Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie

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Oats, ripe bananas and chocolate chips – these healthy, "breakfast" cookies are chewy and delicious, and made with just three ingredients.

Oats, ripe bananas and chocolate chips – these healthy, “breakfast” cookies are chewy and delicious, and made with just three ingredients.

I was craving chocolate this morning, and decided to whip up a batch of these yummy cookies for breakfast (I ate 4 cookies, for 4 points). Some of you may recognize them, in the past I made them with walnuts in place of chocolate chips.

I would never eat cookies for breakfast, but these are made with healthy ingredients – oats, bananas, and a handful of chocolate chips (antioxidants, right?) with no added sugar or flour. If you wanted, you could replace the chocolate chips for cocoa nibs, raisins, craisins, whatever! Perfect for breakfast, snack or any time you crave a sweet healthy treat. And these are nut-free, gluten-free and egg free so they are perfect for different diet restrictions.

How To Make Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

The riper your banana the better, so make these when your bananas are almost black and freckled with dark spots.

I personally think these are best eaten warm, right out of the oven. They taste almost like mini banana bread muffins, the texture is soft and chewy, not crisp like a dessert cookie. If you’re expecting a crispy cookie you would keep in your cookie jar – you WILL be disappointed. But if you have a very ripe banana hanging around your counter, and you are craving chocolate… make these! You will be happy you did.

If you want more of a “traditional” oatmeal cookie recipe, then try my Low Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies instead… but I wouldn’t eat them for breakfast.

Oats, ripe bananas and chocolate chips – these healthy, "breakfast" cookies are chewy and delicious, and made with just three ingredients.
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Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie

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99 Cals 2 Protein 19 Carbs 3 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 8 servings
COURSE: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
CUISINE: American
Oats, ripe bananas and chocolate chips – these healthy, "breakfast" cookies are chewy and delicious, and made with just three ingredients.

Ingredients

  • • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • • 1 cup of uncooked quick oats*
  • • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.  Spray a non-stick cookie sheet with cooking spray or use a Silpat.
  • Combine the mashed bananas and oats in a bowl.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and place a tablespoon of each on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake 15 minutes. Makes 16 cookies.
  • *Use gluten free oats such as Bob's Red Mill quick oats to make them gluten free.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cookies, Calories: 99kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 3g, Sodium: 0.5mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 8g
Blue Smart Points: 3
Green Smart Points: 3
Purple Smart Points: 1
Points +: 2
Keywords: Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Under 30 Minutes

 

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463 comments

  1. Used Lily’s butterscotch chips and they were amazing!!  I keep thinking of lots of other ways to try!

  2. Made these yesterday and doubled the recipe since I had 4 bananas that needed to be used. I also used dark chocolate chips and refrigerated them after cooling. These are so easy to make and delicious! I will make these for my mom who is GF.

  3. Ive always wanted try to do these and stuff like it but my son is allergic to bananas. Any substitution recommendations? 

  4. I find the texture is different but I like the combination of the ingredients together. 

  5. Is there something I could use instead of bananas. I do not like bananas. Thank you 

  6. When I put this in my recipe builder it says purple is two what am I doing wrong? 

  7. Can you use Old Fashioned oats?

  8. Yes I like them but I rather use less oats as they were soft.

  9. How many WW points if made with nuts?

  10. These look good 

  11. It’s 99 cal per cookie or per 2 cookies?
    Thanks.

  12. Could I add protein powder to these? 

  13. What kind of chocolate chips?
    Will Semi-sweet work?

  14. Love this recipe. Always have lots of frozen bananas. Take 2 out in morning making these up for an afternoon snack is so easy and fast. Everyone loves them. 

  15. Also, I see in the comments suggesting to add protein powder. Anyone add unflavored collagen peptides?? If so, how did the cookies turn out? Change the texture or anything?? ☺️

  16. Anyone meal prep batches of these and freeze?? How did they turn out later? Curious before I try 🙃

  17. I doubled the recipe and they were gone in 24 hours. My 3 year old granddaughter and 7 year old grandson loved them.

  18. These look great and would love a quick breakfast like this but I’m allergic to bananas. Any suggestions on a substitute for the bananas that would still keep it healthy and low calorie/low WW points? Thanks! 

  19. Do these need to be refridgerated?

  20. I’m allergic to Oats so what can I use in place of quick oats?

  21. Made 1/2 recipe and turned out yummy, will make again every time I have ripen left over bananas. 

  22. I make these wonderful cookies. I like all the various ways I can change it up too. I like them just the way the recipe is, and sometimes I add a drizzle of honey, load up on spices, use German walnuts, or add chia seeds. Very versatile recipe. Thankyou!

  23. It says these cookies are 3 points for 2, however in your narrative you said you ate 4 for 4 points. That can’t be right. I suppose the points could be reduced if using Lily’s chocolate chips. Please clarify….thanks! I love all your recipes!!

  24. So easy and fun to make with kids! We added blueberries and strawberries instead of chocolate. Yummy!!!

  25. In thought this recipe was nuts, so I just made it.  I used raisins because chocolate/sweet things  early in the day doesn’t work for me.  Fresh from the oven, they have a cake-like chewiness.  They are not very sweet, a plus.  I could totally see tweaking this recipe to individual tastes.  I think these would be a good travel snack too.  

  26. Can we use pumpkin purée (Libby’s can) instead of bananas? And how much would you recommend? (No bananas)

  27. I have old fashioned oats, can hose be used instead of quick oats? 

  28. We added some cinnamon and used raisins instead of chocolate chips. Delicious!

  29. Has anyone made these are bars instead of cookies? How would I adjust cookie sheet placement or cooking time to make as a bar?

  30. Loved your chewy chocolate chip breakfast cookies. I kept them in a tin in my fridge. My chocolate chips are sugar free and are very bitter so I add 1 Tablespoon of Monkfruit to sweeten the choc. Chips.

  31. The recipe as a base is good, but with no protein, I get ravenous. Without a binding agent, they also fell apart.
    I added 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1 large egg, 1/4 cup of chia seeds, and 2 Tablespoons of molasses, which allowed the cookies to brown beautifully and hold together well.

  32. How many cookies for 3 points on blue?

  33. Delicious 😋

  34. I tried this recipe, really yummy. A couple of Tablespoons can also be added for protein and additional yumminess

  35. I used Lily’s semi-sweet chips and 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts….on the WW recipe builder however, mine came to 1 point per tablespoon; is the type/brand of chocolates making the point difference in mine?

  36. Maybe I’m missing something but do you refrigerate these or do they all need to be eaten right out of the oven? 

    • I keep mine in the fridge because once they cool back down the banana warm and mushy (sounds weird I know). Plus they taste better cold.  I make mine with pecans and dried cranberries.

  37. Could you substitute applesauce for the banana?

    • Good question. Have you tried it? I mean, we use applesauce to replace the oil in a cake mix, so I would think so.

  38. Can these be made with frozen bananas?

  39. Wish I had 2 bananas so I could make these. They look delicious!

  40. Can these be made in microwave. Don’t have an otg or oven? If can then how?

  41. Loved them!!! Third time making them. Helping us get through these crazy pandemic times😊

  42. Yummy!!!  I wish I had made these so much sooner!  Great for a little sweet treat with much less guilt!!! I may try adding cinnamon next time. 

  43. I made these as original recipe and they were very good. But after reading all the comments, I added the following changes:
    an extra half of banana,
    1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon, 2 Tbsp PB2, 1/4 cup golden raisins, 1 Tbsp dark cocoa powder and an extra Tbsp or two of the oats.
    They were awesome..  recipe made 23 cookies using heaping tsp full of mixture..

    • Thanks for your recommendations for the additions! The PB2 is genius! Sneaks a little protein in there plus peanut butter makes everything taste better, IMO! I also enjoyed the cinnamon and vanilla. So good. Thanks! 

  44. Can I use regular oats for this recipe?

    • Not sure. If you mean old fashioned oats or steel cut, might be a chewier texture to cookies?

    • I thought I read someplace, and I can’t find it of course, that you could pulse in a blender old fashioned oats to replicate quick cooking. I tried that, but I think if I made these again, I would just use old fashioned without pulsing. I wasn’t really a fan of these.

  45. These are fabulous…..not over sweet and my boyfriend just loved them as an energy snack! I added a little vanilla, chopped walnuts and a dash of cinnamon. Going to make them again now and add some dried cranberries and flaked coconut.

  46. Love the simple recipe. I made these, they were good . Mine came out a bit to moist , as if they weren’t cooked enough. Had this happened to anyone else? Wondering if I did something wrong?  Any suggestions?

    • It happened to me, too. They came out like warm versions of what I’d put in. I think I need to cook them a few minutes longer — the bottoms of mine were just starting to brown instead of darkened like the video.

  47. I made these and  LOVE them…they are soft, chewy , sweet and so easy with 3 ingredients!!!

    I read the reviews first so I also added a tsp of vanilla and a sprinkle of cinnamon but they would still be good without that and they  100% do not need any more sweetness especially if you are using very ripe bananas and chocolate chips. 

    • I just made these and did the same added vanilla and cinnamon. Are you refrigerating the rest? Not sure how to store these or how long they will last

      • these are delicious!! All I had was frozen bananas so I defrosted and got rid of excess liquid. I also baked them for an additional 3 minutes and they are perfect! I used Lilly’s dark chocolate chips and my recipe came to 15 servings for 1SP each!

  48. How many weight watchers points are these? Thank you in advance!

  49. After reading some of the comments, I added 1 tsp. ground cinnamon and 1 tsp. vanilla when I made the cookies. They were wonderful! I also love the fact that you can switch ingredients to create delicious variations.

  50. I’m doing purple plan! How many points! Thank you you are wonderful

  51. These are soooo good! Can’t wait for some more bananas to get ripe!

  52. How long to will these keep for in air tight container?

  53. SO GOOD! Added some cinnamon and maple syrup, touch of salt.. just ate 4 right out of the oven.. 😂  Addicting!

  54. I’m always having problems figuring out breakfast ideas for my 6 year old daughter. These are PERFECT and taste amazing!! 

  55. Thank you for this recipe! I made them with espresso chips instead of chocolate chips & am eating them for a little “pre-workout snack.” Husband approved also. 

  56. I don’t eat chocolate for breakfast. But I think blueberries would be good. Do you think they will work?

  57. Can I use pumpkin instead of bananas? 

  58. just made these breakfast cookies and they are a hit!!  way too easy and very delicious!  I will definitely substitute raisins, craisins, maybe even peanut butter or chopped cherries next time!

  59. Should these be stored in the fridge?

  60. Thanks for your healthy and delicious recipe!!!
    I added craisins this second time..not chocolate chips and they came out outstanding!!!
    Much appreciated!

  61. Thank-you for this recipe.  I made them tonight but I doubled the recipe and added 1/2 cup Whipped Peanut Butter and 2 Tbsps Cocoa as I was craving peanut butter and chocolate.  They’re so good!! Calculated 35 Cookies at 1 point for 1 cookie. 3 points for 2 cookies.  How do you store the leftovers?  

  62. I thought these were great! I used mini chocolate chips so the chocolate was more even dispersed, but I was surprised anyone found these to lack flavor or sweetness.

  63. Hi
    Can I just traditional old fashioned oats?

  64. Thanks! Amazing taste. I replaced the chocolate chips with craisins 

  65. These turned out pretty good. I think a touch of honey will help with the sweetness. I used raisins instead of chocolate chips. I will definitely tweak it to my liking but I have to watch my sugar intake. I would have never thought to use bananas. I’m still learning how to deal with this hypoglycemia…

  66. These are a delicious! Thanks for the simple healthy recipe. Will be making these often. 

  67. Has anyone tried these with canned pumpkin?

  68. These were yummy, and they did NOT spike my sugar. I am a type II diabetic, so I used sugar-free chocolate chips and a healthy dose of cinnamon the first time I made them. The second time, I made a batch for my work lunch snack break. This time I used some no sugar peanut butter (2 T) in place of the cinnamon. I usually use overripe bananas for sugar-free walnut banana bread, but these were faster. Thanks!

  69. Amazing and simple! Love! 

  70. Made them last night. Had a couple then and thought they were ok but wouldn’t make them again. Sprinkled a little colored sugar on to add a bit to the taste. Put the rest in refrigerator to try in the morning. Liked them much better cold and WILL MAKE AGAIN. Such a simple and tasty recipe. I might add just a bit of sweetener but the sprinkles worked. Will probably try adding different things as well .

  71. Pretty tasty. I added about a teaspoon of applesauce to sweeten them and used milk chocolate chips. 

  72. Love these they’re delicious and simple, but how do you store them? Do they have to be refrigerated?

    • They are best eaten right way but I think freezing them might work!

      • I freeze them, then put a couple in the toaster oven and toast, when I’m craving sweet. Taste just like they did when they came out of the oven!

      • successfully made a big batch, froze them individually on a cookie sheet, then put them in a freezer bag. Then I take a couple out whenever, and it works great. If you have a convection setting on your microwave, this works really well to heat them

  73. I only have old fashioned oats. Can I use these instead of quick oats???

  74. I used peanut butter chips & chocolate chips & a little vanilla. They are great!! 

  75. Love this recipe!!!! Quick and delicious!!!! Whole family enjoys them!!

  76. How would you store these?

  77. I accidentally bought steel cut oats for this. They are quick ones. Will they still turn out? I have bananas I want to use! Thanks!

  78. I have loved every skinny taste recipe I have tried (and I’ve made a lot!!) thank you for making healthy eating so much easier and enjoyable. I love to cook and was tired of baked chicken and vegetables routine and your recipes have given me so much joy, to cook and eat and feel good!!! Love these cookies! Also gave a few friends your cookbook for Christmas! Keep the recipes coming! 

  79. OMG these are delicious!  Just made them and by 21 yr old son loved them.  He said they are so healthy and he had 5!  He is an athlete so he is very health conscious. 

  80. What is the best way to store them ? Ty

  81. Could you use reasons instead of chips ?

  82. Just put this recipe info in my WW app and it calculated 4 smart points? Is that right? 

  83. Hi Gina
    I have now made several of your recipes. All I can safe is DELICIOUS! MAKES EATTING HEALTHY so much easier!!
    I made this breakfast cookies and double the recipe however didnt realize I only got 12 per pan total of 24 when I should of gotten 32. Do you know what the ww points would be now?
    Thanks

  84. Can I substitute old fashioned oats for 1 minute quick oats?

    • Did anyone try replacing with old fashion oats? That’s all I have and am curious!

      • Somebody above mentioned they used old fashioned oats and they turned out fine. I put my old fashioned outs in the food processor for a few pulses (I’ve read elsewhere to do that as an alternative). They cooked well with the ground up OF oats. 

        Also: I made half the recipe as is and the other half with 1Tbsp peanut butter, 1/2tsp honey, and 1/4tsp vanilla extract. Both were good, but I love pb, so I preferred the version with the additions. 

  85. These are delicious. Made them exactly as called for. Love the texture. Perfect amount of sweetness. My toddler loves them too.

  86. They are so good. Used Raspberry Chocolate chips instead of plain chocolate chips and it added another depth of flavor. Wonderful recipe!

  87. I’ve struggled to find a mid-morning snack to replace my Kind bars (even the minis are 4 points). I’ve learned to live without and have been ok but I have caved a couple of times and eaten one. But I think these bites will be the perfect replacement.  Thank you! 

  88. They are so good….my 6 year old loves them!  
    Do these need to be refrigerated or can they be stored in an airtight container?   

  89. Absolutely delicious!!! So easy to make what a tasty treat.

  90. Great breakfast cookie. Greatly appreciated that you advised regarding the texture so it was expected. I view this less as a cookie and more an easy and tasty breakfast on the go. I chose to add a little maple extract for some extra flavor. Thank you!

  91. QUICK EASY AND YUMMMMMY!! MY NEW FAVORITE TREAT!

  92. Made it with old fashioned oats and substituted unsweetened coconut and raisins for the chocolate. Was very tasty!! Looking forward to more combinations.

  93. I’m wondering if you could add peanut butter powder to this to get added protein and taste without added fat.

  94. Just made this for the first time and I am in love! What a great recipe for curbing a sweet tooth 🙂

  95. Are the smart points value for these cookies accurate?

  96. Absolutely delicious! Would make again!

  97. Okay, just made this and it was rather tasteless. really wanted this to be a winner for us …Dang, chocolate chips make it, and I didn’t use to many because wanted it more healthy then another Sweet… so used soem raisins … I am bummed

    • Add 5 drops stevia glycerite and you ll have a sweeter result thats still ok for breakfast, no sugar high. 1/4t salt would help too. No salt in a recipe generally means tasteless.
      Im adding an egg to hold them together too.

    • Why complain about a recipe you didn’t follow? They are delicious if prepared per the recipe.

  98. Could I use bananas that are already frozen or would that result in dark mushier cookies?

  99. So I just made these I added cinnamon , some vanilla extract and used sugar free chocolate chips . I also added some monk fruit sweetener are they are pretty good . If doing WW they are 1 point a cookie 

  100. Just made them and they are delicious!!!

  101. I just finished making these cookies as we are feeling the first effects of hurricane Florence bearing down on us!  These are delicious, and will be great over the next few days…especially if we lose power and have nothing to eat but canned soup, lol!

  102. These are really good for a snack! I got 12 cookies using my cookie scoop and added vanilla extract and cinnamon.

  103. They are good! Not too sweet for breakfast. I tried adding a tablespoon of PB2, but I can’t even taste it. So if you’re thinking of doing this, add more, or maybe just top with a smidge of peanut butter before eating to get that taste.

  104. I thought they were ok. Very bland, I like the idea of adding a little vanilla or cinnamon. The texture was way too mushy for my kids to enjoy them. Bummer. 

    • OK – I am amending my review. The first ones I ate were still warm from the oven and weren’t great, but the longer they sat the better they tasted! My kids ended up eating all of them and I had to make another batch. 

      • I too ate them straight from the oven and was scooping them into my mouth like they were straight dough, but they were definitely better after they sat for a minute. Not gonna lie — I finished off the batch in a single morning.

  105. I made this exact recipe first and we all loved it. I’m on a high protein diet, so I added a smidge of peanut butter and just a dash of cinnamon with the next batch and they turned out great too.

  106. Fat? There’s nothing listed. Thanks!

  107. What’s the best way to store them?

  108. I checked the smart points it’s 4 not 3. there’s several recipes on this site with the wrong points . It doesn’t bother me because I just check the points on the WW site. But a lot of the points are not right. The recipes are the best I’ve ever seen.

    • Are you using the recipe builder? The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why.

  109. These were great! My batch only made 11, but that could have been because I used old fashioned oats and a medium-sized cookie scoop. All the more reason to use up the rest of these bananas! Lol

  110. Can regulate oats be used instead of quick iats?

    • Can the ‘regular’ steel cut oatmeal be used in this recipe ????
      Would like to make these cookies as everyone who has……claim that they are delicious.

      • I just made them with regular oats and they are a little chewy/al dente. Not bad but texture is probably better with quick oats. Hope this helps!

    • I saw on an America’s Test Kitchen episode once that if you only have old fashion oats but need quick oats, just put the old fashion ones in a food processor and blitz them for a few seconds to chop them up. 🙂

  111. Amazing!!! Sooo tasty

  112. Easy and oh so delicious!

  113. These are delicious!! Do they need to be stored in the refrigerator?

  114. They didn’t turn out crispy what do I do?

  115. they look yummy going to make them today

  116. These are delicious! I doubled (b/c I had 4 over-ripe bananas to use up) and added 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla and then raided my pantry for mix-ins. Added coconut, chia seeds, walnuts, and some chocolate chips. Baked for the 15 mins prescribed on parchment lined sheet and they turned out beautifully! They are SO good! My kiddos will love these too! Thanks for the super easy recipe! Will no doubt play with lots of other mix-in ideas!

  117. I have made these with chocolate chips or walnuts or raisins. Delicious everytime! Do you think fresh blueberries would work or would that make them too wet? I have some berries to use up. Maybe I will try it. If not there is the baked oatmeal recipe you have. Yum!

  118. Can I freeze these cookies? 

  119. These are yummy! They made my girls want to eat breakfast! Thank you!

  120. Just made these this morning. It was quick and easy and we will definitely be making them again!!

  121. How can these be higher in Points on Freestyle? I don’t understand that. Am I reading it wrong? Thanks!
    By the way, I’ve made this recipe for years and they are delicious.

  122. What could you use in place of the oatmeal?

  123. Can you use frozen bananas?

  124. DELICIOUS!!!!!!! 

  125. The recipe says “bake for 15 minutes”.  Could you please tell me the temperature at which the cookies should be baked? Thanks.

  126. I am a weight watcher and definitely worth the points. Banana and chocolate great combination.

  127. I used Old Fashioned Oats – placed all but about 2 TB in to my Vitamin to make a little oat flour, then added in the two bananas. Dumped into a little bowl, added 2 TB of PB2 Powder and mini-chocolate chips. Wow, super happy about this. Will freeze to “avoid temptation” and have something available for cravings since I have nobody to share with. Thank you, great recipe!

  128. I made these cookies. They are simple to make and really delicious. A total winner?.

  129. I really liked these! I was skeptical because of all the negative comments, but they are great! I think of them more like oatmeal bites rather than cookies. They tasted awesome right out of the oven, and then I’ve been eating the leftover ones by hearing them in the microwave for a few seconds.

  130. I threw in a couple scoops of protein powder to kick them up a notch. Splendid turn-out. 

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  132. I tried these today; and liked them very much! I made them before work; and was able to take two with me for my breakfast! Thanks so much for all of the great ideas.

  133. Just made these…
    SO good!!!  
    And quick and easy!!  🙂 win win

  134. These Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are great. Try them with fresh blueberries instead of chocolate chips and they are even elss points. Yummmmmm

  135. Delicious! It’s like mini bites of banana bread with chocolate.  Will definitely make it again.  

  136. Made three batches of these this weekend..chocolate chip and raisin. Both were delicious. I like them refrigerated as well.  Also kid approved ???????????? love your recipes! Thank you 

  137. I’ve made these before and didn’t care for them, this time I added pb2 powder and salt and they were very good!

  138. Anyone know the Macros for 1?

  139. Made these today, great chewy chocolate cookie!

  140. I really enjoy these! Such a simple base to work from. Really great as is, or easily customizable to suit ones mood. I added a bit if honey to my last batch and they came out really great.

  141. Author said she ate 4 cookies for 4 points, but recipe says 2 cookies for 3 points. Big difference. ??

  142. Delicious! I am going to try it with caramel bits and see how they turn out. I love caramel! Maybe even a mix of chocolate and caramel? Ooh! Thanks Gina!  Love your recipes.

  143. Doubled recipe n made 12 cookies. They are great. Thx for this recipe. Calories are 100 per cookie?

  144. Needed a little something sweet for a snack with my hot tea. Yum! They would also be great for breakfast. O I used old fashioned and mini chocolate chips.

  145. I just made these today.. These are good.

  146. Delish! Any thoughts on amping up the protein?

  147. Any idea what the WW Feeestyle points are for these?

  148. Just made these and they are pretty dang good!

  149. I love, love , love these!  I love chocolate chips, but O also love walnuts, so I did 1/8 cup chocolate chips and 1/8 cup of walnut pieces – total 1/4 cup.  They turned out so moist and just delicious.   Thank you! 

  150. Im allergic to bananas what can I use in place?

  151. Pretty darn good!  I used raisins instead of chocolate chips.  Going to try them again with mini chocolate chips and applesauce for lower calorie chocolate chip cookies!

  152. can you use regular rolled oats?

  153. Perfect for an easy, warm, out of the oven breakfast! Another winner, Gina! ❤️

  154. Made these but they were not chewy, instead they were mushy…… any idea why?

  155. I love this recipe. So do the kids. Very easy and clean and tasty. I’ve put it in the ww calculator though, and get 6sp for four cookies while this site calls it 4sp. Just an FYI to other ww peeps. 

  156. Would quick cooking steel cut oats work for this recipe???  That’s all I have in the house right now and want to make them before my son gets home from school.

  157. How many calories is this breakfast cookie if I subsistute the chocolate chips for raisins? 

  158. Thanks for a recipe that suits me perfectly:)
    • I usually have a batch of these stored in my freezer.
    • Very easy to make.
    • Great to eat when I let them defrost out of the freezer for 30 minutes.
    • Also edible straight out of the freezer with a cup of tea.
    • I use mini Choc Chips.
    • I sometime bake them in a silicon mini muffin pan to make them all the same size.

  159. Loved these!!

  160. My family absolutely LOVED these cookies!! Cant believe it was only 3 ingredients!!

  161. Can’t wait to try this! Just watching my bananas ripen, not very entertaining. For those who’ve added the PB2 – I read one comment which said 2 Tbsp? How about protein powder (simple whey, no flavorings). Would love to get a little more protein in there but need to avoid nuts so my kids can take them to school for snack. Ideas?

  162. Wondering how much saturated fat are in these? I’m trying to figure Weight Watchers smartpoints. Thank you!

  163. I used frozen bananas and made them into squares. They were amazing! It was like having banana bread!!

  164. Looks amazing! Will try tonight. Is each cookie 99 calories?

  165. Our family loves these!! I add much more (at least another cup) of oats. Not so mushy more like a no bake cookie.
    We also add chopped nuts.

  166. They are best right out of the oven. I used mini chips. Sprinkled them with cinnamon after taking them out of the oven. They freeze well also. Thank you for the recipe!

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  170. I make these all the time. I secretly buy bananas just to make these. I’ve recently started mixing in 2 tbsp of PB2 and they are great! Thanks Gina – this has helped fill my pregnancy sweet cravings!

  171. Has anyone made them with old fashioned oats? Do I have to use quick oats (I have the other kind on hand).

  172. Just made these. I added a pinch of cinnamon and some chia seeds. They are very yummy. Not really cookie consistency, more like oatmeal but I will make them again. Great way to get rid of those over ripe bananas

  173.  I made these last night before bed and they were great!  I fell asleep easily and slept for the whole night. Bananas  are high in tryptophan and melatonin and therefore are wonderful at helping resolve sleep issues. Of course, for that reason I would not have them in the morning. 

  174. I used your recipe as a base and fooled around with it to make breakfast cookies for my granddaughter. I used 3 bananas 1 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup almond meal, 1/4 cup each mini chocolate chips, crasins and carmal chips. Baked for 15 minutes. It made 15 cookies 110 calories each. She loved them!

  175. Just made these and they came out really good!  I added in a pinch of cinnamon for a little flavor.  Thanx for the easy recipe!

  176. Love these. I made them tonight, doubled the recipe, put in chocolate chips and walnuts I put them in a 9×13 pan and baked at 350 for I don’t know how long. Ha! I just watched them and took them out when they looked and smelled done. Excellent! 

  177. I did use raisins along with the added 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tsp cinnamon and1/4 tsp nutmeg. It really helped!

  178. These are really good!  I added salt, cinnamon and nutmeg to the recipe for more flavor. 

  179. I made these today. I was craving a chocolate candy bar. They were really very good and hit the spot with only 1 point. Yummy. 

  180. I love this and have made several versions. The most recent was to omit the chocolate chips and scoop 1 tbs of the banana/oatmeal mix into a mini muffin tin, used the back of the tablespoon to press down on the mix and create a ‘cup’. After baking as normal I then filled the ‘cup’ with sliced strawberries. They were great!

  181. i’ve been making these for a few years now,  i see many variations out there, but i always start with this for a base… i add coconut, walnuts and mixed chocolate morsels…occasionally dried cranberries. and they last mud longer in the fridge if you like. i never make less than a double recipe tho.  they’re my go to healthier than reg snack SNACK! 

  182. Tried using steel cut oats– only one I have currently. Unfortunately, it was not as chewy as it could be if I used regular oats. Should I have cooked it longer? I added a tb of applesauce too. Great recipe. I’m excited to try it with regular oats. 

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  184. Love these! Made one addition. Chocolate peanut butter pb2 powder! Really great!

  185. Has anyone tried to freeze these? I thought they’d make a good post baby, breadtfeeding snack but doubt I’ll be up for making them when we get home from the hospital. 

    • I find them best out of the oven, but I haven’t tried freezing.

    • I make up a large batch and freeze them all the time. When ready to eat, let them sit out until thawed or pop in the microwave for a minute or less. It not only warms the cookie, but heats up that yummy chocolate, for the fresh out of the oven heated cookie.
      I also bake mine in the mini cupcake pans…just the right size for 1 or 2 bite cookies.

  186. Have you ever substituted applesauce for banana for the breakfast cookie?

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  188. Could you replace the bananas with pumpkin?  If so, about how much pumpkin?  Thanks!

  189. These cookies were amazing. They were light and awesome. Kicked my sweet craving right out!
    Thanks for some marvelous recipes. I live on your site 😀

  190. I put them into my ww calculator and it says 4 smart points per 2 cookies! Is there something I’m missing here? Can’t figure out why it’s different ????

    • The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why.

  191. Has anyone ever frozen these? Thanks!!

  192. What types and brand of ingredients did you use? Adding up my ingredients I get 99 calories for 2 cookies.

  193. Very tasty breakfast bites, I added a splash of vanilla extract to up the flavor. I’m planning to add unsweetened shredded coconut next time.

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  195. Many thanks to you Gina, my family and I LOVE yoire recipes! I’ve made these many times over the last few years, the only thing I do different is mini chocolate chips. I seem to be the odd man out based on other comments, but I actually prefer them cold from the fridge! So yummy. The only problem is that I have a hard time not grabbing one every time I open the fridge!

  196. These unfortunately turned out more mushy than chewy..

  197. This is my husband and I all time favorite. I add coconut and a sprinkle of walnuts. Question. Refrigerate?

  198. Delicious and even better a quick and easy recipe to make with my 3 year old. She had so much fun making them and LOVED eating them 🙂

  199. Has anyone added protein powder? Wondering how it was… Sounds like chocolate protein would be a good addition to this for an AM boost

  200. Has anyone tried a substitute for the banana? The only thing I have come up with is sweet potato. I just can’t eat banana don’t like the flavor.

    • someone above said they have used apple sauce same amount as the oats and it was good

    • Oh mylanta! My 4 year and I just made these!!!! Absolutely delicious! Definitely going to be making these again but with some berries next time.

  201. just made these yummy treats!!!! cant believe this how we can start our day guilt free lol!!!! kids loved them!!!! added vanilla and cinnamon and almonds and fresh heavy whip for dipping:) yummo.. and I used non ripe bananas… Just plain ol yellow skin bananas I just got from the store yesterday… first time stopping by this site!!! great start so far!!!!

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  203. These were delicious!! Do you need to store these in the fridge? 

  204. I made these the other day and loved them! I did add an egg and some chia and flax seeds. I might add some chopped nuts next time to give my kids some extra protein before school (I made them Thurs night for Friday breakfast and we finished them up Monday morning and still liked them!), and probably add a little cinnamon and vanilla, too. I’m not a big fan of fresh bananas so mine often get too ripe, and this is much healthier than making them into a banana bread. 🙂

    • Love adding chia and flax, great idea!

      • To whoever can answer:

        If I was to add ground flaxseed, how much would be needed?  1 tsp maybe? Thanks in advance! 

    • How much chia would you use? Also, what about ground flax, and how much? I like this idea, but want to end up with something edible and not too hard or runny.

      • I just used a good tablespoon of chia seeds and a teaspoon of natural peanut butter! Taste amazing!

  205. I just made these with Red Mill 5 Grain Hot cereal and Lily’s chocolate chips sweetened with stevia. I added an extra bananas since they were small and put them in cupcake liners for easy grab and go. WOW they are awesome! I work early mornings and these are a great grab and go item! Definitely will be making these more!

  206. I have been eyeing this recipe for a while now, and today I finally decided to make it. I just tweaked it a little bit and added some chopped walnuts to it too. I’m not going to lie I was kind of skeptical at first but my mind was blown!! These are VERY good and I will be making them again

  207. Made these today for a post workout snack because I’m always craving chocolate. So tasty and easy! Will be trying with almonds or walnuts next.

  208. If you think they’re bland, try adding some vanilla and cinnamon. The texture is weird, but that’s because it’s just bananas and oatmeal, otherwise, these are pretty good. 

  209. Can you freeze these after making or do you need to eat them right away?

  210. I doubled the recipe. I did half with chocolate chips and walnuts and the other half with the nuts and craisens. Both were yummy! Thanks for the healthy breakfast or treat option. (I used 5 bananas total, doubling the recipe. Two were frozen.  I drained and smashed the liquid out of these so they wouldn’t be as runny. I dont know if they’d turn out using all frozen since they’d end up being runnier). 

  211. Can you make them with any other fruit? I can’t eat bananas.

  212. Can I use frozen bananas that were ripe so I froze them ??

    • I haven’t tried it with frozen bananas, If you do let me know how they come out!

      • I used frozen bananas. I partially thawed them in the microwave so they didn’t get watery. I think they turned out great.

    • Cathy

      I haven’t made these yet, but I do find frozen bananas seemto have more liquid once thawed than over ripe fresh ones do.

  213. Hi, I am wondering if there is a substitute that I can use for the bananas. as am allergic to bananas and cannot use them.

  214. I’ve made these for breakfast twice. I like to half the recipe and make smaller cookies, that way I feel like I am eating more 🙂 These are great!

  215. Hey, when I calculate the SmartPoints on this recipe it comes out as 4 points, yet it says 3 at the top. Any ideas what’s going on?
    Thanks for your hard work!

    • me too. Any insight?

      • it may be because this post was from before the point system changed…now points are counted a little differently

      • I just put this exact recipe in the recipe builder. Using 2 bananas, 1 cup oats and 1/4 cup chocolate chips. 8 servings (2 cookies per serving) comes to 3 smart points

      • It’s because in the recipe builder the bananas, even though they add sugar grams to the overall nutritional analysis, get counted as zero points, so the only points are from the oats and choc chips. But if you use the calculator it just uses the total sugar grams (not differentiating the choc sugar from the banana sugar!) and adds the extra point.  So in this case 3 is the more accurate count ????

  216. Put the recipe in my ww recipe builder and it says only 2 smart points for 2 cookies!

  217. Used raisins instead of the chocolate chips and I loved them!! My dad and sister weren't huge fans (they thought they were plain & that the banana tasted old) but I disagree. I will definitely be making these again! (So good; I already had 3!) maybe I'll try walnuts &/or chocolate chips 🙂

  218. How many calories does each cookie has??

  219. These sounded so awesome, but they were not good at all. Only if I really had no other options, would I eat these again. I loved all the ingredients, but after taking them out of the oven and eating them, they were only "ok". The next day, no. Just no. I've loved every recipe I've made from this website, but this one was just not good at all.

  220. This is how I have always made your "healthy" cookies since I don't like nuts. Although, I use mini chocolate chips because I find they stay in the cookies better.

  221. This is how I have always made your "healthy" cookies since I don't like nuts. Although, I use mini chocolate chips because I find they stay in the cookies better.

  222. Made these last night. My son and husband ate them up!

  223. Celiac here. Could I maybe substitute quinoa somehow for the oats? For some reason I can't eat gluten free oats.

  224. Can you add in some all natural peanut butter to these?

    • PB2 (powdered peanut butter) would work to add the pb flavor without adding a lot of fat or changing the consistency much.

  225. I was a bit curious with this one….they are amazing! I am usually skeptical of a lot of recipes just because I am (I am super picky)….I have to say I am addicted to these little cookies. I have so far made some with nuts and the chocolate chips (which are my fav). I made mine with Old Fashioned Oats (didn't chop them) and they were perfect. I do have to agree they are best out of the oven but stored in a container for 1 day in the fridge-not bad (they usually don't last that long though). Love these!

  226. These are GREAT. I add walnuts, sunflower and chia seeds and ground flax for extra crunch 🙂

  227. This recipe couldn't be any easier. Love the banana and chocolate flavor. I added a spoonful of cocoa powder for a richer chocolate flavor.

  228. I have to say that when I saw this recipe I thought it was too good to be true! Three ingredients with no real added sweetener of any sort?! I have made two batches of these now and can honestly say that these have now saved me from the mid afternoon cravings at work especially as there is a little chocolate to keep it at bay! thank you so much for the low calorie recipe Gina.

  229. I made these last night and they were delicious! I put them in the fridge overnight and they were just as good the next day.

  230. I am going to add almonds and cannberries

  231. Thank u so much for this recipe. I made the ones with peanut butter and with walnuts they are super yummy!! Can't wait to try this one

  232. I just made these and they were just ok. I did use thawed, well drained frozen bananas and they came out too gummy. I cooked an additional 3 min but didn't work for me.

  233. I made these last night for dessert (along with your lentil and chicken thighs soup for dinner, so yummy) and they were another big hit! I added about 2 tbsp of PB2 powder for a little peanutty flavor too.

  234. These are our family favorite! They're so good it's ridiculous and I love that there's not a bunch of white sugar in them. We've made them without chocolate too and my girls (2 &4) still went nuts for them. Thank you for this healthy treat!

  235. Can u use strawberries? i loved the banana ones but have big supply of berries

  236. OMG you weren't kidding these are addictingly good!!! This was my first time making this type of cookie ever, so i was skeptical, but WOW! I had some bananas on hand that were super ripe, so i only baked off a few and froze the rest to make for later. Because, really i could totally have eaten all of them LOL!!! I also used mini chips (since that's what i had) and added cinnamon and nutmeg, YUM!!!! Thanks for another great and easy recipe!!! New to the blog and loving it!! 🙂

  237. I made a batch and stored them in a Tupperware container for the week and they stayed perfect. My only suggestion is I did zap them in the microwave before eating for about 15 seconds. Made them a little warm and the chocolate sort of melted. Perfection! I'm addicted. Thank you!

  238. Instead of dropping them on a cookie sheet, I bake mine in a muffin pan. That way they all come out round and are easy to take as a breakfast bar.

  239. Can you add in some all natural peanut butter to these?

  240. These were delicious. I added coconut to mine.

  241. Had to tell my 14-year-old daughter to… Step. Away. From. The. Cookie Sheet. She LOVED them! Made them tonight (easy, easy) and they are delicious. Used "medium ripe" as you mentioned and old-fashioned oats. So simple and so perfect. Thank you!

    • Haha. I just realized it meant medium-sized ripe bananas. Not medium ripe. Oh, well. They were great. Have made them three times in one week. I've sent them to my college daughter and she loves them – she's a tough judge so way to go!

  242. Fat 3, Carbs 19, Fiber 2, and Protein 2 is 3 PP.

  243. Thank you sooo much for this recipe. I just chanced upon it and had needed to get rid of my quick cooking oats. I even bought bananas and let them ripen. But I am wary of just bananas and therefore want to add cocoa powder and butter and maybe some honey. Will post how they turn out.

    • I think I didn't add enough oats and couldn't manage to open my jar of honey. So substituted with sugar. Baked for 20 mins @ 180 C and ended up with baby brownies!!! Not a bad bargain…Awesome!

  244. I'm eating them right now! I added chopped walnuts,,, OMG delicious! Perfect for cookie cravings with an ice cold glass of milk!

  245. Ok – I have now made these a few times and I am truly addicted!! I add chopped walnuts – omg – so good!!! I have shared the recipe many times on fb and have gotten a few friends also addicted!!! I absolutely love your site. I have made numerous recipes and love them all!!!

  246. I just made these for my daughter and I. My daughter is a vegan so I used a semi-sweet chip from Enjoy Life Eat Freely (I think that is the brand). These are really good.

  247. Can you use dried fruit and raw nuts in place of chocolate?

  248. These are a godsend! I'm trying to get my husband to not eat so many desserts and these are great even without the chocolate chips. Just fantastic. I never, ever would have thought of this myself.

  249. Can you freeze these?

  250. I'm addicted to these "cookies"! Thanks for the great recipe:)

  251. I'm always a fan of easy recipes! Can't wait to try these!

  252. Quick, easy, and kid approved. My daughter gives them two thumbs up.

  253. I've been waiting to make these until I finally had two ripe bananas and I'm so glad I finally made them. Delicious!

  254. Gina these are awesome! I have quite a few recipes for eggless, flourless cookies that use banana and oats but most of them also use PB and some agave/maple to glue them together. Awesome you didn't even need to! Pinned!

  255. I've made these with pecans alone, then tried again adding mini chocolate chips, and this morning I added blueberries…..omg, that was the best! I'll definitely try freezing them too because I would love to share with my co-workers!

  256. I make these regularly and have no issues with keeping them in the fridge for a couple of days. they're gone in 2 days usually so no idea how long they could last. they just get a little chewier.

  257. Made these last night and I was really impressed. They are so good and just what I was needing for those sweet cravings.

  258. Gina,
    What about making up the dough and baking them as needed? Do you think the dough would keep in the fridge?
    Also, is that 99 calories per cookie, or for two (one serving)?
    Thanks!

  259. I made these last night, substituting chocolate chips with 2 crushed mini Hershey's bar and I added crushed pecans. They hit my sweet spot perfectly!

  260. I made these last night, and they were sooo good! Despite not having any sugar in them, they are almost too sweet for me :O Next time I might swap the chocolate for peanut butter, mmmm 😀 I bakes mine in muffin cases and you can see them here:
    http://julesthenorweegie.blogspot.nl/2013/11/three-ingredient-chocolate-chip-cookies.html
    I linked to this page at the bottom of course 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  261. Woah!i have got to try these! I just made the ones below and they were awesome! These are next! Thanks so very much! http://wp.me/p3XBKB-20

  262. I made these this morning for my little ones. I only had one banana so I added in applesauce to make up the difference. My two year old has been sick and very picky – literally only eating a few things in rotation- and ate two entire cookies. My four year old loved them as well. I am very happy to have found a new option for when we are craving sweets and it is so simple too!

  263. I, like a lot of other commenters above, am very interested in a list of alternatives to bananas for this. Anything you've tried out? I don't like them and by boyfriend is allergic.

  264. edible and not bad for a quick fix with few ingredients- but definitely not a replacement for a real baked cookie
    my daughter nibbled the outside- stating the inside was like a raw banana.
    It has an odd texture- like dense cake with lots of banana flavor (raw)
    ** 2 stars

  265. I make these as often as i have ripe bananas with just a few additions. I use the mini choc chips, chopped pecans, golden raisins, cinnamon, and fresh grated nutmeg, and a small dash of vanilla. While my additions do change the point structure, i get oats in for cholesterol lowering effect that, for me, is a worthy trade off. Extras for co workers get raves! Thank you Gina.

  266. I froze the rest as well and would just pull a couple out to soften for a few minutes. They were wonderful that way! I'm going to try adding peanut butter to my next batch.

  267. Made these and they were SO good! I actually ate them for a clean eating dessert. And I didn't read the part about eating them right out of the oven…and I made way too many…but I froze them and they were SO good frozen! Totally satisfying for dessert when frozen. Yum!!

    • I have been making these for a while now (with chocolate chips) and they're a hit at my office! I usually eat a few straight out of the oven and freeze the rest too. They still taste great! Kind of like a frozen banana

  268. Do you think you can add flax seed in or will that not cook well?

  269. I tried making these with instant oats and it didn't turn out well at all – it tasted uncooked. What am I doing wrong? Are instant oats different from quick oats? They came in single-serve packets so I used three packets to equal one cup.

  270. Just made these today with 9,7,3 and 1 year olds. It was a great recipe for them to do! So simple and easy, Thanks!

  271. Made these Monday evening…they were great! My toddler had fun helping with the mashing and hubby loved them as well. Thanks

  272. I have tried the banana cookies and love them. I haven't tried using pumpkin, but here is the recipe I have…If you use pumpkin instead of bananas, use 1Cup of pumpkin to 1 Cup of oats. Bake only 12-15 mins. Add-ins could be walnuts, pumpkin spice, even choc chips. (10 points total-without add-ins)

  273. These are so so good and I don't have to feel so guilty for enjoying them! very toddler approved, my two year old thinks I am the coolest mother ever when I give her these, little does she know I just tricked her into health food, muhahaha!

  274. This is also good if you add in a big scoop of peanut butter!

  275. these are amazing!! So easy to make and delicious when kept in the fridge for leftovers. My boyfriend who is very picky with my cooking and loves to eat texted me today that he had 2 for breakfast and loved them!

  276. I have to try these!

  277. I think this could be the perfect afternoon snack to get me over that 3 p.m. hump, and give me a little fuel for my after work workout. Thank you!

  278. I made these the original way the first time and loved them. Today I substituted golden raisins and walnuts in equal parts for the chocolate chips, and added a little cinnamon to the mix. They were great that way as well!

  279. They're also good with a little honey and vanilla added in! It adds a few more calories but I thought it was a nice addition. Good either way though!

  280. Really like this one, we let them cool about ten minutes and then we just devoured them! My two year old is a huge fan, and I love anything simple, warm, hearty and inexpensive for breakfast!

  281. Made these today and they are great!

  282. A hit! Made half a batch with peanut butter and while they are awesome as well we preferred the ones without the pb better. Will definitely be making these often

  283. I made these cookies and loved them fresh out of the oven, but I was the only one eating them so I refrigerated the rest. I ate them for four more days and thought they were great the whole time! The chewiness of the oats got a little less noticeable with refrigeration, and I thought they were just as good. Anyone who wants to try to cook enough for a few days should give it a try!

  284. Could you make the dough the night before and pop them in the oven in the morning?

    • I'm not sure if the bananas would turn brown

    • I baked a few last night and then sealed up the rest of the 'dough' in foil in the fridge. 24 hours later it looks great and I'm making another batch. The banana didn't turn brown and I'm even more excited for batch # 2.

  285. Entering in the NI on the WW calculator puts these at 3pts, not 2pts. I'm new to this abs a little confused. They are delicious and I love your site!

  286. Hi Gina, I love every recipe I've made of yours and now have to make these. The one you posted recently with the walnuts was a huge hit! They tasted just like my mom's banana bread. I found my trusty roll of parchment paper works great on cookie sheets and makes clean up so easy.

    Thanks from a big fan
    Sandy

  287. Wow! I have to try this delicious treat!

  288. These sound delicious and I will try. I will share that based off your nutrition facts, I come up with 3 PPV for 2 cookies instead of 2. 🙂 I am sure it is worth the extra point, no worries.

  289. I just found you and using my new (2 wk in ww) and this is the first recipe I am going to try for myself.

  290. I made these yesterday and I also used the mini chocolate chips and I added some cinnamon inside and on the tops, yummy. I only made half the recipe and froze the leftovers and had them today with coffee and they were just as good. Thank you Gina for another wonderful recipe!

  291. Just made these this morning. Was not sure at first. But they are so nice to pop in your mouth with coffee or just on the run. The melted chocolate is so perfect. I suggest to everyone to make these. Thanks Gina

  292. These look like such a fabulous breakfast!

  293. That looks so good but unfortunately I am allergic to Bananas. Is there something I can substitute it with?

  294. I made a double batch of this without reading the comments that it is best if eaten the same day… I only baked half of the batter, would I be able to refrigerate the other half for 2 days and then bake the other half, or do you think this will ruin it?

  295. Do they freeze well?

  296. Yum!! Just made these. I added some vanilla protein powder for a nice protein boost.

  297. Awesome cookies, Gina! Made two batches this morning, and they were fantastic! 🙂

  298. Very good, could eat them all

  299. What do you think about adding protein powder?! Thanks. Kathleen

  300. Adding this to my *must try* list!

  301. these look amazing!

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  302. Yum these look delicious! I love when you can add chocolate chips to something and it can still be considered somewhat healthy. 😉 Thanks for sharing! You're the best!

  303. Been making these since you published the 2-ingredient cookies. Perfect on-the-go breakfast for my toddler!

  304. Can you use old fashioned oats?

  305. My daughter always wants "something on the side" with her breakfast. These look perfect! Will try them today!

  306. My daughter always wants "something on the side" with her breakfast. These look perfect! Will try them today!

  307. These would be good lactation cookies, lol. Think I'll be making some for that purpose.

  308. I want to eat it~ ^_^

  309. These look great. My sister has actually made healthy treats for her dog adapated from your recipe with the nuts using a doggy oatmeal style dog food in place of the oats and they worked out great!

  310. You had me at cookies for breakfast 😉 These look great, I'll try them in a couple days when my bananas go ripe! Thanks 😀

    xxx

    The Gift of Gaby

  311. YUM! these look absolutely delicious!

    The Casual Classic

  312. Yeah, um, I'm going to have to try these.

  313. I am always up for a cookie for breakfast!!

  314. I loved these, they're really great fresh out of the over, after they cool they're a little too gummy for me (luckily we usually eat them all!)

  315. Cookies for breakfast? I am in!

  316. Yum!! Those look like a great quick breakfast! Btw…I made your pumpkin spiced snickerdoodles over the weekend and they were a hit!

  317. Any chance you have some alternative suggestions to replace the banana? I developed an allergy to bananas just a couple of years ago, and it's frustrating because so many of the healthy cookie/cake alternatives rely on banana. Plus, I LOVE bananas, so not being able to eat them anymore makes me sad! 🙁

    I saw someone above mention pumpkin… any other ideas?

    • Perhaps pitted pureed dates?

    • I don't have any tips on recipes, but just wanted to mention that food allergies can be reversed by healing the gut. My sister couldn't eat bananas anymore, either, but after going gluten free for a couple months, she can eat them again with no problems.

    • Try applesauce. It should work well. Three banana will male about 1-1/2 cups whitewashed. Start with 1 cup of applesauce and adjust from there.

  318. Have you tried using regular oats instead of quick oats?

  319. These sound like a great after workout snack.

  320. these are the best kind of cookies ever!

  321. Thanks for another great recipe, Gina.. I will make these today… Husband needs to lower his cholesterol so I try to make him bring oatmeal to work 5x/week… this is a good alternative…. one question—do they harden quickly?? Or do they stay chewy for a couple days?

  322. what chocolate chip brand do you recommend?

    • Ghirardelli chocolate is non-gmo and they have the old fashion style simi-sweet chocolate chips…which are the bomb!

  323. This is how I have always made your "healthy" cookies since I don't like nuts. Although, I use mini chocolate chips because I find they stay in the cookies better. I also add a tablespoon or two of peanut butter as well for some added protein when I go to the gym. Love these!

  324. I'm not a fan of bananas, so what do you think about using pumpkin instead? Would it still work?

    • I'm not sure if it's sweet enough, maybe butternut squash would be better since it's sweeter.

    • I'd try it with pumpkin, but reduce your pumpkin by a quarter and add applesauce to get the sweetness Gina mentioned. So if your yield from two bananas would be two cups mashed banana, use 1 1/2 cups pumpkin and 1/2 cup applesauce. You might have to increase the oatmeal to compensate for the texture difference.

    • Sweet potato?

    • I'm not a banana fan either, but I love a plantain. I was thinking of using that instead.

    • I'm not a banana fan either, but I love a plantain. I was thinking of using that instead.

  325. YUM!! I have some bananas calling my name – do you suggest keeping them in the fridge? How long have yours lasted?
    Thanks so much!

    • I suggest making 1 banana (half the recipe) if its just you. You could get away with eating them the next day, but they taste best when they first come out of the oven.

    • Bananas keep longer if you pull them apart and put them in the fridge. I also peel them, cut in half and freeze them for smoothies.

    • When they start turning brown, pop them in the freezer. Then you can thaw them out and bake with them.

      Or, you can use yellow bananas, dip them in melted chocolate, freeze them, and then have chocolate-covered bananas. 🙂