Banana and Oat “Not Cookies”

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Makes 6 large
Although these are round like cookies and contain some of the same ingredients as cookies, I don’t want to mislead you. These are much more “granola-ee” chocked full of oats, nuts and seeds with only a hint of sweetness. Don’t get me wrong, they are delicious, they just aren’t a dessert style cookie. On the other hand, they are super hearty, delicious and a great way to start your day.


1 ripe banana
1 egg
2 tbsp maple syrup (or honey)
3 tbsp peanut butter (or another nut butter)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 ¼ cup of instant oats (large flaked also works)
¼ cup chocolate chips
¼ cup toasted pumpkin seeds
¼ cup chopped toasted walnuts
3 tbsp cracked flax seed


Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  1. Mash the banana really well and stir in the egg, maple syrup and peanut butter.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well to combine.
  3. Portion out 6 large cookies on to the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Use a damp hand to shape the cookies into rounds and press down into ¼’ thickness.
  5. Bake for 14-16min. until the oats are just starting to brown around the edges.
  6. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely before storing in an air tight container.

Cookies will last 3 day in the cupboard but can also be frozen.



  1. Shabnam Tabar

    Hi Andrea,

    I absolutely love the food recipes that you’ve shared in the social media.
    Thank you!

  2. Shabnam Tabar-Pessian

    Hi Andrea,

    Yummy food! 🙂 . I absolutely love the recipes that you’ve shared in the social media.

    Thank you!

    • Andrea

      You are welcome. Thanks for checking them out.

  3. Carol Smith

    Andrea, OMG these were SO delicious! I used whole flax seed as I didn’t have any cracked. They turned out perfect and I ended up with 7 good size “not cookies”! Thank you for sharing these.


    • Andrea

      I am so glad you are enjoying them.


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