Skinny Banana Cookies

banana cookiesI discovered the healthiest cookie recipe, ever! The other day during my lunch break, my friends and I were sitting in the cafeteria chatting about “healthy recipes”. One of the girls told me she makes banana cookies with only two ingredients: bananas and oats. I was really surprised that you could make a good tasting cookie out of just two ingredients, and especially without BUTTER! I had to try these for myself…so, here you go. She was right. These banana cookies are only made with ripe bananas, pecans and oats, and I drizzled a little chocolate on top. There is no butter, no sugar, no flour…just bananas, pecans and oats (I guess that makes them vegan)!! You have to try these. They have a really strong banana flavor, which I love! Finally, a healthy low-fat cookie that actually tastes good. You can even eat these for breakfast!

I am looking forward to the three day weekend. No plans yet, but just the fact that I get to sleep in is amazing. Off for a run, it’s been way too long!

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5.0 from 2 reviews
Skinny Banana Cookies
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Cook time
Type: Dessert
Serves: 12
  • 1½ ripe bananas
  • 1 cup oats
  • ¼ cup pecans
  • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add oats, pecans and bananas to a blender.
  3. Pulse a few times, leaving some whole oats for texture.
  4. Mix the batter with a spoon so it is even.
  5. Use a teaspoon to drop balls of dough on a cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl 30 seconds at a time until melted, then transfer with a spoon to a plastic baggy with a hole cut in the corner.
  8. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookies.
Makes 12 cookies



  1. Hotly Spiced says:

    Amazing. I wouldn’t have thought the cookies would stay together without a traditional binding ingredient like egg or butter. I’ll have to try these. xx

  2. Katie (A Fork in Hand) says:

    I’ve been looking for a sweet treat to keep around the house so that I’ll stop breaking into my emergency Clif bar stash! These look just perfect and much more appropriate for a late night snack.

  3. shauna mercer says:

    I am wanting to try this but add 2 tblsps of PB2 instead of the pecans. This would work for Weight Watchers for sure. Any thoughts?

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