Vegan banana oatmeal cookies! These flavourful, soft and chewy cookies are naturally sweetened with banana, making them a a perfect breakfast, snack and dessert alike. Gluten-free and oil-free. 

Vegan banana oatmeal cookies gluten-free

Unfortunately, I’ve been a bit ill over the last week or so. I’m not saying this to complain, especially as I’m someone who doesn’t get ill very often (touch wood). But I like to be as real as possible on my blog and social media, showing that life isn’t always all just sunshine and yummy food. Speaking of yummy food, one of the worst things about this bug is that my appetite hasn’t been the same as always. Usually, I’m not ashamed to be a gal with a big appetite, so it’s weird to all of a sudden have an aversion to my favourite foods, which I’m hoping will fix itself ASAP.

Banana oatmeal cookies on a baking tray

Whenever illness causes me to lose my appetite, my preference for savoury disappears and I tend to crave sweet foods much more often than usual. Hence, desserts that allow me to get in a portion or two of fruits and veggies have been making a frequent appearance in my house. Including these immensely yummy vegan banana oatmeal cookies.

About these vegan banana oatmeal cookies

I think these cookies speak for themselves. Banana oatmeal cookies are one of those treats that are so classic, they can just never get old. They are perfect for those times when you want a healthier sweet treat, but don’t have that much time on your hands and don’t want to stand in the kitchen baking for hours. Coming together in under 20 minutes and requiring just one bowl, they still don’t compromise on taste. Actually, that’s an understatement. These banana oatmeal cookies are so tasty, it’s hard not to eat the whole batch in one sitting.

Oatmeal cookies on a baking tray

Furthermore, these cookies require just 8 ingredients and are naturally sweetened with banana, which at the same time acts as an egg replacement (so, no need to prepare a flax egg). They aren’t overwhelmingly sweet, which makes them perfect for a breakfast or snack on the go. I love eating them as a post-workout treat together with my protein shake (aka, the ‘bodybuilder’ version of milk and cookies, lol).

So, if you’re craving something sweet and don’t have very much time, you should 100% give these cookies a go. I promise you won’t regret it, and may even go back to make a second batch because there isn’t such a thing as too many banana oatmeal cookies.

Vegan oatmeal cookies and blueberries on a baking tray

What’s to love about these banana oatmeal cookies?

They are…

  • Full of flavour and texture
  • Naturally sweetened with banana
  • Chewy and soft
  • Ready in under 20 minutes
  • Gluten-free
  • Oil-free
  • Require just one bowl…
  • …and only 8 ingredients!
  • Perfect for a breakfast, snack or dessert
  • Easy and beginner-friendly

Vegan banana oatmeal cookies and blueberries on a baking tray

How to make vegan banana oatmeal cookies

It couldn’t be easier, even for someone who’s not very good at baking (I’ve been practicing a lot more recently, but savoury food is nonetheless still my strong point).

First, preheat the oven to 180 degrees C/350 F.

Then, add the oats, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon to a large mixing bowl and whisk together.

Next, add the bananas, apple cider vinegar and stir until all the ingredients are well-combined. Then, fold in the chocolate chips.

Oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips in a baking tray

Finally, roll the dough into cookie shapes and arrange them on a sheet of parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes.

That’s it! Serve and enjoy (preferably with ice cream).

Vegan banana oatmeal cookies gluten-free

Other vegan dessert recipes

Let me know in the comments – what’s your favourite sweet treat at the moment? If you give these vegan banana oatmeal cookies a go, be sure to tag me on Instagram (@earthofmariaa) so I can see your creations, and leave your feedback in the comments below.

Vegan banana oatmeal cookies gluten-free

Get the Recipe: Vegan Banana Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten-free, Oil-free)

Vegan banana oatmeal cookies! These flavourful, soft and chewy cookies are naturally sweetened with banana, making them a a perfect breakfast, snack and dessert alike. Gluten-free and oil-free.
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Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups gluten-free oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp chopped nuts
  • 2 medium bananas, mashed
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C/350 F. 
  • Add the oats, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon to a large mixing bowl and whisk together. 
  • Add the bananas, apple cider vinegar and stir until all the ingredients are well-combined. Then, fold in the chocolate chips. 
  • Roll the dough into cookie shapes and arrange them on a sheet of parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes. 
Calories: 86kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 3g, Sodium: 53mg, Potassium: 135mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 15IU, Vitamin C: 1.7mg, Calcium: 23mg, Iron: 0.8mg

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