Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Great for breakfast and/or as a snack. Gluten-free, sugar-free, fat-free, dairy-free, super healthy and super delicious. Even your pickiest eaters will love it.
As the school year moves on, I’m starting to run out of healthy snack ideas to pack in my toddler’s lunchbox. The challenging part is that my son is a picky eater, so it’s trial and error with him with no rhyme or reason. He likes what he likes and it’s difficult to get him to try new things. So, I was over-the-top pleased when he ate and enjoyed these healthy cookies.
These cookies are naturally sweetened with fruits, high in fiber and protein, and packed with nutrition. The cookies are soft in texture with a little bit of crunch from the rolled oats and some chewiness from the dried fruits. I used a mixture of dried cherries, blueberries, and goji berries, but you can use any kind of dried fruit you prefer. These cookies are a cross between an oatmeal raisin cookie and banana bread, so if you like either of those, you’re going to love this recipe.
So, start your morning off right or give yourself a little energy boost in the afternoon with this healthy and delicious treat. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from MomablesPrint
Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: one dozen
These cookies are naturally sweetened with fruits, high in fiber and protein, and packed with nutrition.
- 1 cup overripe mashed banana (about 2 medium)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup quinoa flakes (or more rolled oats)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup dried fruits (I used cherries, blueberries and goji berries)
- Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix all ingredients together. Scoop out onto the prepared baking sheet and flatten a bit with your hands.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 20 min
- Category: breakfast, snack
- Method: bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: breakfast cookie recipe, banana oatmeal cookie, healthy gluten-free cookies
28 Comments on “Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies”
I really want to try this thank you 😊
These cookies are so chewy and delicious I am obsessed! Thank you for making this wonderful healthy recipe!
Healthy cookies I can snack on? Yes, please!
Thanks Matea and nice to meet you:)
Such a perfect healthy recipe. 🙂
These cookies are wholesome and look inviting! Simple ingredients in a great cookie! Love it…as I like both banana bread and oatmeal cookies! Thank you, Lily!
Easy,quick and healthy! Love such recipes. The cookies look great Lily! Pinned!
I can’t thank you enough for sharing these. I was in fact looking for healthy tiffin ideas . How long do you think they would last?
My general rule of thumb is 3 days for any baked goods. Enjoy!
These look so delicious and healthy, perfect cookie recipe Lily! 🙂
Thanks Arlene, hugs:)
It’s a perfect lunch box !
Thanks Margherita X
These look like great, healthy snacks Lily- nice to see after Thanksgiving food-which probably isn’t the ‘healthiest’ lol Happy FF 🙂
Lol, yes now its time to be good for a little bit to make up for the over indulgence, nice chatting with you Jess:)
These look yummy, I have been working on some sugar-free cookies myself recently – I like the combination of ingredients you have here, look good!
Thanks Caroline and nice to meet you:)
These look so yummy! and healthy?! I’ll take a dozen please!!
Here you go my friend and have a great weekend:)
It’s really crazy to think of lunch box ideas, Lily. Glad you came up with these healthy cookies. 🙂
Ah, I’ll need to try this out. I can’t have cinnamon, but I can definitely try to add a bit of spice to it with allspice (and maybe a little bit of cloves). I love when I find other allergy and celiac friendly recipes. Thank you so much for sharing, and have a wonderful weekend. 🙂
You’re welcome Kaila and yes, any other spice would work. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend too:)