Did you know that in a day, an estimated 1.4 million bananas are thrown away? It’s BANANAS!!! Ha, get it?! But it’s crazy to think that so many people don’t utilize their spotty brown bananas.

Well, now, you can make a change! This recipe is simple, quick, and absolutely delicious. They’re oatmeal banana cookies: the cookie dough is made of one ripe banana, some oats, and any add-in of your choice. I like to make my oatmeal banana cookies with dark chocolate chips, and I have to admit they are freaking amazing. 

Oatmeal Banana Cookies

Saving Bananas, One Cookie at a Time


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1-cup oatmeal
  • ¼ – ½ cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mash one ripe banana in a large bowl.
  3. Place one-cup of oatmeal in a food processor, and grind it until it is a flour-like powder.
  4. Add the oatmeal flour to the mashed banana and stir until combined. Pour in dark chocolate chips and stir, until evenly distributed in the banana dough.
  5. Place the dough in round balls on a cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the bottom of the cookies are a light brown color.
  7. Let them cool on a cooling rack.
  8. Enjoy your healthy, chocolate-y treat!

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About The Author

I am a junior health promotion and nutrition major at Miami University in Oxford, OH. I'm obsessed with running. This past May I ran my first full marathon, and I plan on running many more. Besides running my favorite workouts are cross fit workouts that exercise the whole body using your own body weight, as well as any sort of physical activity outside. I absolutely LOVE ice hockey, LET'S GO PENS! I'm also the founder of Fit MU - Fit University at Miami!

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