Simply Sweet Banana Oat Cookies Recipe

These cookies are “simply sweet” because they contain no added sugar.  Their slight sweetness comes entirely from the bananas, raisins and almond milk.  They are perfect for so many occasions: a light, healthy breakfast, a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack, a post-workout pick-me-up, or a good option for kids with the after-school munchies.

As-is, they are vegan, as they contain no eggs, butter or animal milk.  If you would like to make this recipe gluten-free as well, simply use gluten-free oats, such as Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oatsir?t=vegezen 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B001O8MJO2.

If it suits your fancy, dress up baked and cooled cookies with a thin layer of peanut butter and a drizzle of melted chocolate for an extra treat!

(Adapted from  a recipe that appeared on Getting Healthy and Staying Healthy Facebook page:

Simply Sweet Banana Oat Cookies

Prep Time10 minutes
Active Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Yield: 10 cookies


  • 3 bananas (ripe)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 cups oats (regular or gluten-free)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Mash bananas with a potato masher.
  • Add applesauce, vanilla almond milk, vanilla and cinnamon; mix well.
  • Stir in oats and raisins.
  • Use a 1/3 cup measure to scoop batter onto baking sheet. These cookies will not spread during baking, so you can flatten them if you prefer a thinner cookie, or just leave them mounded.
  • Bake at 350 for 17-20 minutes.
  • Let cool on sheet for 1 minute, then remove to wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

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