Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and chewy gluten and dairy-free Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies. Sweetened with bananas and a few chocolate chips these bite-sized cookies are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth without the need for added sugar.

Three banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with a glass of milk

These Oatmeal Banana Chip Cookies are one of my favourite healthy snacks to date. This recipe has been on the blog since Jan 21, 2018 but I have updated it with some new pics and tips!

What makes this recipe great?

  • Gluten-free using gluten-free rolled oats
  • Dairy-free using vegan dark chocolate chips
  • No added sugar… sweetened with banana and only a few chocolate chips
  • Uses only 5 ingredients
  • A one-bowl wonder – no need for lots of dirty dishes!
  • They freeze well so making a double batch is highly recommended
  • Soft and chewy and sweet enough to make a great healthy treat!
Oatmeal banana chocolate chip cookies on parchment paper beside a glass of milk

If I could describe these oatmeal banana chocolate chip cookies I would say imagine if a banana bread, met a flour-free cookie, they dated quickly (these are quick to make) and then presto they had chocolate banana bite babies. Soft chewy bites of banana chocolate heaven!

Only 5 ingredients needed

  • 1 cup old fashioned gluten-free rolled oats
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips

How to make banana oatmeal chip cookies

Can I use quick or steel cut oats?

Not for this recipe. Steel-cut oats require a lot more moisture and cooking time and quick oats are overly processed and will not give these cookies the chewy texture that makes them awesome resulting in a more mushy texture. But… you can use regular old-fashioned rolled oats if you are not following a gluten-free diet.

Are dairy-free dark chocolate chips a must?

No. You can use whatever chocolate chip your heart desires. It is important to note however that using milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips will mean a higher sugar content aka calorie count per cookie. I actually prefer the dark chocolate because the banana base makes this cookie sweet enough on its own and the dark chocolate adds a depth of flavour without making the cookies overly sweet.

A close up of a oatmeal banana chocolate chip cookie

variations to try

  • Replace chocolate chips with raisins
  • Add walnuts or almond pieces
  • Place them in an 8″ X 8″ pan lined with parchment paper and press down slightly. Bake and cut into squares

Other gluten-free treats To Try

A close up of a oatmeal banana chocolate chip cookie

Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Alisa Infanti | The Delicious Spoon
These Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies are 100% gluten and dairy-free. Soft chewy bites of banana chocolate heaven!
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine 21 Day Fix, American
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 56 kcal


  • Oven
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Large Bowl
  • Fork
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Spoon
  • Spatula


  • 1 cup dry old-fashioned rolled oats gluten free
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips aim for 75% or higher


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl mash the two ripe bananas.
  • Add the oats, cinnamon, sea salt and mix well.
  • Add the chocolate chips and mix until even t mixed hroughout batter.
  • Drop well rounded tbsp of batter on to cookie sheet and bake for 5-7 or until firm to the touch.


Serving: 1CookieCalories: 56kcalCarbohydrates: 11.1gProtein: 1.3gFat: 1.2gSaturated Fat: 0.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 98mgPotassium: 97mgFiber: 1.4gSugar: 3.8gVitamin A: 0IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 0mg


If following the 21 Day Fix container system this recipe would be considered 1 yellow for 2 cookies and would be considered an occasional treat.
Store cookies in a tighly sealed container for up to 3 days.  Freeze for up to 2 months and thaw before eating.  Usually a few seconds in the microwave will do.
Please Note:

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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  1. 5 stars
    Very delicious! It inspired me to do some additions the next time around. I had steel cut oats, so I ground them and added some water, came out great. Thanks so much.

    2 ripe mashed bananas
    1 tsp vanilla
    1/4 cup boiling water
    1 cup ground steel cut oats
    1/4 cup ground coconut
    1/8 cup brown sugar
    2 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/4 cup chocolate chips

    Mash bananas, add vanilla, add boiling water, mix

    Grind oats, coconut and brown sugar, add to wet mix.

    Mix in cinnamon, salt, and chocolate chips.

    Pre-heat to 360°.

    Use parchment paper, put 1 tbsp size cookies on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

  2. 5 stars
    I just made these cookies, and they are fantastic! We enjoyed this flavorful new spin on the traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe. Yum. Yum!

  3. 5 stars
    They look delicious! Im sure my toddler would love them too! We have pinned the recipe to have for next week! thank you for sharing it !

  4. 5 stars
    I love that this is made with simple ingredients. I only don’t have the banana, but I am definitely thinking of making this soon!!

  5. I have a similar recipe, but haven’t made them in a long time. Thanks for sharing your recipe with SYC.

  6. Your photo’s are great! We will really enjoy your awesome Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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