These banana oatmeal cookies are seriously my new FAVORITE cookie! Loaded with fresh bananas and oatmeal. Yum! Ok I know I said that about these white chocolate raspberry cheesecake cookies and these chocolate chip cheesecake cookies, but at this exact moment in time, these are my new loves.
If you love oatmeal cookies and banana bread then you will seriously find it hard to stay out of these cookies. You’ll sample the dough, you’ll eat them hot from the pan, you’ll sneak a few while they are cooling off and you’ll have a couple more when you go to store them away. You’ll also get a few more when you wake up.
I’m not here to judge you. It’s not your fault at all so don’t you dare go feeling guilty for eating the entire first batch. It’s the person’s fault who created such an irresistible combination of bananas and oatmeal. They just go so well together.
These banana oatmeal cookies are like eating fresh, fluffy banana bread is chewy, moist oatmeal cookie form. It shouldn’t be possible, but it is and I’m glad.
These cookies are GREAT for lunches, picnics, shipping, or for using up old bananas. They stay soft and fluffy for a long time as long as they are stored in an airtight container, but I keep mine in the fridge. Yes, I keep just about everything in my fridge.
Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup 2 sticks butter, softened (do not melt)
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup bananas smashed (about 2 bananas)
- 3 cup quick-cooking 1 minute oats
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Whisk together the first 5 dry ingredients in a medium-size bowl. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars with a mixer.
- Add in the eggs and mix until combined.
- Add in the vanilla extract and bananas.
- Slowly add the dry ingredient into the wet ingredients a little at a time, until all the flour is incorporated.
- Fold in the oats and stir just until combined. Do not over stir,
- Line a baking pan with non-stick paper.
- Use a mini ice cream scoop to scoop out the dough and place them 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 8-9 minutes.
- Let the cookies sit in the pan for 2 minutes when they come out of the oven.
- Transfer cookies to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
- Store in an airtight container.
Be careful not to overcook, sometimes the banana chunks can make it look undercooked on the surface.
Add pecans or even chocolate chips if you wish! (I didn't like it with chocolate chips though)