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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.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie

4.80 from 115 votes
Oats, ripe bananas and chocolate chips – these healthy, "breakfast" cookies are chewy and delicious, and made with just three ingredients.
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.
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins
Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: 2 cookies


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


  • 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.

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Serving: 2 cookies, Calories: 99 kcal, Carbohydrates: 19 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 3 g, Sodium: 0.5 mg, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 8 g



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482 comments on “Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie”

  1. 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. 

  2. 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?? ☺️

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

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

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    Katie Richard

    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! 

    1. A can of pumpkin? I have a two step recipe for cake and/ it muffins. One box of cake mix and one can of pumpkin, nothing else! I usually make muffins this way using Spice cake mix or carrot cake mix.
      Since I don’t care for bananas, I was going to try this cookie recipe using pumpkin instead.

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

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    Shelly Gerdes

    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!

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    Karen Massaro

    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!!

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

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    Laurie Conley

    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.