Healthy snack: Banana oats cookies

If, like me, you sometimes feel like a healthy snack, but can’t find the right thing in the shops, then these banana oats cookies are definitely something for you.
These cookies are not only healthy and delicious, they are very easy and quick to make. Like around 10-15 minutes. An added plus, if I do say so myself.

With the recipe below you can experiment which proportions work best for you and you can very easily make other combinations with ingredients you like. For example, add a bit of cinnamon, ginger, peanut butter, other nuts, apple, etc

Ingredients for your banana oat cookies:

  • 3 (over) ripe bananas
  • 1⅟₂ cup oat flakes
  • ⅟₂  cup  hazelnuts
  • ⅟₂  cup  cranberries or raisins
  • ⅓  cup  coconut shavings
  • (coconut) oil

Oatmeal or oat flakes?

With oat flakes, the whole oat grain is crushed. And with oatmeal, the grain is cut in half before crushing. Oatmeal has slightly less nutritional values, but because they are less rough, they are cooked quicker when, for example, making oatmeal porridge.
Sometimes I use a combination of oat flakes and oatmeal for my cookies.


-Preheat the oven at 160 degrees
-Chop the hazelnuts into small pieces.  You can do this, for example, by placing the nuts in a tea towel and smashing them with a hammer.
-Finely chop the bananas with a fork
-Add the oat flakes and mix everything well into a smoother whole
-Add cranberries/raisins, nuts and coconut and mix well again
-Grease the baking pan with (coconut) oil
-Make balls of the mixture with the help of a spoon and place them in the baking tin
-Place the baking tin in the oven and let everything lightly brown in about 30 -40 minutes

Storing banana oat cookies

They will remain fresh for around 2 weeks in a sealed container. Depending on the weather keep them in or outside the fridge.

Gluten free cookies

Oats are gluten free, but if you have a gluten allergy, always pay attention to whether you have certified gluten-free oat flakes or oatmeal when purchasing. This is always stated on the packaging

Nutrition facts: Bananas, Oats, Cranberries, Hazelnuts & Coconut

Bananas contain a lot of dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium and vitamin B6. They are rich in antioxidants such as carotenes and phenols, and even contain dopamine.

In its pure form, oats are gluten-free, rich in fibers and proteins, and contain many important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants such as manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, folic acid, vitamins B1 and B5,

Cranberries are high in vitamins C, A and B5, B6, E, K and manganese, copper and iron. They work antibacteriologically and cranberry juice can help with cystitis, urinary tract infection and kidney stones. It also seems to be helpful with asthma.

Hazelnuts have many B vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B11, plus also C, E and K. In addition, high percentage of manganese and copper. Also calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc. Hazelnuts can have a positive effect on cholesterol levels and protect the brain against deterioration. In addition, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Coconut meat is rich in fiber and saturated fats and potassium, has a stabilizing effect on blood sugar levels, and can be anti-viral and anti-inflammatory.

Video step by step how to make banana oat cookies

In this video I show you how to make these delicious healthy cookies in a few simple steps.

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