Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Back by popular demand: The EASIEST cookies you’ll ever make.

Plus they are SO good… 1 step, 5 ingredients. Got an oven? A fork and a mixing bowl? Get. On. This.

Also, they ARE healthy, and even “healthier” with a higher nutrition value if you keep the chocolate chips out of the equation and use nuts instead! Nuts = healthy fats+ protein. Plus no flour and no sugar, so I highly recommend the substitution.

I personally like to call these fiber cookies…because OATMEAL, which is an amazing grain! Plus bananas….overripe bananas make for the best cookies! You know, when they get brown and looking like they are past their prime? Yep, that’s the best time. That IS Their prime!

This is what you do.




  • 2- 3 overripe bananas
  • 2 cups of oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup of any oil (I used grapeseed oil for this one)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of chopped pecans, walnuts, or if you need a fix – mini chocolate chips (dark, milk, white or a mix!)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Mash bananas to a smooth consistency with a fork.
  4. Add all other ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  5. Divide and conquer cookies – It should give you about 12 servings.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes for soft consistency. You may leave them in a little longer if you like them crunchier.
  7. Check out the how to video below!

Enjoy the deliciousness!

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Xo, Ana

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  1. Johnele says:

    I made these tonight!! These cookies are GREAT!! The best part is I don’t feel so guilty eating one of these!!! Oh, and did I mention these are so easy to make? Easy!!!
    Once again, another amazing recipe that is fantastic! This would be a great recipe for for kids to help with!
    Thanks Ana!!

  2. Deanna says:

    These cookies are soooo yummy and easy to make!! I also like that they are healthy but taste delicious! I love making things with ripe bananas and will def be making these again!! Can’t wait to have one for breakfast tomorrow! I love all your recipes and can’t wait for more!

  3. Kaitlyn says:

    How long do they stay good for? And do we store them in the fridge or at room temp? Excited to try them!!

  4. Missthingy says:

    The banana oat cookies are delicious. I substituted the chocolate chips for blueberry and added some cinnamon too.

  5. oumaima says:

    i am from the snapfam ( im making the vegan pizza for diner tonight 😀 ) ….. i love everything u make and i was wondering if u can tell me how much is ” a cup” ( im from morocco and we dont use this unit :s) because im soo eager to make these cookies :* :*

  6. Erika says:

    Thank you these cookies were amazing, I added cinnamon to the recipe. Do u think I would be able to add peanut butter too?

  7. Ines says:

    These cookies are delicious!!! Thank you so much for sharing them. I added a pinch of salt because I found the bananas & chocolate too sweet. Thanks!!!!!

  8. Tara says:

    I made these tonight and they are so delicious!!! Has anyone added nuts? Next time I think I will add pecans and use coconut oil like you. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Ariana says:

    Hi Ana! I love your wonderful recipes. I never knew eating clean could taste SO good! I was wondering though, do you know the caloric/macro ratios for these cookies?

    • Colorfulfoodie says:

      Hi Ariana! So glad you thought so! And while I don’t count calories, these are high carb cookies due to the oats, but also high fiber! These are great for ya!

  10. stephanie says:

    I make these ALL THE TIME! I absolutely love them! I add a tsp of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon for a little added zing. Love your recipes!

  11. Digna says:

    I follow you on IG and let me tell you, I went crazy trying to look for this recipe since I follow others that post healthy recipes. I have been dying to make these since the first time I saw it on my feed but couldn’t remember who had posted it and now I’m so glad I found your recipe! I’m going to make them tomorrow. Thank you for the recipe!

  12. Darlene says:

    haha! I came here to find a sweet potato recipe when I see this cookie recipe on full display and I had all the ingredients so I just made them and then forgot to look for the sweet potato recipe LOL!

  13. Debbie says:

    Made them today, and loved them! I posted the picture on instagram with the recipe in portuguese and tagged you 🙂
    By the way, you look great pregnant!

  14. Gizele says:

    These cookies were to die for!!! I had to hold myself from eating them all and my husband devoured them. Amazing and so easy and quick. I used dark chocolate for mine. Deliciousssssssssssss

  15. Jessica Maldonado says:

    I went on my beaking mode last night. I had all the ingredients at home, plus I wanted to try my new Ninja Blender, so hey, good excuse to try to make the cookies. First time I ever baked something from scratch! And I only have to say that I loved them babies!!!!! Easy recipe to just have something sweet and healthy. Thank you, my dear, for sharing this awesome recipe! Besos, Jessica!

  16. KWELI CAMPBELL says:

    Great recipe! Ive made them twice in the past 3 weeks. Altered the second time to add walnuts and cinnamon and coconut oil…DELISH! This has me shopping for beyond ripe bananas…lol. Thank you!

  17. Jessica says:

    Hola! Any idea if they can be done using NO oil? Maybe subbing with applesauce or something else?

  18. Tamara says:

    I make these cookies as often as possible! We all have a sweet tooth in my house, and these are healthy, easy, and so delicious. My kids love when I make them, we always make sure to have all the ingredients on hand, and leave at least 2 bananas to ripen whenever we buy a bunch, just for the cookies. I use coconut oil and add 1/8 tsp of salt to cut the sweetness a little. They turn out perfect every time! Thank you so much for this amazing recipe, you have some very good ones!

  19. Razia Habiya says:

    Hi..i had a few ripened bananas & tried out this recipe..substituted the choc chips for chopped dates..IT WAS AMAZING
    My kids even enjoyed them.
    Definately a WINNER!!!

  20. Stephanie says:

    These are my favorite cookies because they’re healthy and super easy! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  21. Kelley says:

    These Cookies!!! So simple and Delicious I was up at 4:30 this morning cooking up a batch ?? I added chopped pecans.
    Love LOVE These cookies Ana
    #hardcorefan #colorfulfoodie #brazilianfusion #littlemisssandee and of course #winechoach

  22. Gary Henderson says:

    I saw you on KSDK Show Me St. Louis today and I now follow you on YouTube. I’m going to the grocery to get the ingredients to make these cookies instead of buying store bought cookies with all types of harmful ingredients. I’m trying to eat healthier so I will be trying your recipes.

    • Colorfulfoodie says:

      Hi Gary! That’s wonderful. It is just too easy and I debated making these on the segment. Maybe next time!! I’m so glad you found me here, enjoy and let me know how you like them!

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