Banana Oatmeal Cookies

I have been on the hunt for a cookie, that I don't feel guilty eating, and I finally found it. These Banana Oatmeal Cookies are incredibly easy to make, and taste amazing. You are going to love how simple, delicious, and healthy they are. Healthy eating has never tasted so delicious.

So if it has bananas and oatmeal in it, that makes it healthy right?

Healthy or not, these cookies are delicious. They are so soft and full of flavor. You could swap the chocolate chips for nuts or even raisins but any variation is a winner.

how long do these cookies keep well for?

These cookies keep pretty well, depending on how you store them.

We recommend keeping them in an airtight container to ensure freshness. If you leave them out, they will get dry pretty quick.

We also like to stick a piece of bread in the conniver, to help keep the cookies from going dry. It sounds crazy, but I honestly swear by it. It works, just trust me, or try it for yourself.

They also keep well in the freezer for 1-2 weeks. We again recommend storing them in an airtight container, if you plan on freezing them. It will just ensure they stay fresh, and not so freezer burned.

We also recommend taking them out of the freezer 24 hours before serving, to allow them to thaw. Sometimes microwaving or heating them back up, can cause them to dry out.

what could I do to make these cookies even more healthy?

Although these cookies are somewhat healthy, you could obviously switch out a few ingredients and make them even more healthy.

Here is what we recommend:
-Switch out milk chocolate chips for dark chocolate chips, or sugar free chocolate chips.
-Use coconut or whole wheat flour, in place of all purpose flour.
-Use honey or other natural sweeteners in place of the sugar.
-Use apple sauce in place of shortening or butter

Add a little more flavor:

These cookies are pretty light on flavor. They are delicious, but we recommend, if you desire, adding in more cinnamon, or nutmeg, M & M’s, almonds, pecan bits, macadamia nuts, peanut butter, or vanilla.

These are simple ingredients, that can greatly change the cookie taste, depending on what you prefer.

what banana’s work best for this recipe?

I am a huge banana fan. I however, don’t love when banana’s are brown and soft. I like my banana’s a little green on the ends, and a bright yellow in the middle.

However, for these cookies, they are more sweet the browner the banana. They have had more time to create natural fruit sugars, when they are ripened.

This will make your cookies taste a little sweeter. You are going to love how these taste.

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Serves: 24

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

So soft and full of flavor - these cookies are delicious!

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 to 3 medium)
  • 1 3/4 cups quick oats
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease baking sheet and set aside.
  2. Cream shortening and brown sugar in large bowl at medium speed until well blended, then beat in egg.
  3. Add one cup mashed banana and mix until creamy.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together oats, flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda and nutmeg, then stir into creamed mixture. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Using a cookie scoop , drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto prepared baking sheet (if you don't have a cookie scoop, just use a medium-sized spoon to drop cookie dough onto pan. This cookie dough will be too sticky to roll into balls).
  6. Place cookies 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 15-17 minutes, then remove from oven and let cool 1-2 minutes on baking sheet, then remove to a cooling rack.



4890 cal


233 g


676 g


57 g
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Recipe adapted from

Banana Oatmeal Cookies from SixSistersStuff

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25 Responses to “Banana Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. Just made cookies and they taste delicious. I added vanilla extract and put them in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes to firm up. Came out with no problem using a medium cookie scoop. Got 48 good size cookies. Co- worker 's will be very happy tomorrow .. Thanks
  2. omg love them! just got them out of the oven!!! i replaced shortening with applesauce used 3 super ripe bananas, dark chocolate chips and added some coconut flour to bind. kind of dense but very yummy!! thank you! could make a great breakfast cookie. great way to use brown bananas!!
  3. Ok what did I do wrong... my cookies didn’t “spread” like cookies should. I ended up with little balls instead. I subbed coconut flour for all-purpose, which I’ve never used before. I have also never cooked with shortening. Is there a technique I’m missing?
    • You problem was with the flour. Coconut flour is tricky to work with because it is not a grain-based flour. It's not an easy substitute, so it's best to use established recipes. You can't substitute coconut flour on a 1:1 ratio for all-purpose flour, or most other flours, but try to cut down the amount of flour to 1/4 of what you would normally use.

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