- 2 cups (225 g) quick oats
- 2 (285 g, approx. 1.25 cups) ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/2 cup (125 g) natural peanut butter (or other nut or seed butter of choice)
Optional Flavour Enhancers and Add-Ins
- Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
- Mash the bananas in a bowl with a fork until they form a thick, smooth paste.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until everything is combined into a dough.
- Drop 16 spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet, shaping each spoonful into a cookie shape. The cookies will not change shape during baking, so make sure you create the cookie shape you want beforehand. You can make them larger and flatter or keep them as more of a haystack-style.
- Bake for 15 minutes. They should be firm and slightly browned when done.
- Let cool completely before storing. Store in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 3 days, in the fridge for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.
The maple syrup, vanilla, salt and chocolate chips are all optional. The most basic version of this recipe is just the oats, banana and peanut butter. Feel free to add in any or all of the options to suit your taste preference. Walnuts, coconut, raisins, cranberries or any other nuts, seeds, or dried fruit work well.
Rolled or old fashioned oats are totally fine to use in this recipe but quick oats just hold together a little better since they’re finer. I usually just use rolled oats because that’s what I tend to have on hand.
These have a soft, baked oatmeal-like texture and do not get hard or crunchy. Made with just banana, peanut butter and oats, they are a healthy snack or treat, not a decadent dessert. Add the extras, especially chocolate chips, to make them sweeter and more of a treat.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 138
- Fat: 5.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 18.4 g
- Protein: 3.5 g
Keywords: easy, simple, egg-free, dairy-free, 3-ingredient