Oatmeal Banana Bites (Can be Gluten Free and Vegan)

  • Author: Dana Gerard
  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 36 - 42 1x
  • Category: Dessert/Snack
  • Cuisine: American

Bananas and coconut oil replace eggs, butter and sugar in this anytime, healthy cookie recipe. Can be both gluten free and vegan!


  • 3 large ripe bananas, well mashed (1 ½ cups)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, liquified (barely warm)
  • 2 cups + 2 T rolled oats (gluten-free okay)
  • 2/3 cup almond meal
  • 1/3 cup coconut, unsweetened and finely shredded
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (gluten-free okay)
  • 67 oz. dark chocolate chips or chocolate bar, chopped (vegan okay)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silpats.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine bananas, vanilla and coconut oil and set aside.
  4. Use another bowl to mix together oats, almond meal, coconut, cinnamon, salt and baking powder.
  5. Add oat mixture to banana mixture and stir just until combined.
  6. Gently mix in chocolate chips.
  7. If cookie batter is too warm to shape, cover and place in freezer for 15-20 minutes to firm up. Use a tablespoon to scoop and roll cookies into balls. For flatter cookies, use your palm or the back of a fork to press into disks. Place 1 – 2 inches apart onto baking sheets and bake for about 15 minutes or until bottoms of cookies start to brown. Makes about 3 – 3 1/2 dozen cookies.


Adapted from Nikki’s Healthy Cookies Recipe and