Oatmeal Banana Bread Cookies – Recipe

Oatmeal Banana Bread Cookies

By Contributor Salma Dinani

We love bananas in our house, but there always seems to be that one banana that gets forgotten. It starts to get too ripe and then no one will eat it. In an attempt to save that one over-ripe banana, I figured out a great cookie recipe that I like to think combines the best parts of a cookie and banana bread. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

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Oatmeal Banana Bread Cookies

Yield: 18 cookies

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 12 mins

Total Time: 22 mins

Ingredients:

- 1 large ripe banana (mashed)
- ½ cup of sugar
- 1/3 cup of softened butter
- 1 large egg
- ¾ cup of oats (quick or rolled)
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup whole-wheat flour
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

-Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees

-Put the mashed banana, butter, sugar and egg in a large bowl. Use an electric mixer on medium to mix all the ingredients until they are completely combined.

-In another large bowl, combine the oats, flours, baking soda and cinnamon with a spatula.

-Once it’s all well combined, slowly pour in the wet mixture. Continue stirring until everything is well mixed.

-Then on a greased cookie sheet, place large spoonfuls of the mixture. Make sure to leave enough room between the cookies because they will spread out as they bake.

-Put them into your pre-heated oven for about 12 minutes. When they are done, the cookies will be soft and the bottoms will be lightly brown.

-Let the cookies cool for a few minutes and then enjoy them with a cold glass of milk.

Warning: You probably won’t be able to just eat one!

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Salma Dinani is a writer, TV producer, mom, wife and a lover of good books (she just has no time to read them!) You can also find her blogging at www.reallifeformom.blogspot.ca

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71 responses to “Oatmeal Banana Bread Cookies – Recipe”

  1. SusanVT — October 12, 2013 @ 2:52 pm (#)

    Yummy!

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  2. DonnaS — October 12, 2013 @ 2:53 pm (#)

    I have so many ripe bananas! Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Salma — October 28th, 2013 @ 11:44 am

      Anytime!

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  3. Kate Simons — October 12, 2013 @ 3:13 pm (#)

    Yumm! Love banana anything 😉

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  4. Michelle F. — October 12, 2013 @ 5:02 pm (#)

    that looks really good. will be trying these.

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  5. Kim-Tram — October 12, 2013 @ 9:10 pm (#)

    these look amazing! so curious as to how they’d taste 😀

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    • Salma — October 28th, 2013 @ 11:46 am

      They do taste really good! Almost between an oatmeal cookie and banana bread.

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  6. Jo-Anne Pfoh — October 13, 2013 @ 2:42 am (#)

    what an amazing recipe ty for posting

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  7. loriag — October 13, 2013 @ 4:21 am (#)

    These are sure to be a family pleaser, they look and sound great. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. fleur — October 13, 2013 @ 8:07 am (#)

    These ones are on my to-do list. Thanks !

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    • fleur — October 19th, 2013 @ 6:11 am

      I’m doing them today 🙂

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      • Salma — October 28th, 2013 @ 11:48 am

        How did they turn out?

  9. Stephanie LaPlante — October 13, 2013 @ 1:56 pm (#)

    These look delicious.

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  10. Robin Wilson — October 13, 2013 @ 8:13 pm (#)

    We have the same issue with bananas and I have not found a bread recipe that the family will eat. This is just the answer…cookies! Yum!

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  11. Vesper — October 14, 2013 @ 8:03 am (#)

    Yes there is always one banana in our house that I forget to eat, at least now I don’t have to throw it away

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    • Salma — October 28th, 2013 @ 11:55 am

      That one ripe banana is the perfect excuse to make cookies!

      Reply

  12. courtney b — October 14, 2013 @ 8:27 pm (#)

    my husband loves oatmeal cookies !:)

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  13. Nena Sinclair — October 15, 2013 @ 3:32 am (#)

    My kids and I love banana bread, so I know we’d love these cookies, too! I’ll be making these VERY soon!! Thanks for the recipe!

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  14. jessica s — October 15, 2013 @ 6:12 am (#)

    I am drooling here, I looooooove banana bread and I’ve got a bunch here I’m going to let go extra ripe so I can make this.

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  15. Amy — October 17, 2013 @ 10:05 am (#)

    These look great!! Do you think this recipe would freeze well? I like to make big batches of cookie dough and freeze individual portions so we can make a few at a time.

    Thanks!
    Amy

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  16. Sweta Sonulkar — October 19, 2013 @ 8:45 pm (#)

    As I read recipe and ingredients ,I just hurrily made this for my son before he came back from school in afternoon and he was so surprised and hungry that he attacked them to have

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    • Salma — October 28th, 2013 @ 11:51 am

      You know what, they never last long enough for me to freeze them lol. But that’s a good idea, I will have to make a double batch and try freezing them.

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    • Salma — October 28th, 2013 @ 11:52 am

      So glad he liked them!

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  17. Susan W. — October 24, 2013 @ 7:25 am (#)

    These cookies sound fabulous and are a wonderful alternative to basic banana bread.

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  18. Richard Hicks — November 10, 2013 @ 1:12 pm (#)

    I want to try this out. WOnderful way to use up those bananas that are getting too old and no one wants but they are still perfectly fine!

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  19. JJ Caraway — November 13, 2013 @ 8:58 am (#)

    We love banana bread so I am going to try and make these for the family. These look so easy to make and I am sure the grandchildren will love them.

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  20. Toni Marie Caravello — November 20, 2013 @ 4:09 am (#)

    Cookies for breakfast! I wonder if I could use coconut flour and coconut sugar and oil to substitute. Hmmm Inspired now!

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  21. Janice F — November 26, 2013 @ 5:42 pm (#)

    I have all the ingredients I need for this recipe. Must. Go. Bake.

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  22. Dawn B — December 2, 2013 @ 3:58 pm (#)

    I am obsessed with banana bread and cookies right now but never thought to combine them … what a great idea! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I can’t wait to try it. Would I have to make any changes if I added chocolate chips in?

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  23. Elva Roberts — December 4, 2013 @ 2:51 pm (#)

    December 4-These sound so very delicious and, bonus, healthful as well. Thank you for this recipe!

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  24. Tiffany Wilson — December 11, 2013 @ 9:57 pm (#)

    My munchkins eat A LOT of banana bread and I think they would love these!!

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  25. donna makayak — December 14, 2013 @ 1:11 am (#)

    i love oatmeal cookies just because it was my dads favorite cookies he would never get tired of them.

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  26. Michael Lambert — December 17, 2013 @ 9:59 pm (#)

    These look really good. My wife has been looking for something like this.

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  27. Christina Strapp — December 31, 2013 @ 9:42 pm (#)

    I will be making these for my daughter since she loves bananas.

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  28. Ashleigh Swerdfeger — January 15, 2014 @ 1:25 pm (#)

    I would never thought of oatmeal banana bread cookies,- it sounds so yummy! the perfect recipe for everyone.

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  29. Jo-Anne Pfoh — January 24, 2014 @ 7:41 pm (#)

    ohh ty ty ty so much

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  30. amy lovell — January 29, 2014 @ 7:22 am (#)

    I amdef making these for my daughter she loves banana anythin

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  31. Jennifer C aka JusticeSadie — February 8, 2014 @ 8:16 pm (#)

    Ohh these look incredible! Pinned to my board must Try! Thx for sharing!

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  32. Lynda Cook — February 11, 2014 @ 1:42 am (#)

    I love bananas, I’ve had bread, cake, muffins and pancakes but never a banana cookie I will have to try this, they do look good

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  33. Holly E — February 11, 2014 @ 1:54 pm (#)

    I love that this recipe doesn’t have a million ingredients. It looks so tasty too!

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  34. Erika B — February 16, 2014 @ 10:00 am (#)

    Oh my gosh, these looks so good!!! I may have to bake them TODAY!! So much for my diet haha, These are worth it though!!

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  35. addibrae — March 7, 2014 @ 5:29 pm (#)

    Those sound really good.

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  36. Anne Taylor — March 16, 2014 @ 10:24 am (#)

    My grandkids would love these cookies! I’m going to make them, but substitute coconut oil for the margerine and see how they turn out! Thanks for the recipe!

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  37. Chiling — March 16, 2014 @ 9:08 pm (#)

    I normally don’t really care for bananas but I plan on giving this recipe a try!

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  38. Carol M (Lushka S) — March 23, 2014 @ 7:12 am (#)

    These look delish, will have to try them out.

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  39. Anna W — March 29, 2014 @ 8:00 am (#)

    I am always making banana bread but it’s so messy and crumbly when the kids bring it to school. This would be perfect, these cookies look like they are nice and moist and won’t crumble to the floor! Thank you!

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  40. Darlene W — April 17, 2014 @ 6:35 pm (#)

    two of my favourite things, oatmeal and banana bread. I will give this one a try

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  41. Tina F — May 2, 2014 @ 10:55 pm (#)

    never thought of making oatmeal with bananas in it THis sounds amazing I think it is a must try recipe

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  42. Treen Goodwin — May 14, 2014 @ 6:43 am (#)

    Thanks i have a lot of ripe bananas to use up these sound awesome thanks for sharing 🙂

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  43. Mishelle — May 21, 2014 @ 4:37 am (#)

    These would make a good breakfast cookie – just don’t tell them what’s in it!! Thanks!!

    M

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  44. Darlene W — May 23, 2014 @ 6:25 pm (#)

    I bake all the time, the grandkids love to help

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  45. Seth — June 4, 2014 @ 11:19 am (#)

    I’m a sucker for banana bread AND oatmeal cookies, and this recipe sounds like a no-brainer.

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  46. DARLENE W — June 29, 2014 @ 7:43 pm (#)

    Can never have too many cookies in the house when the grandkids come over

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  47. Jon T — July 5, 2014 @ 11:35 am (#)

    These look fantastic!

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  48. kathy downey — August 26, 2014 @ 10:24 am (#)

    looks very good will be making this soon

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  49. Wanda Tracey — September 12, 2014 @ 3:57 pm (#)

    My husband loves banana bread ,muffins ,cake and whatever.He will be super excited when I make these delicious banana cookies for him.Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  50. Jenn Erin — September 28, 2014 @ 3:35 pm (#)

    I love baking with banana! Thanks for sharing!

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  51. kathy+downey — October 13, 2014 @ 6:33 am (#)

    I love anything made with banana,thanks for another great recipe

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  52. kathy+downey — November 16, 2014 @ 5:46 am (#)

    We tried this recipe and it was really good ,thnaks

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  53. Sarah — November 16, 2014 @ 9:03 am (#)

    Yum! You had me at oatmeal and then again at banana bread. 🙂 Can’t wait to try this combination out. Thanks!

    Reply

  54. dawn rader — December 31, 2014 @ 1:27 pm (#)

    I just whipped up a batch of Oatmeal Raisin cookies and added some dried cranberries! They are delicious. I wish I would have seen this sooner! This is on my next to do list!

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  55. kathy downey — February 14, 2015 @ 6:45 am (#)

    I love banana anything,yummy

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  56. Camille W — February 23, 2015 @ 10:48 am (#)

    I love oatmeal and I love bananas so this sounds amazing. I don’t have all-purpose flour though. How much whole wheat flour would you recommend for substituting?

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  57. katie m — March 7, 2015 @ 3:20 pm (#)

    Yum! I can’t wait to try these. Just made banana bread last week and looking forward to some banana cookies.

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  58. Debbie White Beattie — August 10, 2015 @ 12:02 am (#)

    OMG These sound delicious, the ingredients are making my mouth water. I’ve printed the recipe and I’m going to make them as soon as possible. Thanks for the great find !

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  59. kathy downey — September 22, 2015 @ 2:31 pm (#)

    Darn,i forgot about these tell now,printing the recipe sounds delicious

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  60. kathy downey — October 23, 2015 @ 4:11 pm (#)

    If you make these you wont be disappointed,they are delicous

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    • kathy downey — October 27th, 2015 @ 3:21 pm

      And they freeze really well

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  61. Shirley OFlynn — September 27, 2017 @ 12:42 pm (#)

    Love banana anything! I will have to try these.

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  62. Erin N — February 2, 2018 @ 12:24 pm (#)

    Mmm these look tasty! I love banana bread so I’m sure I’ll love these. thank you for the recipe 🙂

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  63. Bruce L. — May 25, 2018 @ 4:34 pm (#)

    This looks like something I’d like. Everything the my wife and daughter make are full of chocolate, and I’m not as much of a fan. Maybe we can try these as is, and they can add chocolate to half.

    Reply

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