Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Cookies Recipe

These cookies require only THREE ingredients and are done in 15 minutes! Having a healthy treat like this on hand is perfect for lunches, after school snacks or for on-the-go! Kids and adults love them and they are ridiculously easy to make. Great way to use up ripe bananas!

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A few weeks ago I found my countertop, once again, laden with geriatric bananas. If I did not have a food blog, I'd make the same delish banana bread and muffins over and over. Or maybe these Banana Bars, which is one of my favorite desserts of ALL-TIME.

Since I happen to be a food blogger, I always feel the need to come up with something new. On that particular day I needed simple and quick and this recipe could not have fit the bill any better. I was shocked at how delicious these cookies were! Three (or four, if you want to add chocolate) ingredients, 20 minutes and a yummy, healthy cookie was in my hungry, busy fingers. These are the best peanut butter banana chocolate chip cookies you will ever sink your teeth into!

HOW TO MAKE THREE-INGREDIENT PEANUT BUTTER BANANA COOKIES

Making these Three-Ingredient Cookies could not be any easier! I mean, what other delicious dessert recipe uses only three ingredients (answer: none). And because of that, there is nothing complicated about them. No mixing, no measuring flour, no softening butter or bringing eggs to room temperature. This is the easiest cookie recipe out there!

STEP 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl, combine 2 ripe mashed bananas, 1 cup oats, 1 cup creamy peanut butter and 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (if using). Stir until combined.

STEP 2

Drop 1-inch balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Press down slightly on each ball of dough. Place the baking sheets in the preheated oven to bake for 15 minutes. Let the cookies cool completely. Or not. Enjoy!

BAKING TIPS: MAKE THIS THE MOST DELICIOUS BATCH OF HEALTHY COOKIES YOU WILL EVER MAKE!

  • For a little crunch in your cookies, instead of creamy peanut butter, substitute in crunchy peanut butter.

  • For an even healthier cookie, substitute natural healthy peanut butter or almond butter.

  • A teaspoon of vanilla extract would be a delicious addition.

  • Use old-fashioned oats as opposed to quick-cooking oats.

  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt would add immensely to the flavor, as well!

  • A tablespoon or two of maple syrup would add an extra unique flavor.

  • A few tablespoons of brown sugar would provide extra sweetness and be extra satisfying for your sweet tooth.

  • These cookies are gluten free, but be sure to read the label on your oats to make sure they were not packaged in a facility that contains wheat.

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A few weeks ago I found my countertop, once again, laden with geriatric bananas. If I did not have a food blog, I'd make the same delish banana bread and muffins over and over. Or maybe these Banana Bars, which is one of my favorite desserts of ALL-TIME. Since I do have a food blog, I always feel the need to come up with something new. On that particular day I needed simple and quick and this recipe could not have fit the bill any better. I was shocked at how delicious these cookies were! Three (or four, if you want to add chocolate) ingredients, 20 minutes and a yummy, healthy cookie was in my hungry, busy fingers.

HOW TO MAKE THREE-INGREDIENT PEANUT BUTTER BANANA COOKIES RECIPE

Making these Three-Ingredient Cookies is really easy!

STEP 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the bananas, oats, peanut butter and chocolate chips (if using). Stir until combined.

STEP 2

Drop 1-inch balls of dough onto prepared baking sheet. Press down slightly on each ball of dough. Place the baking sheets in the preheated oven to bake for 15 minutes. Let the cookies cool completely. Enjoy!

BAKING TIPS

  • For a little crunch in your cookies, instead of creamy peanut butter, substitute in crunchy peanut butter.

  • For a little healthier cookie, substitute natural peanut butter or almond butter.

  • A teaspoon of vanilla extract would be delicious

OPTIONAL ADD-INS

If you are ok with more than a 3 ingredient cookie, try one of these add ins!

  • chopped almonds or pecans

  • raisins or dried blueberries

  • swap out chocolate chips for dark chocolate chunks

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OPTIONAL ADD-INS FOR PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

If you are ok with more than a 3-ingredient cookie, try one of these options to add to the batter, as long as you do not exceed more than 1/2 cup:

  • Chopped almonds or pecans

  • Raisins or dried blueberries or cranberries

  • Swap out chocolate chips for dark chocolate chunks

STORING AND FREEZING BANANA AND PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

These cookies should be kept in an air-tight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. You can also freeze them for 2 to 3 months in a freezer resealable bag or in an air-tight container. Let them thaw completely before diving in, or place them in the microwave for 10 seconds if you can't wait that long!

HOW TO STORE BANANAS

Leave bananas in their cute little bunches on the counter or hanging from a banana tree. Keeping the bananas at room temperature is optimal for bananas that are not yet past their prime. Some grocery stores will do this for you, but if you wish to extend the life of the banana wrap the stems in plastic wrap.

Once bananas start to show signs of ripeness (brown or even black spots), throw them into the fridge if you know you'll be using them in a recipe in the next few days. If you don't have a plan in the near future for overly ripe bananas, put them in the freezer instead.

Before you freeze ripe bananas, it is ideal to remove them from the peel first. It also works to just toss the entire banana in the freezer, if you don't want to mess with a peel at this point. When you are ready to use them in a recipe, allow them to thaw completely before mashing and adding them to your next batch of banana bread.

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OTHER GREAT HEALTHY SNACKS RECIPES TO TRY

If you are wanting to add an array of healthy snacks to your kitchen for your family to enjoy, consider making one or all of these delicious, healthy treats:

  • Kale Chips - Ditch the potato chips and replace them with healthy KALE, of all things. You will be totally shocked at how delicious these are. They are impossible to stop eating once you start.

  • Almond Butter Banana Cookies - Almond Butter Banana Cookies are grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free, making them Whole30 compliant. These are a great healthy snack or dessert option for both adults and kids!

  • Chocolate Zucchini Muffins - These Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are the BEST, most delicious use for zucchini! The muffins are moist, tasty and they vanish quickly.

  • Healthy Breakfast Cookies - These cookies aren't just for breakfast and they are deceptively delicious. Kids will never know how healthy they are!

  • Healthy Nutty Granola - Make your own Healthy Nutty Granola minus the preservatives! Kids and adults alike love this breakfast treat or snack!

WHAT TO DO WITH RIPE BANANAS?

Are you like me and constantly finding a fruit bowl filled with ripe bananas? It works well to throw them into the freezer to thaw and use at a later time, or you can mash them up and throw them into one of these delicious recipes!

  • Best Banana Bread - This Banana Bread recipe is tried, tested, delicious and EASY! Great way to use up those ripe bananas staring at you from your counter!

  • Banana Bars with Maple Brown Sugar Frosting - These Banana Bars are in my Top 3 list of Best Desserts Ever. These are TO DIE FOR and the best way to use up ripe bananas, in my opinion.

  • Banana Crumb Muffins - This Banana Crumb Muffins recipe is a delicious way to use up ripe bananas. You will love the crumb topping with brown sugar as an afternoon treat on these tender muffins. So tasty you may want to find friends to send them too! Otherwise be prepared to eat them all yourself!

  • Pumpkin Banana Bread - Pumpkin AND bananas join forces in this tasty bread! This is a great fall treat and your house has never smelled so good.

  • Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies - Adding bananas to Chocolate Chip Cookies is a great way to use up ripe bananas! These cookies are super moist and delicious!

  • Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Banana Bread - This is my favorite delicious twist on Banana Bread! Cream cheese makes EVERYTHING better.

  • Reese's Banana Bread - Add Reese's peanut butter cups to Banana Bread to make it a delectable treat! You'll never look at a loaf of banana bread the same ever again.

  • Orange Banana Smoothie - This Orange Banana Smoothie is refreshing and delicious and packed with healthy ingredients. Great way to squeeze in a few servings of fruit and vegetables to start your day!

Cookies, Three-Ingredient Cookies, Peanut Butter, Bananas
Dessert
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Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Cookies Recipe

These cookies require only THREE ingredients and are done in 15 minutes! Kids and adults love them and they are ridiculously easy to make. Great use for ripe bananas!

prep time: 5 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 20 mins

ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)

instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the bananas, oats, peanut butter and chocolate chips (if using). Stir until combined.
  2. Drop 1-inch balls of dough onto prepared baking sheet. Press down slightly on each ball of dough. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Let cool.
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