3 Ingredient Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

4.55 from 809 votes
Make a healthy snack or simple treat with my 3 ingredient Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe that tastes as good or better than the full recipe!
A stack of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies made with just 3 ingredients.

Hi Bold Bakers!

Sometimes, being Bold means keeping things super simple. My 3 Ingredient Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe is just that: simple and easy to make! They only take about 10 minutes to whip up, and another 15 minutes to bake.

These banana oatmeal cookies are 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 banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are a great take on the classic oatmeal cookie. They are sweet and satisfying, but basically guilt-free. These banana oatmeal cookies are naturally gluten-free, flourless, oilless, and are free of eggs, dairy, or added sugars.  And with three ingredients, there’s no need for gluten-free flour or to chill the dough.

These gluten-free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are also 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.

A top-down view of my 3-Ingredient Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

What You’ll Need To Make The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Not only does this gluten free chocolate chip recipe needs three ingredients, it only requires a few tools of the trade before you start baking.

  • Cookie sheet or baking sheet and parchment paper
  • Large bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Wire rack

How To Make Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

For how great these taste, they are surprisingly easy to whip up. Simply mash your bananas, mix in your oats, and lastly fold in the chocolate! From here, feel free to get creative and add nuts or dried fruits of your choice, as this oatmeal cookie recipe is not at all temperamental. I highly encourage you to give these 3 ingredient oatmeal cookies a try (get the full recipe with measurements below)!

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mash ripe bananas.
  3. Add in oats and mix well.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop oat and banana mixture onto cookie sheets.
  6. Bake until golden brown and soft to the touch.
  7. Allow cooling before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely to room temperature.

Taste And Consistency Of 3 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies should turn out savory, crunchy, and full of banana flavor. Basically, you’re guaranteed all the sweet taste of a regular cookie, with the low-calorie count of a gluten-free cookie.

Are Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Healthy?

Yes! Compared to regular cookies, which can be loaded with sugar, these 3 ingredient oatmeal cookies have healthy ingredients. The only real source of sugar is chocolate chips. For a cookie that contains chocolate, this recipe is pretty healthy as a snack.

A closeup of a stack of 3 oatmeal cookies, packed with chocolate chips and flavor.

Make More 3-Ingredient cookies

3 Ingredient Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

4.55 from 809 votes
Make a healthy snack or simple treat with my 3 ingredient Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe that tastes as good or better than the full recipe!
Servings: 12 -15 cookies
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Make a healthy snack or simple treat with my 3 ingredient Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe that tastes as good or better than the full recipe!
Servings: 12 -15 cookies


  • 2 large bananas (mashed)
  • 1 3/4 cup (51/4oz/160g) quick oats
  • 1/2 cup (3oz/90g) chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180oC) and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mash bananas in a large bowl. Add in the oats and mix well to combine. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoons of the oat and banana mixture onto your cookie sheet and shape into a large roundabout 1 inch apart, no need to worry about these spreading.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cookies are golden on top and just set to the touch.
  • 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!

Recipe Notes

for vegan cookies use vegan chocolate chips.


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1 year ago

This recipe is saving my waistline during quarantine – I’ve made a batch every week to satisfy my chocolate cravings. I added 1/2 tsp of vanilla and 1/2 tsp cinnamon – adds practically zero calories and gives a little extra flavor!

1 year ago

I’ve made this recipe so many times but I don’t think I ever came round to writing a review. They are absolutely delicious; they’re chewy and molten straight out of the oven, and they’re really sweet even though there’s no sugar in there. My mum loves them too- she uses the recipe in her food technology class when teaching about healthy snack alternatives.

You really are Wonder Woman, Gemma! I’ve been using your recipes for four years and they have never failed me. George is one lucky boy!

1 year ago

try them with peanut butter morsels as well. can’t go wrong with pb and banana!

Karen Scofield
Karen Scofield
1 year ago

I make these regularly, one thing I discovered, it you don’t refrigerate them, they ferment in about 2 days and develop a strong alcohol taste. Just something to keep in mind. As my husband said “a buzz in every bite”!

1 year ago

Do you use ripe bananas like when making banana bread?

Pam Zadravec
2 years ago

What is the calorie content of these delicious cookies please?

1 year ago

Can these cookies be put in the freezer, so I don’t have to eat them within 2 days?
I love them. They are good.
Thank you for teaches us how to cook.
God Bless

11 months ago

I tried this recipe today 😊 it’s so delicious!! This is a great snack for me to carry to school to eat during break time for my cxc exams since I get hungry and don’t have time to eat a whole meal. Best of all, it’s healthy, simple to make and the ingredients are inexpensive! 😁 My mom loves it too 😄 and I can’t wait for my sister to try it. I’m going to experiment with different flavours also like nuts, cinnamon and raisins etc… Thanks for the amazing recipe Gemma 🤗. Have a lovely day and God bless… Read more »

Susmita Badgujar
1 year ago

Hi Gemma, I have added 1.5gm of Nestle instant coffee to neutralize the banana aroma and added dark chocolate chunks as choco chips… 😊

miriam greco
1 year ago

i make sure my bananas are ripe it comes out better tasting and not dry

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