark chocolate chips. TO DIE FOR!!!! Thank you for sharring :)

  247. Shar says:

    I just made these at 9pm. I thought they would be perfect for my clean eating breakfast.

  248. This is awesome! A truly healthy dessert!

  249. Verna Griffin says:

    I used parchment paper and it worked great. Also I tried it on my pampered chef stone and it didn’t make a mess..easy clean up(and with no greasing)

  250. Amy says:

    I love how versatile and easy these are! I made them again last night and this time I used- Old fashioned oats, raisins, half unsweetened baking chocolate and half 88% dark chocolate – chopped, cinnamon, salt and vanilla protein powder, then I shaped them into bars and smeared sun butter over one bar, almond butter over another, sun-almond butter over another and peanut butter over another. When they were done, I was too full to try one, so I let them cool and then wrapped them up and put them in the freezer. I just tried the sun-almond butter bar and can you believe it’s even great right out of the freezer! :)

  251. Amy says:

    My next batch, I’m going to do the same thing, but blend some spinach with one of the bananas in a blender and then mix that with the other banana. See if I can’t get some greens into these awesome little bars/”cookies”! :)

  252. MarkK says:

    Thank you for this great recipe – I am always looking for healthy snacks for my 17 m.o. son without all the sugar. And I too, am sick of making banana-bread.

    I make microwaved potato, taro, and sweet-potato chips for him at home too (yes they do get crunchy!). I figure, if he gets real, healthy snacks he’ll turn away from the processed stuff when he gets exposed to it at school (hopefully because “it doesn’t taste like Dad’s”).

    Looking forward to keeping up with your blog, and I certainly will keep coming back if you keep putting out wonderful tips such as these.

  253. Tamara says:

    I have these in the oven now and they smell wonderful! My son can’t have eggs or dairy, and possibly not gluten (we’re cutting things out to clear up his eczema) so I’m happy to have a treat he can eat that isn’t expensive! Thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to eat them! :) I added cinnamon, raisins, and a teensy bit of vanilla to mine, and used regular oats that I pulsed in a food processor a little so some oats are whole and others are ground. :)

  254. Emily says:

    These just got done I the oven! These are delicious. I added almonds and raisins. I’m sure chocolate chips or peanut butter chips would be good too!

  255. Nina says:

    I have a batch of these in the oven now- just as you made them. However, I managed to eat the remaining batter (almost half) while they were baking. Oops! :)

  256. Marilyn Green says:

    I’m trying these out tonight. They are in the oven as I type. I threw in a handful of freshly grated coconut and a handful of chocolate chips. I love that I can eat the dough without any danger.

  257. DebiR says:

    Love seeing all the variations! We are eating VERY clean these days and I’ve been craving a sweet, this was perfect! I used regular oats, cinnamon, a bit of salt, vanilla and then added unsweetened coconut and walnuts. They were great, but with all the add ins and a bit too much oatmeal they were a bit dry and I wanted a bit more sweet. Added some pure maple syrup and oh.my.heavens! Hit the spot. THANK YOU!!!

  258. Sue says:

    Stumbled on this recipe on Pinterest completely by accident … looking forward to trying it. My 3 1/2 year old suffers when she has sugar (as do we!) so I’m always on the look out for healthy sugar free but yummy stuff for puddings. This should go down a treat :o)

  259. Anne says:

    I just made these, and they’re pretty good! I added a handful of dark chocolate chips and cocoa powder. I will defiantly make these again!

  260. Aliya says:

    I’ve made two batches of these now (and when I get up from the computer I’ll be making another). I use regular oats. I don’t buy quick oats and don’t have a problem with the regular ones for this.
    Both batches I have added in a healthy sprinkle of flax seed meal and chia seeds. With my first batch I added a spoonful of peanut butter and dark chocolate chips. My second batch I added the seeds again and butterscotch chips. Both batches were delicious.
    I love that I can bribe my kids to finish their meal by offering these as desert. They have no idea how healthy desert is and that I WANT them to have desert because it’s healthy.

  261. Rachel says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe! It is perfect, I’ve made them like 5 times since I found it, best breakfast ever!

  262. Michele says:

    Using what I had sitting around after a week out of town, trying to not waste fruit that was past it’s prime.
    1 banana
    1 apple- shredded on a box grater
    1 c old fashioned oats
    handful of walnuts
    sprinkle of cinnamon
    sprinkled the tops with cinnamon/sugar
    I was afraid that they might not hold together with the apple, but they turned out great. The apple taste took over the flavor of the banana, so if you aren’t super fond of banana, you might like this better.

  263. Lauren says:

    whew, everyone is still LOVING this recipe… which is so awesome! It’s so exciting to hear how this recipe changes EVERYTHING for people with kids, with special diets, with allergies, etc! Keep sharing your comments guys, I read EVERY one!!
    Also… I just made these this morning with crushed up chocolate covered pretzels. The added salt was SO tasty. AMAZING.

  264. Ashley says:

    I just made these and added butterscotch chips and a touch of brown sugar! amazing!!! But, am I supposed to refrigerate them, or are they okay to leave on the counter?

  265. Mamamia says:

    I found you through Pinterest and made these cookies tonight. They turned out great! I just did bananas and oatmeal, no mix-ins. My kids liked these. I will make these again and experiment with some dried fruit and chocolate chips. Also, I baked these on parchment paper, so no added grease and they didn’t stick. Thanks for sharing!

  266. Cheryl says:

    THESE ARE AMAZING!! Thanks for posting recipe
    I used bananas, oatmeal, cinnamon, cocounut, walnuts, choc chips and ground flax seed- yummie!

  267. Stephanie says:

    Made these after seeing the recipe on Pinterest…they are still in the oven, so I don’t know yet if they worked or not for me…but couldn’t you just dice some strawberries in there? You might need a teeny bit more oats, but strawberry-banana cookies? Mmmm!

  268. Kitty Finn says:

    I don’t know if I did something wrong, but this didn’t work out too well for me :/ it’s weird, since I really like bananas, and this is an easy and very cheap recipe for a broke college student like me. I used fairly fresh bananas though, they’d just turned yellow today and some of the ones in the bunch still had a bit of green (the grocery store didn’t have any older ones D:<). Otherwise I followed your recipe, adding 1 cup of quick oats to the bananas, plus cinnamon and cranberries. Should I have done something different? I feel like they didn't turn out right, because they're really chewy and look nothing like the ones in your pictures.

  269. Sheila says:

    I made these right away after seeing this recipe…kids loved them, and they r healthy! Love it!

  270. Aunt Ruby says:

    I made these last night & they are fantastic! I have a house full of men who ate too much over the winter & they love cookies. I was on a mission to find healthy, easy cookies to replace the garbage that kept coming in the house. DONE. Thank you!!!

  271. Lindsey says:

    I made these this morning and had one warm and it tasted like banana bread ! So good so I put them in a container and set them aside for a snack after school and I was about to eat one when I saw tht the banana part of the cookie was all brown. Idk but is there a way to prevent tht if so please tell me

  272. steph says:

    love this, can’t wait to try, your pics are awesome too. i have to tell you i found this on pinterest, but I took a very very very long bunny trail to find the original poster.. you! i am going to repin this from your blog!

  273. Ciprian Tomoiaga says:

    I don’t get it… why doo you have to freeze the bananas?

  274. Heather says:

    I made these and split the batch up into 2. One batch I made with peanut butter and chocolate chips(mixed), the next batch got a little to thick while waiting so i added a touch of unsweetened almond milk, and then placed a dark chocolate cocoa roasted almond in the middle of each!! Super good!! And excellent for weight watchers. each cookie was 2 points!! :o)

  275. shannon says:

    Thank you for posting, my 4 yr old is allergic to wheat and eggs among other things and its hard to find a cookie recipe without 30 ingredients.

  276. rose says:

    I made these for work and they were a hit! I also tried a variation with pureed peaches instead of banana, and craisins instead of chips with a little cinnamon and they are an amazing breakfast! Working on a few more variations with butterscotch chips and almond flakes. Apple sauce works ok but is super sweet!

  277. Ciprian Tomoiaga says:

    Kitty Finn, mine also turned out to be really chewie, although I left them in the oven more than 40 minutes. Eventually, they got a bit burnt, but they are still a bit soft. I expected to be crunchy, like biscuits. I guess next time I’ll put more oats. Much more! And maybe leave them over night, such that the oats could absorb the liquid… really dunno …

  278. Sarah says:

    Just tried making these for the very first time. I was nervous by are simply amazing. So yummy! Even better with the chocolate chips. It makes me feel better eating “health” cookies.

  279. Paige says:

    Made these tonight with about 1/4-1/2 tsp of vanilla extract… incredible!! What a fantastic, healthy recipe! As a competitive (and broke!)college athlete, it’s hard to find quick and inexpensive healthy options, but this is a new favorite!

  280. Amanda says:

    I made this with my daughter for the first time. We added cinnamon and crannies to them and they absolutely AMAZING!!!! I think these are one of my new FAVS!!!!! Super Super Delicious!!!

  281. Susan says:

    I made these with just the banana, oatmeal and a dash of cinnamon the first time I made them and I ate them all within 24 hours! I did use Old Fashioned Oats because that’s what I had and they were kind of chewy, almost rubbery, but the flavor was still good.
    I tried again the next day using 4 bananas, about 1 1/2 cups (I eyeballed the amount) of the Old Fashioned Oats and 2 packets of BetterOats OatFit instant oatmeal in the cinnamon roll flavor. THEN I chopped up and added 6 pieces of Dove Dark Chocolate w/almonds AND about a tablespoon of Dutch processed cocoa. The cocoa kind of tightened the whole mixture up a bit, and I let it sit for about 20 minutes before scooping to the cookie sheet in hopes that would help sort of soak into the old fashioned oats. They’re still in the oven, but the raw product tasted wonderful!

  282. Annie says:

    Has anyone tried making these with old fashioned oats? I’m dying to try these out but the only oats I have are the regular old fashioned kind.

  283. Miriam says:

    Two bananas were sitting on my counter just waiting to be used. I saw this recipe and it seemed too good to be true so I was skeptical! I was proved wrong though!
    Made these with the two ripe bananas and one cup of oats (old fashioned were all I had on hand and they worked out well). I added in a little cinnemon and some semi-sweet chocoloate chips.
    Formed them into small cookies and made sure they were packed well and patted down so they stayed together.
    Ended up deliscious! My husband didn’t like the texture, but I know the females in my life will appreciate them!
    Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

  284. Annie says:

    I made mine with two bananas, a rounded cup of (old fashioned) oats, a tablespoon of cinnamon, and a dash of honey. I didn’t have any mix-ins on hand but I couldn’t wait to try these.
    They turned out okay, the texture was as expected. However, without mix-ins such as chocolate chips or raisins, they just weren’t very good. I was very disappointed. I’m anxious to try again when I have something to add in.

  285. Jo-Ann says:

    Made them, added in pecans…really good. My Mom is lactose intolerant and diabetic, perfect treat for her. I think they tasted better the second day. I had them for my mid morning and mid afternoon snack. Love easy recipes. This one is a keeper.

  286. Nichole says:

    I just made these and they are AWESOME! So good, I posted a link to the recipe on Facebook, so all my friends could try them too!

  287. Aimee says:

    Tried the banana and the pumpkin cookie recipe. LOVED THEM!!! Do you have any more recipes like these ones?

  288. Marie says:

    This is for all the people complaining about them going bad too fast. Why not try putting them in the refrigerator?

  289. Nicole says:

    I feel like I’m the odd one, I didn’t care for them. They cooked kinda gray, and were a glue like consistency. The only add in I did was cinnamon, so maybe it just needed some more extras.

  290. javamom77 says:

    Hey these are a great idea for someone who is diet sensitive like glutenfree, sugarfree etc. I will be making these for our families with special needs support group since we have many diet sensitive people that will be coming to it and that could have these. Thank you so much.

  291. Lisa says:

    I mixed in Reese’s peanut butter chips…awesome!
    Thanks for the recipe, great idea for my always too ripe nanners!

  292. Eso says:

    I frosted mine with Nutella. Yum!

  293. Roma says:

    I added in pumpkin pie spice mix, crystalized ginger, more spice mix, raisins, and chocolate chips. I put them in cupcake tins and my husband loves the grab them for breakfast. We’re already planning on making these for camping and road trips.

  294. Liat says:

    Replace one banana with a carrot for even less sugar and more win :)
    These were YUMMY

  295. Amanda says:

    These are super good and healthy! Love it!

  296. Valerie says:

    A-mazing! I put the oats, some ground flax seed, chocolate chips, and walnuts in a blender and blended them together. I also blended my partially frozen bananas and then folded them in together. 340 degrees for 10 minutes. Squishy, yummy, healthy goodness. THANKS so much for sharing such a simple idea!

  297. Kristin says:

    I was cruising Pinterest tonight looking for a simple vegan dessert I could make and eat right now. Found this recipe, jumped right up and made them with chocolate chips and pecans. So yummy and so many possibilities. Thank you so much for sharing this!!!!!!!!! :)

  298. Megan says:

    HI Laura – LOVE this post!! I reviewed it on my blog: http://www.thepinteresteffect.com and linked back to you! (I’m doing 100 Projects from Pinterest in one year)
    Thanks so much!!
    Megan

  299. sarah reynolds says:

    I added in hemp hearts and vanilla extract! They are so delicious!

  300. April says:

    I saw this easy recipe on Pinterest the other day and thought I’d give it a try right away since I had 3 very over-ripe bananas. Oh my goodness!! Love them! I used 3 bananas instead of 2 and added a handful of chocolate chips and finely ground walnuts. Yummy! They do stay a bit on the soft side after baking but I found by keeping them refrigerated they firm up nicely and it brings out the flavor more. Thanks for the great, simply and healthy recipe! :o)

  301. Vaness says:

    I just made these! Haven’t tasted them yet but I can’t wait to! I was also wondering if anyone would think they would be good for my puppy? Dog treats?

  302. Andy says:

    I’m making these for the third time! With walnuts, I love them.

  303. Lindsey says:

    Would they be ok to freeze after they’re made so they last longer?

  304. joyce says:

    these are really really really good. i was tired of the same old banana and oatmeal routine in the am. i mixed a banana and a half and a cup of oatmeal and a packet of splenda and baked.. yummmm. and i can have like 8 of them. although i only got 11 ‘cookies’
    delicious.. thanks. i repinned on pinterest. keep the ideas coming!!

  305. Claire says:

    Thank you for this recipe! I have been fighting my choco chip cookie craving for the sake of my diet, so I was stoked to find this. I mixed in choc chips and cinnamon, wanted more flavor so there’s a batch in the oven with more cinnamon and a little vanilla. I used parchment paper so there’s no oil. Happy girl here!

  306. DesertFlower says:

    Hey! Just pulled these out of the oven… I used 3 medium bananas, a cup of cinnamon and spice instant oatmeal, just a splash of water, and added some choco chips on top! I’m looking forward to seeing how they taste!

  307. Julie says:

    OMG yes! I just made these and they are seriously good. I added 3 teaspoons of peanut butter, and a dash of nutmeg and cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. So good.

  308. bria s. says:

    just made 2 batches, one with honey & cinnamon and another with PB2 powder! yum!!

  309. Swetha.S.Patil says:

    hi lily..your cookies are really very easy to prepare and healthy indeed..i would definitely try them…but my oven is limited to 200 degrees,so could u suggest an alternative for cooking time and temperature

  310. Sara says:

    I tried those today, and they are my new favorite snack ! I followed your recipe but added 1/2 cup baking chocolate, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 6-7 chopped almonds.
    I also forgot to grease my baking sheet, and it was a mess! but as the cookie cooled, it came right off without difficulty. Amazing :)!

  311. Christine says:

    just made my first batch with 2 bananas, 3 packages instant apple cinnamon oatmeal and some walnuts. YUMMMMYYY!

  312. Paige Taylor says:

    These are so easy and delicious! I decided to throw in a spoonful of Nutella into the mixture and I definitely recommend it for that extra bit of sweetness. Thank you for the awesome (and extremely simple) recipe!!

  313. Susan says:

    Easy? Yes! Delicious? NO! I added cinnamon & chocolate chips. Not even my 1 year old Grandson that will eat almost anything liked them. =\

  314. Marisa says:

    I totally made these for a friend of mine and they turned out so wonderfully, I just had to blog about them! http://apartment402.tumblr.com/post/45754693964/three-ingredient-cookies

  315. Kay says:

    Holy moly! I thought this was one of those internet ideas that sounded too good to be true. But these were delicious and held together well. Great finger food for my toddlers! I added in a little peanut butter. Can’t wait to try chocolate chips.

  316. Georgie says:

    Came across this on pinterest & had to try it being diabetic & pregnant i have found myself craving sweet treats!! just made 2 batches of these one with cinnamon & sultanas and the other has sultanas, crushed almond flakes & a few chocolate sprinkles (my baking cupboard has become bare since i was diagnosed with diabetes). I love them & i must say they also got the big thumbs up from my 16 month old son :) thank you for sharing this recipe.

  317. Kathie says:

    Thank you, thank you for this recipe!!! I made them exactly as your recipe says and they were delicious. I can’t wait to try them with the different additions everyone has suggested…but keep them healthy. Planning on freezing after baking to have for a weeks worth of snaking/breakfast.

  318. Sarah says:

    I’m adding organic peanut butter with honey and dark choc chips:)

  319. Brenda says:

    I absolutely love this recipe!! I just made the basic two ingredient version with chocolate chips then iced them with almond butter. I had three and don’t feel the least bit bad. I love my life right now :)

  320. Stephanie says:

    Well I Made Them Today, I Didn’t Have Any Extras So I Made Them Plain, Just Oats And Bananas. Do You Think That’s Ok?

  321. Cami says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I added chocolate chips (cause I love them…), walnuts, and then sprinkled in some cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. I think I’ll put a little more cinnamon in next time I make them. These are the perfect quick, easy, and definitely healthier than I usually eat cookie. And they are chewy!

  322. Annie says:

    LOVED these cookies!!! I added Baker’s Chocolate Chunks and Walnuts – so super yummy! Quick to put together! And no guilt! Perfect! Thanks!

  323. Annie says:

    I just read Swetha.S.Patil post from March 17 – I’m guessing she’s using Celsius. Swetha – 350 Degrees F converts to 176.667 Celsius. :D

  324. Kelly Martin says:

    Mmmmm just tried these as not sure if they would turn out okay as when they were warm did not think much of them, but, once they cooled, slightly moreish! I added sultanas and walnuts, thinking desiccated coconut might be nice too. Thanks for this great adaptable idea. I am on a sugar-free diet so these are perfect.

  325. Aine says:

    Constantly making brownies and cakes and other things that my diabetic father can’t eat. I read this recipe out to him and he nearly jumped out of his seat.

  326. Sarah says:

    I made these w old fashion rolled oats (put in blended to become instant oats – SUPER easy) and then added in cinnamon, nutmeg, small apple chunks, raisens, and a dash of vanilla. I baked them for 20 mins and they had a squishy but half baked consistency. I loved the apples and cinnamon but i felt like it was missing something. HOWEVER! I’d like to thank u for this recipe. I’m taking these cookies as a challenge bc i love Cookies and Eating healthy is a little easier w a healthy treat like this. I’m going to try flattening them more and flipping them, and using other healthy ingredient combinations. I’m excited to try peanut butter, dark chocolate, coconut, pumpkin, carrot pulp, and other ingredients I’ve read in the comments! Thank you again! :D

  327. charmaine says:

    I made these this morning…. cannot stop eating them! Amazing! Thanks for a great recipe! This is how I will be using my ripe bananas from now on!

  328. Julie says:

    I used some homemade granola (made earlier today) instead of straight oats…Holy wow but they are/were good ;)

    Thank you for the awesome idea that is so easily tweakable.

  329. Melissa says:

    Unsweetened Coconut Flaked….HELLO!

  330. Melissa says:

    Oh these DEF need mix in! To bland with out any. And bake on parchment. They wont stick to it and no clean up but the bowl.

  331. Lucille Ann says:

    I too dislike eating oatmeal and have made a similar cookie using the oatmeal left-over from hubby’s breakfast. Since it is already moist I add a bit of flour to stiffen or more oats, (adjust according to amount of cereal) then the nuts,and extra raisins, etc. Grease the cookie sheet and bake. The kids love them and I can eat oats the easy way!

  332. Terry says:

    I plan on trying these today. Looks like a great idea. I just wanted to leave a quick tip on bananas for anyone who may not have thought about it. Be sure to peel your bananas and cut them in maybe 4 parts prior to freezing. Makes it way easier when you are ready to use them.

  333. Michelle says:

    I tried them with a spoonful of PB & Stevia… SO good! What an amazing healthy treat :)

  334. Traci says:

    These were so good!! I used the packets of instant oatmeal, the sugar free brown sugar and maple flavored ones. His added more flavor and sweetness to it. Also added cinnamon and vanilla as well! Spectacular!

  335. Kelly Martin says:

    yIKES LOL I have now made my second batch LOL I made sure my bananas were super ripe added walnuts, dessicated coconut, sultanas and cinnamon & perfection! thank you

  336. Allison says:

    I use dates, walnuts, chocolate chips and shredded coconut as mix ins. Also throw in some agave nectar, cinnamon and vanilla extract- so good! I find myself making these every couple weeks they’re so good!

  337. Bethany says:

    How long do you think these would keep?

  338. Kathy says:

    these sound heavenly…my kind of baking.. :-)

  339. Dawn says:

    I made these with unsweetened coconut, cinnamon and cocoa powder. Wish I would have put a touch of honey or brown sugar and vanilla to help sweeten the cocoa powder. A great recipe though :) I am going to store these in a container in the fridge to keep them fresh.

  340. Andre says:

    Being a guy I don’t “bake” but had to try these when I saw the recipe, I made mine with the two ingredients plus a spoonful of natural PB, cinnamon & choc. chips. Holy sh*t these are good, awesome snack to take to work and eat between lunch and dinner, thank you Lauren. Will try different add-ins next time around.

  341. Christy says:

    Like many, I saw this and had to make them NOW. I used 2 medium bananas, 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats (because that’s all I buy), and 1/4 cup Trader Joe’s orange cranberries. DELICIOUS!!!! I put mine on parchment paper and they didn’t stick!

  342. Mitchell says:

    I’ve been waiting a week to make these. They just came out of the oven and I have no desire to try them. They look terrible (oats held together by mashed banana) and don’t smell appetizing, just like cooked bananas.
    1. Did you grind the oats up first? My wife said that in the mixing pictures they look finer.
    2. I did use regular Q Oats because I didn’t read their cook time. My wife pointed that out and suggested I add a little water which I did.
    I will try again but don’t anticipate giving them rave reviews.

  343. Wendy says:

    I made 3 batches, 1st one is 70% dark chocolate chips with shredded coconut, the 2nd kind I made mango and cinnamon, and the 3 one I’m making avocado and chopped almonds. The second batch is being cooked right now, but judging the 1st kind I made, they are so good! And your right! You could eat the whole batch if you wanted to, because there is no added sugar, or flour, or oil! ( I didn’t even use grease to cook it with because I have a non- stick baking pan! You know what is made in your food, and that’s the best part! I’m all about healthy clean eating!

  344. Sonia says:

    these were fantastic!

    I just wanted to add that for rolled oats, I added about 4 teaspoons of milk to a cup of old fashioned rolled oats, mixed and let it sit for 30 minutes. I found that some of the “chewiness” goes away!

    thank you for this recipe! I don’t even feel guilty about the 4 I just ate!

  345. Nadine says:

    merci pour cette simplissime recette !

  346. diane says:

    I’ve made a few batches now – they are really good. I used rolled oats mixed with oat bran. The oat bran helps them hold together, and make them a little more “cookie-like.” I add a pinch of either honey or brown sugar too, along with the add-ins. Thanks so much for posting this – now I have a breakfast easy enough to eat in the car!

  347. Karin says:

    Thanks for this I love it and have made two batches so far. In the first I just added dried cranberries, in the second I added dried cranberries but also a sprinkling of flax seeds, some LSA and some honey – OMG I love these things!

  348. Sharon says:

    I’m munching on my first batch now–delicious! I’m not a fan of ripe bananas (I like them barely yellow, lol), but the cookies don’t have that over-ripe, too-sweet taste at all! I used gluten-free old-fashioned oats (gave them a quick whirl in the blender), mixed in a bit of shredded carrot, some chopped walnuts, and cinnamon, and pressed a few mini chocolate chips on top. The texture is good, they’re very Weight Watchers Points-friendly, and it’s great that I don’t have to do kitchen gymnastics to make them GF. My grandson enjoyed helping me make them, and is chowing on his first cookie now. Thanks for a wonderful idea! I’m going to try the pumpkin oatmeal ones next.

  349. Lindsey G says:

    Does anyone know the calorie count?

  350. I am going to try these with coconut.

  351. Susan E says:

    I have made these twice and I really enjoyed them. The first time I only added cinnamon and they were pretty good. They almost tasted like banana bread. The second batch I made with cinnamon and some chocolate chips. I loved them with the chocolate chips added. They are great for a healthy treat when I need to satisfy my sweet tooth.

  352. Audra R says:

    I couldn’t resist making these with the browned sad bananas I had sitting on the counter. The “dough” smells and tastes amazing. I used regular rolled oats and pulsed them in the Cuisinart a few times to make them finer and then used my dough attachment to blend in the bananas. I added a little bit of cinnamon and vanilla for flavoring and also put in about a tsp of lemon juice to help the bananas not go brown as I saw someone mention that her cookies turned brown and then black. With some pecans as a mix in this is such a healthy treat! Thanks so much!

  353. Lisa says:

    Just tried these. Pretty good, but will probably tweak it more next time. Just added mini semisweet choc. chips this time. Will probably add cinnamon or vanilla next.

  354. Kimmber says:

    Added choc chips and organic chopped peanuts. So so. Good for me but not to give away. Like the simplicity. Will try w carrots and raisins next time. Thanks.

  355. Emily says:

    Thanks for the idea :) I made them today and added some cinnamon, vanilla extract and chocolate chips. Tasted wonderful (next time I will be adding some nuts as well)

  356. Rebecca says:

    I tried these tonight, we had a butt load of bananas in various stages of over ripeness on our counter. I took the two softest and brought baking laziness to a whole new level… I tossed the ingredients in a ziploc bag and let my toddler mash away to her hearts content. I used a baking pan lined with parchment paper so there were zero dishes to clean (yay) everyone enjoyed them.

  357. katie says:

    Very good! About 62 calories a piece in mine, but very low fat! I must admit I was skeptical but they turned out moist and chewy, and are a very quick alternative to the typical cookie.

  358. katie says:

    Also I used regular rolled oats, and they turned out fine.

  359. Kate says:

    These are amazing! I was hesitant at first, but these cookies are simple, healthy, and yummy! Perfect for anyone looking to boost their “good cholesterol” too, as am I.

  360. Elle says:

    These are great! I put two tablespoons of nutella in my mixture and they come out absolutely delicious.

  361. Keisha says:

    Mine are rubbery.

  362. Selina says:

    I Just Made These This Morning For Breakfast..I Thought They WeRe Really Good For Something Healthy..And I Like Anything With Oatmeal And BanAnas..I Added UnSweet Coconut And SUgarfree ChOc CHips…And A Couple Packages Of Splenda. Next Time I Will Try Peanut Butter And Cinnamon. Thanks For Sharing Your Recipe.

  363. Nicole says:

    Just made them and am in love! Quick question: where do you store them? Fridge or leave them out?

  364. Michelle says:

    added flakes of coconut. yum!

  365. Kym says:

    I have been making these for about 2 months since I first saw this recipe appear in my facebook thread! My husband asks me constantly to make them. we try to follow a healthy fat and suger free diet and these are amazing!! There are just tooo many variants to make depending on what i have available in the cupboad!! I love love love them! thank you!

  366. Kym says:

    I have been making these for about 2 months since I first saw this recipe appear in my facebook thread! My husband asks me constantly to make them. we try to follow a healthy fat and suger free diet and these are amazing!! There are just tooo many variants to make depending on what i have available in the cupboad!! I love love love them! thank you!

  367. Staci says:

    Wow. 3 bananas in the basket, so bumped up the oatmeal to 1.5 cups. Since I didn’t have quick-cooking oats I threw them in the magic bullet for a couple pulses thinking they’d have an easier time soaking up the moisture (I think they did cook more evenly). Half a batch with cinnamon and giant raisins, the other half with mini chocolate chips. Brilliant!

  368. Michelle says:

    I think my boys will love these! Will they come off of silpat okay or is it better to grease a cookie sheet?

  369. Jennifer says:

    I have been trying to eat clean. These sounded perfect. I added a few choc chips and 2 scoops of protein powder. They are a perfect breakfast. I get my complex carbs and protein in a perfectly healthy cookie. Perfect!!

  370. Toni says:

    I am literally sitting in front of my computer snacking on these right now. I’ve just tried your recipe for the first time and these cookies are AMAZING. I made mine with 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats, one medium banana and a small handful of Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips. I am in love and I will be making these all the time thank you!

  371. Samantha says:

    Thank you so much for this simple recipe! I don’t care for the texture of bananas so this is a great alternative to getting my fruit in for the day! These were really easy to make and also very good. I just added a little bit of cinnamon, vanilla and chocolate chips.

  372. Stacey says:

    * refrigerate after cooled off from the oven;
    Don’t leave in pantry for more tha a day-or they get naaasty, there’s fresh ingredients and bananas spoil fast, so I put my batch in a ziploc container, toss in fridge.
    I take 1 or 2 to work with me for my 4pm energy hit before I hit the gym after work. Staves off hunger really well.
    - My mix-ins: Cranberries, crushed cashews or almonds, raisins, 2 tbsp organic PB (choc chips on a cheat day); make into ‘energy bar’ rectangle shapes on greased cookie sheet (I use earth balance soy spread as I don’t eat butter), and I drizzle the tops of the cookies lightly with a bit of honey.
    enjoy!

  373. Thank you for this yummy cookies :)
    My oh-I-don’t-like-breakfast-son loved them and my daycare kids too.
    So here is the pic and recipe in German ;)
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=625620400799581&set=a.312661068762184.88615.312651125429845&type=1&theater

  374. Belinda says:

    Wow these are great! I just made them, except I didn’t have any choc chips so I used a spoon full of nutella!

  375. LizZing says:

    My add-in? 1 scoop of MaxPro Chocolate protein powder :)
    Chocolatey deliciousness!

  376. Julia says:

    Thank you so much for this amazing recipe! A legit two-ingredient cookie recipe–where one of the ingredients isn’t a box of cookie mix or a thing of cream cheese–is a complete dream come true!

    These cookies are bomb! Since discovering your recipe a couple months ago, I have been making them almost every single night for dessert! I like to add cocoa nibs, cinnamon, and a pinch of Himalayan sea salt. I featured them on my blog (linking back to you, of course) as well! My husband loves them too and has been making them for breakfast cookies, using almond butter, raisins, and cinnamon as add-ins.

    Thank you so much! We couldn’t love this recipe more!

    xo
    Julia

  377. InSANEmom says:

    I made a double batch… And put in some cinnamon sugar… About 2 tbs worth. I used parchment paper on a baking stone… Even after 20 minutes they didn’t get hard. BUT they are yummy! Really, it tastes just like eating a bowl of oatmeal. Thanks!

  378. Virago says:

    I just made a batch of these with a sprinkle of salt, a pinch of brown sugar, and a tablespoon or so of almond meal for protein.
    Next time I’m going to try toasting the quick oats first, because the only thing I didn’t like was the slightly “raw” taste the oats had.
    Thanks!

  379. christin says:

    do you blend/grind the oats before you mix in the banana? the picture looks like your oats are finer than mine…

  380. Amanda says:

    Why are they spongey texture?

  381. A says:

    Made these last night. Quick and amazing!! Just wondering if anyone has tried making a whole lot at once and freezing them?

  382. Janine Camm says:

    My husband is planning to make these and he’s already listing his add-ins starting with a drizzle of honey over the cookies while they are still warm and strawberry sauce.

  383. Anna NZ says:

    I just made 2 batches of these. I added in 40g dark chocolate chips and 50g chopped walnuts to the first batch and 40g slivered almonds with 30g thread coconut to the second batch. They are both delicious. I will definitely make these again.

  384. Jody says:

    Do you know off hand if 100% Whole Wheat Oatmeal would work in place of the quick oatmeal?

  385. Alice says:

    so all i had was mixed fruit quick oatmeal in blueberry and peach, but it was great. i added a dash of cinnamon, vanilla, and honey…and honey- i’m sold.

  386. Camille says:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe, it sounds amazing and sooo healthy !! A good way to finally enjoy a treat without the guilt :) :)

  387. Justine says:

    Genius! Healthy non-dairy, gluten free cookies! Delicious and oh-so-simple!!! I’m in love! I mixed in what I had: peanut butter, vanilla, and some rasins, plus a pinch of sea salt. When they finished baking, I topped them with a smidge of Nutella. It’s a miracle of God that I didn’t immedately scarf down the entire tray (as was my impulse!!!). Thanks Lauren, my stomach and my hubby are very happy :))))

  388. yamy says:

    I just made these! they have a really awesome flavor, just like moist banana bread. My boyfriend liked the taste but didn’t care for the texture. I was thinking about next time grinding up an additional 1/4 or less cup oats in a coffee grinder to make oat flour and add that too see if it cuts back on the moisture in the center. I may also add some organic 70% dark chocolate chunks! thank you for creating these..i love these so much!!

  389. Beverley says:

    I added rice krispies :)

  390. Ashley says:

    Found these on Pinterest and just tried them. My 2 year old and I love them! A few things I did were: I just used my hand to mash it all and added in dark choc chips, a splash of almond extract and a dash of cinnamon and they are pretty good. I also baked them on parchment paper and they come off easy.

  391. Ashley says:

    Found these on Pinterest and just tried them. My 2 year old and I love them! A few things I did were: I just used my hand to mash it all and added in dark choc chips, a splash of almond extract and a dash of cinnamon and they are pretty good. I also baked them on parchment paper and they come off easy.

  392. Michelle says:

    Hello, just made these tonight. How do you store? Do they need to be refrigerated??

  393. Jamie says:

    I adapted these into a lactaction cookie! All the recipes for lactation cookies call for tons of sugar, flour and buttter which is why theyre so fattening. So I just took your two ingredient recipe and added in all the other milk makin stuff and they turned out great!

  394. Thea says:

    Really great, I’ve made these twice already. For the first cookies I put a bit too much banana so they became quite soft, but the second time I did it right. For my cookies I added 1 tsp vanilla, 80% dark chocolate and raisins. The result was surprisingly sweet despite the dark chocolate! Banana really does wonders. I also made some without adding anything, they were nice too.

  395. Brittany says:

    I saw this recipe and made it right away, I had bananas that were about to go bad. They turned out so good. I didn’t measure anything, just judged the thickness of the “dough” by feel. I added vanilla extract and chocolate chips. I used a bit of coconut oil to grease the pan and they didn’t stick at all. Thank you so much for this awesome recipe! I’m spreading the word!

  396. Robin says:

    @Jamie, a friend made these for me last week when my son was born – with chocolate chips – delicious! I was intrigued by your comment about making them into a lactation cookie. I did a little research and found that I would need to add flax meal and brewer’s yeast – is that what you did? In what proportions? Thanks!

  397. Monica says:

    Just made these! Added walnuts, raisins, cinnamon, and a bit of maple syrup at my 3y/o’s insistence! :) Baked them on my silicon mat, although I had to bake them an extra 5min since I made them bigger (just made 8 cookies). Yummy!!

  398. Bree says:

    If my oven doesn’t go up too 350, would 180 degrees be alright?

  399. Angie says:

    Just made a batch absolutely yummy added in 1/4 cup walnuts. How low calorie are these if its just the banana and oatmeal?

  400. Cris says:

    Just made these. I’m going to use them as breakfast cookies. I did half the batch with bananas, oatmeal and chocolate chips and to the other alf I added a large tablespoon of peanut butter to add some protein and I have to say the peanut butter ones were our favorite.

  401. Kim says:

    Is there a substitite for bananas? I made these last week with cinnamon and chocolate chips. I wanted to make these for my mom but she does not like bananas. She could not believe that was all the ingredients it called for.

  402. Bernadette says:

    I used Earnst Oatmeal (it has dried cranberries, sun flower seeds, flax seed, and other yummy stuff!!)
    My hubby and son normally don’t eat ‘healthy’ stuff but they both loved these!!! A new staple snack.
    Thank you for sharing.

  403. Corinna says:

    Love these! I adore oatmeal (so I always have it in my home) and I had 2 over ripe bananas that I had planned to make into bread. Deciding to make these cookies was a WAY better idea. Took 2 minutes to mash the ingredients, then I decided to toss in some chopped dark chocolate that I had from another recipe. Thanks so much! I might even make these sans the chocolate for a quick breakfast. Thanks!

  404. Jen says:

    I just made these over the weekend with raisins and cinnamon as my mix-ins. I love no guilt desserts!

    http://teacherbakermealmaker.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-healthiest-cookies-in-world.html

  405. maneki says:

    I’ve made these two times now and have really taken a liking to them. First I was a tad disappointed as they got a weird almost rubbery texture, which might’ve been due to the oven (it’s not as hot as our old one and I’m still getting used to that) or that I used regular oats or that I baked them for too long as they were so soft. Or maybe it’s just that I’m used to a different texture in cookies.

    First I made them with just banana and oats and then dipped the bottom in milk chocolate after baking. The second time I chopped some dark chocolate (86 %) finely and mixed in. Liked those better as the chocolate helped the texture and the flavour were well mixed. Next time I’ll try adding skrädmjöl (toasted oat flour) instead of oats — and chocolate of cause.

    And then we’ll see what I can think of. Buying quick oats, which I’ve rarely seen in the shops, might be a good idea. Perhaps I’ll try adding my favourite chocolate and hazelnut spread? (No, it’s not Nutella, it’s Renée Voltaire’s organic Hazelnut & Chocolate spread with a hint of orange.) Recently read a blog suggesting bananas go well with blueberries and hazelnuts so that might be something to try. Keeping it simple and just add müsli/granola? Just raid the kitchen and hope for the best? The simplicity of the recipe makes it a perfect starting point for experimentation, really.

  406. Sandi says:

    Freeze them. I like eating them partially frozen. Like eating an ice cream cookie. I also make with 1/2 maple flavored oatmeal and 1/2 regular quick cook oatmeal. Great snack!!

  407. Mary says:

    I love these cookies but I do not have a lot of time for baking. I want to make large batches to save. Does anyone know how long they would last in the freezer or refrigerator? I am guessing not too long because of the bananas.

  408. OvercomingO says:

    Lauren,

    My name is also Lauren! Anyways, I have been on the search for a healthy chocolate chip cookie variation since I started on the journey to lose weight. Finally, there is one that I can indulge in from time to time. My husband and I eat very clean and try not to have any added sugars or unnecessary fats as part of our diet, so when I discovered your recipe for bananas, oats, and the option of chocolate chips, I was ecstatic! By the way, I made them this morning, and they’re delicious. I cut the recipe in half and only added 1 Tbs. of chocolate chips which was plenty for the amount made. Feel free to check out out blog sometime: overcomingo.com. It’s the story of our weight loss journey so far. I’ll check back for more recipes in the future!

  409. Chavon says:

    Rather than grease the pan use parchment paper. They slide right off and you don’t have to wash the pans.

  410. Jodi says:

    Loooove these cookies! Made them with my kids (6 and 9) after school yesterday-used two brown bananas, splash of vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup cooked QUINOA!, handful of raisins and handful of sunflower seeds. Kids loved them. My new breakfast cookie!
    Made a second batch with 2 bananas, 2 packs of apple cinnamon Quaker oatmeal (hubbies), a 1/2 cup cooked quinoa (for protein), and handful of raisins-Hubby and kids loved them-
    Thank you!

  411. Melissa says:

    Could I ask what you guys recommend in grams instead of a ‘cup’. I’m in the UK so we don’t have standard cup measurements, but I do have a food scale so can work in grams or ounces.

    Thanks!

  412. Brad S says:

    We loved your recipe so much that we shared it with our community. I hope you don’t mind :) .http://recipesharingcommunity.blogspot.ca/2013/05/2-ingredient-cookies-recipe-sharing.html

  413. stewart m says:

    Made a mistake making mine too big so a bit soft inside. But other than that they are good. Wish I thought of this years ago. Work perfect for my breakfast!

  414. stewart m says:

    Made a mistake making mine too big so a bit soft inside. But other than that they are good. Wish I thought of this years ago. Work perfect for my breakfast!

  415. Amanda says:

    Yum! These look really great – I’m pinning these bad boys :)

  416. Lauren says:

    I just made these and they are delicious! I added vanilla, almond slivers, vanilla, and cinnamon. I love how simple they are and they only take 15 minutes! Amazing cookie alternative!

  417. julie says:

    I added chocolate chunks,, a teaspoon of cinnamon, a few roasted peanuts, and vanilla extract. They are delicious! Like a chewy granola bar type cookie! Yum

  418. Vuyo says:

    Wow this is perfect as a snack for my daniel’s fasting.

  419. Jodie says:

    Ok ~ so these are fantastic! Great for my new diabetic diet! I added a tsp of finely ground flax seed ~ can’t even tell it’s in there but it adds a great boost of omegas and fiber ~ good for ya!

  420. Erin O'Brien says:

    I have swapped out cereal bars in favor of these healthful little devils. They’re satisfying and last a while if frozen. They are the perfect accompaniment to breakfast, as a snack or a mid-workout pick-me-up. Thank you!

  421. Ashley says:

    I have a suggestion on an add-in…don’t know if it was mentioned cause there are just wayyyy too many comments to read. I add hershey cinnamon chips to ours. The cinnamon chips add just a special little something to any oatmeal cookie which leaves everyone wondering why they are so darn good. Thanks for the recipe for a quick and healthy snack!

  422. Tay says:

    Mmmm… Eating them now. Perfect for breakfast!

  423. tree says:

    For everyone who has said these are rubbery and bland – I AGREE – they can be! However, I found a fix for my batch.

    1. Make sure the bananas are absolutely ripe and have brown skin. Mine were completely brown on the outside and inside they were totally mushy. Looks gross, but trust me, it tastes so much better this way.

    2. Add a pinch of salt. It makes a HUGE difference in flavor.

    3. Add a dollop of coconut oil. I probably mashed in at least 1/2 to a full tablespoon of coconut oil to the banana before adding the oats. The oil helps to make the cookie crispier when baking, and coconut oil is relatively good for you!

    4. Flatten the cookies as much as possible. I added a handful of chocolate chips to mine (no nuts, no raisins, etc.) and, wearing a food-grade plastic glove, I smushed the cookie til it was nearly paper thin – you can use a fork to flatten it, too. Think of the thickness of “lace” cookies (Google if you don’t know what I’m talking about).

    5. My oven isn’t working so I used a toaster oven – I cranked the temp to between 375-400 degrees and baked for about 12-15 minutes, checking to make sure they were not burning. When I want EXTRA crispy cookies, I turn on the “toast” function for just a minute or two.

    6. Let the cookies cool off for a few minutes before eating to let it set a bit. They’re rather soft right out of the oven.

    Hope this help with the mushy/rubbery cookie problem! Otherwise – excellent recipe for when you want a little batch of sweets without the wheat flour and excess refined sugar! Thanks for the reicipe, The Burlap Bag!

  424. tree says:

    For everyone who has said these are rubbery and bland – I AGREE – they can be! However, I found a fix for my batch.

    1. Make sure the bananas are absolutely ripe and have brown skin. Mine were completely brown on the outside and inside they were totally mushy. Looks gross, but trust me, it tastes so much better this way.

    2. Add a pinch of salt. It makes a HUGE difference in flavor.

    3. Add a dollop of coconut oil. I probably mashed in at least 1/2 to a full tablespoon of coconut oil to the banana before adding the oats. The oil helps to make the cookie crispier when baking, and coconut oil is relatively good for you!

    4. Flatten the cookies as much as possible. I added a handful of chocolate chips to mine (no nuts, no raisins, etc.) and, wearing a food-grade plastic glove, I smushed the cookie til it was nearly paper thin – you can use a fork to flatten it, too. Think of the thickness of “lace” cookies (Google if you don’t know what I’m talking about).

    5. My oven isn’t working so I used a toaster oven – I cranked the temp to between 375-400 degrees and baked for about 12-15 minutes, checking to make sure they were not burning. When I want EXTRA crispy cookies, I turn on the “toast” function for just a minute or two.

    6. Let the cookies cool off for a few minutes before eating to let it set a bit. They’re rather soft right out of the oven.

    Hope this help with the mushy/rubbery cookie problem! Otherwise – excellent recipe for when you want a little batch of sweets without the wheat flour and excess refined sugar! Thanks for the recipe, The Burlap Bag!

  425. Lorie says:

    Wait. What do you consider to be “old”? Mushy? Turning black and mushy? How do I know if they’re too old? I thought you couldn’t eat the black parts? How long do you freeze them for? How long do you let them thaw? Are they still cold or room temperature when you mix them up?

    I’m a HORRIBLE cook. I ruined 21 dozen butter cookies in one afternoon. I need more specifics. Otherwise, I’m going to ruin another 21 dozen.

    If you add all that stuff like salt and coconut oil, then technically they’re not 2 ingredients.

  426. Geoff says:

    One word: AWESOME! Just made these and put walnuts, raisins and a hint of vanilla. I also blended all ingredients in food processor. Great flavor and oh yeah HEALTHY!

  427. pbs says:

    YUM!! I’ve made something really similar to this idea (mashed banana and flax seed–cracker bites. both of my attempts came out similar,, still delish but pretty soft and felt like they might fall apart if held for too long. will the cookies burn if I leave them in for a longer period of time?

  428. Marina Turner says:

    I love the simplicity of this recipe. Only 2 ingredients. And they look absolutely delicious. I will be making these for my run later. Thanks for posting. (I’m a health nut/vegetarian)

  429. Julie Bentley says:

    Found these on Pinterest. Wow love them and oh so easy. do you refrigerate them and how long will they keep for do you know. thanks for sharing.

  430. rachael g says:

    I love reading all the different variations people have made! I think I need to try them all. We love adding peanut butter and chocolate chips, and I like to grind my oats up till it’s not quite flour.

  431. Angel says:

    This inspired me and I made my own with some differences. I used ripe bananas, oats, an egg, honey, milk, brown sugar, & cinnamon. The cookies were awesome!

  432. Lee says:

    Just made a batch and threw in some cinnamon and chocolate chips – yummy (won’t last long once my roomie gets a taste of them)

  433. Alyce Mari says:

    I added cinnamon and chocolate rice cereal and a little splenda

  434. Kacey says:

    LOVE! I made them using steel cut oats (all I had on hand) and because of the oats, I added a teaspoon of coconut oil. I also added chocolate chips. OMH these are so yummy! Thanks so much for sharing this!

  435. Amanda Riegel says:

    These are amazing! I added chocolate chips and My whole family is in love, even my sister who doesn’t like oatmeal and my partner who doesn’t like anything remotely healthy!

  436. Rhonda says:

    These are so amazing easy. Why have we been making cookies with all that flour and sugar? Thank you for sharing with us. This is my families new go to cookie. Your brain really thinks you’re eating a regular cookie but sike this one won’t pile on the pounds.

  437. Alexis says:

    I tried making these with just bananas and oats, but I found them way too bland, so my second batch I added 1/8 cup of brown sugar and 1/4 tsp of cinnamon for 1 banana and 1/2 cup of oats. They turned out amazing, and I topped them with turbinado sugar crystals.

    I also pureed the banana in my magic bullet because my bananas are super fresh and still a little green, and I found that it made the batter a lot nicer and I wasn’t too crazy about having banana chunks in my cookies.

  438. jrssews says:

    I love your reasoning. Unfortunately, I am good at eating both oatmeal and cookies. I will try these the next time I have some overripe bananas.

  439. Sis says:

    Easy, Healthy& My kids 2 year old & 4 year old loved them.
    Thanks!

  440. Sis says:

    relace half of oats with oat-bran & added flax seed , cardamom, walnut & pumpkin seed0

  441. Heather says:

    I wanted these to be good so bad.. I had 4 bananas.. I could of use them for something else.. What a waste… I added a little bit of honey blueberries oats and bananas.. They didn’t cook right or anything.. You say foolproof.. But these didn’t do right at all. I baked 2 before I made the whole batch first 2 didn’t turn out right so I added more oats thought it was a little too wet.. And they are baking now.. I know these wont turn out either.. I’ve made banana nut muffins easier than this..

  442. Kristen says:

    These sound amazing – I will make them tonight! Any thoughts on using extra ripe papaya? It’s papaya season here in FL and would be a shame not to take advantage of it!

  443. Mary Joynes says:

    Can/t wait to make these. Soaking the bananas in lemon juice first should keep them from turning dark after cooking.

  444. Cherise says:

    Typing this one handed as i have cookie (with added cinnamon and white n dark choc chips) in the other hand…one word….YUM!! :)

  445. Alison says:

    Just like everyone else here, I’ve just made them and love them! I made them as itty bitty cookies, so I can give them to my 1 year old daughter. I want her to avoid sugar for as long as possible, and these will help with that a lot! I added cinnamon for flavor as well as soy flour and almond butter for protein. I’ve read a lot other people’s comments and you all have such good ideas that I will try – such as making them with pumpkin or applesauce and adding carrot pulp. I will be making these often!

  446. Pebbles says:

    Years ago I’m not sure where I came across this two ingredient cookie but I tried it as is and truth be told they were great but my creativity took me further. I tried adding apples instead of bananas chopping apples finely topping them with chopped almonds and they were just as good. Today I’m doing the bananas but I added a scoop of protein powder to them and waiting on them to come out the oven. I told my coach that these cookies will give me my meal … My protein, my carbs and my fruit. Sounds clever. I’ll let you know results. Thanks for remembrance.

  447. Karen says:

    This looks amazing!! Do you need to freeze the bananas first?

  448. I added slivered almonds and a giant scoop of sunflower butter! SO DARN GOOD it’s ridiculous :)

  449. Claire says:

    I tried these as I had some bananas to use up. I added a little cinnamon to the oats and bananas and they turned out as great little cookies, of a good, soft (as I like) texture. Next time I will try adding chocolate chips, as I think the cookie needs to be a little sweeter. The other suggestions for additions to the mix sound good as well. I will be making many batches of these!

  450. Angele says:

    I just put some of these in the oven Iaddeda handfull of raisins and a dash of vanilla but i only had rolled oats I hope they turn out, will wait and see, crosses fingers

  451. Alana says:

    All the comments up here are a bit old, but definitely still valid! Love this simple recipe… I added craisins in my cookies and it worked wonders :D

  452. Prachi says:

    The cookies look amazing and so simple to make. Can you please tell me, how many days can you store these for?

  453. Maryse says:

    I’ve just made these and they are delicious!! Because my bananas were super ripe, there was no need to had any sweeteners. I added organic chocolate chips for my kids. Also, because the mixture was a bit runny, I added about 1 tbs of chia seeds and it did the trick! Thanks for this easy recipe!

  454. Cherry says:

    I did it today and its so simple and healthy that I loved it. I will do trekking next Sunday (in the jungle) and I plan to do some “Power Bars” with thi receipt. I will add cinnamon, nuts, M&M and a little honey. Usually when you do trekking you carry bananas (for the potasium), nuts and sweets and this receipt combines everything perfectly.
    - Cherry from Panama Republic, Panama.

  455. Jessica says:

    I made these today. Oats bananas cinnamon dark chocolate morsals turned out great love these and so easy. I’m going to try different ingredients. Thanks

  456. Randi says:

    Just tried them, delicious! Thanks! I used two bananas, two packets of plain oatmeal, a little honey, cinnamon and a few craisins. Absolutely wonderful and satisfying as “cookies.”

  457. Debbie says:

    Yum, yum, yum! Can’t wait to try these!

  458. Cheyenne says:

    they’re great but i had to triple the recipe to make enough for my family of four! They loved them!

  459. Lizzy says:

    Just made these and they are amazing!! I had to stop myself from eating the entire batch :) Like somebody suggested, I made them in bar-shapes, so my little sister can take them in her lunch box. They are so tasty – especially as I added a few chocolate chips and a generous dash of cinnamon. I will definitely be making these again!!

  460. Tina says:

    I made these with half cup each oats and five grain mix. Also added a tsp cinnamon, handful of choc chips n chopped hazelnuts! Thx for sharing. Yum!

  461. Joanne G says:

    Please keep in mind if you have a gluten allergy, Quaker Oatmeal is NOT gluten free- It just doesn’t have to be labeled GF.. Bob’s Red Mill IS gf and delish!

  462. Joan Walton says:

    In UK we have different flavours of porridge ( oatmeal ). I can’t wait to try these using golden syrup flavour or cinnamon and apple flavour :)

  463. Mandana says:

    They are just great. Thanks for sharing :) I made them 3 times in the last 5 day and I just eat them all right away :D I only use one banana each time just to keep myself from overeating :))
    Today I added a little bit grind ginger and orange zest, coconut flakes, cinnamon and raising. And it was indeed yummy. I also send it to my mom and my friend and they baked it too and of course they are going to do it again and again :))

    Btw I use baking sheet to avoid greasing part and it comes out clean.

    Thanks again for this healthy recipe

  464. Carol Covin says:

    Can’t wait to try them with the grandchildren. I’ve already gotten them used to fruit smoothies with no sugar – just milk, a banana and some other ripe fruit

  465. Jackie says:

    These cookies look delicious, but I really want to eat them before morning swim practice. Do you think I could add like 1/4 cup peanut butter to add protein?

  466. eli says:

    I just made these and switched out the chocolate chips and raisins for shredded coconut, lavender flowers and a bit of vanilla extract! yum!

  467. Tiffany says:

    These are my new addiction! I discovered them about two and a half weeks ago and I’m on my third batch! First time was just the two ingredients and the second time I added peanut butter and strawberries. Now, I’m making them for the kiddos that I babysit and I mixed in peanut butter and chocolate chips. I’m obviously making them a bit less healthy with those two mix-ins, but they are still way healthier than any store-bought processed cookies!

  468. Deb says:

    Just making these cookies now. Thank you so much for the recipe. I have been bad and added a cup of peanut butter. Peanut butter and banana is one of my fave sandwiches. They turned out not too shabby :)

  469. Joseph Neff says:

    I’m so happy to have found this recipe! I’ve been making it for breakfast almost every day. I make them for myself so I halved the recipe and do 1/2 of oats (I actually use Hodgeson Mill’s multi grain cereal) with one banana. Today I used raisins and caocao nibs which was my favorite combination so far. I also drizzled a tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil on top which made them sinful. It’s so fun to play with this recipe each day!

  470. Brig says:

    These were fantastic!! We added Cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of mini chocolate chips! We also baked them an additional 3 minutes for a little more crisp. SO GOOD!

  471. kat says:

    so happy to come across this recipe. have them in the oven now. perfect for back to school mornings!

  472. Napy says:

    This cookie recipe is similar to the granola bar recipe I use…

    Oats
    apple sauce/pumpkin/ or pie filling

    then any or all of

    raisins
    spices
    nuts
    dates
    apples (cut up)
    cream cheese (can also be melted on top after it cooks)
    etc…

    Mix it up press into a slow cooker and cook on high for four hours.

  473. ericia says:

    I made these a few mins ago and they were super easy.. I added cinnamon and nutmeg and it came out great …my husband loves them

  474. Denise says:

    Yo también las hice. Te dejé los créditos en mi blog: http://www.princessaleka.com.ve/2013/08/video-receta-galletas-sanas-con-solo-2.html

    ¡Gracias por compartir esta receta!

  475. Kelli says:

    I am going to make these tomorrow and add and is tsp. of peanut butter. I’ll let you know how they turn out!

  476. Vanessa says:

    Been looking like crazy for a simple oatmeal cookie recipe. Awesome!!!!!!’ Thank you so much

  477. Marcella says:

    Wowee, Magee! Just made these cookies and waiting on the results! Glad this recipe was posted as I had two very ripe bananas and gladI can use them! Also love oatmeal. Nice to see this recipe is still going on today;-))

  478. JoAnn says:

    Made the 2-ingredient version using 4 bananas (they were ALL very ripe so why waste and we were 5 hungry people) with 2 cups of old fashioned oats. Divided the mix in thirds, added raisins to one third and unsalted peanuts to another third. Left the last third plain. The plain batch was “dropped” by spoonfuls onto parchment paper. After 15 mins. they were still a little softer than I wanted, so flattened and gave them 5 more mins. Perfect! Wanted the raisin batch a little sweeter so added a pinch of sugar to each cookie after baking. And because the peanuts were unsalted, I pinched on a little sea salt and sugar at the end of baking. But wait, this is just the start! I am so buying bananas tomorrow and beginning a bunch of experimentation :) As a preschool teacher, I cook with the children each week. This is absolutely guilt-free cookie making at its best. THANK YOU Lauren!

  479. Aleisha says:

    Thanks for this simple recipe, Lauren! I’m not the fastest person when it comes to baking, but this recipe was sinch!
    I decided to add a few extras to my mix; cinnamon, a splash of vanilla, choc chips AND almond slivers.
    Unfortunately my cookies stuck to the baking paper I used.. I must have over done it on the chocolate chips. Hard to resist.
    The cookies are lovely, none the less :)

  480. Shelice says:

    Amazing! I had to say thank you. I’m excited to try pumpkin…wish I’d found this when we had peaches. You have some very creative readers…(hope you ignore the whiners and rude ones) I’m sharing this with everyone!

  481. Instructor Zulu says:

    I love this as a base recipe. Within one batch you can add mix-ins for every member of the family. My son doesn’t like nuts so his two cookies didn’t get any. My wife likes butterscotch chips so I tossed a few of those in for her two. My daughter and I like the base recipe with a little brown sugar and cinnamon.

    Thanks so much. This is great.

  482. Donna says:

    Wow!! my husband went to Sams and brought big 2 giant size boxes of quaker oatmeal packets….needless to say no one is eating them. Well moments ago I used 6 packets of the cinnamon spice added bananas …… everyone loves them. I have teenage athletes and they will only eat healthy food…..quizzing me on the ingredients. Cannot wait to try add ins starting with just plain oats – will be able to finish these giant boxes in no time. Thanks!

  483. Annette says:

    Thanks so much! My husband had a quadruple heart bypass and has both blood pressure and kidney issues. I’ve had a difficult time trying to keep him at under 1,500MG a day. This recipe doubles and even triples well and makes an amazing take to work breakfast! No sodium and no cholesterol! I haven’t tried the pumpkin version yet but will in a couple of weeks as fall approaches. Applesauce (chunky), peaches, pears all work ok instead of the bananas, but aren’t quite as good as the banana ones. However, using a less oatmeal to fruit ratio and baking in muffin tins makes for a pretty decent “cobbler” substitute. Thanks again!

  484. Brieanna says:

    the batch is in the oven! im a little scared to try them but everyone says there good so im gunna try it. my smoke alarm keeps going off!!

  485. Rebecca says:

    Just made these last night. They are AMAZING thanks so much for the recipe!!
    I added lots of pb, chopped up extra dark chocoloate, chopped up almonds, cinnamon, some raisins, puffed wheat.

    The funny thing is they were good warm, but now i think i like them even better after a night of refrigeration! Cold and perfectly chewy. I was surprised at how much i liked them cold.

  486. Karen says:

    Just bringing out of the oven. They smell amazing. I should have read some of the comments before making because I left them as a rounded spoonful on the pan. They do not spread when baking, so are exactly the same size. Next time I’ll flatten them out a bit. The taste is ok, but will be better with different add-ins…I added a couple chopped dates, chopped pecans, and cinnamon this time.

  487. Jamie C says:

    Thank so much for sharing! I just made a half-batch of banana and a half-batch of pumpkin. I added chocolate chips to both and spices to the pumpkin. YUM. I prefer the banana, but my 6 year old prefers the pumpkin. :)

  488. Frances says:

    I am going to try these tonight. It is supposed to be 2 ingredients. Like how many people have added many more including oils so it is no longer true to form.

  489. Shaik Syasya says:

    Hi I’m going crazy I tried this recipe twice but they came out so bad… ): I can’t even call them chewy. They came out really limp and soggy. I can’t tell what’s wrong and my heart is in tears now ))):

    I used Quaker Oats is that okay? And I added in almond milk, vanilla essence, applesauce, chocolate chips and nuts. I got the recipe here – http://redqueenscreamsforicecream.tumblr.com/post/54672907042

    Please help me out thank you so much.

  490. Lory says:

    Oh my, how wonderful! my daughter has recently switched to a vegan diet and I sent these 3 recipes to her. she is delighted. its hard to find sweets recipes today that are vegan and fresh. thank you so much for posting these.

  491. Anon says:

    Shaik Syasya: Don’t add applesauce or almond milk it will get too watery that way. You can add Stevia or shredded coconut to thicken it up but as a rule of thumb you want to keep it as thick as possible.

  492. Dana Lester says:

    I have these cookies baking right now! I can’t wait til the timer goes off!!! Thanks for sharing!

  493. TraciOKC says:

    These are pretty good, mostly easy and healthy! I used 1 frozen then thawed overripe banana (not too pretty) and one ripe banana from a fresh bunch. 1 cup old fashioned oats, drizzle honey, handful dried cranberries, slivered almonds, cinnamon sugar (premixed for toast…) They come out pretty soft — I will cook longer next time and flatten more as suggested. Perfect for my on the go breakfast.

  494. Shannon Tucker says:

    Hey! Has anyone tried adding protein powder?

  495. Lauren says:

    I made these and they turned out really well! :)

  496. kris says:

    I used to use banana in everything until I found out that I was very allergic to them! Any suggestions on how to substitute it in breakfast cookie recipes? I need to find a better for *me* binder. Bummer…

  497. CP says:

    A few tips for those who are confused…

    Freezing the bananas is NOT part of the recipe. Freezing is simply a way to store bananas for long periods of time. If your bananas aren’t frozen, you don’t need to freeze them to make this recipe. Just mash them up.

    You can use ANY sweet fruit or veg instead of bananas. Applesauce and pumpkin are popular, I’ve also heard of mango, mashed peaches, sweet potato. I tried pureed berries the other day, they tasted OK but they were too seedy for my taste.

    Yes these cookies will have a soft gluey texture. They are half oatmeal after all. You can make them firmer by making thinner cookies, cooking them longer, and if you’re using regular oats chop them quite fine. The batter is supposed to be quite firm and hold its shape.

    These cookies are excellent for kids. My 3yo helps during the entire process, from choosing the ingredients (other than oats) to spooning out the cookies. With no eggs, I don’t have to worry about her eating the batter. :)

  498. amethyst says:

    Added a few things and plan on taking them into the office for breakfast for everyone tomorrow…

    2 Tbs Peanut Butter
    1/2 cup Roughly Chopped Raw Almonds
    2 Tbs Hemp Seeds
    1 tsp Virgin Coconut Oil
    2 Tbs Coconut Sugar
    Ground Cinnamon and Nutmeg to taste

  499. laura says:

    Added peanut butter, almond butter, flax seeds and choc chips, sprinkled cinnamon on top before baking, and theyre awesome! Thanks! My toddlers were demanding cookies so this is what they’re gettin!

  500. Lori says:

    I love this recipe! It’s so easy to make. I love them every time I bake them! This time I added coco powder…

  501. Paula says:

    These are wonderful. I had 2 1/2 cups of bananas and I added about 3 cups of oats and a couple handfuls of chocolate chips. I greased my largest cookies sheet and spread the mixture in it. Baked for 17 min and they were perfect. Kids love them!

  502. Melissa says:

    I added cashew butter – YUM!!!

  503. Lizzie says:

    made them with 3 bananas, 1.5 cups of oats and a cup of peanut butter! amazing!! thank you!!

  504. Molls says:

    These are fantastic! I just whipped up two batches using half quick oats and half old fashioned oats. To one I added chocolate chips and pepitas (and cinnamon of course) and the next a heaping tablespoon of cocoa powder and a 1/4 cup of dried cranberries. They were both excellent!

  505. Stella Magic says:

    I just made these this afternoon, since my bananas were barely ripe I did cheat and add 1 pkg. splenda. I also ground my oat flakes a bit added dried cranberries a few chopped walnuts and some lemon juice (eyeballing all of this to make a firm cookies dough) then rolled in balls and pressed them out thin on parchment paper baked 14 min at 375%.
    AMAZING!!!

  506. Stella Magic says:

    I just made these this afternoon, since my bananas were barely ripe I did cheat and add 1 pkg. splenda. I also ground my oat flakes a bit added dried cranberries a few chopped walnuts and some lemon juice (eyeballing all of this to make a firm cookies dough) then rolled in balls and pressed them out thin on parchment paper baked 14 min at 375%.
    AMAZING!!!

  507. Stella Magic says:

    I just made these this afternoon, since my bananas were barely ripe I did cheat and add 1 pkg. splenda. I also ground my oat flakes a bit added dried cranberries a few chopped walnuts and some lemon juice (eyeballing all of this to make a firm cookies dough) then rolled in balls and pressed them out thin on parchment paper baked 14 min at 375%.
    AMAZING!!!

  508. Ben says:

    I’d want to make with some cubed apples brown sugar and cinnamon

  509. EmS says:

    I really wish I would have read the recipe first…..forgot to grease the pan!! Oops! Otherwise, great!!

  510. George Tedrick says:

    use parchment paper and you can avoid the grease as well. Thanks for the recipe. Their in the oven now:) Raw walnuts & sunflower seeds, dark chocolate, cinnamon, raw honey and ground flax seed..
    After having one, honey wasn’t necessary. Bananas were sweet enough (for a 49 yr old).
    Thanks!

  511. Jenn says:

    We converted this recipe into to a cookie pie last night with just the oats, bananas, and chocolate chips …. It was delicious! And yes, I ate the whole thing. Didn’t even feel bad about it because of the healthy oats and banana!

  512. Bram says:

    I was looking for a recipe for oats and bananas, because I have some older bananas. I am going to make this recipe NOW….

  513. Colleen says:

    Hi, tried these this afternoon after finding the recipe while looking for healthier cookies to make. Added cranberries and cinnamon when I made them and my family loved them, though my nephew wasn’t a huge fan. I’m planing on trying them again with chocolate chips to see how he likes them then.

  514. Mandy says:

    How long do they keep? Do you have to refrigerate them or just keep in a sealed container?

  515. Courtney says:

    These are very yummy, I added a dash of brown sugar and after they were done baking I put some fresh strawberries on top

  516. Ethel says:

    Made these with peanut butter morsels_Excellent!!! thanks so much for recipe-will never make regular cookies again! No guilt!

  517. Joni says:

    I add in part of a packet of sugar free cocoa mix to get my chocolate fix :)

  518. Beth says:

    I can’t wait to make these! When I saw how easy they were I was shocked! I bet there going to be yummy! And no SUGAR?!?! It was shocking because ALMOST EVERY COOKIE has sugar! So healthy and easy!

  519. John Weiss says:

    Great recipe: good ol’ hippie food if I every saw it.

  520. emma says:

    Just made these with a little bit of instand coffee – delicious and great for breakfast!

  521. Jessica says:

    I added 5 over ripe babanas, a diced honey crisp apple, a cup of diced cranberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, anise, ginger, cloves, salt and about a half ,a cup of brown sugar to help sweeten up all the cranberries. It made 36 really big cookies.

    I kind of wish that I’d added some honey, or some chocolate chips for some more sweetness. But overall, a very tasty breakfast!

  522. Mel Lefebvre says:

    Yes! This is the way recipes should be – thank you for posting! I wanted to make a larger batch, so I added an extra cup of oats, an extra banana (3 bananas total, they were frozen and quickly zapped in the microwave to thaw), a bloop of applesauce, butterscotch chips and pumpkin seeds. They turned out better than I could have ever expected :-)

  523. Rachel says:

    Oh my goodness…I recently had to go off of all flours…was missing cookies…today I threw these together as an afterthought…they were wonderful and I don’t have to give up cookies afterall. I used 1 large overripe banana, and half a cup of granola that I made myself so it already had coconut, vanilla, cinnamon in it. Then I added dark chocolate chips to the batter, along with pre-soaked almond pieces…shazamm! So good…new go to recipe. I am afraid when I use oats instead of granola, I might be disappointed.

  524. Thanks! I just baked these cookies! And man oh man, are they good! I added in butter, walnuts, chocolate chips and cinnamon. Lovely and healthy

  525. This recipe is pretty versatile and easy. I didn’t use any measuring cups, just estimated the dough and added in extra oatmeal to the bananas – and it handles variations well. Easy , versatile and more importantly, delicious! Will add in more cinnamon next time . And oh yes, I used baking paper so no issues there. Ended up having over 40 cookies :)

  526. Lauren Bliss says:

    This is a great recipe! I can’t wait to try the autumn and summer ones! I used coconut flakes, cardamon, and chocolate chips!

  527. awesome recipe, I have a ton of bananas all ripening at once..the tiny lady finger type. Made 2 batches, one with choco chips the other with dried berries. Next time I will add a little cocoa and cocoa nibs.

  528. Britt Morse says:

    These were a great Christmas gift for a diabetic co-worker, she loved them! I put dried crannberris, almonds (ground sm pieces), cinnamom and a tsp honey. If my bananas were riper I’d skip the honey.

  529. RoByn says:

    I can haz cookies! We just went wheat-free, dairy-free and sugar-free. I am so thankful to be able to have cookies! I am not a good cook at all but this was so easy! I made banana ones and then I made a bunch of applesauce one. The applesauce needed more oats because it had more liquid.
    Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!

  530. Kacey says:

    I have made these cookies numerous times over the past year. They were great as potty-training rewards for my daughter as she expected something every time she went!
    I always add in half a cup of shredded coconut to the base recipe. Then I split the batter and mix In tasty combinations such as s’mores (chocolate chips, crushed graham crackers, and mini marshmallows) or plain chocolate chips with a tsp. of vanilla. However, I am already picturing grated apples and honey as my next idea. Or maybe a healthy flax seed energy bite!

  531. orion says:

    I just made these with old fashion oats and pecans and they are great! I had no problem getting them to stick together or cook they are nice gooey cookies and I wish I had chocolate chips to put in them because then they would be perfect!

  532. Cathy says:

    A friend at work gave this simple recipe to me just this week, and just pulled a batch out of the oven. I am not a sugar hound, so adding raisins really was enough sweetness, a little bit of my local honey would have topped it off, but am out :( This was so simple, throwing in the raisins and a few pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Love this idea!!

  533. Loved this cookies! Added chopped dates & some ground flaxseed. Although must say they don’t keep very well… definitely best to eat on same day they are baked! Thank you.

  534. lennon11* says:

    How would you make this with steel cut oats?
    And is it possible to make this with quinoa or coconut for gluten free?

  535. Karen says:

    Is it safe to freeze bananas in the peel and then….when ready to use…thaw, mash and add oatmeal?

  536. Amy S says:

    I added a bit of the PB2 powdered peanut butter.

  537. Laurie says:

    Dark chocolate chips and dried cherries. Nom! I’ve made with frozen banana and fresh. Fresh hold together like a traditional batter much better. The consistency of the banana breaks down in the freezer and is too watery.

  538. Casey says:

    If you use parchment paper, then you don’t have to grease or clean (saving on the water, grease, and, time, energy, and soap bills) with minimal waste.

  539. Julie says:

    Hi, just wanna ask a question(i hope you’ll answer)
    so i just thouht of that could it be possible so baje the whole dough in one huge cookie and then cut them out to small cereal bars??
    That would be great for my lunchbox for school:)
    I’m excited to try them, they sounds great:)

  540. Jessica says:

    so so so good…. thank you for this recipe

  541. Acey says:

    Making these for baby’s first finger food … No eggs or milk and soooooo easy!!! I’m also curious about making them into bars…

  542. DA says:

    Made these for my parrots, they loved them. No sugar or salt and so healthy for birds

  543. indra says:

    I love these! Thank you so much!

  544. Nichole says:

    Just made these and added white chocolate and dried cranberries!! I’m in love! thanks so much for sharing this. Just like little banana bread bites and so perfect right out the oven.

  545. Ashley Gentry says:

    I am SO excited to try these for the first time! I love when I see a new recipe and I already have all the ingredients! LoL! They are in the oven now, 8 minutes left! Mouth is watering! I am experimenting: The 1st row of cookies are just the bananas & oatmeal, the 2nd row of cookies has cinnamon added, the 3rd row has raisins added (one cookie with both cinnamon & raisins), and the 4th has small chunks of TOOTSIE ROLLS added (didn’t have chocolate chips so I improvised… haha!) I am interested to see how those taste. :)

  546. Katie says:

    This may have been said, but I added shredded coconut (chopped in the blender first) to mine with chocolate chips… SO GOOD!!!

  547. Sarah says:

    So good! I added a scoop of all natural peanut butter and since I didn’t have walnuts, I chopped up pecans. They were sooo good and my 14 month old loves them too!!!!

  548. balibee says:

    I LOVE THESE!! Totally idiot proof. I love them with a spoonful of nutella in the mix…

  549. Maryann Davis says:

    I made them with gluten free oats and dark chocolate chips and cinnamon. So great!

  550. I baked these in muffin tins with cacao nibs, the muffin tins worked great and made them a bit bigger (I ended up with 12). I usually snack on one or two of these between breakfast and lunch.

  551. Shelby says:

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! I used a 4th cup of natural peanut butter, a dash of cinnamon and chocolate chips. They tasted exactly like banana bread and were delicious!!

  552. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing this wonderful information.

  553. lsaba1999 says:

    I made these with oats, bananas, semisweet chocolate, and dipped them in some peanut butter.
    They were AMAZING!

  554. daisy says:

    I’m gonna try these right now! Adding peanut or sunbutter sounds good too! Thank you!

  555. Vera says:

    I just found this yesterday and made them almost right away. My 15 year old son loved them and has already asked me to make more…. I think i’m going to try adding coconut….. I love that it is only 2 ingredients plus what ever you want to add in. But no eggs flour sugar or any of that stuff….

  556. Terri says:

    Wow. These are awesome!! I only had one banana in the house so made a half batch and added a few chocolate chips :)

  557. Marie says:

    I put smooth peanut butter on top of them, like icing. I also mixed vanilla extract into the batter, about 1 teaspoon, and added dried blueberries and walnuts. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  558. Devorah says:

    Thanks for sharing, came out really good!
    I added a spoon of cashew butter, handful of almonds and crashed cherries. YUMM!

  559. J says:

    Pistachios and dried cranberries

  560. J says:

    I’ve been reading the comments (there are lots!). Many people are using instant oatmeal single serving packets of various flavors. Well, if the goal is a sugar free treat, this is a huge mistake! If it’s a flavored oatmeal, it almost always has sugar. A LOT of sugar. Look at the ingredients on the box. Of course you know that fructose, cane syrup, and high fructose corn syrup all are SUGAR. Those packets may be as much as 1/3 sugar. If the first or second ingredient is sugar or one of these, you don’t have a “sugar free” treat!

  561. J says:

    Also, IMHO, a banana is not edible until it has freckles. My personal taste is a lotta freckles. Those freckles indicate the sugar content of the banana is developing. A freckled banana is never acrid, that metallic taste that an unripe banana has. This is probably why the recipe calls for ripe bananas, which should not require added sugar.
    Just sayin’

  562. Allie says:

    i made these yesterday as after school snacks…1 left. Awesome recipe!

  563. Kat says:

    I added nutmeg, cinnamon, a pinch of salt, a bit of baking powder, some vanilla extract and some maple extract to these. Very good! I also took some Just Like Sugar and blended it with a bit of milk and vanilla extract to make a “glaze”… also so good! Thinking of trying to let the oats sit for a while to expand or mix them with water first to make a bigger cookie… or possibly trying to add some glucomann. Not sure. Anyway, very tasty =)

  564. Kat says:

    PS… I did 10 cookies, using one banana and 1/4 cup organic store-brand oats, and that ends up being about 18 calories per approximately-golf-ball-sized cookie ^_^

  565. Lisa says:

    I just made a batch and they were delicious! My add-ins were a handful of chocolate chips and some sliced almonds (that I broke up to make them mix in easier) along with probably 2-3 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut. Yummy – thanks for sharing the recipe!

  566. zena says:

    I added a too ripe pear that I had as well and made a bigger batch, I put in cinnamon chips (they are like chocolate chips) then I added vanilla and some ground cinnamon, walnuts and heath chips.

  567. A good friend told me about these, then another good friend made them. Both had success.. They were pretty good. Here’s how I did it: 1/2 cup of gluten free quick oats, banana half, serving of chocolate chips, and a little Rice Dream original (maybe 2 tablespoons-only thing I didn’t measure). Still a really good and healthy snack. Some of the chocolate chips burnt a little bit (may have cooked it too long), but the taste didn’t change or anything. It was GREAT!! <3 I didn't count my cookies; I just ate them.

    According to My Fitness Pal (with estimate for "milk"), it was 291 calories, 7 grams of fiber, 7 grams of protein. For something with chocolate in it, it sure was good. :D Thanks for the *easy* recipe.

  568. Just made these over the weekend, and they were perfect! I plan on remaking them, new favourite recipe! I of course added chocolate chips, and a little bit of peanut butter!

  569. Marissa, that sounds AMAZING <3. You can't go wrong w/ pb and chocolate chips.

  570. Olivia Zarnack says:

    We’re on making our 8th batch of these & they disappear just as fast as we make them! Thank you thank you for this wonderful healthy recipe! No they are not supposed to be hard, but chewy so we call them Banana Oatmeal Cookie Biscuits which is self describing. Today added organic pumpkin butter, made with apple cider – in the oven right now & the house smells heavenly!! Also have used roasted Pumpkin seeds – love love love them & guilt free!!! Thank you again!!

  571. Aurisha says:

    These cookies were delicious! I could have eaten all of them. They even taste GREAT the next day. I added cinnamon and raisins. They were oatmeal raisin cookies to me. I will continue to make these cookies with my Over ripe bananas.

  572. Terry.. says:

    I take clean eating to the extreme, workout daily and cycle everywhere within 10 miles. Health and fitness freak. Chicken, fish, fresh veggies, fresh fruit, egg whites. That’s it, absolutely nothing else. I drink water and soy milk nothing else, other than my only vice.. coffee! A treat for me, up until now was half a baked yam or a pear!
    This recipe although it includes oats which I’ll add into my diet, but only for this recipe, proved too good and healthy to ignore. Just baked a batch, my mix in was about 30 raisins.. One small/mini box, 90 calories. Turned out perfectly. This will now be a once a week cheat/treat for me, after a 20 mile bike ride. The ride will take care of the aprox 600 healthy calories ( 1 Cup Uncooked Instant Oats 300 – 2 Bananas 210 -Raisins 90 ) an entire batch of these delish cookies contain. No guilt awesomeness!

  573. Lynda Finn says:

    Not an add In exactly but I drizzled these with sugar-free chocolate to which I’d added a few drops of orange oil. :)

  574. Francisca says:

    Having 2 old bananas and a bunch of chocolate easter eggs, pinterest was my google and I found this recepy… The cookies are in the oven now!

  575. crys says:

    Just saw this on pinterest! Looked right over to my counter and saw one lonely banana left, so i put it to good use! Those babies are in the oven as i type this. Cant wait to try them!

  576. Lilian amaro says:

    I Loved it! I mixed sugar and cinnamon and put some chocolate drops. Thanks for this recipe ;)

  577. Celidah says:

    I decided to make these on the spur of the moment as a late-night guilt-free snack, and I’ll admit that I was slightly skeptical, especially since I’m really bad at normal cookies. But holy cow!!! I tried one, and the heavens opened and the angels sang. Then I gave one to my husband, and he gently took my hand and said sweetly, “What would you like me to do for you?” (No, really!) Between the two of us, we put away all 12 cookies!

    I used regular oats instead of the quick oats, and was still pretty pleased with the results. I mixed in some leftover peanut butter chips, and then sprinkled cinnamon brown sugar on the tops when they came out of the oven.

    I look forward to trying this in many, many more iterations using the suggestions from the comments!

  578. Monica says:

    I added dried, tart cherries, cinnamon, chia seeds and top 1 choc. chip on each cookie before baking. My co-workers love when I bring them in :) Thanks! Oh, and I blend the oats to make a powder.

  579. Maggie says:

    Thanks for this recipe. I was floundering a little on my own so I started looking up recipes and found yours… mine were too moist. So I added oatmeal as you suggested and it’s helped a lot. A suggestion for this who do not want to add any fats or oils even in on the pan. Use parchment paper on a cookie sheet and nothing sticks and clean up is easy. I also use fresh raspberries & blueberries, chopped fine and added into the 2 ingredient cookie mix and it was super tasty. Truly a healthy treat.

  580. Can you add peanut butter?

  581. Heidi says:

    These are yummy! The “cookie” title is a bit misleading but if you think of them as a soft granola bar or baked oatmeal, they are so so good!
    I just made a batch and it made 18 smaller “cookies.”
    I wanted to try out a bunch of variations so I made four plain (they were okay, won’t make them plain again though), four with cocoa powder added in (I use cocoa powder in everything! Nice hint of dark chocolate but still really banana-y), four with chocolate chips in addition to cocoa powder (better still, but lacking texture), four with walnuts, chocolate chips, and cocoa powder (the walnuts helped a lot, the different texture helps all the flavors come together), and lastly two with unsweetened coconut flakes in addition to everything else (I think these were my favorite, enough texture to make them interesting but without overcomplicating it).
    I mixed up the base recipe and then kept adding things after scooping some of the mixture out onto a cooking sheet (speaking of, btw, coconut oil works great to grease the pan, I had no problems with them sticking).
    They are more filling than they look and work great as an afternoon snack.

  582. areaman2013 says:

    Thanks for the recipe! Along with the recipe, I added 1 tbsp. of cinnamon-sugar, 1/2 tsp. of pure vanilla extract, and about 1 cup of Craisins. I also “eyeballed” more oats than the recipe called for until I ended up with a thick texture. The “cookies” firmed up just the way they were placed on the cookie sheet. My wife liked them and also my two teenage boys, who didn’t dramatically gag and spit them out into the trash. That’s a winner in my book, considering they’re a healthy snack.

  583. Noir says:

    YUM! I doubled the banana & oats, added 1/4c mini chips & 1/4c natural peanut butter. Dropped by tbsp & baked for 20 min. Mmmm delicious!

  584. Nilmini says:

    I had two old, black bananas sitting on the counter that I didn’t know what to do with. I was searching for recipes with bananas, oats, and peanut butter and stumbled across this post just in time. The cookies are easy, delicious, and healthy. Definitely a keeper. Thanks!

  585. Thanks for this recipe! I just added the powdered peanut butter and am slobbering sitting here waiting for them to come out of my oven!

  586. vinny says:

    PLEASE ANSWER! making these now for tomorrown, are they good a day old?

  587. These were the answer to my lactation cookie dreams. Every recipe I found was so time consuming and when your a nursing mom less is more! Made these the first time and added the flax meal and fenugreek that pump up milk production, along with a handful of crushed pecans, raisins, cinnamon and some condensed milk and they were amazing. Gonna make another batch tonight with toasted coconut and craisins. Thanks so much for posting a recipe I can literally make while I’m doing dishes this is my go to recipe now

  588. John Smith says:

    I Just Made These This Morning For Breakfast..I Thought They WeRe Really Good For Something Healthy..And I Like Anything With Oatmeal And BanAnas..I Added UnSweet Coconut And SUgarfree ChOc CHips… utángyártott toner And A Couple Packages Of Splenda. Next Time I Will Try Peanut Butter And Cinnamon. Thanks For Sharing Your Recipe.

Leave a Reply

  • Visit our retail shop!
    502 W 30th St
    Austin, TX 78705
  • Follow Me on Pinterest
  • CATEGORIES
  • friends + sponsors:
    - - - - -