Banana Bread Oat Cookies | Vegan


I'm not really one to snack in the days, but I do think it's nice to have something alongside a cup of coffee in the mornings, which is why I thought it would be perfect to share this easy "banana bread" oat cookie recipe! The reason why I've named them this is not only because they taste like banana (duh) but because the texture in the middle is soft and almost cakey like a banana loaf! 

I also love the addition of chocolate chips/chunks in this recipe as I love any excuse to add these to sweet treats, but other than this, these are a fairly healthy snack!


Makes: 15  Prep Time: 10 mins  Cook Time: 12 - 15 mins

You will need:

- 2 very ripe bananas
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flax seeds + 6 tbsp water combined)
- 2 cups oats 
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips/chunks


1. Preheat the oven to 200C and line two baking trays with parchment paper.

2.  In a large mixing bowl, throw in the bananas and use a fork to mash them up.

3. In a small saucepan, add the coconut oil and maple syrup. Place the saucepan on low heat and stir with a wooden spoon continuously until the coconut oil has completely melted. 

4. Pour the melted coconut oil and maple syrup mix into the same bowl as the mashed banana. Add the smooth peanut butter, vanilla extract and flax eggs and whisk everything together until well combined.

5. To the same bowl, add the oats, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Whisk again until everything is completely combined.

6. Fold the chopped pecans and chocolate chunks into the mixture until well incorporated.

7. Scoop out the mixture, keeping each cookie around the same size as a tablespoon and place them one by one onto the baking sheets. Keep them fairly spaced out but not too much as they won't really spread when cooking. Use a fork to then press down each cookie so it flattens a little bit. This should make 15 cookies.

8. Place the baking trays in the oven and bake the cookies for 12 - 15 minutes. They can burn fairly quickly, so make sure you check on them. Once cooked, they will still feel soft so allow them to cool on the baking sheets for around ten minutes before carefully placing them on a cooling rack.

I absolutely love these cookies and I just love how quick and easy they are to whip up. Perfect for taking on the go and they are also quite filling so they can keep you going for a while!

Let me know if you try them!

What's your favourite sweet treat?

Love Always,
Shannon x 

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