Easy healthy cookies made with ripe bananas, rolled oats, and chocolate baking chips. No sugar, egg, or flour needed. Simply gluten-free and vegan. The perfect bite.
Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorites. They’re chewy and the perfect sweetness with raisins in my opinion. If you ever wonder, what if a chocolate chip and oatmeal cookie had a baby, what would that be like? I can tell you it will be a simple 3-ingredient banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bite. There’s no unrefined sugar, eggs, or even flour. Making it the perfect gluten-free and vegan cookie bite! Just throw it in your stasher bag and take it to go whether you are going for a hike or just enjoy it as an after-lunch snack.
One of the best things about this recipe is that you can customize and add other ingredients to make it even more nutritious. Some of the ingredients I would recommend are:
- Flax seeds
- Vanilla Extract
- Raisins or Dried Cranberries
- Sliced Almonds
- Coconut Flakes
- Peanut Butter or any nut butter that you enjoy
These can really enhance the flavor and nutrition of the cookie bite. You can even keep it as simple as just rolled oats and bananas. It’s that easy! Did I mention, you don’t even need any fancy equipment to make these. Yes!!!
How Will These Taste?
Something to keep in mind is that these are not your typical cookies as it is flourless, no eggs, sugar, and oil. After they are baked, these banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bites will come out chewy and thick. (Now, who doesn’t love a chewy cookie? Team chewy cookie all the way!) These cookie bites are healthy and totally guilt-free. You still get that subtle sweetness from the ripe bananas and chocolate chips, so we cover that sweet tooth urge. Don’t forget, these are perfect ways to incorporate more potassium, fiber, and antioxidants into your diet.
My 3-ingredient cookie bites are super budget-friendly! When adding vanilla extract and cinnamon powder that is typically something we have already in our pantries, costs little to nothing per serving by adding it into this recipe. What I love most is you can use your unused rolled oats for other recipes like granola bars, hot oatmeal, and overnight oats. When planning a grocery run, I like to pick ingredients that can be used for multiple recipes. Not ingredients that are used once and forgotten. Many times, we forget by not being mindful of how much waste we create because it can become expired or gone bad. So, we are happy to share these tips with you!
Total Break Down of Recipe Cost ~ $4.07 / $0.24 per (17) serving
How To Make Banana Oatmeal Bites
Servings: 17 pieces | Course: Snacks | Cuisine: American
- 2 ½ Ripe Medium Organic Bananas
- 2 Cups (6.3 oz) Gluten-Free Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- ½ Cup (3 oz) Mini Chocolate Baking Chips (or dark, semi-sweet or white chocolate chips)
Prep: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Time needed: 25 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and lined your baking sheet with parchment. Set it aside.
- In your medium mixing bowl, place your peeled bananas. With your fork, mash the bananas until you get a creamy consistency. Next, add in your rolled oats and chocolate baking chips. With your fork mix everything until they are well combined.
- With a medium cookie scoop (1.5 tbsp) or spoon, scoop your cookie mix onto your lined baking sheet evenly spaced. Use your fork to press down on the placed cookie dough (this will give it that flat cookie shape or they will look more like oat ball bites). Bake for about 15-20 minutes until they are golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and let them cool on the cooling rack. Transfer them into a cookie jar or airtight container store for up to 2-3 day for freshness or you can freeze them up to a month if you are not eating them right away.
- Most importantly, ENJOY!