Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins

Enjoy Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins at breakfast, for a snack or as a sweet ending to a meal! They’re easy to make, healthy and perfect for days when you are on the go.

Easy Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins - perfect for breakfast or a healthy snack!

Go Bananas! Go Go Bananas!

I buy a few bananas every time I go to the grocery store. Usually, they are gobbled up quickly by my two banana-eating family members. If not, I end up making Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips or Nuts. Lately, my go-to recipe is Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins. These tasty little cookies are healthy enough to enjoy at breakfast and are a very satisfying snack. And…they are very totable for times when you are on-the-go! (I probably have a few bouncing around in my purse right now!)

Banana Oatmeal Cookies are easy to make too!

Easy Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins

Simply mix all the ingredients together and bake.

What you see is what you get. So, shape your cookies before they go in the oven. Make a Tablespoon-sized round ball, slightly flatten it and then pretty up the shape because they won’t spread.

Notes on sweetness:

  • The riper the banana, the sweeter the cookie.
  • I added 1 Tablespoon of honey for a little more sweetness. If the batter is not sweet enough, add another Tablespoon. Or try it with no honey at all!
  • To keep this recipe vegan, use agave nectar.
  • Raisins give a sweet pop of flavor too! (I’m getting pressure to try it with mini chocolate chips!)
  • I always have unsweetened applesauce on hand. If you use sweetened applesauce, you’ll end up with a sweeter cookie.
  • For a more intense apple flavor…and for an extra dose of sweetness, use apple butter in place of apple sauce.

Easy Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins

It’s hard to stop a just one bite. Luckily, you don’t have to!

5 from 2 votes
Easy Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins - perfect for breakfast or a healthy snack!
Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins are easy to make, healthy and very portable. Enjoy them for breakfast, snack time or as a sweet ending to a meal!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 45 kcal
Author: Marjory Pilley
  • 2 Ripe Bananas to yield about 1 cup mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats not the quick cooking kind
  • 1/4 cup flax seed
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce a four ounce container
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mash banana in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix to combine.
  3. Shape batter into Tablespoon-sized balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Press each ball down to slightly flatten.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until firm.
Nutrition Facts
Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 45 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 81mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 0.8%
Iron 2.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This recipe was inspired by a post that has been floating around Facebook by Perez Hilton!

Easy Oatmeal Banana Cookies






  1. These sound great! What a great idea so I can use up some oatmeal!

    • Could you juice fresh apples instead of the apple sauce?

      • Hi! I don’t think you can trade juice for sauce 1 to 1. However, you might be able to use a small amount of juice in place of the sauce…say about 2 Tablespoons. Let me know if you try it and thanks for your comment!

  2. we have everything to make these!! My daughter has been on a kick backing with oatmeal, she will love this recipe!!

  3. A breakfast cookie! I’m all over that! I like your adaption suggestions too!

  4. Love all the options you give for making these cookies your own. We are trying to cut back on sugar so these are perfect.

  5. We love bananas, too. In fact if I am going to cook with them I have to hide them. :/ These cookies look like they’d go over really well at my house. Thanks!

  6. adding to my must make list

  7. These look just too perfect Marjory! We are banana fiends in our house, but I’d get pressure to add chocolate chips, too!

  8. I bet you’re getting pressure to add mini chocolate chips! Agree that these cookies would be a good breakfast on-the-go. I’d keep some in my murse (man purse) for sure.

  9. You took a classic and made it better. Loving the addition of banana!

  10. I love oatmeal cookies but I’ve never tried adding banana. They look delicious!

  11. Banana and oats are made for each other, and these would be perfect for an after school treat for my two boys!

  12. I will have to try this! I love the idea of a healthy cookie!

  13. I need more breakfast cookies in my life. These look like they’ll fit the bill 🙂

  14. Wow – I love how thick these cookies are! I’ve baked with pumpkin, kabocha, avocado – but never bananas – I’m thinking I need to give these a try for sure!

  15. I have 7 over ripe bananas on my kitchen counter (why does that happen sometimes?) and was needing a recipe…problem solved! Thanks for sharing!

  16. This is so my kind of recipe! Absolutely love it and how healthy it is. Perfect for when I want dessert for breakfast (like always!)

  17. What a great recipe for these healthful banana oatmeal cookies – and amazing no egg needed! Luv it!

  18. What a great snack idea Marjorie!

  19. Christine says:

    I would love to have some of these cookies with a cup of coffee.

  20. YUM!! I’ll take two please 🙂

  21. I have everything I need to make these!

  22. Love that these are only sweetened with fruit!

  23. These sound like great little pick-me-ups! I’m really digging the banana and oat combo – I’ll definitely try to hide away a couple of my next bunch of bananas to try them!

  24. Ohh these look like they can definitely be weight watchers friendly. I need to try to make them.

  25. Love how simple these cookies are!

  26. These beauties would be my breakfast, my dessert and my snack. Possibly dinner, too!

  27. These look so yummy!!

  28. I’d love to have them in the mornings for breakfast!

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