3 ingredient oatmeal cookies are so decadent that you won’t believe how simple they are. With just 3 simple ingredients, you can make the best oatmeal cookies loaded with chocolate.
3 ingredient oatmeal cookies
Whenever we have a craving for something sweet, I make these 3 ingredient oatmeal cookies because they are just so easy. Seriously, they are the easiest cookies ever to make!
Plus, I can justify eating the chocolate because of the banana that is also in these. It’s all about balance right? 🙂
Each bite is so ooey and gooey thanks to the chocolate chips and makes for such a delicious treat. Add a cold glass of milk and oh my goodness! Yum!
Your family will love these 3 ingredient oatmeal cookies recipe!
Oatmeal cookies 3 ingredients:
- ripe bananas
- old fashioned rolled oats
- chocolate chips
That is really all that you need to make the best Oatmeal cookies. No flour needed and these come together to make delicious cookies.
How to make 3 ingredient banana oatmeal cookies:
First, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Next, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Give the oatmeal a quick spin in a food processor or mixer, for about 1-2 seconds.
Do NOT turn the oatmeal into a fine flour if you want your cookies to have a nice, crumbly texture. This process is important for your cookies to hold together.
Pour all of your ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
Spoon the mixture or use a cookie scoop on the lined baking sheet and mold the cookies with your fingers. I made 6 cookies, but you could make them smaller to make more if you would like.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. It is that simple to make these cookies.
Keep reading for the full recipe.
Tips for making the best oatmeal cookies.
You can scoop the cookie mixture with a spoon but I prefer to use cookie scoops. It helps to make each cookie more uniform and saves time as well.
I have had mine for several years and I use them for all types of baking. I bought the 3 pack and used the smallest of the 3 scoops for these 3 ingredient cookies (and almost all my cookies) and they were just the right size for adults and kids.
The other sizes are perfect for other recipes or meatballs and such. Trust me, they will get lots of use and are well worth the small investment.
We have even used an ice cream scoop but I do prefer the smaller cookie scoops. You will use these frequently so it is definitely a great kitchen gadget to have.
Another tip is to use baking mats. Amazon has them on sale right now.
These keep your cookies from burning on the bottom and they help them cook evenly. Plus it saves you money by not having to use parchment paper all the time. 😉
We are always making something so these these get a lot of use as well. I have saved a lot of money since they are reusable.
If you don’t have a set, they are a great investment and not very expensive at all.
What other variations can I try with 3 ingredient oatmeal cookies recipe?
- Add brown sugar. Yum!
- Try using peanut butter chips for lots of extra flavor. You can either use this as a substitution for the chocolate or mix them together.
- Dark Chocolate Chips are also tasty.
- You can use white chocolate chips.
Feel free to make these your own and try new things. We have even added almond butter.
This so easy and makes it possible to whip up something quickly for your family without taking a ton of time or money. You probably already have what you need to make these delicious and simple 3 ingredient cookies.
Plus, you can easily try some new variations to accommodate what you already have. By shopping when things are on sale and using what you already have, you can save money on groceries.
This is a huge help to our budget. Plus, this is a great way to get the kids to eat extra fruit since there are bananas in the cookies.
Try making 3 ingredient oatmeal cookies today!
This is a great dairy free option and so easy to make. The chewy texture is delicious and even the kids will love these.
Give these a try and let us know what you think. They are super easy and so tasty!
These are so easy to make when you want cookies but need something fast. With only 3 ingredients, they are super easy.
Print this easy oatmeal cookie recipe below:
3 ingredient oatmeal cookies are so decadent that you won't believe how simple they are. With just 3 ingredients, you can make the best oatmeal cookies.
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Give the oatmeal a quick spin in a food processor or mixer, for about 1-2 seconds. Do NOT turn the oatmeal into a fine flour if you want your cookies to have a nice, crumbly texture. This process is important for your cookies to hold together.
- Pour all of your ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
Spoon preparation onto the lined baking sheet and mold the cookies with your fingers. I made 6 cookies, but you could make them smaller to make more.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
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