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Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal banana cookies.

The Benefits

Oats: This popular edible seed of oat grass may promote digestion, lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels and help nourish the healthy bacteria in the gut.

Vitamin E – Folate – Iron – Copper – Manganese – Phosphorus

Banana: This elongated yellow fruit has many health benefits that may help support heart health, improve digestion, promote healthy blood sugar levels and ease inflammation.

Vitamin B6 & C – Fiber – Magnesium – Potassium

Walnuts: This hearty nut is filled with good polyunsaturated fats that may help lower cholesterol levels and aid in promoting brain health.

Vitamin B6 – Omega-3 – Fiber – Copper – Manganese

Cinnamon: This special spice from the bark of a tree may help lower blood sugar and blood pressure, boost metabolism, fight cancer and protect the brain.

Antioxidants – Calcium – Magnesium – Potassium

Clove: This spicy dried flower of the clove tree may help reduce the risk of developing heart disease, certain cancers and help fight diabetes.

Antioxidants – Vitamin K – Calcium – Iron – Manganese

The Recipe


3/4 cup butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 ripe bananas, mashed & equivalent to 1 cup

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour

2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cornstarch

3 cups old fashioned oats

1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional


1) Preheat the oven to 350F.

2) Prepare the dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Mix together until fully incorporated together. Add in the egg, vanilla extract and bananas. Mix until well combined. Carefully sift in flour. Add cinnamon, ground cloves, baking soda and cornstarch. Mix once more until fully incorporated into the mixture. Once the base dough has been created, fold in the oats and chopped walnuts.

3) Divide dough: Use a cookie scoop or a tablespoon to evenly distribute the cookie dough among a parchment lined cookie sheet. Press the dough into thick, round disks. The cookies will only spread a little when baked.

4) Bake the cookies: Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool before eating.

5) Enjoy!

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