Healthy Oatmeal Cookies


I’ll be honest; a couple of years ago, I was clueless as to how much food small children could pack into their crops. Seriously. Do your kids eat you out of the house and home?

I feel like I’m always looking for more gluten-free recipes, particularly healthy cookies, making snacks, putting snacks on the table, cleaning snacks up, and doing lots of other snack-related chores. 😛

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It’s a good thing I love to cook.

My sister makes these oatmeal cookies that are absolutely delicious… but they’re also absolutely filled with brown sugar. No bueno. I’m a huge fan of healthy sweet treats, especially when it comes to my kids. They’re one of the main reasons for the ever-awesome healthy no-bake cookies recipe. But that’s not a recipe you want your kids chowing down on all the time, so I’ve had it in my head for a while to figure out a way to make healthy oatmeal cookies for snacks.

If only I’d known how easy it would be, I would have done it a long time ago. I mean, they’re similar to 3 ingredient toddler cookies, but even easier.

This recipe has no refined sugar, and only two ingredients – add-ins are optional!

I used Bob’s Red Mill certified gluten-free oatmeal, because gluten-free is kind of a big thing in our house, but any rolled oats or quick oats will work – you’re going to blend it all up anyway!

So for your snack-loving folks out there – or for those of you who have snack-loving kids in your house, hang on a sec. You’re about to be introduced to the easiest healthy cookie ever!

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Try these delicious oatmeal cookies today!


Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

If you love oatmeal cookies, these healthy oatmeal cookies are a must try! You won’t believe they’re good for you!

  • Author: Elise


  • 1 medium-large banana
  • 1 cup of oatmeal

Optional add-ins:

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 23 tablespoons maple syrup (or other sweetener)
  • Chocolate chips
  • Shredded coconut
  • Craisins
  • Raisins
  • Cacao nibs
  • The list goes on


  1. Preheat oven to 350º
  2. Place banana and oatmeal into a food processor or blender.
  3. Add vanilla, if using.
  4. Blend until dough comes together (30-60 seconds). It should be thick – like cookie dough!
  5. Stir in any of your favorite cookie additions. Mine are chocolate chips (because you don’t want them to be too healthy, right?) and shredded coconut.
  6. Drop by mounded tablespoons onto parchment-lined cookie sheet, flattening and shaping them as you go – these cookies won’t spread out!
  7. Bake for 5-8 minutes, until slightly brown on the bottom.

Makes 6 cookies.

Notes: This recipe is easily doubled or tripled.

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