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.

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!

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

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.

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 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine 21 Day Fix, American
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 56 kcal

Equipment

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

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

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

Notes

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.
Storage
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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19 Comments

  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.
    hugs,
    Jann

  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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