Vegan Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Two-Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies

A couple of years ago, while I was living in London, a friend of mine shared this recipe with me and I’ve been in love with it ever since. I needed a bit of inspiration and have been roughly following this particular recipe ever since. Although I am currently traveling, I always make these vegan banana oatmeal cookies whenever I am staying somewhere with basic kitchen tools and an oven.

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The recipe for these vegan cookies is so simple, you really don’t need much to make them. I made a post about this on Instagram a while back, and several of you asked me for the recipe. Now, this isn’t really a recipe, it’s merely me telling you how to mix these cookies together.

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If you are looking for cookies that are incredibly sweet, this recipe is not going to be for you. My partner also likes to call these cookies “oat patties”, and that’s essentially what they are. I always had trouble finding healthy cookies at the grocery store, and that’s when I started making these. I wanted vegan cookies without all the non-sense ingredients that you find in conventional, store-bought cookies.

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I love how versatile these cookies are! So far I’ve made them with raisins and dark chocolate chips and absolutely loved them! The possibilities are literally endless!


  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 2 cups of quick oats
  • If desired you can add chocolate chips, dry fruit, etc.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F or 170 degrees C
  • Mash 2 bananas (I usually use a fork for this)
  • In a bowl, combine the mashed bananas and the two cups of quick oats
  • Add whatever else you’d like to have in your cookies. My favorite extra ingredient are raisins!
  • Form dough into cookies
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cookies are done (this will be hugely dependent on your oven and settings)

The cookies will be good for a couple days and I also read that they can be frozen although I’ve never done that myself. If you happen to make these cookies, feel free to tag me on Instagram @theminimalistninja. They are seriously some of my favorite things to eat!

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  1. Sarah
    April 12, 2018 / 1:38 AM

    I love healthy and simple recipes. Will try making these this week!

    • Nina
      April 12, 2018 / 2:12 AM

      Same! I am always looking for simple recipes! šŸ™‚ Let me know how it went! šŸ™‚

      • Sarah
        April 15, 2018 / 10:36 PM

        Hi Nina,

        I baked these this afternoon, adding 1/4 cup each of dark chocolate chips, unsweetened coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries. Also mixed in 2 Tbsp peanut butter to help them adhere, add a nice fatty taste, and increase the protein content. (All hail the PB! Ha ha! I know you love PB like I do.) They turned out really nice! Will be one of my go-to recipes.

        • Nina
          April 16, 2018 / 12:59 AM

          Yes!! I love PB so much! I just bought a jar the other week! šŸ˜€ I love what you added to them! I am definitely going to give those a try next time I have an oven. Coconut flakes, ah, that alone sounds incredible! So thrilled to hear that you like it!! šŸ˜€

  2. April 12, 2018 / 1:16 PM

    So funny..I make these also and love them! They are even good for breakfast. I also use hemp seeds and a bit of flax seeds and cinnamon. Going to try with peanut better chips next!

    • Nina
      April 12, 2018 / 4:38 PM

      Aaaah, what a coincidence!! šŸ˜€ Hemp seeds, flax seeds, and cinnamon .. that sounds amazing! Oooh while I usually don’t have those around, I could try it with plain peanut butter and see how it goes. I love peanut butter so much, that sounds delicious! Unfortunately, I won’t have an oven anywhere anytime soon .. the minute I have one again that’s what I am going to make though. Thank you so much for the inspiration! šŸ˜€

  3. April 12, 2018 / 3:04 PM

    Simple recipes are often times the most delicious! šŸ™‚ I also make banana cookies like these when I feel like having something sweet. Your cookies seem much yummier and crispier than mine Nina! Mine never seem to turn like that, but they stay rather “soft”…probably because I put less oats… definitely trying to put more next time!

    • Nina
      April 12, 2018 / 4:43 PM

      They are so good, aren’t they! šŸ˜€ I used to use a bit more banana than oats and have found that this ration works the best. I also leave them in the oven for a little longer now than I used to and it gives them just the right amount of crispiness! šŸ˜€ It’s really personal preference though, sometimes mine come out too dry and sometimes just right. I love them regardless though, it’s a great snack without being overly sweet! šŸ˜€

  4. Abagail
    July 22, 2018 / 11:32 PM

    Thank you for sharing this simple & delicious recipe – I also added a handful of raisins! I just made a batch this afternoon to enjoy with tea & fruit. I could see them being extra delicious with a spoonful of nut butter & chopped dates or dried figs! These will be my new snack when I have a taste for something sweet!

    • Nina
      July 23, 2018 / 1:59 PM

      I am so thrilled to hear that you gave them a try! Raisins are one of my favorites too! Last week I tried it with peanuts for the first time and that also tasted really good. It must be amazing with nut butter and dates or dried figs! There are so many options! šŸ™‚

  5. September 15, 2018 / 9:10 PM

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