Healthy oatmeal cookies make a yummy snack or breakfast for your kids that they’ll love to eat! Healthy banana cookies also double as a dessert, which makes them even better!

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies stacked

Let’s face it, getting the kids to eat anything healthy is hard sometimes. I’m all about some Instant Pot Oatmeal but if they think it’s healthy, they’re just not as into it.

But they will never guess that these sweet cookies are so packed full of wholesome ingredients like oats and bananas that they make a perfectly good grab and go breakfast.

That’s right. Breakfast. 

You can give your kids these healthy banana cookies for breakfast without worry since they have bananas, eggs, and oatmeal with no added sugar. Make them this weekend and then serve them a fast breakfast or healthy snack or dessert all week long.

If you’re looking for some other breakfast ideas that kids and adults will love make sure you try our homemade nutella crepes, granola fruit tarts, and peanut butter banana breakfast wraps.

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Healthy Oatmeal Cookies ingredients

Ingredients You’ll Need

Here’s what you need for these healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies:

  • Ripe bananas – They need to be ripe, but they do not need to be as ripe as ones you use for banana bread.
  • Eggs – We use large eggs.
  • Vanilla extract – We prefer real vanilla extract, but imitation can work too.
  • Salt – This helps to bring the flavors out a bit more.
  • Old-fashioned oats – Not all oats are the same. You need to use old-fashioned, not instant or quick. The faster options are less nutritious and have different textures. 
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips – You could also use dark chocolate chips if you like.
Healthy Oatmeal Cookies mixture in a bowl

Instructions

Here’s what you need to do.

Step 1 – Mix the wet ingredients. Before starting, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line a 9×13 baking pan with parchment paper or spray it with non-stick spray.

As the oven heats, mash the bananas in a large bowl until smooth and then add the eggs, vanilla, and salt. Stir them together to combine.

Step 2 – Mix in the dry ingredients. When the batter is ready, mix in the oats and chocolate chips.

cookie sheet with Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Step 3 – Make and bake the cookies. Use a cookie scoop or a regular spoon to drop 2 to 3 tablespoons of cookie mix onto the pan. You should have enough to make 12 to 15 cookies.

Place the cookie tray in the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the edges of the cookies start to turn a light golden color.

Allow them to cool for about 5 to 6 minutes and then serve warm.

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies on wax paper on cookie sheet

Enjoy Cookies for Breakfast 

These low calorie oatmeal cookies are a sneaky way to give your kids a healthy breakfast. 

We use bananas instead of a fat like butter or oil. This reduces the total calories and replaces them with potassium and other nutrients found in bananas.

In addition to the bananas, these cookies have eggs which provide a great source of protein. And oatmeal provides plenty of fiber and other nutrients that help round out a healthy breakfast.

The chips give a bit of sweetness that the kids will love. We often make these cookies when we need on the go breakfasts that the kids won’t balk at! And they even ask for them!

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies on wax paper on cooling rack

How to Store Them 

They are super easy to store. All you have to do is place them in an airtight container, like a sealable bag or container, for up to 1 week. You can easily store them on the counter or the pantry.

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Servings: 12
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy oatmeal cookies make a yummy snack or breakfast for your kids that they’ll love to eat! Healthy banana cookies also double as a dessert, which makes them even better!

Ingredients

  • 3 Ripe bananas, about 1 ¼ cup once mashed
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line a 9×13 baking pan with parchment paper or spray it with non-stick spray.
  • Mash the bananas in a large bowl until smooth then add the eggs, vanilla and salt and stir to combine.
  • Add the oats and chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  • Use a cookie scoop or a regular spoon and scoop 2-3 tablespoons of cookie mix onto the pan to make 12-15 cookies.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges of the cookies start to turn a light golden color.
  • Let them cool in the pan for 5-6 minutes then serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 178kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 32mg, Sodium: 111mg, Potassium: 252mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 71IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 23mg, Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy banana cookies, healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, healthy oatmeal cookies