Gluten-free Banana Oat Cookies


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These are my FAVORITE quick breakfast, snack, or even dessert! I always have them on hand in my house and they are the best because you can throw in whatever you happen to have lying around your kitchen and you really cant go wrong. Also, they are a great way to put those over ripe bananas you have laying around to use. They are sooo delicious and 100% guilt free!

 

Today I made just the classic banana oat version with fruit and nuts, but if you’ve got the Fall bug like I do, try taking out some banana and adding in pumpkin instead to make it a delicious fall treat! 🙂

 

Start with 2 bananas. Mash them up and then add 1/2 cup nut butter. I used fresh ground almond butter but any kind of nut butter will be delicious.

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Then add in all your other goodies! This is the fun part. You really can throw in whatever. I threw in oats, cinnamon, vanilla, dried blueberries, an apple. raw pumpkin seeds, honey, and sea salt.

 

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Mix it all up until you have a batter that is reasonably thick. If it is too runny, just add more oats or mix-ins.

 

Use a spoon to drop balls of the dough onto a greased baking sheet. I always line my baking sheets with aluminum foil… WAY less clean up! I like to make mine pretty small so if I just want a small snack I can have one, or if I want more I can have a few.

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Put into oven at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes. Sometimes it can be hard to tell when they’re done but they will start to brown a bit on the tops and if you can peek under a cookie, the bottoms should be browning slightly also. I have both under cooked a batch and over cooked one and they were definitely more delicious slightly under cooked, in my opinion!

 

Let cool for at least 5 minutes so they do not fall apart when you pick them up. Enjoy!!

 

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Banana Oat Cookies
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A delicious, guilt-free snack, breakfast, or dessert! Trust me, it will be hard to eat just one. If you don't want to use oats, try substituting gluten free flour or quinoa flakes.
Servings Prep Time
20 small cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
20 small cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Banana Oat Cookies
Print Recipe
A delicious, guilt-free snack, breakfast, or dessert! Trust me, it will be hard to eat just one. If you don't want to use oats, try substituting gluten free flour or quinoa flakes.
Servings Prep Time
20 small cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
20 small cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: small cookies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mash banana and add nut butter. Mix well.
  3. Add in all other ingredients and mix until a batter forms. The batter should be about the consistency of a thick oatmeal.
  4. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with your preferred non-stick spray. I used coconut oil spray.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto baking sheet. Cookies will not expand much so they can be close together on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the cookies begin to brown.
  7. Let cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.
  8. Enjoy!
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2 thoughts on “Gluten-free Banana Oat Cookies

    • Margaret Post author

      I used quick cooking rolled oats. I think they work best and result in the best texture. Although I have also made this recipe using quinoa flakes instead of oats to make it gluten-free and it also turned out well! Slightly less cakey texture but still delicious!