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Low-Fat Banana Oatmeal Cookies are the kind of cookies you can eat for breakfast without feeling too guilty since they are full of good-for-you breakfast ingredients like oatmeal, bananas and walnuts.

Especially if you have them with fruit and some Greek yogurt.

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Easy Banana Oatmeal Cookies

They're a perfect way to use up overripe bananas too.

It's best to use really ripe bananas for baking because your banana cookies, banana breads and banana muffins will turn out sweeter, moister and better tasting.

If you like banana bread, but are looking for something a little different, you will love these low-fat oatmeal banana cookies.

Or if you prefer, here's low-fat, gluten-free, vegan healthy banana cookies recipe for you.

Recipe Notes

This cookie dough needs to chill at least 10 minutes and up to 6 hours to let the dough firm up before baking.

The recipe specifies old-fashioned oats, which will produce the chewiest cookie. You can substitute quick-cooking oats, but your cookies will be less chewy.

Just be sure not to use quick cooking oats!

Because these cookies are low in fat, they are not going to spread out much (or at all) when you bake them.

So if you want, flatter cookies, press them down a bit with a spatula or the palm of your hand before baking.

How Many Calories and WW Points in these Cookies?

According to my calculations each cookie has 75 calories and:

4 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
2 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

To see your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, Click here!

Calories increase to 86, PointsPlus stay the same and SmartPoints will increase to *4 per cookie with the addition of nuts.

If you like these banana oat cookies, be sure to check out some of my other easy healthy cookie recipes including WW Chocolate Chip Cookies with Salted Peanuts, , No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies, Easy Trail Mix Cookies, and Low-Fat Banana Date Coconut Cookies

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Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Perfectly portion-controlled, these low-fat banana oatmeal cookies are a great banana bread alternative.

Prep Time15 minutes mins

Cook Time17 minutes mins

Total Time32 minutes mins

Servings (adjustable): 36

Calories: 75

Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1-½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup mashed really ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


  • In a medium size bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg until well blended and set aside.

  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer (affiliate link) on medium speed until well blended. Beat in the mashed bananas, applesauce, egg, and vanilla, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula (affiliate link) if necessary to make sure everything is well blended.

  • Stir in the flour mixture with the mixer on low speed, or with a wooden spoon (affiliate link), just until combined. Stir in the oats, and nuts (if using), just until combined.

  • Cover the dough and place in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes (or up to 6 hours) to firm up.

  • When you are ready to bake the cookies, preheat your oven to 350F degrees. For best results line cookie sheet with silicone liners or parchment paper. Alternatively, you can use ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets about 3 inches apart. (Because these cookies are low in fat, they are not going to spread out much - or at all - when you bake them. So if you want, flatter cookies, press them down a bit with a spatula, or the palm of your hand, before baking.)

  • Bake the cookies until their edges are golden brown, but they are still soft on top, about 15 to 17 minutes.

  • Remove from the oven and let the cookies rest on cookie sheets for several minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack with a spatula, and allow them to cool completely before storing.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1 cookie without nuts

Click here to see your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site.

4 *SmartPoints (Green plan)

4 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)

3 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)

2 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

Calories increase to 86, PointsPlus stay the same and SmartPoints increase to *4 with addition of nuts.

Nutrition Facts

Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Amount Per Serving (1 cookie without nuts)

Calories 75Calories from Fat 18

% Daily Value*

Fat 2g3%

Carbohydrates 13g4%

Fiber 1g4%

Protein 2g4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Cookies, Dessert, Snack

Cuisine: American

Keyword: banana breakfast cookies, banana oat cookies

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Source: Mom's Big Book of Cookies: 200 Family Favorites You'll Love Making And Your Kids Will Love Eating (affiliate link) by Lauren Chattman

*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.

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Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe | Simple Nourished Living (6)Martha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.

A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.

She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.

A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she's not experimenting in the kitchen, you're likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.

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