Banana Cookie Dough


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This no-bake, 5-minute banana cookie dough recipe is delicious and will satisfy your midnight dessert cravings! Egg-free and no raw flour needed.

banana cookie dough with a spoon.

Growing up, I could never resist tasting raw cake batter or cookie dough. I mean, to this day, I still can’t resist!

If you’ve ever wanted to eat a bowl of banana bread batter, you’ll love this banana cookie dough. Comforting and satisfying, it is the perfect last-minute healthy dessert! 

Table of Contents
  1. Why you’ll love this recipe
  2. Ingredients Needed
  3. How to make banana cookie dough
  4. Flavor variations and substitutions
  5. Storage instructions
  6. More tasty cookie dough recipes to try
  7. Frequently asked questions
  8. Banana Cookie Dough (Recipe Card)

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • It is healthier. Made without preservatives, butter, or sugar, it is also naturally sweetened with banana and contains nourishing oat flour and healthy fats from almond butter!
  • It is safe to eat. Most store-bought recipes contain raw flour and eggs, which increase the chances of salmonella infection! With this egg-free and oat-flour recipe, you can safely enjoy spoonfuls of delicious cookie dough.
  • One-bowl recipe. The best part of this recipe is that you can make this dough in a bowl! Less utensils to clean up after!

What I love about this recipe is that it takes less than 5 minutes to make! So, when I have a dessert or a snack emergency, this is my go-to recipe!

Ingredients Needed

You need only six simple ingredients to make this quick and easy cookie dough. And you’re likely to find them all in your pantry. Here’s what you’ll need.

  • Banana. Mash an overripe banana for this recipe. Because we’re not adding any extra sugar, we want bananas to be sweet enough to sweeten the cookie dough naturally.
  • Oat flour. To get the dough consistency and the moreish chewiness. You can also make it using coconut flour. That way, you’ll land with a gluten-free recipe!
  • Almond butter. I’ve used almond butter, but you can substitute it with peanut or cashew butter. 
  • Maple syrup. Adds a touch of extra sweetness and helps to thin out the mixture.
  • Cinnamon. For the subtle spice flavor.
  • Vanilla extract. It wonderfully complements banana and cinnamon flavors.
  • Chocolate chips. A handful of chocolate chips make everything a little better. I love that they add a chunky texture to this otherwise creamy cookie dough.

Find the printable recipe with measurements below.

This instant banana cookie dough is one of my go-to pajama party or movie night snacks. Huddle up your kids and get them mixing! Here’s the recipe.

  1. Make the dough. Combine mashed banana, almond butter, oat flour, and cinnamon in a bowl. Stir in vanilla extract and fold chocolate chips.
  2. Serve. Chill for half an hour in the fridge or serve immediately.
banana cookie dough.

Flavor variations and substitutions

  • Add protein powder. Make high-protein cookie dough by adding a scoop of protein powder to the dough mixture. I love how I can snack guilt-free on this high-protein cookie dough!  
  • Snicker-inspired dough! If you like a little crunch, add ½ a cup of toasted peanuts to the dough and use peanut butter instead of almond butter. You’ll love the Snickers-like flavor profile of this dough.
  • Make it gluten-free. Use certified gluten-free oat flour or coconut flour to make this vegan cookie dough free of gluten, too!
  • Salt it. Sprinkle a pinch of flaky sea salt for a lovely flavor contrast.

Storage instructions

To store. Refrigerate the banana cookie dough in a sealed container and consume it within a week.

To freeze. While it takes only 5 minutes to make this dough, you can always make a big batch and freeze it for three months. Thaw it overnight in the refrigerator to enjoy!

banana bread cookie dough.

Frequently asked questions

Is this recipe vegan?

If you use dairy-free chocolate chips, you’ll end up with a vegan banana cookie dough recipe.

Can I make this recipe without oat flour?

You can substitute oat flour with blanched almond flour or heat-treated all-purpose flour to make this recipe. If using coconut flour, use half the amount of oat flour.


banana cookie dough recipe.
5 from 44 votes
This no-bake, 5-minute banana cookie dough recipe is delicious and will satisfy your midnight dessert cravings! Egg-free and no raw flour needed.
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 minute
Total: 6 minutes



  • In a mixing bowl, add the banana and mash it well. Add the oat flour, almond butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla extract and mix until combined. Fold through the chocolate chips.
  • Transfer the banana cookie dough to a bowl and serve immediately or refrigerate for it to thicken.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 199mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 25IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 18g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    This is so delicious! I used a peanut butter protein powder & peanut butter as my nut butter choice, I love the combo of PB and Banana! I will definitely be making this one often. Thank you!

  2. Oooo, Big Man. You ROCK! How do you come up with such inventive recipes? I had some really ripe (should I even say past the eating stage) leftover bananas and didn’t know if they could be saved. The weather had turned unexpectedly hot and I didn’t want to turn on the oven. AND I’d just gone on a shopping trip and filled my refrigerator and freezer for the week so I needed something that would take up very little space. Voila! I found your recipe for Edible Banana Bread Batter. I browsed around your blog. You have a lot of creative healthy recipes I’m looking forward to making. Since I’m not a very creative person, I am grateful that you are and you are willing to share. Thank you.

  3. I am eating it as im typing this and its really good, im impressed lol insanely easy using everyday item, thanks!

    1. Hi Rebecca! You can omit it, but substitute it with oat flour/oats and add a little extra sweetener 🙂

  4. You have to put it in thr microwave when everything is mixed together for just a few seconds and it’s so delicious!

  5. It looks like I’m a bit late to comment but I am totally thanking the Pinterest Gods for bringing me to your website! I just made this banana bread batter with almond flour and it was absolutely heavenly. Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

  6. Okay, forget what I said about your previous cake batters – this is where it’s at!! I’ve only ever once had a bite of banana bread and it wasn’t my piece of cake but (mashed) bananas? Yes please!
    Lame threats? I can only think of the very serious threat of not being allowed to watch TV for days if I made a mistake. Those were some sad days …

  7. CYNTHIAAAAA!! I love her… one of the real unsung heros of Rugrats, along with reptar…and Suzie Carmichael…
    Can we sit and watch rugrats reruns together while eating this batter?

  8. Yes, I used to lick cookie dough batter from the big jar when I was a kid! And my mom always told me I’d get salmonella and heart disease! Hehe, well now that I found this vegan banana bread batter, not only will this be my first time trying raw banana bread batter but I won’t get the stomach problems from regular dough! This looks incredible–so creamy and banana-licious!

  9. I’ve eaten a lot of raw batter and never gotten sick. It’s a scam. LOL I try to tell my kids now they can’t have the raw batter and then they see me sneaking it…

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