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.

Yield: 18 cookies

Oatmeal Banana Bread Cookies

Oatmeal Banana Bread Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes


  • 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


-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. Yummy!

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

    • Anytime!

  3. Yumm! Love banana anything 😉

  4. that looks really good. will be trying these.

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

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

  6. what an amazing recipe ty for posting

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

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

    • I’m doing them today 🙂

      • How did they turn out?

  9. These look delicious.

  10. 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!

  11. 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

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

  12. my husband loves oatmeal cookies !:)

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. 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.


  16. 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

    • 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.

    • So glad he liked them!

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

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

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

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

  22. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  29. ohh ty ty ty so much

  30. I amdef making these for my daughter she loves banana anythin

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

  32. 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

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

  34. 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!!

  35. Those sound really good.

  36. 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!

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

  38. These look delish, will have to try them out.

  39. 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!

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

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

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

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


  44. I bake all the time, the grandkids love to help

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

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

  47. These look fantastic!

  48. looks very good will be making this soon

  49. 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.

  50. I love baking with banana! Thanks for sharing!

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

  52. We tried this recipe and it was really good ,thnaks

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

  54. 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!

  55. I love banana anything,yummy

  56. 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?

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

  58. 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 !

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

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

    • And they freeze really well

  61. Love banana anything! I will have to try these.

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

  63. 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.

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