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Banana Bread Cookies

These Banana Bread Cookies could not be any easier. You probably have every ingredient to make them right now! Nut-free, making them school safe and also gluten-free and vegan.
Feb 23, 2023 | Joy McCarthy

My family loves cookies. Don't we all love cookies? Maybe you're not a cookie monster but perhaps you want to bake some super quick and nourishing cookies for a loved one? I've got your recipe! 

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These Banana Bread Cookies could not be any easier. Simple, whole ingredients - easy enough that a second grader could make them (my daughter is in grade 2 and she makes these with my help) and yes, they taste like banana bread but in the cookie form!

These cookies are....

  • Perfect grab and go snack
  • Nut-free making them school safe
  • Gluten-free if using GF oats
  • Vegan, no eggs
  • A total crowd pleaser!

You can really jazz up this recipe too. It's a great base for adding pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, dried cranberries - you can get creative with it and have some fun. They are soft and chewy, and the chocolate chips melt in your mouth.

Here is the recipe:

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  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 3 large bananas, mashed (for softer cookies, add more banana)
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup raisins or chocolate chips* or both!
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place oats in a food processor or blender and blitz until you have a flour-like texture.
  3. In a large bowl, add oats, mashed banana and melted coconut oil and mix together. Fold in raisins or chocolate chips, or both! If the batter is too thick, then add water 1 tbsp at a time.
  4. Spoon batter by heaping tablespoon into hands and form into a ball and then flatten with your hands on the cookie sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden.
  5. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days or the freezer for up to 3 months.


*If using chocolate chips, look for a sugar-free brand such as Lily’s Sweets chocolate chips.

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Here are some more cookie recipes we love in the McJordan home:

I hope I've given you plenty of cookie recipes to keep you going for a while! Comment below and let me know which is your favourite recipe?

Joy xo

Angela   •   February 24, 2023

Hi Joy. I’m wondering if you would tell me what brand of oats you use? I want to try these. Love your recipes!❤️

Joy McCarthy   •   February 25, 2023

Rose Frame   •   February 28, 2023

Made these cookies this morning, for the first time. I didn't have raisins,so I used dried blueberries. Still very tasty! Thanks Joy I love recipes with 4-5 simple ingredients

Joy McCarthy   •   March 1, 2023

Diane   •   February 28, 2023

Do I use less than 3 cups of oat flour if I'm not using whole oats in food processor

Joy McCarthy   •   March 1, 2023

Cecile   •   March 7, 2023

Just made these. Is it bad that I ate four of them? Yummmmm

Joy McCarthy   •   March 8, 2023

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