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It may be hard to believe that a fruit would even contain carbs, but it’s true! Depending on the size, bananas can contain about 19 to 35 grams of carbs. Don’t worry though, this fruit is still considered to be healthy and full of nutrients.
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Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

It may be hard to believe that a fruit would even contain carbs, but it’s true! Depending on the size, bananas can contain about 19 to 35 grams of carbs. Don’t worry though, this fruit is still considered to be healthy and full of nutrients.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Author Izzy

Ingredients

  • 2 large bananas ripe*
  • 1 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats large oats
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips see note

Instructions

  • Set the oven rack to the upper-middle position. Then preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat and set aside.
  • Peel the bananas and place on a large plate. Using a fork, mash them until smooth with no more lumps.
  • Add the oats and mashed bananas to a medium-size bowl and mix well. If the mixture seems too wet, mix in a few more tablespoons of oats.
  • Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  • Scoop one tablespoon of batter onto the baking sheet and flatten it to about ½-inch (12 mm) thick with your fingertips. Repeat for the rest of the batter, spacing the cookies an inch apart.
  • Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until puffy.
  • Remove from oven. Let the cookies cool for 5-10 minutes and then use a rigid spatula to remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

* Look for ripe bananas with brown spots. If they’ve turned completely brown on the inside, they’re too ripe.
Make it gluten-free: simply use gluten-free oats to avoid any risk of contamination from wheat.
Make it sugar-free: simply use sugar-free chocolate chips instead of regular semisweet chocolate chips.
Storage: Let the cookies cool completely and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. You can also freeze for up to 3 months in an airtight container with layers of parchment or wax paper in between to prevent sticking.