Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe in 20 Minutes: Delicious, Easy, and Perfect for Any Time of Day

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Craving a delicious treat that’s easy to make and packed with wholesome ingredients? Look no further than these amazing banana oatmeal cookies! They come together in just 20 minutes, making them perfect for a satisfying breakfast, a midday pick-me-up, or a healthy dessert.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Simple Ingredients: Made with pantry staples like bananas, oats, honey, and a few other goodies, you likely have most of what you need on hand already.
  • Quick and Easy: This recipe is incredibly straightforward, even baking novices can whip up a batch with ease.
  • Customizable: Feel free to get creative with mix-ins! Chocolate chips are a classic, but dried fruit, nuts, or even peanut butter chips would be delicious additions.
  • Healthy-ish: Compared to traditional cookies, these guys are loaded with fiber from the oats and natural sweetness from the bananas. They’re a satisfying treat you can feel good about indulging in.

Ready to bake? Let’s get started!


  • 3 overripe bananas (about 1 ¼ cups mashed banana)
  • 2 Tablespoons honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips or your favorite mix-ins (shredded coconut, dried cranberries, raisins, etc.)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas until smooth.
  3. Add the honey, egg, and vanilla extract to the mashed bananas and stir until well combined.
  4. Now, add the dry ingredients: oats, cinnamon, and salt. Mix everything together until just incorporated.
  5. Here comes the fun part – mix-ins! Fold in your favorite add-ins, whether it’s chocolate chips, chopped nuts, dried fruit, or a combination.
  6. Use a cookie scoop or a tablespoon to portion the dough onto your prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the tops are set and the edges are lightly golden brown.
  8. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

There you have it! Delicious, chewy banana oatmeal cookies in just 20 minutes. Enjoy them warm from the oven with a glass of milk, or store them in an airtight container at room temperature for a quick and satisfying snack throughout the week.

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About the Author: Jenny Kristy

Spice Seeker, Recipe Weaver, Nomad Chef |With a passport bursting with stamps and a pantry overflowing with global spices, Jenny Kristy isn't just a cook, she's a culinary nomad. Her travels fuel her passion, transforming exotic flavors into recipes that tantalize and transport. She weaves magic in her kitchen, sharing her adventures through meals that whisper of Marrakesh markets and Tuscan trattorias. From teaching sushi to whipping up Moroccan masterpieces, Jenny ignites wanderlust and connects cultures, one delicious bite at a time.

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