Healthy Vegan Cookies – 4 Ingredients!


Healthy Vegan Cookies Are Made With Just 4 Ingredients banana, oatmeal, peanut butter and chocolate chips for a quick and healthy snack that you can happily offer to children. Vegan and gluten-free!

No more healthy vegan cookies stacked in a small white dish with a jug of milk in the background.No more healthy vegan cookies stacked in a small white dish with a jug of milk in the background.

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links.

This article was sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

You will love these healthy vegan cookies! They are moist, sweet and full of flavor in every bite. They’re so good, you won’t believe they’re made with just 4 easy ingredients!

Yes, these cookies are made from a combination of peanut butter, oats, bananas and chocolate chips for a delicious and healthy treat that you can happily eat.

And best of all? This vegan cookie recipe is very versatile! Feel free to substitute peanuts, raisins, pumpkin seeds, or cranberries for the chocolate chips. Whatever you do, you’ll love these easy vegan cookies.


Step-by-step recipe video


Recommended Ingredients and Equipment

Nothing extraordinary to see here! This vegan cookie recipe only requires 4 easy-to-find ingredients; most of which you probably already have on hand! And this recipe offers a ton of variations!

Here’s everything you’ll need:

Peanut butter, chocolate chips, bananas and oatmeal measured on a white marble counterPeanut butter, chocolate chips, bananas and oatmeal measured on a white marble counter

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Old-fashioned oatsBob’s Red Mill is my favorite brand of oatmeal and the only one I recommend. They offer a great selection of non-GMO whole grains to support a healthy lifestyle for everyone. Find out why I love Bob’s Red Mill below. Note: If you are eating gluten free, be sure to research Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats.
  • Bananas – Use overripe bananas. This gives the recipe more sweetness and flavor while being easier to mash and incorporate with other ingredients.
  • Natural peanut butter – Allergic to peanuts? No problem! This can be replaced with any nut or seed butter.
  • Vegan Chocolate Chips – Feel free to swap them out for raisins, cranberries, or a variety of nuts and seeds.

My favorite oats

Bob's Red Mill Oats on a white marble counter Bob's Red Mill Oats on a white marble counter

Bob’s Red Mill is a 100% employee-owned company, one of only 8,000 companies in the United States to achieve this spectacular feat. If that wasn’t enough to get excited about, they also offer one of the largest ranges of whole grain organic foods in the country.

For more than three decades, the company has been committed to providing people around the world with the highest quality whole grain foods available. All of their products are kosher certified and made with ingredients from non-GMO seeds. Their minimally processed foods are as close to nature as possible, and they package everything in clear bags so you can see the quality of their products for yourself!

And you can taste the difference! These oats are thick, rich in flavor, perfectly textured and simply the best on the market.

Find Bob’s Red Mill at your local grocery store to see why I’m such a big fan of their fabulous product line.

Recommended equipment

For this cookie recipe you will need a a mixing bowl, basic kitchen equipment, a baking sheet, silicone baking matsand one wire cooling rack. (<


Step by step instructions

Step One – Mash the Banana

Side by side: Full bananas on a marble counter.  Mashed bananas in a white bowl.Side by side: Full bananas on a marble counter.  Mashed bananas in a white bowl.

First, place the bananas in a bowl and mash them with a potato masher or the back of a wooden spoon until almost smooth. A few lumps are okay!

Pro tip: Use overripe bananas. This gives the recipe more sweetness and flavor while being easier to mash and incorporate into the remaining ingredients.

Step Two – Combine Ingredients

Cookie dough crushed together and in a white bowlCookie dough crushed together and in a white bowl

Then add the oatmeal and peanut butter. Stir to combine. Add chocolate chips or your favorite mix-ins.

Taste and adjust. If the dough is too dry, add a little more peanut butter. If the dough is too wet, add ¼ cup more rolled oats.

Step Three – Bake the Cookies

Raw cookies measured and placed on a baking sheet lined with parchment paperRaw cookies measured and placed on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

Finally, drop spoonfuls of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown on the outside with a thin crust.

Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Serve and store

Portion – Serve immediately as an afternoon snack or evening dessert. These cookies are healthy, delicious, and kid-approved!

Storage -Store uneaten cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can also freeze leftover cookies in an airtight container for up to 2 months. Let thaw for 30 minutes before eating.

Tips and tricks

  1. Make sure you use ripe bananas. This adds sweetness to the recipe. Ripe bananas are also easier to incorporate into the batter.
  2. I use natural peanut butter which tends to be softer than conventional peanut butter. If you use conventional peanut butter, consider adding ¼ to ½ banana extra.
  3. These cookies are delicious on their own, but also provide an ideal basis for many complementary options. A few of my favorite supplements are raisins, chia seeds, walnuts, and vanilla extract.

Frequently asked questions

Can I substitute peanut butter?

For sure! If you have a peanut allergy or just don’t like peanut butter, you can swap it for any other type of nut or seed butter.

Why is my dough collapsing?

Since all nut butters have slightly different consistencies and bananas come in different sizes, you may just need to make minor adjustments to get the right dough texture. If the dough is too sticky, add additional oats. If it falls apart, you’ll need to add a little more nut butter. In the end, the dough should hold easily without sticking to your fingers.

Can I omit the chocolate?

For sure! This recipe is very versatile! Feel free to replace the chocolate chips with raisins, peanuts, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds.


More Vegan Cookie Recipes

Healthy Vegan Cookies

Healthy Vegan Cookies Are Made With Just 4 Ingredients banana, oatmeal, peanut butter and chocolate chips for a quick and healthy snack that you can happily offer to children. Vegan and gluten-free!

To print Pin Rate

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Servings: 12 cookies

Calories: 77kilocalories

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  • Place the bananas in a bowl and mash them with a potato masher or the back of a wooden spoon. Mash them until the bananas are almost smooth. A few lumps are okay.

  • Once the bananas are mashed, add the oats and peanut butter, stirring until well combined. Add the chocolate chips. Taste and adjust. If the dough is too dry, add a little more peanut butter. If the dough is too wet, add ¼ cup more rolled oats.

  • Drop small spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet. and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Until lightly browned. Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a cooling rack.

Remarks

Serve and store –Serve immediately as an afternoon snack or evening dessert. These cookies are healthy, delicious, and kid-approved! Store uneaten cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can also freeze leftover cookies in an airtight container for up to 2 months. Recipe Tips
  1. Make sure you use ripe bananas. This adds sweetness to the recipe. Ripe bananas are also easier to incorporate into the batter.
  2. These cookies are delicious on their own, but also make a great base for many add-on options. A few of my favorite supplements are raisins, chia seeds, walnuts, and vanilla extract.
  3. If you are allergic to peanuts, you can replace it with any other type of nut butter.
  4. For gluten-free cookies, be sure to look for gluten-free oats.
Variants -For a gluten-free version, use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Rolled Oats. Troubleshooting -Since all nut butters have slightly different consistencies and bananas come in different sizes, you may just need to make minor adjustments to get the right dough texture. If the dough is too sticky, add additional oats. If it falls apart, you’ll need to add a little more nut butter. In the end, the dough should hold easily without sticking to your fingers.

Nutrition

Calories: 77kilocalories | Carbohydrates: teng | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 15UI | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.5mg

@mydarlingvegan on Instagram
If you try this recipe, take a photo and share it on Instagram. Make sure to tag @mydarlingvegan so I can see your creations!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *