3-Ingredient Cookies

94 cal, 13C/4F/2P/4S.

The easiest way to go from zero to freshly baked healthy cookies, using only 3 ingredients. If you like Bananas, Oats and Chocolate, these are a must-try.

When my “Pinterest mom” started making these Banana Cookies a few years ago, I wasn’t even a baker. She would hand me these hearty large cookies, loaded with nuts and dried fruit of all kinds and I would be like HOW? No butter, no sugar? HOW?

Recently when I had one sad ripe banana in the back of our fruit compartment I was reminded of those. I was too lazy to chop dried fruit though, but what are CHOCOLATE CHUNKS for amirite. I went from zero to 8 fresh out of the oven cookies in about 15 minutes.

Mash banana, fold in oats, shape, top with chocolate, bake 10 minutes.

I added some crunch to mine using walnuts but these are absolutely optional.


  • 1 large ripe banana mashed (about 120 g)
  • 1 cup rolled oats (80 g)
  • (optional) 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or other nuts/seeds* (30 g)
  • 2 tbsp semisweet chocolate chips or chunks (28 g)

Makes 8 cookies. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with parchment. Mash your banana, fold in all ingredients other than chocolate. Form balls of “dough” and flatten between your palms. Press down chocolate. Bake for 10 minutes. Let them cool for a few minutes and devour. These are BEST fresh out of the oven.

(*) Omit the nuts/seeds if you prefer but I like them with a little crunch!

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Author: Elif

Hi I'm Elif! I'm a mama, computer science PhD and Google engineer by day, food blogger by night. I love beautiful desserts that not only taste amazing, but also leave you feeling amazing. I use my math skills and interest in nutrition to carefully optimize my recipes to use simple, good-for-you ingredients and minimal amount of added sugar. I believe that healthy desserts can be simple. Recipes should not send you searching for rare ingredients, untested sweeteners or measuring ridiculous 1/2 tsp of butter. Here we use few ingredients, basic measuring cups, spoons, and simple fruit, veg, little sugar and syrup as sweeteners. Most recipes here use so little added sugar that they're good enough for toddlers. I also believe that you should be able to fit healthy sweets into your daily routine. No matter how much almond flour and coconut oil is in a healthy dessert recipe, there's no way I'm going to ingest a meal's worth of energy and a day's worth of total sugar from dessert alone. And that is the reason all my desserts have less than 200 cal per serving and are low-sugar. So now will you join us?

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