Skinny Banana Cookies

If you've been fooled by the "healthy cookie" label in the past, don't pass these by. These Skinny Banana Cookies are both healthy and delicious.

I found these cookies on Pinterest and I was a little hesitant to make them. They only require 3 ingredients and they are much healthier than other cookies.

Let’s be honest. I’ve tried some healthy cookies in the past and they usually end up in the trash.

These Skinny Banana Cookies smelled amazing while they were baking…and, to tell you the truth, they turned out delicious! For being a healthy cookie… I rate them a 10!

How to Make Skinny banana Cookies:

With only three ingredients, these cookies are fast and easy to whip up.

Start by preheating your oven to 350°F.

Unlike a traditional cookie recipe, you will need to spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

Mix the mashed bananas and oats in a bowl. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Using a spoon or cookie scoop, make cookies and place on the cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes. My trick to making them look good is to add a few chocolate chips on top right as they come out of the oven!

Tips and Tricks to make skinny cookies:

  • Some of our readers add a little cinnamon and vanilla for extra flavor. Thanks for the tip!
  • If you don’t want to use cooking spray, line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Keep in mind that the texture of these cookies won’t be the same as you would expect from a traditional cookie. Still, we (and many of our readers) highly recommend them.
  • Try adding a spoonful of peanut butter!

Related recipe: Love a good banana treat? Try our Banana Breakfast Smoothie (really, you could eat it any time of the day!)

Things to add into the cookies :

We love the simplicity of three ingredients, but we also understand how important it is to mix things up every now and again.  Try some of these mix ins in addition or in the place of the chocolate chips:

  • raisins
  • craisins
  • walnuts
  • pecans

how to Store for later:

We recommend placing extra cookies in an airtight container.  Store them in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Some readers have reported that they’ve made a double batch and the frozen them.  We haven’t tried this personally, but we think it’s a great idea.

Watch how to make these skinny banana cookies:

Check out our Youtube Channel.  We will show you how to make these tasty Skinny Banana Cookies HERE

If you’re ready to try another healthy dessert, we think you might like some of these:

Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies
Healthy Greek Yogurt Chocolate Fruit Dip
Skinny Banana Split
Fudgy Avocado Brownies

Serves: 12

Skinny Banana Cookies

10 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

22 minTotal Time

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  • 2 bananas (ripe and mashed)
  • 1 cup Old Fashioned oats (do not cook)
  • 1/4 cup mini dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  2. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. 
  3. Mix the mashed bananas and oats in a bowl. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Using a spoon, scoop up the batter and place on the cookie sheet. 
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes.


lacto vegetarian
gluten free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free
dairy free



790 cal


25 g


144 g


17 g
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49 Responses to “Skinny Banana Cookies”

    • Barbara
      I made these cookies today and added cinnamon as well. They do taste quite good, but the texture is a little weird as cookies go...somewhat wet tofu/mushroom like. I entered the ingredients into and came up with 79 calories per cookie for 14 cookies. I used Nestle dark chocolate morsels. You can do the same with your ingredients in the Recipe tab of Happy baking.
    • Just baked these cookies and they turned out amazing! I made a double batch and added 1 tsp. of cinnamon and a splash of vanilla. When I first put them on the pan I thought they would run all over, but was shocked that they stayed formed and in place. Love them can't wait to bake them again.
  1. Pat MacKeage
    I would say as a healthy alternative cookie, that these are quite delicious. Yes, the texture is different than a regular cookie, but quite good despite this. I did not use a cooking spray as I try to avoid this type of chemical, and instead simply spooned out the cookies onto a parchment lined baking tray. The recipe made 15 cookies and I worked out with the help of a calorie counter that each cookie equals 44.67 calories. A nice little treat when you're craving a treat but are trying to avoid more calorie laden baked products.
  2. I am on a strict diet of no grains, refined sugar, pasta or dairy, this is my little cheat area so I can have a snack! I do splurge and add the dark chocolate chips. These are so simple to make! And tasty warm out of the oven or kept in the fridge cold. Love Love love and the hubby loves them too!
  3. i also found these on Pinterest. This is an awesome recipe for overripe bananas. i used cinnamon chips because i did not have chocolate ones. the boyfriend loves them. I started lining a small loaf pan with parchment & mash it in there and bake a bit longer. Let it cool & cut into bars & wrap in waxed paper. quick easy granola bars. i had a horrible time with them sticking to my cookie sheet. Use parchment paper! Also tried with homemade applesauce & apple chunks & cinnamon chips instead of the bananas. i prefer that variation. pretty much any add in would be good. i am thinking cranberries next time
  4. Trying these out right now - they are currently in the oven! Hope they turn out good :) Wondering if anyone knows if you could substitute any other fruit instead of bananas? I have some over-ripe peaches on my counter I've been trying to figure out what to do with. Might try this with them.
  5. I just made these and love them! They taste great for being a healthy treat. I added some chia seeds and a little bit of baking extract to give it a little extra "cookie" flavor. Not only were these super easy but they are such a great way of using bananas that might otherwise get tossed. I will definitely be making these again.
  6. These are a quick and easy little snack for times when you just want a little something sweet without all the guilt. I cooked them about 5 minutes longer too, looking for something a little more crisp and that seemed to do the trick. I would make these again, but might add less chocolate chips and include chopped nuts or something like that for crunch. Thanks for the idea!
  7. rachel
    Hello. i AM A HUGE health nut and was wondering how healthy these are. I was also reading other comments and was wondering what is the texture? If i were to add vanilla and cinnamon how would you use? These are a snack? Thanks for all the help you can provide me with!
    • Hi Rachel, just click on the MAGIC button under the picture of the cookies, then click on NUTRITION. With 16 cookies per batch that equals about 59 calories per cookie. You will also see all of the nutritional value for the cookies. This is our sister site - You can click on the MAGIC button on all of our recipes for the nutrition. These cookies will not have the texture of a big gooey chocolate chip cookie, but for being healthy the texture is not bad at all.
  8. Tanalee
    The texture is a little different but it's bananas not flour and eggs, that should be expected. Having said that they are super yummy! I added cinnamon, based off other posts, and I added a tablespoon of peanut butter. I would definitely make them again. I didn't have old fashioned oats, just minute oats. Next time I'd like to try with the old fashioned and some other additives would be fun too.

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