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One-Bowl Peanut Butter & Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

17 min




One-bowl / one-pot


10 ingredients or less


These chewy 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.



17 min


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Mash the bananas in a large bowl. Then mix together with the peanut butter until smooth.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, and mix.
  3. Roll the dough into balls. Press to form each ball into a cookie shape, as the cookies don't spread in the oven. Press some more chocolate decoratively on top if desired.
  4. Place the cookies on a lined baking tray and bake on the middle rack of the oven for 10 - 12 minutes, or until golden.
  5. Allow the cookies to cool on the tray slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!


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


  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • Store in the freezer for up to 2 months (great to enjoy for an on-the-go snack)!

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Kangying - May 18, 2023, 10:36 a.m.


Why do you use quick oats instead of rolled oats?


PUL Team - May 18, 2023, 5:51 p.m.

Hey Kangying, the quick oats give the cookies a softer texture and faster cooking time. They blend into the dough more during baking which results in a chewier cookie 🙂

Susannah - May 9, 2023, 8:17 p.m.

These were so delicious and exactly what I needed! I made these after completing a difficult exam as a treat for myself, and they were perfect. Thank you PUL.

PUL Team - May 9, 2023, 8:26 p.m.

Oh we're so happy to hear, Susannah, and hope your exam went great 😃

Anishka - April 17, 2023, 5:21 p.m.

Could I perhaps replace the banana with a flax egg? xx

PUL Team - April 17, 2023, 11:21 p.m.

Hey Anishka, we're not confident that swapping the banana will work successfully with these cookies. One idea that comes to mind is applesauce, such as 1/2 cup of applesauce to replace 1 mashed banana. Although for this recipe, we believe the cookies may turn out too wet if applesauce is used.

For cookies without bananas, we'd suggest our Cowboy Cookies (…) or Blueberry Almond Breakfast Cookies (…) instead. Do let us know if you give any of the recipes a try 🤗

Renee - April 13, 2023, 8:44 a.m.

I’ve made these a few times and they always turned out great! I absolutely LOVE that they are sweetened with the banana and it works so well!
(You may want to add an extra banana if you like them to be more moist).
My Aunty and uncle’s family who usually turn their nose up at healthy alternatives loved these too.
If anyone is still on the fence about making these, this is your sign to try them!

PUL Team - April 13, 2023, 5:40 p.m.

Awe thanks so much for sharing your experience with the cookies, Renee!

Daniel - Jan. 28, 2023, 3:53 p.m.

Easy to prepare! Really yummy!

Hortense - Jan. 2, 2023, 5:37 p.m.

I do this recipe again and again and again!
It has become a staple of my cooking!
It has everything: delicious, easy to do, quick, with easy to find ingredients and wholesome!
Thank you so much!

PUL Team - Jan. 2, 2023, 8:12 p.m.

So glad to hear it, Hortense, thanks so much for taking the time to share this with us!

Hepsibha - Nov. 27, 2022, 9:02 a.m.

I have made these so many times n my daughter loves them..Love ur recipes..tried many of your recipes.. Awesome pick up limes!!

PUL Team - Nov. 27, 2022, 7:50 p.m.

Aw so glad the cookies are being enjoyed, Hepsibha, thank you 🤗

Ruth - Nov. 14, 2022, 4:45 p.m.

Im a huge pick up limes Fan and enjoy making loads of your recipes! I have a quick question about freezing snacks like Muffins, cookies or energy balls. How long do you have to let them defrost before you can eat them and what is the best way to defrost them? Thank you so much! 💓

PUL Team - Nov. 15, 2022, 2:31 a.m.

Aw thank you, Ruth, it means so much! A lovely question as well. They can be thawed at room temperature for around 30 minutes to an hour depending on how warm the room is. We also sometimes warm up frozen baked goods in a toaster oven for a few minutes or in the microwave in 5-10 second intervals until warm 😊

Amanda - Sept. 29, 2022, 6:07 p.m.

Such a lovely sweet and wholesome cookie. Comes together super quick too.

PUL Team - Oct. 1, 2022, 8:15 a.m.

So happy to hear, Amanda, thank you!

Aleks - Sept. 21, 2022, 12:39 p.m.

Amazing! and soooo easy. Thank you!

Emma - Sept. 13, 2022, 4:41 p.m.

As always, absolutely amazing!
I love how I can try any recipe on your website and it always turn out sooooo yummy :)

PUL Team - Sept. 14, 2022, 7:09 p.m.

We're smiling from ear to ear, Emma, it means so much 🥰

Alice - Aug. 12, 2022, 4 p.m.

One of our favorite recipes. A very good way to use left over bananas.

Suzanne - July 24, 2022, 9:35 a.m.


Monica - July 9, 2022, 9:44 p.m.

Yum!!! I was craving a chocolate cookie. But wanted to use the oatmeal I have at home. I used almond butter instead. And this is is oh so good. Had them last night as dessert. And this morning with yogurt and fruit and coffee. Perfect treat.

PUL Team - July 10, 2022, 9:07 p.m.

Mmm love the pairing, Monica, and we're so glad the cookies were enjoyed!

Crystal Rebello - July 4, 2022, 8:24 p.m.

Wholesome tasty and super easy cookie recipe 🍪🍪🍪 you just can’t stop at one ❤️Highly recommended!

PUL Team - July 4, 2022, 10:41 p.m.

Awe so happy to hear, Crystal, thank you!

Jenna - July 3, 2022, 2:47 p.m.

It was so flipping good!

Dina - June 2, 2022, 6 a.m.

I've made these cookies like a thousand times! My kids and I really love them. Thanks Sadia

PUL Team - June 2, 2022, 11:22 p.m.

Aw so happy the cookies are being enjoyed! Thank you, Dina 🙂

shantini v - May 16, 2022, 2:13 p.m.

Looks delicious you are giving us more variety receipes and more tips for other things as well. Keep on going Sadia and Robin!
Thank you for your hard working. I have tried your blue berry cup cake and it was nice.
I everyday cook curries, and some time I cook noodle similar to your style but we call Laksa in Malaysia, however now we are settled in Australia.

Once again Thank you

Shantini V :)

PUL Team - May 16, 2022, 6:56 p.m.

Oh, Shantini, thank YOU for the kind words and continued support. Sending hugs to Australia 🤗

Janettevegan - May 12, 2022, 9:12 p.m.

Can I freeze the cookies instead of baking? (I won't be using the chocolate)

PUL Team - May 13, 2022, 3:49 a.m.

Hi Janette! You could freeze the cookies instead of baking if desired. The texture will be less crunchy and they may be more crumbly though 🙂

Azadeh - May 2, 2022, 5:06 p.m.

I tried this recipe yesterday as my FIRST baking experience and I loved it!!! Thank you, Sadia and the whole Pick Up Limes team! Love from Toronto!

PUL Team - May 2, 2022, 9:24 p.m.

Woohoo! We're so thrilled to hear, Azadeh, happy baking 😃

Valerie - April 18, 2022, 6:06 p.m.

These were absolutely delightful and come together so quickly! A really nice blend of flavors and proportions. I'll definitely make these again!

PUL Team - April 18, 2022, 8:47 p.m.

Aw thanks, Valerie, it means so much 😊

Eva - April 17, 2022, 2:34 p.m.

I love these cookies! But I like to put a cherry in the middle und roll them into little balls. The time in the oven is a bit longer, but they are delicious!

PUL Team - April 18, 2022, 1:47 a.m.

Mmm that is a delicious idea, Eva, thank you!

Suzy Dihal - April 3, 2022, 5:57 p.m.

Love these cookies! They are sooo addictive and really easy to make. And amazingly enough, also a healthier substitute than the sugary stuff.

PUL Team - April 3, 2022, 11:43 p.m.

So glad the cookies were enjoyed, Suzy!

Lilia - March 30, 2022, 2:07 p.m.

Simple, delicious and nutritious! All we ask for, Thank you Sadia!

PUL Team - March 30, 2022, 4:26 p.m.

Oh so lovely, Lilia, thank you!

Jenny - March 10, 2022, 2:56 a.m.

So good and nutritious!

Danielle - March 1, 2022, 3:53 p.m.

This recipe is delicious (along with so many other recipes of yours). Thank you for all you do. Perfect after dinner treat.

PUL Team - March 2, 2022, 2:19 a.m.

Oh thank YOU, Danielle - the support means so much!

Salome van Ingen - Jan. 18, 2022, 5:50 p.m.

Very tasty and chewy cookies.
Even got some friends to make it who also very much enjoyed them! :)

PUL Team - Jan. 19, 2022, 6:24 p.m.

Hi Salome van Ingen, so glad the cookies were enjoyed and honoured the recipe was shared! Do let us know if you have any other feedback ☺️

Elyse - Dec. 30, 2021, 7:55 p.m.

I've been meaning to try these cookies for a while now, finally did, and LOVE them! They're so easy, no muss-no fuss, super tasty, and convenient. I love that it feels like a splurge when, in fact, they offer so much nutrition.

PUL Team - Dec. 31, 2021, 6:11 a.m.

Awe it means so much to hear, Elyse - thank you 🌻

Jigya - Nov. 10, 2021, 11:18 p.m.

These cookies are delicious. Initially they seemed a little bland to me because of the lower sugar, but I have come to enjoy these with my tea/coffee now. Swapped the cranberries and chocolate for some dried apricots and mangoes instead

PUL Team - Nov. 11, 2021, 1:48 a.m.

Hi Jigya, thank you for taking the time to share! We're so glad the cookies were enjoyed. Adding the chocolate chips may add a touch more sweetness if desired 😊

Barbara - Nov. 6, 2021, 3:44 p.m.

I love making these cookies not only are they easy and delicious but great when you are short on time and forgot to make breakfast or even lunch.
Thank you

PUL Team - Nov. 6, 2021, 7:07 p.m.

So glad you're enjoying the cookies, Barbara!

Cami - Oct. 9, 2021, 4:19 p.m.

I'm loving this recipe, but what would you suggest in place of bananas for someone who strongly dislikes?
Thanks in advance!

PUL Team - Oct. 10, 2021, 12:04 a.m.

Thanks for the lovely question, Cami! We're unsure if swapping the banana will work successfully with these cookies. One idea that comes to mind is applesauce, such as 1/2 cup of applesauce to replace 1 mashed banana. Although for this recipe, we believe the cookies may turn out too wet if applesauce is used. You may enjoy our Cowboy Cookies if you're interested in an alternative cookie without banana:… 😊 We hope this helps for now!

Chooka - Oct. 6, 2021, 12:03 a.m.

Love those cookies!! I make them a lot

Valentina - Sept. 26, 2021, 2:18 a.m.


Do you think using frozen bananas (unfreezed) could also work?

PUL Team - Sept. 26, 2021, 5:54 p.m.

Hi Valentina! The taste and texture will differ slightly, but it should be fine if you allow the frozen ripe bananas to thaw entirely and mash them well. We hope you enjoy the recipe if you give it a try😊

Amanda - Sept. 20, 2021, 8:09 p.m.

My 9 and 12 year old boys, who always complain when I make healthy recipes, loved these! Great for snacks!

PUL Team - Sept. 21, 2021, 2:46 a.m.

Ooo that's a win in our books! So glad the cookies were enjoyed, Amanda ☺️

Francene - Sept. 13, 2021, 11:39 a.m.

I make these all the time, just adding different nuts, seeds and dried fruit, always delicious!

Nevy - Sept. 13, 2021, 8:58 a.m.

I made this recipe couple of times, and everyone from my family loves it. :)

PUL Team - Sept. 14, 2021, 1:41 a.m.

Love changing this one up, Nevy, thanks for sharing!

lara - Sept. 5, 2021, 3:33 p.m.

… and i made another PUL recipe - this one. i needed to batch make sth for #backtoschool and this recipe was the best i could wish for! i added and substituted a couple of ingredients but they turned out GREAT! thanks again 🤎

PUL Team - Sept. 5, 2021, 8:56 p.m.

So glad to hear! Sending good wishes for back to school 🤗

Lydia A. - Aug. 28, 2021, 4:56 p.m.

Would it be possible to do these without the coconut and cranberries?

PUL Team - Aug. 29, 2021, 1:41 a.m.

Hi Lydia, we enjoy the natural sweetness from the coconut flakes and cranberries. You could substitute them for any other seeds, nuts, or dried fruit if desired ☺️

Abby - Aug. 27, 2021, 9:34 p.m.

I absolutely love this recipe! It's the perfect amount of sweetness and a great way to use up ripe bananas. The 17 minute timeline is no joke either! It's so quick, easy, and satisfying. I'm really excited to try out more of Sadia's one-bowl cookie recipes!

Louise Magnusson🇸🇪 - Aug. 25, 2021, 4:11 p.m.

Delicious cookies that are suitable for fika with tea and a fruit! I’m happy that you’ve develop so easy recipes for sweet snacks, which aren’t too bad for type 1 diabetics. These cookies hold together so well whilst being moist, and the pockets of chocolate are fun😋. For me, the only drawback is that the banana flavour became surprisingly strong. I can’t recall that I’ve had this issue before🤔. Lastly, a question: how flat do you make these cookies? I wasn’t sure if these cookies should be really moist or have a biscuit-like crunch

PUL Team - Aug. 28, 2021, 5:26 p.m.

Hi Louise, thank you for the lovely review and questions! We appreciate it so much.

For the banana flavour, we suspect it may have to do with using larger bananas or more ripe bananas as these tend to be sweeter than less ripe bananas. Trying with banana's that are around 7 inches long and just a tad bit spotty may be helpful if you give the recipe another try 😊

Texture-wise, you're welcome to make the cookies either way. We find that the flatter (such as 1-1.5 cm thick) biscuit-like crunch is a fun way to enjoy these ones though 😃

Louise Magnusson🇸🇪 - Aug. 30, 2021, 9:31 p.m.

Thank you for the feedback 🙏🏻! It’s certainly important to take the bananas when they're just turning spotty. I’ll try to be more observant next time👍🏼. However, I’ve grown fond of the batch that I’m currently storing in my freezer. The nut butter suits very well with, almost conceals, the banana flavour.

I’ll definitely try a more biscuit-like cookie next time based on your review😄

Lena - Aug. 24, 2021, 12:25 p.m.

Hej Sadia, these look so delicious! Do you have any ideas how to swap out the banana? I would love to try these and the almond blueberry cookies, too, but my daughter can‘t stand banana..

PUL Team - Aug. 28, 2021, 4:26 p.m.

Hey Lena, great question! With this particular recipe, the banana is quite a prominent ingredient and so swapping it out I'm afraid might not work. The only thing that comes to mind is using applesauce, usually 1/2 cup of applesauce to replace 1 mashed banana. For this recipe, though, I fear it might result in cookies that will be too wet. Might I suggest our Cowboy Cookie recipe instead (…) or perhaps our Blueberry Almond Breakfast Cookies (…) - in this recipe, I think the banana could be swapped out for applesauce safely. I hope this helps!

Lena - Aug. 28, 2021, 9:42 p.m.

Thank you for your answer! I‘ll give it a try and will report back 🤗

Tanja - Aug. 18, 2021, 3:59 p.m.

They're so good and super easy to make! I've already made them many times.

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. 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.


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 😀