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3 Ingredient Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - All you need are oats, banana and chocolate chips!

3 Ingredient Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Hi Bold Bakers!

Sometimes, being Bold means keeping things super simple. These 3 Ingredient Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are just that: simple and easy to make! They only take about 10 minutes to whip up, and another 15 minutes to bake. They’re made of 3 wholesome ingredients that you most likely have lying around the house, and most importantly they taste AMAZING. Who would have thought that all you need to make them are a few mashed bananas, some quick oats, and chocolate chips to whip up some crowd pleasing treats?

These cookies are a great take on the classic oatmeal cookie. They are sweet and satisfying, but basically guilt free. They are naturally gluten free, flourless, oilless, and are free of eggs, dairy or added sugars.  These are a great mid-day snack, perfect for your kids’ lunch boxes, and make a lovely dessert as well. I love them because they are really filling, and keep you satisfied for hours due to the oats and their slow releasing energy.

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3 Ingredient Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
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Serves: 12-15 cookies
Ingredients
  • 2 large bananas, mashed
  • 1¾ cup (51/4oz/160g) quick oats
  • ½ cup (3oz/90g) chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180oC) and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mash bananas in a large bowl. Add in the oats and mix well to combine. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop 2 tablespoons of the oat and banana mixture onto your cookie sheet and shape into a large round about 1 inch apart, no need to worry about these spreading.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cookies are golden on top and just set to the touch.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Store in an air tight container for up to 2 days. Enjoy!
Notes
for vegan cookies use vegan chocolate chips.

 

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56 Comments

  1. Grace on July 17, 2017 at 9:43 am

    I just baked these this morning and they are fantastic! Instead of regular oats I used some cinnamon apple quick oats because that’s all that I had. I imagine these make the cookie sweeter than usual but a great flavor! I also added about 2 tablespoons of peanut butter to the mashed banana before adding in the oats and I found that that also enriched the flavor as well as adding some more protein! Love this recipe and can’t wait to make it again!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 18, 2017 at 2:05 am

      Hi Grace,
      That is a great invention, and shows what you can do when you are confident to use what you have in your own kitchen, so very well done.
      Other bold bakes will be happy to get this great tip from you, I appreciate your input,
      Gemma 🙂

  2. Sophia :) on July 12, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Tell NatureBox to deliver in Canada, Ontario, please! Would love to have a box of snacks at my front door every month – Sophia, 14

    • Sophia :) on July 12, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      Also, will be trying out this recipe and I’ll comment how it worked out

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 13, 2017 at 1:59 am

      I will let them know Sophia.
      I brought some with me to Ireland and they were a big hit with my family too. Thank you for being with us, we look forward to your comments,
      Gemma 🙂

  3. Profile photo of Andry Abboud Andry Abboud on June 22, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    So I woke up this morning in D-2 of Eid Mubarak and I haven’t baked anything.
    I needed some easy recipes then I remembered Gemma.
    I opened biggerbolderbaking and found these recipes and left my bed to the kitchen.
    I got no ingredients I needed so I got bold and and replaced everything with similar ingredients.
    Oat replaced with quick rolled oat. I only had “PISANG ULI BANANA” so I used it and I replaced choco chips with chopped compound dark choco.
    I got nothing but the great result. Chewy cookies now in a jar.
    Thanks Gem!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 22, 2017 at 11:14 pm

      that is so fantastic!! I’m delighted you like my recipes.

      Happy Baking!
      Gemma.

  4. Andry Abboud on June 22, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Ow Gemma…
    It’s been a while since the last time I opened biggerbolderbaking. Been busy.
    This morning I tried to find some simple cookie recipes for my D-2 Eid Mubarak.
    Instead of googling, I directly came here and I was never wrong about opening your web.
    I definitely am gonna try these recipes.

    Thanks, Gem. Love you even more.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 22, 2017 at 11:27 pm

      Hi Andy,

      welcome back!!! Glad you haven’t forgotten about me :).

      Cath up on what recipes you have missed out on,
      Gemma.

  5. Zaleeha on June 11, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Hi Gemma!
    I love your recipes! Thanks so much! It’s always a great hit at home!
    Is it possible to get the nature snacks delivered to SriLanka! Please!
    Love zali

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 12, 2017 at 1:13 am

      Hi Zaleeha,
      Thank you for your kind comments. I will pass your request back to Naturebox, they will be interested to hear this,
      Gemma 🙂

  6. Abby on June 2, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Hi Gemma,
    I’m a vegetarian and I don’t eat eggs, what can I use instead of eggs?
    Thx, Abbey

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 3, 2017 at 1:58 am

      Hi Abby,
      Here is the egg substitute chart (https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/egg-substitutes-for-baking/).
      You can choose the one to suit the bake. I like ground flax seed, which you soak in a tablespoon of water, for this type of recipe. Yogurt should be good too, use what you can find where you are,
      Gemma 🙂

  7. Profile photo of Rajaa Rajaa on June 2, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Hi Gemma, if I use cinnamon instead of chocolate chips how much should I use?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 3, 2017 at 2:41 am

      Hi Rajaa,
      About one teaspoon should do, to your own taste really!
      Gemma 🙂

      • Rajaa on June 3, 2017 at 4:12 pm

        Thanks😊

  8. Profile photo of Labelab Labelab on May 31, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Gemma, even though you’re the chef I trust most, I was kind of skeptical about this recipe. Which, of course, was stupid because these were so amazing 🙂 great way to use up the oats we’ve been storing in the garage for three years 😀

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 2, 2017 at 3:41 am

      Haha! I have a vision of the oats now, piled up, waiting for a famine! I am happy that you can use them for this recipe, thank you, you made me smile,
      Gemma 🙂

  9. Paula on May 23, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Hi Gemma, I tried these today with a little bit of a change. I don’t do chocolate so I put chopped dates in for the chips. I also added a few chopped pecans. They are very nice ! Thanks for all your hard work creating these recipes, and to your husband for making the great videos. Love you guys.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 23, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      That’s great improvising. I’m delighted it worked out Paula.

      Thank you for being apart of the community,
      Gemma.

  10. Brandi Ladd on May 20, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    I just made these and I was surprised at how good they really are! And my kids loved them too!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 21, 2017 at 1:45 pm

      fantastic! I love to hear that 🙂

  11. Profile photo of Charlie Busch Charlie Busch on May 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Looks good. I will give these cookies a try tomorrow.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 19, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      Happy baking Charlie! 🙂

  12. Rachel H. on May 16, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    I just made these! I added a dash of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt (and a bit more chocolate than listed) and they turned out fantastic!! Very quick and easy to make, and they taste wonderful 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 16, 2017 at 8:17 pm

      I bet they did! that sounds great.

      Smart thinking Rachel 🙂

  13. Profile photo of Judy Leth Judy Leth on May 16, 2017 at 3:27 am

    Hi Gemma!
    I don’t have an oven. Can i use oven toaster for this? 😊

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 16, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      yes toaster oven works well 🙂

  14. Profile photo of Judy Leth Judy Leth on May 16, 2017 at 3:25 am

    Hi Gemma. I am looking for the ratio of the ingredients. Can’t find it. 😐

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 16, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      Scroll dow to the bottom of the page. If would have been above where you submitted this comment.

      Let me know if you can’t find it.
      Gemma.

  15. Louis on May 14, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Hi, One more thing. If I use Rolled Old Fashioned Oats instead of quick oats would there be a time difference ?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 15, 2017 at 6:59 pm

      rolled oats or quick oats works, you can use either one. 🙂

  16. Louis on May 14, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Hi, I was wondering if I can use rolled old fashioned oats in this recipe or not ?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 15, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      Hi Louis,

      Yes you can, they will work well. Sometimes if you blend the oats in a food processor to shred them up you get even better results :).

      Happy Baking,
      Gemma.

  17. Nadine Pigida on May 13, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Hello Gemma,
    I am a happy subscriber and I love your videos! Can I use rolled oats instead of quick oats? Thanks! ❤

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 14, 2017 at 2:48 am

      Hi Nadine,
      Yes, you certainly can. rolled oats are less processed than quick oats, but they will bake in the time.
      Gemma 🙂

  18. Profile photo of RebeccaMichelle RebeccaMichelle on May 13, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Hi, Gemma, I was wondering if I could substitute chocolate chips for broken chocolate pieces, would I be able to do this for the recipe?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 14, 2017 at 3:00 am

      Hi Rebecca,
      Yes, this will work just fine for you. Chopped chocolate tends to melt into the recipe a little. Chocolate chips have stabilizers, to keep them in shape!
      Gemma 🙂

  19. Margot on May 12, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Can you add peanut butter to this recipe and if you can how much should you add?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 13, 2017 at 12:32 am

      Hi Margot,
      Yes, I would add one tablespoon, try it, and see if It could take more next time. This is how I would develop a recipe!
      Gemma 🙂

  20. Tamiz on May 12, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Hi good day.
    Do you get the banana taste in the cookies?
    Love your recipes.. I tried your puff pastry came out wonderful. 👌.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 13, 2017 at 12:43 am

      Hi there Tamiz,
      Yea! happy the puff pastry worked well for you.
      The banana is used as the sweetener in this cookie, I do not taste it really, but if you do not like banana you may notice it more,
      Gemma 🙂

  21. Profile photo of Happylamy88 Happylamy88 on May 12, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Can you please make a video on the best chocolate chip cookies?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 13, 2017 at 12:43 am

      Hi there,
      You will find that right here on my website. Put the term into the search box,
      Gemma 🙂

  22. Ayu on May 12, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Hi Gemma,
    I don’t have oven, may i use microwave oven to make it?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 13, 2017 at 12:52 am

      Hi Ayu,
      No, I do not think this will work in the microwave. I have lots of microwave recipe here though, you can take a look through them to find one you like,
      Gemma 🙂

  23. Pavithra on May 12, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Hello Gemma, your recepies are really great and always bold! Thank you so much…
    Can you tell the weight of 1 large banana that you use…because it differs in different parts of the world right…

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 14, 2017 at 3:27 am

      Hi there,
      A large banana will be about 6oz in weight, a medium one about 4oz, a small one about 3oz. Not an exact science!
      Gemma 🙂

  24. angeli on May 12, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Hi Gemma, was just wondering if you need to cook the oats to use them or plainly raw?? Thanks 😉

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 14, 2017 at 3:28 am

      Hi there,
      these are strictly speaking not raw, as they have been processed.
      you use them straight from the pack,
      Gemma 🙂

  25. Karen on May 11, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Would love if the nature snacks were delivered in Canada!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 12, 2017 at 2:08 am

      Hi Karen,
      I will let the company know, thank you,
      Gemma 🙂

  26. Rawan on May 11, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Hi gemma,
    Can I use quick cooking oats in this recipe instead of rolled oats?
    Rawan😊

    • Profile photo of BBBDoug BBBDoug on May 12, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      If you look at the recipe (above) you’ll notice it calls for, “1 3/4 cups QUICK oats”… Does that answer your question? 😉😊

  27. Sandeep Malhotra on May 11, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Great ,can you if possible share how to make pizza or bread base.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 12, 2017 at 2:15 am

      Hi there,
      This is here on my website! Search in the search box for Pizza dough, you will find it, and lots more bread recipes too!
      Gemma 🙂

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