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One-Bowl Peanut Butter & Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

17 min

Snack

Dessert

Make-ahead

One-bowl / one-pot

Freezer-friendly

10 ingredients or less

On-the-go

These cookies are one of our favourites to make! It calls for only 7-ingredients, comes together in under 20 minutes, is made with whole food ingredients, and makes for an awesome on-the-go snack.

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Total

17 min

Prep

5 min

Cook

12 min

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Mash the bananas in a large bowl.
  3. Then add the peanut butter and vanilla extract, stirring until combined.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients, and mix.
  5. Roll the dough into balls and then press each and form each ball into a cookie shape, as these cookies don't spread on their own in the oven. Place the cookies on a parchment-lined baking tray.
  6. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 10 - 12 minutes, or until the tops turn golden.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

Notes

  • * If you don’t have quick oats, pulse regular rolled oats in a blender or food processor until coarsely chopped.

Storage

  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

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Sally - Aug. 5, 2021, 3:10 p.m.

They are so simple to make, healthy and sweet. Love the recipe!! 💖


Julia - July 26, 2021, 6:34 a.m.

These are great as a snack or a little dessert if you don't want to feel too heavy after a meal. Or heck, have several if that's what you want! I've done that! They are so simple because of the few ingredients, I love these. I go back to this recipe a couple of times a year actually lol, sometimes the cravings kick in and these cookies leave me feeling satiated and nourished every time

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 7:49 p.m.

Oh so lovely, Julia, thanks for sharing your review with us 🍪


Joy - July 25, 2021, 7:55 p.m.

Made these cookies so many times and I'm still not tired of it.
It's tastes incredible and I feel better knowing it's made up of healthy ingredients.

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 6:03 p.m.

So happy you're enjoying the cookies, Joy, thank you!


Liz - July 25, 2021, 2:02 a.m.

I make these so much I’ve got the recipe committed to memory! Just sweet enough to satisfy a craving but not make you feel bad eating them for breakfast. I take them as plane snacks when I travel for work.


Bridget - July 22, 2021, 12:41 p.m.

Really like these cookies which I made by this recepe. Just used raisins instead off dried cranberries and cacao nibs instead off chocolate since it's all l had. Still turned out delicious^^


Holly - July 21, 2021, 4:50 p.m.

Yum!! Super easy! Great for kids and adults!


Laila - July 18, 2021, 11:28 a.m.

Absolutely loved the cookies, thank you for sharing!


tiny flower - July 17, 2021, 1:46 p.m.

this is my absolute go-to cookie recipe and i have made it so so many times - and whenever i shared my cookies with friends, they immediately asked for the recipe! i highly recommend, super tasty, super nutritious, and such an easy snack to feel good as well 💖


Bradley - July 14, 2021, 9:36 a.m.

Could I use applesauce instead of the banana?

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 1:10 a.m.

Hi Bradley, that's a great question. We can't say with certainty as we've never tested it out, although we imagine it may be possible! The cookies might not stick as well together though. If you experiment with it, do let us know how it goes 😃


Heather Ellis - July 10, 2021, 7:17 a.m.

This is my absolute favorite cookie recipe. As someone who needs their baked goods to be gluten free, this came as an absolute gift of moisture and gooeyness otherwise unknown in my vegan gf world. I make these when I’m sad and want cookies, I make them when I need a reward, and sometimes even make them for a quick breakfast-y snack because there’s not even any added sugar besides the chocolate chips! My husband and nanny kids who are not vegan also love these. Toasting the coconut is also an important step I don’t recommend skipping!

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 5:36 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Heather, and we're so happy the cookies have been enjoyed! We love the coconut as well 😍


Katherine Broberg - July 9, 2021, 7:38 p.m.

These are a staple in my daughter’s lunch box. The kids love to help me make these by smashing up the bananas.

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 3:01 a.m.

Aww so thrilled that your little ones enjoy helping out, Katherine. Thank you for the lovely review ✨


Alex P - July 9, 2021, 2:12 p.m.

Amazing! I make these every week as snacks to enjoy whilst working. Highly recommended


Anna Karenina - July 9, 2021, 11:33 a.m.

If you enjoy soft breakfast-style cookies, this is the perfect recipe for you!


Melissa - July 8, 2021, 10:28 a.m.

These cookies have been in my rotation for a few years. They are so easy and my kids love them! It is so easy to swap ingredients too. I've used a variety of different dried fruits, a couple different nut butters. Sometimes I use chocolate chips, sometimes I don't, they're still delicious!

My tip for shaping them: I use a small ice cream scoop and then press them down with a fork

PUL Team - July 9, 2021, 8:16 p.m.

We're so glad you've been enjoying the cookies, Melissa! Love the ice cream scoop idea 😃


Yasmin - July 7, 2021, 10:55 p.m.

The cookies came out great! A bit sticky while forming them, but otherwise really easy to make. My family found them not sweet enough, but I think they make for a nice healthier snack option than store bought cookies. I'll make another batch soon, thanks for the great recipe! :D

PUL Team - July 8, 2021, 7:18 a.m.

Thank you for the review, Yasmin 🙂 Happy baking!


Louisa - June 16, 2021, 10:09 a.m.

Hey, thank you Saadia for all you share :)
I made the recipe and unfortunaltely I found the cookies too dense.

PUL Team - June 17, 2021, 3:35 p.m.

Hi Louisa, thank you for the honest review! It's super appreciated to help us improve. Since the cookies don't have flour, they do tend to be a bit chewier and denser than traditional cookies. Using a super ripe banana can sometimes help to introduce some more moisture when compared to a less ripe banana, so this might help a bit too. In case you might be interested, we've got a recipe for chocolate chip cookies that are naturally softer if you haven't seen the recipe already: pickuplimes.com/recipe/one-bo… Thanks again for the feedback✨


Dr Anjali Bansal - June 8, 2021, 4:33 a.m.

This is an amazing recipe. I have made it many times. Thanks.
Anjali from India


Sue - June 5, 2021, 3:46 p.m.

Can I use tahini instead of peanut butter? I'm allergic to it.

PUL Team - June 5, 2021, 9:19 p.m.

Hello Sue, great question! Feel free to use any other nut or seed butter in place of the peanut butter, such as cashew, almond or sunflower seed butter. Tahini would also work but you may find it gives a bit of a bitter taste to the cookies since tahini tends to be more savoury than other nut and seeds butters 🤗


Meklit Tekle - May 17, 2021, 3:15 p.m.

Can you use your air fryer instead of your oven?

PUL Team - May 20, 2021, 6:20 p.m.

Really interesting question, Meklit! We imagine it could work, although it might take some experimenting to find the right temperature and time. Trying between 300-325°F and checking on the cookies after a few minutes is one idea. Do let us know if you give it a try 😃

Meklit Tekle - May 20, 2021, 7:08 p.m.

Thanks!


Sophie - April 17, 2021, 1:02 p.m.

Love them. I make them often


Tom - April 14, 2021, 7:21 p.m.

Just made these and they're amazing :)

PUL Team - April 16, 2021, 6:55 p.m.

So glad you enjoyed them, Tom!


Myrthe - April 12, 2021, 11:08 a.m.

I also really love these. I use them as breakfast cookies, they're really filling! They're great to store in the freezer, freeze them individually. Then put them in the oven for like ~5 minutes and they're nice and warm again.
I agree they're a bit sticky when forming them but it's not really a problem for me :)

(also, love the updated site! Finally we can comment on individual recipes!)

PUL Team - April 12, 2021, 4:36 p.m.

We're so happy to hear you've been enjoying the recipe, Myrthe! Using slightly damp hands or chilling the mixture for a little bit before forming the cookies may help reduce the stickiness. Glad it's worth it 😃


Natascha - March 28, 2021, 7:04 p.m.

Easy to make, quite sticky when you form the cookies. But the taste is very good and I like that there is no additional sugar despite the chocolate. Next time I will take cacoa nibs, I like the crunch and it's without sugar then.

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 10:26 p.m.

Thanks for the review, Natascha! Using slightly damp hands may help with the stickiness. Cacoa nibs sound like a yummy addition 😍


Ruby - March 28, 2021, 7:25 a.m.

Delicious healthy snack or dessert and perfect to batch bake for work/school lunches. I used dried apricots with mine. Will definitely make regularly as they are easy, wholesome pantry staples.

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 10:04 p.m.

Apricots sound delicious! So glad you enjoyed the cookies, Ruby 😀