2-Ingredient Banana Bread Cookies

Category: Dinner Ideas

To create these cookies, all you need are a few overripe bananas and some old-fashioned oats. When combined, they bake into soft, chewy cookies that are especially delicious when warm—and will fill your kitchen with the sweet smell of banana bread. If you're OK with just a few more ingredients, try tossing in some chocolate chips, raisins, a spoonful of peanut butter or a handful of nuts.


  • 2 small overripe bananas (about 1 cup mashed)

  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (see Tip)



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and coat with cooking spray. Place bananas in a bowl; mash with the back of a spoon (to ensure the best results, measure to get exactly 1 cup mashed banana). Add oats; stir to combine.

  2. Drop heaping spoonfuls of batter onto the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake until the tops are lightly browned and crisp, 12 to 15 minutes Let cool for a few minutes, then enjoy!