2-Ingredient Banana Bread Cookies


To create these cookies, all you need are a few overripe bananas and some old-fashioned oats. When combined, they bake into soft, chewy cookies that are especially delicious when warm—and will fill your kitchen with the sweet smell of banana bread. If you're OK with just a few more ingredients, try tossing in some chocolate chips, raisins, a spoonful of peanut butter or a handful of nuts. 

2-Ingredient Banana Bread Cookies on a plate for serving
Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 small overripe bananas (about 1 cup mashed)

  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (see Tip)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and coat with cooking spray. Place bananas in a bowl; mash with the back of a spoon (to ensure the best results, measure to get exactly 1 cup mashed banana). Add oats; stir to combine.

  2. Drop heaping spoonfuls of batter onto the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake until the tops are lightly browned and crisp, 12 to 15 minutes Let cool for a few minutes, then enjoy!


Parchment paper


People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use oats that are labeled "gluten-free," as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

90 Calories
1g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 2 cookies
Calories 90
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 1g 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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