Banana Oatmeal Cookies on cooling rack

Dessert / Snacks

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Approximately 20 cookies (2–3 cookies per serving)

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes


Tools You'll Need

  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Electric Mixer
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Whisk
  • Tablespoon or Small Ice Cream Scoop
  • 2 Baking Sheets
  • Parchment Paper or Silpat Non-Stick Sheet


  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 extra-large egg
  • 1 small ripe banana, mashed
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven

    Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Line baking sheets

    Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or use a Silpat.

  3. Whisk dry ingredients

    In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon, and set aside.

  4. Cream butter and sugar

    In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugars on medium speed until fluffy.

  5. Add additional ingredients

    Add the egg, mashed banana, and vanilla extract to the butter and sugar mixture. Mix in until fully incorporated.

  6. Stir in dry ingredients

    Using a wooden spoon, stir in the flour and oat mixture until just combined and no streaks of flour remain.

  7. Stir in carrots and chopped walnuts

    Stir in the carrots and chopped walnuts.

  8. Scoop dough

    Using a tablespoon or small ice cream scoop, drop a heaping tablespoon of the dough onto prepared baking sheets, using your hand or the back of a spoon flatten very slightly. (You should get 6–8 cookies per sheet.)

  9. Bake

    Place both baking sheets in the preheated oven for about 10–12 minutes, or until cookies become light brown at the edges. Repeat with any remaining dough.

  10. Cool

    Remove cookies from baking sheets to a cooling rack and cool completely before serving.