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Skinny Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Skinny Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips – These gluten-free, healthy(ish) oatmeal cookies taste like your favorite banana bread and are loaded with sweet dark chocolate chips!

skinny banana oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips

Oh, banana bread. That sweet, moist, classic carb-y baked good that always answers the question “What are we going to do with all of these overly ripe bananas?!” whenever the kitchen counter inevitably overflows with brown-spotted bananas.

If your household is anything like ours, you probably have a freezer full of bananas ready to make into bread at any moment.

And, if you’re anything like me, you are probably getting pretty tired by now of making loaf after loaf of this, while wonderful, sometimes overly simple and typically less-than-healthy snack.

So, how can you use up that bounty of over-ripe bananas without involving a loaf pan and loads of sugar? These Skinny Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips combine the beloved flavor of your favorite banana bread with the terrific texture and easy bake-ability of oatmeal cookies. Plus, chocolate chips – Yay!

They are slightly chewy, not too sweet, and are naturally gluten-free for a healthier treat that your family will love!

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The Best Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Not only does this oatmeal banana cookies recipe happen to be gluten-free, it is also slightly lower in fat and carbs, and much lower in sugar than most cookies.

You can even easily adapt Skinny Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips to be dairy-free or completely vegan to suit nearly any dietary need.

Rather than fussing with trying to slice the perfect portions from a banana bread loaf, these cookies are just the right size for enjoying and sharing straight from the oven. They take less than 30 minutes to make, and keep well on the countertop and in the fridge for several days.

Give this easy, healthy(ish) recipe a try next time you have a sweet tooth craving and extra brown bananas ready to go!

banana bread cookies with oatmeal and chocolate chips

What Ingredients You Need

You only need a handful of pantry staples to make this simple, healthy, Skinny Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips recipe.

Here are all of the necessary ingredients:

  • Quick oats
  • Almond flour
  • Brown bananas
  • Light brown sugar (or palm sugar)
  • Egg (or vegan egg substitute)
  • Baking powder
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Chocolate chips

If you are not a fan of chocolate chips, try making these with raisins for a more traditional oatmeal cookie-style treat; or, use chopped nuts to create cookies similar to classic banana bread.

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How to Make Skinny Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Start to finish you only need about 30 minutes to make these super yummy Skinny Banana Oatmeal Cookies.

  • First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Then, in the bowl of an electric stand mixer, combine the oats, almond flour, mashed bananas, brown sugar, egg, baking powder, vanilla, and salt on medium speed. Beat together until the cookie dough mixture looks consistent.
  • Turn the mixer on low and mix in half of the chocolate chips.
oatmeal cookie dough with bananas and chocolate chips
  • Use a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop to portion the cookies onto the baking sheets. Set them 2 inches apart.
  • Next, gently press a few chocolate chips into the top of each cookie, using the chips to flatten the dough balls a little. Like so…
how to make oatmeal banana cookies
  • Bake the healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips for 12 minutes, until set around the edges. They will be slightly soft even when done, so be sure not to over-bake.
  • Allow them to cool on the cookie sheets for several minutes before moving to a cooling rack.

Get the Complete (Printable) Skinny Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips Recipe Below. Enjoy!

skinny banana oatmeal cookies

These banana chocolate chip cookies are extra moist (like banana bread). You can keep them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. After that, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

Although, I highly doubt they will last around the house for that long.

I am sure you’ll enjoy these tasty little cookies as much as my family does!

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How Can I Make These Cookies Dairy-Free?

Use dark chocolate chips, which naturally do not contain dairy, or vegan-friendly “milk” chocolate chips to make dairy-free oatmeal banana cookies.

How Do I Make Vegan Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips?

Easily make these cookies vegan by substituting the egg in the recipe with a “flax egg” by combining ground flaxseed with water. (Or use a store-bought vegan egg substitute.)

And again, you can use dark chocolate chips or your favorite plant-based chocolate chips to make entirely vegan-friendly.

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Skinny Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Skinny Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips – These gluten-free oatmeal cookies taste just like banana bread, and are loaded with chocolate chips for a perfectly sweet and healthy(ish) treat!
Servings: 18 cookies

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, combine the oats, almond flour, mashed bananas, brown sugar, egg, baking powder, vanilla, and salt. Beat until the mixture looks smooth and consistent.
  • Then turn the mixer on low and mix in HALF the chocolate chips.
  • Use a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop to portion the cookies onto the baking sheets. Set them 2 inches apart.
  • Press 4-5 chocolate chips in the top of each cookie, using the chips to flatten the dough balls a little.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, until set around the edges. Cool on the cookie sheets for 5 minutes before moving.

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Notes

You can keep these banana oatmeal cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. After that, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 192kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 9mg, Sodium: 51mg, Potassium: 192mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 22IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 78mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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6 comments on “Skinny Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips”

  1. These are best if eaten the same day. They don’t hold up well for more than one day and taste best out of the oven.

  2. Do you think these would hold up wellenough to mail to my grandkids? I’d send priority mail but that will take 2-3 days…I could freeze them before mailing, perhaps, or put in a cold pack–? Thanks! (If not, I will make them for the next time I travel to see them–whenever that may be…)

  3. Yum these look delicious! I love when you can add chocolate chips to something and it can still be considered somewhat healthy. 😉 Thanks for sharing! You’re the best!

  4. This was a huge hit with my kids! Everyone loved it!

  5. These are so good! Mini bites of banana bread heaven!