A delicious and healthy way to start your day! These 3 Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies are perfect for a quick and easy breakfast. These oatmeal banana chocolate chip breakfast cookies are packed with fiber, protein, and flavor, and they’re gluten-free and vegan-friendly. So good, you’ll never want to skip breakfast again!
Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
How can you go wrong with cookies that are healthy and delicious? I love these banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies so much. I may or may not have eaten half the batch over the course of a morning. They are just so good. When you are making 3-ingredient banana cookies, you go from start to finish in less than 20 minutes.
Why Are These Called Breakfast Cookies?
The reason these oatmeal banana cookies are called breakfast cookies is because they are healthy. If you are someone who has a hard time eating a healthy breakfast, these cookies are perfect. Packed with whole grain carbs and fruit, grab breakfast cookies as you are running out the door.
What Does Adding Oats do to Cookies?
In this case, adding oats to the banana breakfast cookies is the base of the cookies. There is no flour added to these cookies. When you add ground oats to cookies that have flour, it adds more fiber and whole grains to the cookies, making them healthier.
Are Oatmeal Cookies Healthy?
In my opinion, most foods can be considered healthy. These chocolate chip oatmeal breakfast cookies might seem like something you were told is unhealthy when you were a kid because of the chocolate. But chocolate, especially dark chocolate, isn’t bad for you. Food is all about portions. These cookies will give you a long lasting energy that will keep you going. That is healthy.
What Ingredient Makes Cookies More Moist?
3 ingredient oatmeal banana chocolate chip cookies are very moist cookies. That is because the cookies contain bananas. The bananas add moisture to the oats to create a chewy cookie.
3 Ingredient Banana Oatmeal Cookies Calories
You are not going to believe this- these 3 ingredient no bake oatmeal banana cookies, when made into 24 cookies, come in at 29 calories per cookie. Even if you make larger cookies, making this a 12 batch for a typical size cookie, they would only come in around 60 calories. The perfect easy breakfast cookie.
Do You Use Quick Oats or Old Fashioned Oats for Banana Oatmeal Cookies?
You might be wondering, can you substitute quick oats for old fashioned oats in cookies? My oatmeal banana chocolate chip cookies call for old fashioned or rolled oats. You can use quick oats when making them. The texture will change slightly but it is not significant.
How Ripe Do Bananas Need to be to Make 3 Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies?
I like to have very ripe bananas when making banana oatmeal breakfast cookies. That is because ripe bananas are even sweeter that way and they smoosh easier. If your bananas are not that
over ripe, you can still use them – they will be harder to mash and get incorporated into your oatmeal breakfast cookies. You can also use the technique in the one bowl banana bread to ripen the bananas.
Are Oatmeal Cookies Healthy?
Like I mentioned before, all food can be included in a healthy diet. It is about how much and how often. However, these cookies are cookies than can be included in your diet often.
What Cookie is the Healthiest
In my opinion, these oatmeal cookies are the healthiest. It is just whole oats and bananas with chocolate chips. I like to use dark chocolate chips because it is a slightly better choice than milk chocolate or semi sweet.
Benefits of Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate is a rich source of antioxidants, which help to protect the body against free radicals. Dark chocolate also contains minerals such as iron, magnesium and potassium. These minerals are essential for the body and can help to improve its overall health. Furthermore, dark chocolate has been shown to boost cognitive function and reduce the risk of stroke. Finally, dark chocolate is also a great source of fiber, which can help to promote digestive health.
Now if you are making other oatmeal recipes, like Oatmeal Cake Mix Cookies, Best Skinny Raspberry Oatmeal Bars Recipe, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies contain more sugar than these breakfast cookies.
You could also substitute the chocolate chips for other ingredients – I personally like to also make these cookies with raisins. Why are oatmeal raisin cookies so good? I don’t know but they are, aren’t they! If you prefer raisins rather than chocolate chip, you have to try the 4 Ingredient Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies – Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
How Many Oatmeal Cookies Should I Eat
That is a loaded question. When I make these oatmeal banana chocolate chip breakfast cookies, I get 24 cookies, however, I. have heard others make them larger and get 12 cookies. I could seriously sit down and eat half of the tray in a single sitting, even though I know that is not a good idea. If you are on WW and wondering how many points these cookies will take, each cookie will be about 1 point a piece when you make them into 24 cookies.
How to Store 3 Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
You want to put these healthy chocolate chip cookies in an airtight container. Some people store them in the refrigerator so that they last for about 3 to 4 days. I prefer to have mine at room temperature but then they will only last for about 2 days.
These cookies can also be stored in the freezer. This will make the cookies last longer. You can take out a few at a time.
Ready to Make oatmeal banana chocolate chip cookies with 3 ingredients
Ready to make these cookies? Get the full list on ingredients and the how to make 3 ingredient oatmeal cookies below. Be sure to pin this recipe so you remember to make these cookies.
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3 Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies- Healthy Breakfast Cookies
- Cookie scoop optional
- 1 ½ cup oatmeal
- 2 large bananas or 3 small bananas
- ⅓ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Mash the bananas in a bowl using a fork. The more they are smashed, the easier it is to get the cookies mixed.
- Add the oatmeal to the bowl. Mix it in well.
- Fold in the chocolate chips
- Scoop the cookies onto the baking sheet
- Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes until done.