Quick fix Oat banana cookie

oat and banana cookie

The moment you realize holidays are over and you are back to work is indeed a moment when a lot of reflection and laziness precedes your every step. I have a few solutions that I worked on this time, did not think about it ( failed as you can see below) planned my lunch box so I won’t feel so miserable ( working so far) and yes!!! the cookie jar is filled.

But, that sugary cookie makes me very very guilty. So how about a quick chewy healthy cookie. A chewy good cookie to try and drag that moment as much as we can. Now that’s the idea of this simply yummy cookie to chew on and hold on to the good feeling. The best part about this cookie is you can pretty much use up all the mushy banana and mask it with those choco chip. So it is not seen..so not there – Just the greatest cookie in the world.

That quick mix and stir and into the oven made it all so easy. Loved the process and the ease of it too.
Now that this cookie is a success I am sure this will be a new one to go in the snack box for school too. Fits perfectly doesn’t it… it is nut-free, coconut free, if you watch the oat you use to be gluten-free, it is that too…

Afterthoughts for the oat banana cookie

Here are some thoughts we will implement subsequently…

  •  The honey is the recipe is not needed if you have all those overripe banana (as I have done here
  • Oat flour may look a tad bit prettier as a cookie
  •  Next time we will flip the cookie halfway through and bake the other side well too.. kid if so that all the sides are evenly golden.
  • Swap those choco-chip to cranberries or fruit bits… just because we can.
  • Ditch the Choco chip, and honey and the cookie is pet-friendly too and we made some for our favourite fur buddy in the neighbourhood today.
    Now that’s a good recipe isn’t it… like one size fits all.
  • There is however one drawback with this cookie, the cookie doesn’t really stand for a week as the oat just makes it too rubbery, so Zapp and eat type one. this doesn’t bother us as there are none left each time and a great use for that weekly leftover banana.
  • rolled oat and choco chip cookie
  • What are you waiting for, get that cookie going, I am sure you are happy there is one more to do with the leftover bananas. If you are still hung up on that banana bread, here is the recipe.

banana bread

Banana bread- with the whole wheat goodness.

Here are more you can do with those ripe bananas

Unni madhuram- Sweet banana dumpling recipe

Kele ki Kachalu Chaat – Street food style Banana

Banana Sheera – Sweet Banana Pudding

Shahi kele ki raita, a delicious banana yogurt cream. 




Since I have made this with leftover overripe bananas, I believe this is a perfect recipe to submit for “#81 Leftover Makeover” at healthy wellthy  cuisines group of bloggers. In this group, we work together on common themes and watch out this space for some amazing creations from our fellow blogger here soon.

Listed below is our collection to the theme chosen by Namita. her blog is a collection of lovely recipes predominantly classic Indian.

oat banana cookie

here are the ones that we share for this theme

Spicy Rava cutlets

Left over rajma cutlets

air fried cutlets

Upma uttapam

Left over raitha utappam

Hope you enjoy these.

See you soon

oat and banana cookie

Quick fix Oat cookie

with choco chips, yumm
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Snacks, Sweets and savories
Cuisine Autumn, Baby toddler food, Baking, Fusion, gluten free, International, Spring, Vegetarian
Servings 24 small cookies


  • 2 large Banana ( over ripe)
  • 2 cups oats ( I have used rolled oats)
  • 1 tbsp honey (totally optional and check my notes in the afterthoughts))
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips ( I have used a mix of dark and milk ones)


  • Pre heat the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes
  • Prepare the baking tray lined with baking paper
  • Peel and mash the banana to a semi liquid consistency
  • Now add the rolled oats and mix well.
  • If adding honey add and mix again
  • Toss in the chocolate chip and mix well. Now the dough is not liquidy or pourable nut of a scoop and roll consistency
  • Scoop out a tbsp amount of the dough and roll into a ball.
  • Place these on the baking tray, prepared ahead
  • Press gently to form a small cookie shape.
  • You can place these cookies about 2 cms from each other as they do not spread much
  • bake for 20- 30 minutes or till golden in colour.
  • Watch out for the choco chip as they burn easily.
  • Cool the cookies taken out of the oven, on a wire rack
  • Enjoy the cookies with a cup of milk or pile them into that snack box.
    rolled oat and choco chip cookie
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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4 years ago

Loved these healthy and delicious cookies using over ripe bananas. Quick and easy recipe, and a great idea of kid’s everyday school snack.

Vanitha Bhat
4 years ago

I love quick recipes and this one has always fascinated me as not only it is easy, eggless and healthy, but so easy, peasy using leftover bananas; no need for added sugar at all. But, the chocolate lover that I am, just adore those chocolate chips studding the cookies! Looks so delicious dear! A perfect lunchbox and breakfast option!

Poonam Bachhav
4 years ago

Oats cookies with overripe banana and loads of chocolate chips is a delight for sure. A perfect on-the-go breakfast on busy mornings. I use quick cooking oats though in my cookies though.

Narmadha Thiagarajan
4 years ago

Wow.. this looks like so simple and easy cookie with just 4 ingredients. I always have some overripe bananas and this one is really delicious and so healthy.

4 years ago

What a lovely use of leftover in these cookies Seema ! I am in love with these simply 🙂 Kids’ll surely love these Oats cookies with overripe banana which you have prepared …….

Shobha Keshwani
1 year ago
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This is such a healthy and easy cookie recipe with oats. Loved it. ill give it a try soon.

Priya Vj
1 year ago
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Quick and easy recipe to use oats and banana to combine in one healthy cookie .loved the texture and color

Mayuri Patel
1 year ago
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It has been quite a while since I’ve baked oatmeal cookies using over ripe banana. Such a delicious recipe and best part is that one does not need sugar.

1 year ago

What a lovely way to transform over ripe banana into nutrient packed cookies. It surely seems a delight. The afterthoughts are so honest and candid tips, I will read them once again before trying my hands on it.

Last edited 1 year ago by Neha
Jayashree T.Rao
1 year ago
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Love these cookies, liked the addition of banana in it. Will make it sometime soon. Thanks for reminding me of these Seema.

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