Two Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Banana Cookies

Two required ingredients – oats and bananas – make these cookies healthy and easy. Flourless. Gluten Free. Sugar Free. Whole Foods. So much goodness!

Feel free to add some goodies – I added raisins and cinnamon, just to jazz them up a bit. But, if you stick to the two ingredients, they taste just great.

I saw this on Tip Hero – a video with a women squishing the oats and bananas with her hands, and it looked too fun not to try. And so much healthier than most oatmeal cookie recipes.

I tweaked the recipe just a bit. I took half of the oats and whirled them in a food processor just a bit. That way the cookies have a more refined texture than just the whole rolled oats.

The cookies do not rise at all, so you need to pat them out to the texture you want before putting them in the oven. I like my oatmeal cookies thin and crispy, so I patted them out to be very thin. And, you need to use a little oil on your baking sheet. I recommend using parchment paper or a silicone mat actually.

I have a husband who just had open heart surgery, and he loves sweets. So, I am on the hunt for recipes that are comforting and a little sweet. He loved these, thankfully. I will be making them again and again!

Two Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies
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You won't believe this until you try them. TWO ingredients!
Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Comfort Food
Serves: 12 - 15 cookies
  • 2 cups rolled oats (regular, not quick cooking)
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • Optional ingredients: a teaspoon of cinnamon, a dash of nutmeg, ½ cup of diced nuts, ½ cup of raisins or craisins
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put 1 cup of the oats in a food processor and whirl until oats are in small bits.
  3. Mix well the whirled oats, the rest of the whole rolled oats and the bananas. Squishing with your hands highly recommended, but a potato masher works well too.
  4. Stir any any optional ingredients.
  5. At this point, you can add a little water if needed to thin the dough a little, especially if you are making your cookies thin.
  6. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, parchment paper or a silicone mat. Spray with a little cooking oil spray.
  7. Scoop the dough onto the prepared sheet in about ¼ cup mounds. Wet your fingers and flatten the cookies out to the desired thickness. (I like mine thin and crispy, so i flattened to about ⅓ of an inch thickness. I also lightly sprayed the fps of the cookies with oil to give them a crispy browned finish, but this is obviously optional.)
  8. Bake at top of oven for 18 to 22 minutes, until cooked through and lightly browned.

Other flour less cookie recipes:

Flourless Pistachio Cookies, Kalyn’s Kitchen
Flourless Chocolate hazelnut Cookies, Cafe Johnsonia
Chia Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies, Ambitious Kitchen
Chocolate Quinoa Cookies, The Blender Girl

Sunbutter Surprise Cookies for Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

  Delectable Grain Free, Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies – with a surprise inside. 

Sunbutter Surprise Chocolate Chip Cookies

To be filed under “Like You Need An Excuse: May 15th is Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. I thought I’d share my favorite heath-packed (AND delicious) chocolate chip cookies. Look at that lovely plate above. Just what you think of when “Chocolate Chip Cookies” comes to mind, yes?

And then, just below the surface, lurks THIS:

What? How did this get inside my chocolate chip cookie? And why is it still unsettlingly delicious?!

Do not adjust your monitor. Those cookies really are deep emerald green in the middle. With zero artificial dyes or any other such ingredients.

Here’s the history. …

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Lemon Curd Linzer Cookies for a Frozen Birthday Party

A Frozen-Themed Birthday Party featuring gluten-free Lemon Curd Snowflake Cookies

Elsa & Candles on the Icy Mountain. Fabulous Frozen Cake courtesy of the very talented Amanda Hill.

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Sesame Almond Flour Cookies

You won’t miss the flour. Not even a little bit.

Sesame Cookies

“Healthy” and “cookies” are two words that don’t play well together. Usually.

No White Flour. No White Sugar. That’s my mantra for 2013. My Fabulous co-blogger and daughter Anne is also not a white flour fan. But we do happen to be cookie fans. . .  so . . .

The Challenge: make a flavorful crispy cookie with no flour and no white sugar. Extra curveballs: make it vegan and make it gluten free. I am happy to report success! The recipe was inspired by gluten-free blogger Elana at Elana’s pantry. I tweaked the taste of her Sesame Cookies by adding a tablespoon of cocoa powder, and some almond extract, with an almond on top. Triple the almond goodness! The cocoa powder does not add a strong chocolatey flavor, just richness.

Almond flour fits the bill perfectly – and makes rich, flavorful cookies that are crispy on the outside but creamy on the inside.

Healthy, but still sinful tasting.

I know. You’re Welcome.


1 ¼ cups almond flour
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
⅓ cup agave nectar or maple syrup
⅓ cup almond butter
1 tablespoon shortening or olive oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
¼ cup sesame seeds
24 whole almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and cocoa powder.

In a smaller bowl, blend together agave, almond butter, shortening, vanilla, and almond extract by beating with a mixer until mixture is light brown.

Blend the dry ingredients into the wet

Form the dough into 1 inch balls (about 1 tablespoon each) and roll in the sesame seeds

Place on a lined baking sheet and flatten to a disc with a spatula. Place an almond on top.

Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly brown.

Other fab vegan cookies out there:

Cinn-ful Sweet Potato Cookies, Go Dairy Free
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies, Family Fresh Cooking
Samoa Girl Scout Cookies, Go Dairy Free