Peanut butter banana oatmeal cookies are 3-ingredient oatmeal banana cookies perfect for breakfast. Plus, these vegan banana oatmeal cookies have no added sugar, and they are kid-friendly.
You know my passion for 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies. I already shared two of them lately that I invite you to check out:
- no-bake peanut butter cookies – a melt in your mouth no-bake cookie ready in 10 minutes.
- 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies – a crunchy buttery vegan peanut butter cookie.
3-ingredient banana cookies
Say hello to my new 3-ingredient cookie recipe, delicious vegan banana oatmeal cookies for busy mornings. These are soft peanut butter banana oatmeal cookies, mildly sweet, and ready in only 20 minutes. You will love that the ingredients are very basic and that you probably have them in the pantry to try the recipe now.
Let’s see what you need:
- Ripe banana – I am talking about bananas with dark spots on the skin and almost dark inside. They are the ones you need to make those cookies without adding any sweetener.
- Peanut butter – use natural peanut butter with no added oil, no added sugar, or salt.
- Instant oat also called rolled oats – you need the finely chopped grains, not the large ones, or the cookies would be dry.
To view how to make them, watch my story: making the 4-way banana oatmeal cookies!
Peanut butter banana oatmeal cookies – many possible flavors!
These 3-ingredient cookies with bananas are very easy to adapt to create a range of cookie flavors.
My favorite flavors are:
Classic, 3-ingredient banana and peanut butter cookies
Simple 3-ingredient banana peanut butter cookies
Carrot cake cookies
Add a few simple ingredients like grated carrots, raisins, and walnuts. It results in delicious banana carrot cake cookies!
Chocolate zucchini cookies
Add unsweetened cocoa powder, vegan chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds, and grated zucchini. These ingredients are excellent together and marry perfectly with the base banana cookies!
Add chia seeds, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, coconut, and cranberries. This will transform these simple 3-ingredient banana cookies into the healthiest vegan breakfast cookies.
Healthy banana cookies – no sugar added
These healthy peanut butter cookies are made without any added sweetener. They are naturally sweetened with ripe bananas, which means no added sugar! Obviously, if you have a very sweet tooth, add a few drops of stevia in your batter to enhance the sweetness of your cookies.
The best breakfast oatmeal cookies
These vegan cookies are absolutely perfect for breakfast on the go. They are full of healthy complex carbs, fiber, and protein to bring the energy you need for a whole day.
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Your friend, Carine
Peanut butter banana oatmeal cookies 4 ways
- 1 medium Banana - ripe, black spots on the skin, mashed
- 1/4 cup Peanut butter - no added oil, no added sugar
- 1 1/4 cup Gluten-free rolled oats - or quick oats, plain, no added sugar
Carrot Cake adds-on
- 1/4 cup Carrots - grated
- 4 tablespoons Raisins - dried
- 3 tablespoons Walnuts - chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
Optional, if banana not ripe enough
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla stevia - add if your banana are not ripe/sweet enough
- Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Lightly oil the paper if needed to prevent the cookies from sticking to the paper. Set aside.
- Mash the ripe banana on a flat surface, measure exactly the amount called by the recipe and transfer to a mixing bowl.
- Stir in peanut butter and instant-rolled oats until it forms a sticky cookie batter. Adjust the sweetness with stevia drops if needed, especially if the bananas are not ripe enough.
- You can now choose to add any of the add-ons you like following the recipe ideas suggested above or add nothing and cook the cookies with these 3 ingredients.
- Form 8 cookie dough balls.
- Place each cookie dough ball onto the prepared cookie sheet. Flatten the cookies with your hand palm. Leave 1 thumb of space between cookies even if they won't expand during baking it makes it easier to remove them from the tray later.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown on the sides.
- Cool on a cookie rack for 20 minutes or until it reaches room temperature. The sweetness and flavor increase when the cookies are cool. If not sweet enough, after baking, drizzle some melted vegan dark chocolate on top!
- Store at room temperature for 3 days in a cookie jar or ziplock bags.
- Can be frozen and defrost the day before.