Easy Vegan Banana Oatmeal Cookies are made with a splash of maple syrup, walnuts and coconut oil. Great snack for a busy morning on the go or the kid’s lunch box. banana snacks

Ultra easy and moist Vegan Banana Oatmeal Cookies done in no time, perfect life saver on a busy day or to fill up your kid’s belly at school. Plus, who doesn’t like cookies? Easy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies with Bananas is a fun recipe to do with the kids, a great way to make the kids learn to cook, impossible to miss! It’s also a good way to get rid of those old bananas that nobody wants to touch on the counter. The darker the banana, the tastier the cookie!

Maple syrup vs. other sweeteners

Ok, I must say… coming from the land of Maple syrup; Canada, I’m not unbiased here but I’ll try anyway. Maple syrup is known to be a “healthier” version of sugar because of its many health benefits. For starters, this elixir isn’t only better to taste but has a ton more minerals than other sweeteners. Another great factor is its lower glycemic index which means it won’t spike your blood sugar as strongly as other sugars. This golden syrup contains lots of antioxidants which is a barrier against illnesses like cancer.

The four types of Maple sirup

There are 4 colors or types for maple syrup: golden, amber, dark and very dark. High gastronomy chefs like the light or clearer version, it’s a more delicate and subtile and cost slightly more. It’s usually the first batches of the seasons too.

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Easy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies with Bananas

My native region, Quebec, is responsable for 70% of the export of maple sirup. In Quebec, well at least most people I know, we prefer the amber version which goes with everything. As a kid my dad used to put some white fluffy pieces of bread in a bowl and soak them up in this amber maple sirup! What a treat it was!

The third and fourth ones are the dark and very dark types, which is collected last in the season and therefore comes with lots of minerals and sugar, which makes it stronger, bolder. Used for special recipes because of its strong flavor. So, depending on your taste buds chose accordingly, there is no wrong choice here!

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Cookies
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For this recipe, the bananas and coconut oil already bring some sugar to the cookies so I didn’t add much maple syrup to the mix. If you like your cookies really sweet just let loose on the maple sugar and double the amount, it’s still going to be on the healthy side.

For more on the benefits of maple syrup check this link!

Kid friendly

This is a great recipe for the kiddos, no knife involved and frankly too easy to mess up. Let them treat you to their culinary talents. For the bananas, I’ve used the usual fork in the video but you could use a blender to make it ultra smooth or a potato peeler which is easier for the kids. Plus, if they make those “ultra healthy” cookies/snacks themselves, the chances they eat them without complaining is higher.

So let your offspring’s talents shine!

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Vegan Banana Oatmeal Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 9 cookies
Calories 175
Easy Vegan Banana Oatmeal Cookies are made with a splash of maple syrup, walnuts and coconut oil. Great snack for a busy morning on the go or the kid's lunch box.

Ingredients

  • 180g (2 cups) quick or instant oats
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 40g (1/3 cup) walnuts crushed
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • salt

Instructions 

  • Peel and mash all the bananas into puree
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well
  • Let rest for 10 minutes, to let the oat soak up the moisture
  • Form the cookies, add to a non stick cover on a baking sheet
  • Cook at 180°C (350F) for 13-15 minutes

Video

Notes

Serve warm or cold
Author: thefoodolic
Calories: 175kcal
Course: Desayuno
Keyword: banana, breakfast, cookies, healthy, maple, oatmeal, oats, vegan, walnut

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Amount per Serving
Calories
175
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
6
g
9
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
2
mg
0
%
Potassium
 
289
mg
8
%
Carbohydrates
 
29
g
10
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
9
g
10
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
Vitamin A
 
34
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
5
mg
6
%
Calcium
 
21
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

10 Comments

  1. kravingsfoodadventures2017 Reply

    Are these also good with overripe Bananas? Coz we all know we have these lurking around..

  2. I, for one, love healthy cookies (and biscotti too 😉 This looks like an easy and tasty recipe. Have pinned to try. Thanks for sharing ♥

  3. These look and sound ah-mazing! I mean, a healthy cookie? Sign me UP. I always hanker a cookie or two with my evening tea, but I never buy cookies. I should make these. Win/win.

  4. Yummy!!! I make a couple of similar cookies, and love how simple they are to make. I used to only buy the light maple syrup, but now I’m totally on board with the medium! So tasty! (it’s also healthier too, from what I heard)

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