healthy banana peanut butter cookies arranged on a white plate

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy and delicious (5-ingredient) peanut butter banana oatmeal cookies that are perfect for breakfast or as a snack!

I created this healthy (vegan and gluten-free!) peanut butter banana oatmeal cookie recipe four years ago when I wanted a low-sugar cookie that was healthy but every bit as delicious as a “normal” cookie. I have fallen so in love with these cookies over the years, that I now make sure I always have a bag in the freezer. As soon as I see that I am down to one or two cookies, I make another batch immediately!

These cookies are chewy, with the flavors of peanut butter, banana, and chocolate dancing in your mouth. The first time I made this recipe, I couldn’t believe how flavorful it was without eggs, sugar, or flour. And because they are healthy, I frequently eat these cookies for breakfast!

healthy banana peanut butter oatmeal cookies on a baking sheet

Ingredients Needed

  • Bananas
  • All-natural peanut butter
  • Quick-cooking oats
  • Vanilla extract
  • Semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

Recipe Notes

If you are a strict vegan, be sure to use vegan dark chocolate (Guittard is a recommended brand).

Because they are on the slightly moist side, I store my cookies in the refrigerator so they stay firm. And because they contain oatmeal and bananas, they are perfect for breakfast!

Store cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

peanut butter banana oatmeal cookies on a white plate with hand picking up one cookie

Step-By-Step Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place parchment paper onto a baking sheet.
  2. Mix mashed bananas and peanut butter in a medium-sized mixing bowl with a whisk until fully incorporated.
  3. Add oats, vanilla extract, sea salt, and chocolate chips to bowl. Mix thoroughly. Mixture will look wet.
  4. Using a 1″ cookie scoop, scoop batter onto baking sheet, making a total of 12 cookies per sheet. Press down on cookies with a fork.
  5. Bake 10-12 minutes. Wait 5 minutes before transferring cookies onto a cooling rack.
  6. Store in refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in freezer for up to 3 months.

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healthy banana peanut butter cookies arranged on a white plate

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy and delicious 5-ingredient cookies that are perfect for breakfast or as a snack!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 92 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (if you use sweetened peanut butter, only use 2 bananas)
  • 1 3/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place parchment paper onto a baking sheet.
  • Mix mashed bananas and peanut butter in a medium-sized mixing bowl with a whisk until fully incorporated.
  • Add oats, vanilla extract, sea salt, and chocolate chips to bowl. Mix thoroughly. Mixture will look wet.
  • Using a 1″ cookie scoop, scoop batter onto baking sheet, making a total of 12 cookies per sheet. Press down on cookies with a fork.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes. Wait 5 minutes before transferring cookies onto a cooling rack.
  • Store in refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in freezer for up to 3 months.
Keyword banana, chocolate chips, cookies, healthy, peanut butter, quick-cooking oats

10 Comments

  1. Thanks for a great recipe

  2. I think I will try them again but usingapplesauce instead of bananas. You know how I feel about bananas! And I am a lady that dances st concerts!

  3. ali randall

    5 stars
    I love easy recipes that my kids can help making. This cookie recipe is the perfect treat when on the go. Just grab and go 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Love how delicious these cookies look! And so great that you can use bananas instead of sugar in them.

  5. 5 stars
    These cookies are amazingly easy and delicious. Better make a double batch to make sure you get some before your family gobbles them up!

  6. 5 stars
    Nothing quite like the combination of peanut butter and banana and this recipe is no exception! So easy and delicious; my new favorite snack, indeed!

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