Banana Oatmeal Cookies | Easy + Delicious

Sunday, September 6, 2020
Delicious and Easy Banana Oatmeal cookie recipe

Today I'll be sharing with you a cookie recipe that I'm obsessed with, banana oatmeal cookies. 

They are absolutely delicious and oh so easy to make that they are perfect if you're in a hurry! The bananas give a flavorful twist to the classic oatmeal cookie.
If you've been following me for long then you know I love to bake. It is one of those things that help me relax, both the process of baking and the eating of the goods. 

In July, I found an old cookie recipe that was super easy to bake but unfortunately had a list of ingredients that a) I never buy b) don't like, so I started working on changing the recipe and this is what I ended up with. Plus I love oatmeal cookies and wanted to see if I could add a delicious twist to the classic recipe.

This banana oatmeal recipe calls for ingredients that everyone has at home and doesn't require any fancy ingredients. If you have flour, eggs, butter, and obviously oats and bananas then you're ready to go. Something the average family can make in a rush!

Banana Oatmeal Cookie recipe by Plaid and Sugar

The best way to describe these cookies is a mix of banana bread and oatmeal cookies. They look like oatmeal cookies, but they taste like banana bread.  They're not too soft but neither are they crunchy, they are also not too sweet and they make the perfect breakfast cookie (if there's such a thing) or a healthy-ish snack.  But if oatmeal cookies are not for you, then I recommend baking some candy cane sugar cookies (that can be made without the candy canes!).

If you love cookies or have some overripe bananas that you want to use, then this is the recipe for you!

Banana Oatmeal Cookies 

This recipe works well with ripe bananas and takes about 30 minutes to make. The methodology is quite simple and perfect for beginner bakers. They're perfect for Christmas parties, cookie exchanges, or when you just want a feel-good activity/recipe to make.

A little warning though, these are a crowd pleaser and they'll disappear within hours!

related post: Chocolaty Brownies

Notes: If you don't have cloves, don't worry about it the banana oatmeal cookies will still taste great. Place the bananas in a bowl and smash with a fork or anything that helps them "smush", I used a pastry blender which I recommend using if you have one.

Time: around 30 minutes
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.


Banana Oatmeal cookie recipe by Plaid and Sugar deliciously easy

1 cup of butter/margarine
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups of flour
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
3 medium mashed bananas
2 cups of quick-cooked oats

optional: if you'd like to add chocolate chips, cranberries, candy, etc, you can add between 3/4Cup to 1 cup if desired.


  1. Preheat the oven to 375℉ and grease some cookie sheets. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until it's fluffy, then add the vanilla and eggs to the bowl. Mix well. 
  2. In another bowl mix all the dry ingredients together. Add them to the creamed sugar mixture, mixing well. 
  3. Stir in the mashed bananas and the oats, stir until it's all mixed.
    • at this part, you can add the chocolate chips, dried cranberries, or anything else you like.
  4. On the greased cookie sheets drop rounded teaspoons or half tablespoons of dough about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the tops are golden.
  5. Let cool, now you're done!

That's the recipe! 

Delicious and easy Banana Oatmeal cookies recipe

I hope you enjoyed the Banana Oatmeal Cookie recipe and hope you make it. If you do, don't forget to tag me on Instagram or Twitter.  I love to see what you guys make!

Do you like oatmeal cookies or are you more of a sugary cookie type?

Banana Oatmeal Cookies BY Plaid and Sugar

See you next week and happy September!
Loren Camila


  1. Hi Lauren. They sound, and look, delicious! Unfortunately, I don't have any bananas at the moment - a bit of a drawback when making banana oatmeal cookies! Something to add to the next shopping list :-)

    1. Thank you, Richie! Glad you liked the recipe, and for sure banana oatmeal cookies without bananas are just oatmeal!

  2. Oh my gosh! These look absolutely delicious! I don't think I have ever tried banana oatmeal cookies before but I need to obviously!

    1. I definitely recommend it, Charity! The bananas take the ordinary oaymeal cookie into extraordinary.

  3. Your cookies look so delish! Got to try your recipe.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

    1. Thank you, Simone! Hope you love them as much as you do.

  4. Those cookie look so yummy! I really love oatmeal so I think these would be perfect for me to try out, great recipe x

  5. I love the rich flavor oatmeal imparts to a cookie and these look amazing! I love that you mix banana in here to make for an even more delicious finish. Thanks for sharing!

  6. These sound very nice and thank you for sharing the recipe.

  7. These look so yummy! I love oatmeal cookies!

  8. These look so good, I have to make them.


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