Quick Oat Cookies
Nothing could be easier than making these Quick Oat Cookies without butter, flour or egg and they are very, very healthy too. While I was surfing on the net for an easy recipe, this “Two Ingredients Cookies” posted by Lauren of The Burlap Bag caught my attention. I was quite doubtful at first using only two main ingredients – Banana and Quick Oats’ and with combination of little amount of dried fruits to make them into cookies. Since I’ve all the ingredients except chocolate chips on my pantry, I just went ahead to make these cookies and within 15 minutes of baking my freshly baked healthy cookies were out of the oven. I let them rest for about 5 minutes and quickly grabbed one to try. The cookie was perfect to me as I really love the soft texture and chewy dried fruits inside. The sweetness of the cookie comes from the ripe banana. I made them into small bite size and they were almost gone within a day and these quick cookies definitely taste better the next day. Your kids will love them if little chocolate chips are added but remember not to add too many mix-ins as the cookies won’t hold together very well. These healthy cookies are great for snack or even for picnics.
Quick Oat Cookies
Author: Ann Low
- 3 Ripe bananas (skinned), about 330g
- 150g Quick cooked oats (from PH)
- 50g Dried apricots or dried cranberries, cut to smaller pieces
- 50g Raisins
- Mash the bananas with a fork together with the quick oats.
- Add in dried apricots and raisins and mix well. Add a little more Quick Oats if you find the mixture too runny.
- Spoon the mixture with a spoon and drop it on the greased baking sheet.
- Bake at preheated oven at 180C for about 13-15 minutes.
Hi dear… i love all your recipes and always tried them at home. However today was my first to try your cookies recipe and i just did this one. Is the texture supposed to be chewy? How to make them crunchy, Ann? Oh and How long can I store it in a closed container as i want to keep it for baby's snack… Thanksss
Hi Dewi, This is a chewy type cookie as there is no flour, egg or butter used. Better store the cookie in the fridge due to the hot weather and banana cannot last for 2 days in room temperature.
I like recipes with less ingredients and simple method. I am eager to try this when I can work in my kitchen again.
Oh Ann, this is my kind of comfort food. Very heahlty and sound easy to make. Bookmarked. Thanks for sharing.
Wow this is a great one, Ann! 🙂 No sugar or butter, and full of fiber, it's a healthy snack! 🙂
WOW! Awesome cookies & only need 3 ingredients! I must show my boys this recipe as they love quick cookies! These cookies not only looks good but healthy too! YUM!
I love oat and banana cookies too. My version is bad….because I add chocolate chips and dried cranberries into them. LOL…but my kids love them for breakfast and after school snacks.
Amazing! Only two main ingredients for making this healthy cookies? Love it!
Hi Ann, does it work the same with instant oats or rolled oats you think?
Hi Janine, yes you can use instant oats or rolled oats even nestum.
Ann, I saw these on facebook and really must try them…of course it looks like it is too easy not to make them. Maybe I'll add a few sunflower and pumpkin seeds to it! Yum!
I decided to finally come back to the blogger-world now that I am off for the summer. It is hard going through each day without my parents, but I need to get back to doing things I love-they would be happy for me to. Thanks for all you do Ann. Lyndsey
Hi Lyndsey, Welcome back to blogging. I'm sure you'll have an enjoyable summer holidays.
Yes sunflower and pumpkin seeds go well with these cookies!
Take care and BIG HUGS :))
I love healthy oat cookies! These look wholesome, Ann.
Ann, I like this kind of healthy and yummy cookies!!! 🙂
Oh wow…these are just what I would indulge in! I love that they are not too sweet, chewy and healthy. Perfect snacks! Thanks very much for sharing. Hey, looks like I can leave comments this time!…..yay.
Hi Mary, So happy finally you can leave your comment here. 😀 Come, let me share these healthy with you 🙂
Wow only 2 main ingredients… that's really easy and quick!
mmm..i can imagine the chewiness and the fragrant taste of the banana in these cookies. These healthy little bites makes a good snack too !
Oh this cookies looked very healthy, delicious and easy to bake too. I have bookmarked this too..hehe
Seriously? And they stay like this in one piece?! I love this recipe 🙂
Simple and healthy cookies
I am SOOOOO making these!!
Oh, this sound really healthy , love the idea of using banana to combine all dry ingredients ..
Ohhhh ..a very special and health cookies…look better than uncle Toby's breakfast bar leh…:)
Amazing recipe!! Love your blog
Healthy and delicious cookies , Ann ! Love everything in there 😀
Ann, since I promised my daughter that she can make cookies during this school break, this will be the perfect one for her!!! Can I use Quaker oats – those where you put hot or boiling water in and stir and eat it? Thanks for healthy, tasty and easy to bake recipe!!!
I like that you can make them the day before and they're even better.
They look delicious!
Oh wow, only that few ingredients! Looks so delicious, will try to make these some time.
Thx ur sharing tis healthy cookies~~~
thank you for your recipe,i need to finish make something with cranberries and oats and your recipe indeed is what i need…thanks for the sharing ^_^
You're welcome, Jong 🙂 Besides the dried fruits you can also add some walnuts into it.
hi,,pls could u help me,
my child is allergy to banana,,any
subsitute,can i used quick cooking
quaker oats,,,thanks for sharing,
Refer to Lauren's blog, you can use mashed pumpkin to replace the bananas.
here is hers link: http://www.theburlapbag.com/2012/09/the-autumn-2-ingredient-cookie/
This is a super easy and healthy cookies~must try!
I just bookmarked this. 🙂
Who knows? This might be the first cookies I will ever TRY to bake cos no flour, no butter no eggs required, means no measurement. And only 15 mins required!
I really hope you try this as your first make cookies. So easy peasy, no need measurement at all.
wow, I would like to try this. Thanks for sharing, the cookies looks so yummy!
You're welcome 🙂
I love the first picture, so artistic and of course I'd love to have a bite of these 'unique' cookies!…Yum, Yum!
Thanks Cheah for your compliment 🙂
Oh, very clever of using the banana to combine all the ingredients together. Please share some with me, Ann!
Jessie, sure can share with you lah! When are you coming? 😀
Kids on holiday now, they are always digging cookies from my cookie can.
I am going bake this for them. This is one good healthy cookies.
Can i use nestum cereal (麦片)? 🙂
Mui Mui, I used cooked oats and instant oats can be used too… think no problem to use nestum cereal since you're baking the cookies.
Ann, this is very unusual! Interesting indeed and I suppose these cookies can't keep for long, right? I must try it!
Yes but it really tastes better the next day.
Ann, this sound easy and healthy, I am gonna bake this since I am into chewy cookies recently lol. BTW can I use roll oats instead? thanks.
Jess, I think can use roll oats, afterall you're baking the cookies.
delicious cookies looks wonderful
this is amazing! would love to have a bite 🙂