Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies

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These vegan breakfast cookies take just 3 ingredients and 15 minutes to make! 

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. 

These 3-ingredient breakfast cookies have no added sugar. Natural peanut butter is just peanuts and salt – so no sugar there. The banana delivers the 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. 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!

4.84 from 6 votes
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
15 mins

These vegan breakfast cookies take just 3 ingredients and 15 minutes to make! 

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 143 kcal
Author: Marisa Moore, RDN
  • 2 small very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter crunchy or creamy
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a half baking sheet with oil.

  2. Mash the bananas in a bowl.
  3. Add the oats and peanut butter. Mix.
  4. Roll, then flatten 10-12 small cookies (5-6 large) and place on the prepared baking sheet.

  5. Bake at 350°F for about 12 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown, as shown.
Recipe Notes

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!

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 143
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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20 Comments on Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies

  1. Laurina Roo @sweetenedbyplants
    July 11, 2016 at 10:23 AM (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 years ago)
    Just made some breakfast cookies! Love them.
  6. Karolina
    August 15, 2017 at 8:27 AM (1 year 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!
    • Marisa
      August 15, 2017 at 8:35 AM (1 year ago)
      Thanks, Karolina! That all sounds sooo good. I love them with blueberries added! Reply
  7. Anna
    August 16, 2017 at 7:53 PM (1 year ago)
    These are delicious! I added some cocoa powder and vanilla, and it really gave them an amazing flavor. Great recipe!
    • Marisa
      August 17, 2017 at 5:34 AM (1 year 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 (12 months 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.
    • Marisa
      December 5, 2017 at 6:56 AM (12 months 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 (10 months ago)
    Do they last longer if you keep them in the fridge? Reply
    • Marisa
      January 16, 2018 at 3:22 AM (10 months 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 (10 months ago)
    I was sceptical, but these are amazing. I was looking for no added sugar cookie options and bingo. They really taste nice.
    • Marisa
      February 3, 2018 at 12:04 PM (10 months 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 (7 months 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!
    • Marisa
      April 10, 2018 at 11:20 AM (7 months ago)
      Thanks so much, Danielle! I make these with almond butter from time to time as well! Your version sounds yummy! Reply

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