Delicious, healthy cookies made with just 4 ingredients; bananas, oats, honey and chocolate chips!

Banana Oats Chocolate Chip Cookies | | Delicious, healthy cookies, made with just 4 ingredients! | #recipe #cookies

I made you breakfast. Or is it a dessert? Maybe just a snack?!?

I’m on a banana kick, starting with those Bananas Foster Crepes at the beginning of the week.

All last week I hid perfectly yellow bananas in tight, dark corners, hoping noone would find them until they were black. My plan was a success.

Later that week, I made a banana cake AND I made these Banana Oats Chocolate Chip Cookies. SCORE!

Um… maybe we can discuss the banana cake next week?? Yeppers! For now, let’s focus on zee cookies.

Banana Oats Chocolate Chip Cookies | | Delicious, healthy cookies, made with just 4 ingredients! | #recipe #cookies

Here’s what about these cookies. Apparently, they’ve been around for a while?!? WHAT? Where was I?!?
Here’s me thinkin’ I just thought of the next big thing (joking, of course), and bam! Google and Pinterest were all like, oh no you din’t! Ugh… ;-)

But, anywho. I wanted to make some sort of a cookie that didn’t require butter (I know, what’s wrong with me?! – perhaps the fact that no-coat season is coming up?!) and something that wouldn’t require flour. Looking up at my pantry, the oats were the only thing that stood out. And chocolate. Without a second thought, I took out the black bananas, mashed ‘em together with the oats and voila. Doesn’t that sound wonderful?

I’m telling you – awesomest healthy cookies, ever. I shared them with my dad. My husband said they were too healthy for his liking. Whatevs.


Banana Oats Chocolate Chip Cookies | | Delicious, healthy cookies, made with just 4 ingredients! | #recipe #cookies

These are super easy. These are super cool. These are great for breakfast, or a snack… lunch, dessert… You get the point.

Now, what to do with those wrinkled up blueberries that I’ve been hiding all week? I hid them, but I completely forgot about them until I started writing this post. OY! That is probably my punishment for hiding fruits from the family…


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Delicious, healthy cookies, made with just 4 ingredients; bananas, oats, honey and chocolate chips!
Serves: Makes 12 Cookies
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, mash bananas until smooth.
  4. Add oats and honey; mix until thoroughly combined.
  5. Drop dough by large tablespoons onto previously prepared baking sheet.
  6. With the palm of your hand, slightly flatten each cookie.
  7. Add mini chocolate chips, resting them on top of the cookies with light pressure.
  8. Transfer pan to freezer for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from freezer and bake cookies for 12 to 15 minutes, or until slightly browned on the edges.
  10. Remove from oven and let stand 2 minutes.
  11. Transfer to cooling racks.
  12. Let stand 30 minutes before serving.


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  1. Emily @ Life on Food March 10, 2014 at 7:09 PM - Reply

    Banana cookies have been on my to do list for a while now. These photos just put me over the edge. I need to make some pronto.

  2. Kirsten March 10, 2014 at 2:20 PM - Reply

    Terrific, Kate–and my kids would swoon.

  3. Laura (Tutti Dolci) March 9, 2014 at 4:53 PM - Reply

    I love these healthy cookies, they are the perfect excuse to eat cookies for breakfast!

  4. Ramona March 9, 2014 at 3:35 PM - Reply

    Wow… what a cool recipe. I am totally trying this. :)

  5. Mary Frances March 8, 2014 at 12:46 PM - Reply

    Yes to four ingredient cookies! Love how they would satisfy my sweet tooth (hello chocolate chips!) but would keep me full and fueled. This is my idea of a perfect cookie!

  6. Valerie March 8, 2014 at 10:51 AM - Reply

    These cookies involve just about everything I love, ergo I refuse to look upon them as “healthy.”

    Super-yum, Katerina!!

  7. Laura March 8, 2014 at 6:57 AM - Reply

    These sound like an excellent quick snack!

    Can I ask why you put them in the freezer before baking?

    • Katerina Petrovska March 8, 2014 at 7:51 AM - Reply

      Hi Laura!

      The freezing firms up the cookies and will prevent them from spreading while they bake.
      Have a great weekend!!

  8. Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen March 8, 2014 at 3:43 AM - Reply

    A cookie that doubles as breakfast? I can get used to that!

  9. Nami | Just One Cookbook March 7, 2014 at 3:08 PM - Reply

    The yummy combination in the cookies! I’d be happy to start a day with these cookies AND great cup of coffee… Happy Friday! :D

  10. Meagan March 7, 2014 at 12:12 PM - Reply

    These cookies are perfect for any time of day.

  11. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker March 7, 2014 at 11:06 AM - Reply

    Oh breakfast cookies are always a great idea!! So filling. These look so beautiful…too pretty to eat. But I am sure will will down 6 before I even know what’s going on.

  12. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction March 7, 2014 at 9:24 AM - Reply

    I love simple tasty recipes like this! Definitely wouldn’t mind having a couple for breakfast!

  13. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet March 7, 2014 at 9:18 AM - Reply

    You mean I can eat this for breakfast? oh my yes!!

  14. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) March 7, 2014 at 7:45 AM - Reply

    I am designating today chocolate chip cookie day!!

  15. marcie March 7, 2014 at 7:40 AM - Reply

    I love this simple, straight forward recipe — it’s full of ingredients I love! Pinning.

  16. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness March 7, 2014 at 7:01 AM - Reply

    Breakfast cookies are THE BEST! Who doesn’t love waking up and eating a cookie
    Love that these are 4 ingredients! pinned

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