3 Ingredient Flourless Banana Bread Cookies

Soft and chewy cookies which taste like banana bread but are healthy for you! Just one bowl and twelve minutes is needed to whip up these quick and easy cookies! Naturally gluten free, vegan and refined sugar free, these cookies have no flour, butter, oil or added sugar in them- The perfect snack! Check out the TESTED Paleo option too!

Healthy THREE Ingredient FLOURLESS Banana Bread Cookies- Thick, chewy and gooey banana bread cookies made with NO butter, NO oil and NO SUGAR- So easy and the perfect snack or dessert! {Vegan, gluten free recipe, paleo recipe option}- thebigmansworld.com

Oh, hi friends.

It’s the mid-week food party we all love and I’ve not only got a full day of eats to share but a delicious recipe. So it’s safe to say, I have an obsession recently with sharing recipes with well…not too many ingredients. From no bake bars, paleo flatbread and more recently, brownies– You’d be amazed at what can be recreated with some cheeky shortcuts in the kitchen.

Now let’s talk cookies. 

Healthy THREE Ingredient FLOURLESS Banana Bread Cookies- Thick, chewy and gooey banana bread cookies made with NO butter, NO oil and NO SUGAR- So easy and the perfect snack or dessert! {Vegan, gluten free recipe, paleo recipe option}- thebigmansworld.com

The infamous 3 ingredient banana cookies aren’t anything new- In fact, they were one of the first cookies I ever made growing up, thanks to the cereal box in most Australian households. I took the basis of that to share with you guys the three ingredient pumpkin cookies and the three ingredient applesauce cookies and today- The banana version.

While traditional 3 ingredient banana cookies call for rolled oats, I wanted them to have a more ‘bread’ like texture. For that, I used gluten free oat bran.

There are some recipes out there which call for just two ingredients- The mashed banana and the oats but to be honest, unless I had three overripe bananas per half cup of oats, I was presented with nothing more than hockey pucks.

To compensate, I added some smooth almond butter, but have definitely made this with my beloved peanut butter before too. 

Healthy THREE Ingredient FLOURLESS Banana Bread Cookies- Thick, chewy and gooey banana bread cookies made with NO butter, NO oil and NO SUGAR- So easy and the perfect snack or dessert! {Vegan, gluten free recipe, paleo recipe option}- thebigmansworld.com

These healthy three ingredient flourless banana bread cookies are your quick sweet fix with kitchen items you’d most likely have on hand.

These cookies are soft, chewy and if you use the gluten free oat bran, have a texture similar to a thick banana bread. Naturally gluten free and vegan, these cookies are also free from flour, butter, oil or added sugars- Hi 5 to bananas for sweetness! 

HACK! See those pretty chocolate chip like goodies embedded in them? I chose to use salted caramel chips and pretty much whipped my hair back and forth in excitement and cursed Australia for once again being behind the ball with baking chips.

NOTE- These chips are not gluten free for vegan so friends who follow either of those dietary lifestyles, use dairy free chips or simply omit. 

Healthy THREE Ingredient FLOURLESS Banana Bread Cookies- Thick, chewy and gooey banana bread cookies made with NO butter, NO oil and NO SUGAR- So easy and the perfect snack or dessert! {Vegan, gluten free recipe, paleo recipe option}- thebigmansworld.com

Make these healthy three ingredient flourless banana bread cookies and you can totally pass these beauties off as breakfast. Or lunch. Or dinner.

Well, I did. 

PALEO FRIENDS- Here is the PALEO OPTION of this recipe– It’s just as delicious and 3 Ingredients too! 

Three Ingredient Flourless Banana Bread Cookies

Soft and chewy cookies which taste like banana bread but are healthy for you! Just one bowl and twelve minutes is needed to whip up these quick and easy cookies! Naturally gluten free, vegan and refined sugar free, these cookies have no flour, butter, oil or added sugar in them- The perfect snack!
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Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld

Ingredients

  • 2 large overripe bananas mashed
  • 1 cup gluten free oat bran can sub for rolled or quick oats
  • 4 T smooth almond butter can sub for any nut butter of choice
  • Add ins of choice- Chocolate chips etc

PALEO option

  • Please see link above

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the bananas, oat bran and almond butter and mix very well. If batter is too thin, add more oats. Stir through add-ins of choice.
  • Using your hands or a cookie scoop, form into balls and set on the lined baking tray. Press each ball into a cookie shape and bake for 12 minutes, or until slightly firm on the edges and remove. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before enjoying!

Notes

Cookies are best kept refrigerated and are freezer friendly.
 Healthy THREE Ingredient FLOURLESS Banana Bread Cookies- Thick, chewy and gooey banana bread cookies made with NO butter, NO oil and NO SUGAR- So easy and the perfect snack or dessert! {Vegan, gluten free recipe, paleo recipe option}- thebigmansworld.com

 

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65 thoughts on “3 Ingredient Flourless Banana Bread Cookies

  1. I haven’t tried the avocado desserts yet but always wanted to taste the avocado mousse or pudding recipes I see floating around. I needed something to do with my abundance of overripe bananas – good recipe for them!

  2. I make “cookies” with rolled oats, banana, and chocolate chips for a quick snack quite often, but you’re right, these look more like cookies! I might could even convenience my husband.
    Thanks for the link-up. I’m glad your job provides you with lots of fun things to eat 🙂

  3. Whatever the question: chocolate is the answer. Any baked good is made better by adding chocolate chips. Or maybe salted caramel (!) chips but I can’t speak from experience here as – unfortunately – Germany is as behind as Australia.

  4. Wait, a breakfast sandwich without cheese or eggs? That sounds really upsetting and I’d be pissed.

    Second, one of my absolute favorite cookies is one they make on campus at work (working at a college = dangerous)- it’s a Reese’s cookie with PB and chocolate chunks in it. It’s amazing.

  5. I have never made an avocado dessert before. Avocados seldom make it beyond guacamole here…we’re talking several times a week…we are ADDICTED! Your cookies sound fabulous as usual and easy which is good. I am sharing my spicy carrot refrigerator pickles in your linkup because apparently a pickle tray is a thing in some areas at Thanksgiving…and its going to be in my house too, starting with this Thanksgiving. I grew up in the wrong part of the country…I LOVE pickles! I am so excited about the idea of a pickle tray! Woo hoo! I may not have room for turkey…

  6. i love this banana bread version of your famous no-bake cookies, banana bread always holds a special place in my heart 🙂 i’ve tried avocado mousse and it was pretty good but i had to use so much chocolate and maple syrup to mask the flavor of the avocado which probably reversed it’s health benefits lol. chocolate chips and pecans are my #1 fav add-in, although i need to get my hands on those salted caramel chips too!

  7. I could visit your site on a full stomach and instantly become hungry again! These look awesome and easy to make. In other words, I’m making them….now. And yes to sweet avocado treats! Cacao + stevia + avocado in blender and I’m set.

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