All you need for this super easy healthy recipe is 3 ingredients – oats, bananas and chocolate chips! They can be eaten for breakfast, as a healthy snack or even dessert. These delicious cookies are both gluten-free and vegan.
So.. It was one evening and I had 2 lonely overly ripe bananas that neither myself or my husband would have eaten. I’m trying to waste as little as possible, so there was no way I was chucking them out. I ended up googling and looking for recipes as you do. At this point in time, I just needed something quick and easy..
I came across a number of recipes that include ripe bananas but the simplest seemed to be the cookies.
Reasons I love this recipe SO much:
- 3 ingredients makes it so simple – Chocolate, Oats & Bananas
- Preparation is only 5 minutes (Cooking time approx 15 minutes)
- It’s relatively healthy as no extra sugar is added into the recipe. LOVE that you get the natural sweetness from bananas.
- I can eat them at any point in the day. Breakfast, snacks, dessert. My preference is about 3pm with a large cup of tea.
- They are Vegan as well as Gluten Free.
- If you wanted to make them even healthier, you can swap the chocolate for raisins, cranberries, banana chips, nuts or a mixture! You’ll notice in my photo below, I actually broke up chocolate chunks that I had at home as I didn’t have chocolate chips.
- They last for a few days in foil in an air tight container, however you can freeze them up to 3 months!
Which Oats Should I Use?
I’ve tried this recipe a few times and my personal preference is a mixture of rolled oats as well as ground oats. If you don’t have grounded oats at home, you can just put half of the rolled oats into a blender/nutri bullet to grind them down.
3 Ingredients Banana Oat Cookies
- 350 g Oats
- 2 Medium RIPE Bananas
- 60 g Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 180°C
- Mash bananas in a medium bowl until they are broken down. Add in oats and gently stir until all of the oats and bananas are mixed together
- Now add the chocolate chips! Sprinkle them into the dough and stir until they are just mixed throughout.
- Scoop one heaping tablespoon of the dough into your hands and make into a cookie shape. Place on tray and continue until you have between 10-12 cookies.
- Cook for 15 minutes or until set through and lightly golden. Cool and enjoy!
- Freezing Instructions: Cookies can be frozen up to 3 months!
- Oats: It is best to use a mixture of quick and rolled oats. Quick oats are more finely ground up whole oats, so they are slightly powdery. You can make this at home by blending rolled oats.
Only use ripe bananas. The riper and the darker, the better your cookies will taste. I also recommend using fresh, not previously frozen bananas.
What do They Taste Like?
Well if you don’t like bananas, you won’t like these cookies! But if you do, they taste delicious, the perfect mixture of banana and chocolate which is a great combination. In regards to the texture, they are moist but also have a bit of a chew. Try them out and let me know how you found them in the comments below.
This is a perfect recipe for any newbie vegans and if you need some more help along the way, go check out my 10 easy vegan switches.