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Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies made with just 3 simple ingredients! Absolutely no sugar, butter or flour added and only 50 calories per cookie!

plate full of healthy oatmeal cookies

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I love to have a bunch of healthy snack ideas in my back pocket. These cookies are a favorite because they’re quick, easy and delicious. Some of my other top picks are homemade granola bars, chocolate peanut butter protein balls, smoothies and overnight oats.

While I love a classic oatmeal chocolate chip cookie, sometimes I’m looking for a cleaner alternative that isn’t loaded with sugar, butter and flour. Queue these healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! They’re made with a ripe banana, oats and cinnamon and are the perfect treat that you can feel good about enjoying!

My family ate these cookies literally seconds after I snapped the picture. They never would have guessed there was no sugar added and only 50 calories per cookie. I’m so sneaky! ;)

mixing together ingredients for healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Reasons to love them:

  • No sugar added. Absolutely no sugar used. Ripe bananas are the natural sweetener.
  • 3 ingredients. Only 3 simple ingredients needed: bananas, oats and cinnamon.
  • 50 calories. Each cookie is just 50 calories! Enjoy your cookies guilt-free. :)
  • One bowl. Only one bowl and spoon to make these easy healthy oatmeal cookies.
  • 5 minutes prep. Just 5 quick minutes to mix the ingredients together and place on a baking sheet. So easy!

Only 3 ingredients!

  • Banana: Ripe bananas are sweeter, which is important since this recipe doesn’t use any sugar. So make sure your banana is ripe enough!
  • Oats: This recipe calls for quick oats, which have a finer consistency than old fashioned oats. They also cook a little faster.
  • Cinnamon: I love to add cinnamon for extra flavor. You don’t need a lot, only about 1/8 teaspoon. You can always add more if you want!

healthy oatmeal cookies on baking sheet

How to make healthy oatmeal cookies

Scroll down for the printable recipe.

  1. Mash banana. In a medium-sized bowl, mash the banana. Then mix in salt and cinnamon.
  2. Mix in oats. Stir in oats and any other desired add-in’s. Mix until combined.
  3. Bake cookies. Place dough onto greased cookie sheet by the spoonful, then bake for 12-15 minutes until golden.

Optional add-ins:

While the healthy oatmeal cookies taste great as-is, we sometimes include other ingredients to give them an extra boost of flavor. Our personal favorites are chocolate chips or chopped pecans. Yum!

  • Chocolate chips
  • Chopped nuts
  • Dried cranberries
  • Peanut butter
  • Vanilla
  • Protein powder

A close up of a healthy oatmeal cookie with chocolate chunks

More healthy snacks:

A close up of a healthy oatmeal cookie with chocolate chunks

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 7 votes
Healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies made with just 3 simple ingredients! Absolutely no sugar, butter or flour added and only 50 calories per cookie!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 17 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Optional mix ins: 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup chocolate chips, chopped nuts, dried cranberries, scoop of protein powder

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium-sized bowl, mash banana. Mix in salt and cinnamon. Then stir in oats and any desired add-in's. Mix until combined.
    • Place the dough onto a greased cookie sheet by the spoonful. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.

    Notes

    Note: Since the cookies are naturally sweetened, they aren't super similar in taste to a classic oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. They're more of a breakfast cookie. To sweeten, add 2 Tablespoons brown sugar or try making my banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

    Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
    Course: Dessert, Snacks
    Cuisine: American
    Author: Jamielyn Nye

    Enjoy!! What are your favorite healthy treats? Share in the comments!

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