Oatmeal Banana Chip Cookies, GF Print Recipe Print Recipe


I thought today was Friday. Honest to goodness. I even said it out load TWICE. Lack of sleep? Very possible. That said, if anything from here on out doesn’t make sense, I’m on a roll and I apologize now.

If you’ve been following me on instagram or twitter, you probably saw that I was on set filming a video all day yesterday. It was such a blast! The video’s for Intel and Glitter Guide, styled by Apartment 34 – such an amazing team of people! The video should be live on April 25th, but I’ll share a sneak peak soon.



We had a streak of rainy days, which called for a big batch of these bites of deliciousness.

Since there’s a decent amount of oats, applesauce and bananas, I’ve justified this as a breakfast cookie. They aren’t packed with loads of sugar, but the natural sweetness from the bananas and then the chocolate chips are just enough, especially if you’re taking a few down for breakfast. Like I have for the past week. No guilt.

Next time, I might replace the chocolate chips with raisins. I’ll let you know how that goes.


Note: If you’re a big banana fan, go ahead and replace the applesauce for another banana. For me, 2 bananas was enough.



Oatmeal Banana Chip Cookies, Gluten-free/Vegan

PRINT Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut – sweetened or unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce – or replace with a 3rd banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil – melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or chunks – for vegan, use vegan chocolate/chips


Preheat oven 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, almond meal, shredded coconut, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.

In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients – bananas, applesauce, vanilla extract, and coconut oil.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.

With a small ice cream scooper or teaspoon, scoop about 2-3 teaspoons of cookie “dough” onto prepared baking sheet, place about an inch apart. Bake for 12 – 14 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove and enjoy!


Makes about 35 small cookies

*gluten-free *dairy-free *vegan


Inspired by 101 Cookbooks.

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  • http://warmvanillasugar.com/ Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    Mmm what an awesome combination of flavours!

  • http://sreebindu.blogspot.in/ Sreebindu116

    simple and yet to die for =)

  • Erika Nolan

    Wow…deliciousness all right! Anything with Coconut and Chocolate and Oats wins me over..thanks for sharing…happy Friday…not yet!

  • http://www.athoughtforfood.net/ Brian @ A Thought For Food

    These cookie bites look marvelous! I’m dying to give one a try!

  • http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/ Maria

    Yay for cookies! 

  • Ridgely

    These look heavenly and plan on making a batch to try.  I say keep the chocolate and ditch the raisins !

  • http://www.averiecooks.com/ Averie Cooks

    great cookies & congrats on the video project!

  • http://channingosity.com/ channing [channingosity]

    The glistening chocolate looks ridiculously delish. I think these will be my new replacement for Luna bars. xo

  • http://www.sprinklejoy.net/ Liz Tesar

    These look DELICIOUS!

  • http://www.heathersdish.com/ Heather

    girl, i thought today was friday too.  no shame.

    too bad it’s not though…


  • http://glitzglamgranola.com/ Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    Omigosh these look amazing! I love how the little cookies are packed with chocolate chips and coconut! Can’t wait to make these!!

  • http://thinkglobalartlocal.blogspot.com/ Lori @ Think Global Art Local

    I just went gluten free for medical reasons, and am SO happy I stumbled across this wonderful blog and this amazing recipe…will be making super soon…thank you!

  • http://sweetpeonyblog.blogspot.com nicole {sweet peony}

    These look super yummy! Love how fully loaded they are! 🙂

  • http://BakerbyNature.com/ Ashley – BakerbyNature

    I’m so happy to have found this recipe! My boyfriend is a health nut and never eats my baking, but these… these even HE can enjoy! Looking forward to surprising him with a batch soon.

  • Janine Eshelbrenner

    Yes! An excuse to eat cookies for breakfast!

  • Janine Eshelbrenner

    Yes! An excuse to eat cookies for breakfast!

  • Barbara

    Can’t wate to see the video what a blast that must have been! Cookies look so good!

  • http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/ Brenda @ a farmgirl’s dabbles

    I love the sounds of this cookie. So many of my favorite things are in it, yum!

  • http://tgmagazine.wordpress.com/ Heather

    These look great – found you through pinterest! I’m not too experienced with gluten free foods, but I do have a child with a nut allergy. What can I substitute for the almond meal? Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    Lets see, you may be able to replace with a combination of coconut flour and a little tapioca flour/starch. I’ll have to play around with more nut free recipes!

  • megan

    Hi – Do you think if I wanted to make these non-gf, I could use whole wheat pastry flour?

  • megan

    Instead of the almond flour?

  • Anonymous

    I believe it should still work, but will probably rise more.


    wow & HEALTHY! ++

  • Tracy

    I made these today, and they were FABULOUS!

  • Katie

    I made these tonight and they were really yummy! Thanks for the healthy indulgence!

  • WithStyleGrace

    yay!! so happy you enjoyed them!

  • Donna

    cant do bananas, Does anyone know if I can just replace the bananas with all applesauce instead …so 1 1/2 cups applesauce??

  • Amanda

    Just finished a batch with white chocolate chips, batch with raisins, and batch with regular chocolate chips! This is my new go to oatmeal/chocolate chip cookie recipe! Perfect amount of sweetness and they stay nice and moist!

  • WithStyleGrace

    oh love all the variations!!