With only 3 ingredients, these Banana Oatmeal Cookies with chocolate chips are little mounds of healthy goodness! Perfect for the morning time, a grab and go snack or anytime you feel like having a healthy treat.
MAKES 12 SERVING/ TOTAL TIME 30 MINUTE
- 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 cup oats, rolled or quick (I used GF)
- ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon (our favorite)
- ½ – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup shredded coconut
- ¼ cup chopped nuts
- ¼ cup dried fruit
- 2 tablespoons nut butter (homemade Almond Butter)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, silicone mat, or lightly grease with oil.
Mix: In a medium size bowl, mash bananas to a fairly smooth consistency (a few small chunks is ok). Add oats and mix well. Add in chocolate chips, mix again. If the mixture is really wet, add a few tablespoons of oats (see notes).
Scoop: Using a 1 tablespoon measuring spoon or trigger scooper, scoop heaping scoops of mixture and place on cookie sheet. Leave in a dome shape or flatten it out a bit with your fingers to make a flatter shape. Depending on the size you scoop, you should get anywhere from 12 – 16 cookies.
Bake: Place in oven, on the center rack, and bake for 15 – 20 minutes. If you make your scoops dome shaped and on the larger side, bake for 20 – 25 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool a few minutes before eating.