Looking for a way to use up any bananas that are becoming overripe? Look no further! These banana oat cookies are your answer…they’re so simple you will barely need to follow any recipe after making them just once! You can personalize them with a variety of add-ins to make them just how you like! Our favorite add ins: hemp seeds and flax (added protein and healthy fats!) and vanilla extract.

Ingredients (yields 12 cookies)

  • 1 large overripe banana
  • 1 cup ground oat flour
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • 1.5 tbs coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup Lily’s chocolate chips

*Optional add-ins: cinnamon, vanilla extract, chai spice, flax, chia, crushed walnuts/pecans, etc.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. Place the banana in a medium bowl and use a fork to mash it until  a puree has formed. Add in melted coconut oil (and vanilla extract, if using) and stir to combine.
  3. Add ground oat flour, rolled oats, and any additional spices and mix until combined. The texture should be a little more wet than normal cookie dough.
  4. Add in chocolate chips and mix one more time.
  5. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the dough and place on cookie sheet (cookies will not expand when baking).
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool for about 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy!