2 Ingredient Banana Oat Cookies


Cup of Jo recently shared this recipe via The Burlap Bag. Without doubt, it is one of those easy, delicious, come-back-for-thirds sort of thing that demands re-posting. In fact, I’ve seen it posted on two of my favorite blogs just this week!

I whipped up a batch of these two ingredient cookies on a rainy Saturday a few weeks back when I found myself hunting for a snack and turning my nose up at all our fresh produce (this can happen when one juices daily). Less than a half our later, I was munching on three while watching a Girls episode in bed. And dare I concur with The Burlap Bag that might even work for breakfast?

The reason these little guys are such a hit, I think, is that they satisfy your sweet tooth and fit into nearly any diet. As a gluten-free vegan it can often be trying when it comes to baked goods. Combining healthy mix of bananas, oats, and other natural ingredients, these “cookies” strike a friendly balance between dessert and snack time without the added sugars, dairy, and flour that turn traditional cookies into a (delicious) calorie bomb.

2 Ingredient Banana Oat Cookies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 16 Cookies

Serving Size: 2-3 Cookies

Note, because of cross contamination, conventional oats are not gluten-free. If you're sensitive to or restricting gluten, try purchasing special gluten-free oats. Bob's Red Mill is brand that I recommend.


  • Cookies
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup oats (I use Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Oats)
  • Add-Ins
  • 1 Tbsp slivered almonds
  • 1 Tbsp dried cranberries
  • 1 Tbsp carob chips
  • 1 Tbsp shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • And basically anything else you'd like to add in!


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees & grease 2 baking sheets.
  2. Mash bananas using a fork in a medium bowl.
  3. Add in oats & stir to a batter texture.
  4. Fold in toppings and stir gently to combine with batter.
  5. Using a teaspoon, dish out 16 cookies onto the greased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes (or a little longer if you prefer crunchy).
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  • http://www.findingclairity.com Clair

    So excited to try these! I’m always enthusiastic about anything with just natural fruit sugars.

    I don’t eat meat or dairy and try not to overdo it on gluten or sugar, and it’s already tough! I can imagine that being a gf vegan can be quite a challenge.

    • http://leanerbythelake.com leaner by the lake

      You will absolutely love them! They are best right out of the oven, so I’d suggest scarfing them up sooner than later. Found myself going through your recipes and I’m excited to try some of your treats out as well!

      If you’re interested in GF, V stuffs, I’d highly suggest The Gluten Free Vegan : http://www.theglutenfreevegan.com/

      Thanks for stopping by! And let me know how you like the cookies!

  • http://www.sweet-dreamer.com Alice {sweet dreamer}

    This looks so good. And I have two banana ready for cooking, too!

    • http://leanerbythelake.com leaner by the lake

      You will love these! They are best eaten fresh out the oven :)

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  • http://twitter.com/EatingPlaces Liz

    Mmm these look so good. Plus I LOVE both your glass-tiled wall AND ingredient jars!

    • http://www.leanerbythelake.com/ Eileen Mulloy

      I coincidentally made these last night after dinner for a “dessert” like treat. No more wasted brown bananas in this house!

      And THANK YOU for your sweet compliments. Both are relatively new additions and we’re loving them!