With simple ingredients including ripe bananas and rolled oats, fiber and natural sweetness, these Healthy Banana Cookies are a super yummy everyday treat to share with the kids!
Thanks so much to Nellie’s Free Range Eggs for sponsoring this post!
Healthy Banana Cookies
Somehow, no matter what I do, I always wind up with a few over ripe bananas at the end of each week. Luckily, they are so great for making healthy baked goods—including these Banana Cookies! This recipe has just a handful of ingredients that you can pull from the pantry and fridge and is super simple to make. They’re also free from added sugars, so they make a nutritious cookie to share with the kids at any time of the day. (I must say that I prefer them with my morning coffee!)
I love using Nellie’s Free Range Eggs when I bake for my family. The eggs are produced on small free range farms and are Certified Humane, which is a third-party certification ensuring that the hens are raised with the highest standards of humane and kind treatment. Every small farmer in my Midwestern region that I know has had a really hard few years—so I truly appreciate companies like Nellie’s who are committed to working with local families.
For the full recipe, CLICK HERE.
Ingredients in Healthy Banana Cookies
To make this healthy cookie recipe, you’ll need the ingredients below. Know that the sweetness in these cookies comes entirely from the banana so the riper—which visually will look like a LOT of brown spots on your fruit—the better the final flavor.
- Very ripe bananas (with a lot of brown spots!)
- Quick oats
- Baking powder
- Nellie’s Free Range Egg
- Vanilla extract
How to Make Healthy Banana Cookies Step-by-Step
Here’s a look at the basic steps involved in making this recipe. For the full information, CLICK HERE.
- Mash the banana until very smooth with a fork. Measure out.
- Add to a bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Stir well. Chill while the oven preheats.
- Portion onto a baking sheet, then press slightly.
TIP: Popping the batter into the freezer while the oven preheats ensures that the dough holds together well and that it’s easy to portion out into cookies. I set a timer for myself so I don’t forget!
Iced Banana Cookies
If you want to add icing, you can drizzle the cookies with a little vanilla yogurt. I put it into a zip top bag, seal it, then snip off one corner and drizzle it on as if it was a piping bag.
Tips for Making the Best Banana Cookies
- Be sure to use very ripe bananas with a lot of brown spots for the best flavor. (These don’t have any other added sugar, so it’s crucial that the bananas are super duper sweet!)
- Chilling the dough while the oven preheats ensures that the dough holds together well.
- If you only have old-fashioned rolled oats, you can grind them briefly in the food processor or blender to make quick oats.
- Stir in ¼ cup chocolate chips if desired.
- Gluten-free: Use certified gluten-free rolled oats.
Thanks so much to Nellie’s Free Range Eggs for sponsoring this post! For the full recipe, CLICK HERE.