Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies

These vegan breakfast cookies take just 3 ingredients and 15 minutes to make! Plus this recipe is great way to use up overripe bananas. 

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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

I love oatmeal for breakfast but in the summer I tend to take a break. A bowl of hot oats is just not as appealing when it’s 97 degrees outside. These peanut butter banana breakfast cookies are the best of both worlds.

They make it easy to enjoy the same bowl of oats only it’s handheld. Plus the cookies can be made ahead. They make a great grab and go breakfast and are good for both kids and adults. 

No sugar added breakfast cookies

These 3-ingredient breakfast cookies have no added sugar. Natural peanut butter is just peanuts and salt – so no sugar there. The banana delivers sweetness. Be sure to use a very ripe banana – one with way more brown than yellow – so you get the best flavor. 

If you accidentally use a banana that’s not quite sweet enough, add a drizzle of maple syrup or your favorite sweetener to the mix before baking.

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I found the original recipe on one of my favorite sites, Cooking Light. I saw them make their Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies and didn’t believe just 2 ingredients would work. But in some magical way – it does! And as I am a huge peanut butter & banana fan, I thought to put the two together in my version of the cookies.

3 Ingredient Breakfast Cookies

How to store breakfast cookies

I like to make them on a Sunday night and store them in a sealed container in the pantry. I’ll grab one for a snack or as an easy breakfast with tea. I’ve even popped them into the toaster oven for a toasty, warm cookie.

This recipe is a good base. Add cinnamon, dried blueberries or chocolate chips to make them your own. Try it out and let me know what you think!

Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies


Tips for the best breakfast cookies

Use the ripest, sweetest bananas you can find. That is often the ones that are almost mushy sitting on your kitchen counter after several days.

Choose traditional or old-fashioned oats. Instant oats won’t have the same chew and make bake up differently.

Space the cookies out well. Leave room for the cookies to brown on the baking sheet. If you place the cookies to close together, they won’t get that nice golden brown edge.


More easy recipes using oats

Healthy Buttermilk Oatmeal Pancakes

Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Blackberry Walnut Overnight Oats

Healthy Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins

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Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies

These vegan breakfast cookies take just 3 ingredients and 15 minutes to make! 
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast cookie recipe, healthy breakfast recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 143kcal
Author: Marisa Moore


  • 2 small very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter crunchy or creamy


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a half baking sheet with oil.
  • Mash the bananas in a bowl.
  • Add the oats and peanut butter. Mix.
  • Roll, then flatten 10-12 small cookies (5-6 large) and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350°F for about 12 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown, as shown.



The cookies will keep for a few days in a sealed container. Enjoy them warm from a toaster oven or at room temperature for a quick fiber-filled breakfast!


Calories: 143kcal

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25 Comments on Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies

  1. Laurina Roo @sweetenedbyplants
    July 11, 2016 at 10:23 AM (3 years ago)
    3 ingredients - it doesn't get any better than that! Let alone how amazing each one of these ingredients is on their own! Reply
  2. Sonali- The Foodie Physician
    July 11, 2016 at 12:29 PM (3 years ago)
    Peanut butter and bananas is such an awesome combo but I don't think I've had them together in a cookie! These sound perfect! Reply
  3. Farrah
    July 11, 2016 at 9:30 PM (3 years ago)
    Gotta love recipes that only take 3 ingredients! :D I need to go get some bananas!! Reply
  4. plasterer bristol
    October 6, 2016 at 6:26 AM (3 years ago)
    wow these sound awesome. Thanks so much for this recipe. can't wait to make these. Simon Reply
  5. Gabriella Vetere
    December 30, 2016 at 8:03 PM (3 years ago)
    Just made some breakfast cookies! Love them.

    5 stars

  6. Karolina
    August 15, 2017 at 8:27 AM (2 years ago)
    Thanks for that, I love it:) I've played a bit with the recipe, and added maple syrup, shredded coconut, berries, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and it came out delicious!

    5 stars

    • Marisa
      August 15, 2017 at 8:35 AM (2 years ago)
      Thanks, Karolina! That all sounds sooo good. I love them with blueberries added! Reply
  7. Anna
    August 16, 2017 at 7:53 PM (2 years ago)
    These are delicious! I added some cocoa powder and vanilla, and it really gave them an amazing flavor. Great recipe!

    5 stars

    • Marisa
      August 17, 2017 at 5:34 AM (2 years ago)
      Thanks so much for the note! I love the idea to add cocoa to the mix. I think I will try them that way next! Reply
  8. John
    December 4, 2017 at 11:21 PM (2 years ago)
    These were a decent quick and easy healthy snack. . I added vanilla the the mix and after cooked, I spread a no sugar strawberry preserve on top, then dipped em in almond milk. Not too shabby.

    4 stars

    • Marisa
      December 5, 2017 at 6:56 AM (2 years ago)
      Thanks, John! It’s a good base for lots of mix-ins. Love the jam addition! Reply
  9. Cora
    January 15, 2018 at 5:21 PM (2 years ago)
    Do they last longer if you keep them in the fridge? Reply
    • Marisa
      January 16, 2018 at 3:22 AM (2 years ago)
      Yes. They do. You can keep them in the fridge and pop them in the toaster oven to freshen them up. Reply
  10. Sandra
    February 3, 2018 at 12:01 PM (2 years ago)
    I was sceptical, but these are amazing. I was looking for no added sugar cookie options and bingo. They really taste nice.

    5 stars

    • Marisa
      February 3, 2018 at 12:04 PM (2 years ago)
      Haha! Thanks for taking a chance and trying the recipe. So glad you like them! Reply
  11. Danielle
    April 10, 2018 at 10:56 AM (2 years ago)
    Thank you for the recipe. These were quick and easy! I used almond butter instead of peanut butter and added some coconut flakes and cinnamon to experiment a bit. They were delicious!

    5 stars

    • Marisa
      April 10, 2018 at 11:20 AM (2 years ago)
      Thanks so much, Danielle! I make these with almond butter from time to time as well! Your version sounds yummy! Reply
  12. Susan
    May 5, 2019 at 11:18 AM (6 months ago)
    I have made the 2 ingredient cookies with 1 mashed smooth banana and 1C oats. I always add a 3rd ingredient. Like 1/2 peanut butter ( your recipe!), 1/2C chocolate chips, 1/2C raisins or 1/2C sunflower kernels. Any way you make them these cookies are so yummy good!

    5 stars

    • Marisa
      May 5, 2019 at 12:27 PM (6 months ago)
      Oooh. I like the idea to add the sunflower kernels! Definitely doing that next time. Thanks for your message, Susan! Reply
  13. Erin
    October 10, 2019 at 4:06 AM (1 month ago)
    I found these cookies to be very gummy and way too chewy. Will need to tweak the recipe to make it more appealing to my family.

    3 stars

    • Marisa
      October 10, 2019 at 8:44 AM (1 month ago)
      Hi Erin, These are intended to be chewy in a good way but I'm not sure what would have caused them to turn out gummy. Sorry to hear they didn't work for you. Let us know if you tweak the recipe. Reply

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