These yummy cookies are dairy, egg, wheat and sugar free. I first started making them when Lily was a baby and found the recipe in a book I can no longer recollect the name of. I wish I could because I remember being impressed with it! Although I suppose, not impressed enough with the cookbook to keep it over the years. It’s about time I got around to blogging the recipe!

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

  • 2 cups rolled Oats
  • 2/3 cup Almonds
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cup Banana (about 3)
  • 1/4 cup non gmo Canola oil or Safflower oil or Apple Sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 3/4- 1 cup Raisins or Cranberries or Coconut or Chocolate Chips (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350’F and lightly oil a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.
  2. Grind oats and almonds to coarse powder in food processor and pour into a large bowl.
  3. Stir into oat almond mixture, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. Process bananas in food processor with oil and vanilla until creamy.
  5. Add wet to dry and mix well. Fold in raisins, coconut or chocolate chips.
  6. Bake 13-16 min or until golden brown under cookies.

These cookies are still a favourite around here, especially because Lily can make them on her own with ease.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

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12 Responses to Banana Oatmeal Cookies

  1. tai says:

    Yum! We have a lot of ripe bananas sitting on the counter- I think we’ll be making these this week! I love that Lily can make these herself.

  2. nicky says:

    sounds just what we need…but what would you suggest instead of almonds either for me who can eat other nuts not peanut or almond, or DD who can’t take any nuts to school (seeds are ok)? thanks :)

  3. Grace says:

    These are perfect! No weird sugars, easy to make, snackable, I could eat three without feeling guilty (very important around here!) I just need to buy some bananas and hide a few so I have enough left over for cookies.

  4. Annie says:

    Nicky- That’s an interesting question. I haven’t tried this but I’ve seen it suggested that coconut flour might a good alternative to almond flour if you are avoiding the wheat. I know there are many gluten free flours out there, I just haven’t tried many of them! I hope you can find an easy substitute so you can try these easy cookies!

  5. vegbee says:

    I am just starting to find alternatives to wheat and wheat flour, so this is a timely share for me. Thank you.

    How’s about using flax meal instead of ground almonds?

  6. Annie says:

    Vegbee- I would wonder if that much flax meal would make the cookie dough texture a bit too gelatinous and sticky?

  7. Bridie says:

    We’ll be trying these, for sure. With Amber coming next week, I’ll have to sub the almonds out. I’ve had good success with sunflower seed meal as a stand in for almond meal, so I’ll try that and let you know how it goes!

  8. This is great timing! I remember trying something like this many moons ago but now that we’re GF and I actually like bananas it seems like a good time to try again.

    I’m not sure what the intent was behind using almond meal but sometimes I sub it for a bit of oat flour in other recipes. It should work both ways. I imagine there might be more crunch in the final product if one were to use a seed flour as Bridie suggested.

  9. Sounds like just the cookie for me! :)

  10. Joanna says:

    waw, this recipe looks a lot like my favorite cookie recipe: i call it the 3-2-1 recipe.
    3 ripe bananas
    2 cups of oatmeal
    1 cup or 1.5 cup of “anything you want” in total (dried fruits, nuts, chocolat chips, seeds, name it!)
    1/4 cup apple compote
    mix and bake!

  11. Kristina says:

    These are baking in the oven right now! :) A quick detail I noticed: It wasn’t mentioned in the directions when to add the 1 tsp of baking powder. I just assumed this goes in the dry ingredient mix with the spices and salt, but you never know who may not assume and wonder. lol Easy miss.

  12. Annie says:

    Thank you, Kristina! You assumed right but it’s always good to be clear. I’m sure it could be easily missed if you were simply following the instructions and looking up at the list for the amounts.

    I hope you enjoyed them as much as we do!

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