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Oatmeal Banana Coconut Cookies

 

 

I’m in LOVE with these Oatmeal Banana Coconut Cookies. The flavors of banana, coconut, and oats pair perfectly in fluffy, hearty cookies that make a perfect snack! They’re 100% whole wheat, free of refined sugar, and packed with healthy ingredients like Greek yogurt, flax seed, oats, and raisins.

Oatmeal Banana Coconut Cookies - the perfect healthy grab and go snack! Great for lunchbox treats or workout fuel. 100% whole wheat and refined sugar-free!

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I’ve been snacking on these nonstop lately! I make a batch during the weekend and store them in the freezer, then microwave them during the week when I’m craving something sweet. They’re delicious hot and fresh from the oven or hot and fresh from the microwave. ;)

Oatmeal Banana Coconut Cookies - the perfect healthy grab and go snack! Great for lunchbox treats or workout fuel. 100% whole wheat and refined sugar-free!

The key is to use ripe bananas for maximum flavor and natural sweetness. Unsweetened coconut adds nutty, toasty flavor without tons of sugar, and pure maple syrup adds just the right amount of sweetness and helps bind the cookies together. The result is a cookie that’s not too sweet but is packed with flavor.

Oatmeal Banana Coconut Cookies - the perfect healthy grab and go snack! Great for lunchbox treats or workout fuel. 100% whole wheat and refined sugar-free!

They’re super easy to make, too! Just stir together the dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately, then mix together until combined. Scoop the dough onto a baking sheet, bake, and voila – delicious cookies that are moist and fluffy, almost like an oatmeal banana coconut muffin top!

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Oatmeal Banana Coconut Cookies - the perfect healthy grab and go snack! Great for lunchbox treats or workout fuel. 100% whole wheat and refined sugar-free! Oatmeal Banana Coconut Cookies - the perfect healthy grab and go snack! Great for lunchbox treats or workout fuel. 100% whole wheat and refined sugar-free!

These would be perfect for packing in kids’ lunches for a sweet treat that’s still healthy – and they’d be equally delicious with chocolate chips or dried cranberries in place of the raisins!

Oatmeal Banana Coconut Cookies - the perfect healthy grab and go snack! Great for lunchbox treats or workout fuel. 100% whole wheat and refined sugar-free!

Here’s the full recipe:

Yields 12-15 cookies     adjust servings

Oatmeal Banana Coconut Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup raisins (or dried cranberries or chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients (oats through salt).
  3. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients (banana through vanilla), and then slowly add wet to dry, stirring gently until mostly uniform. There will probably still be some banana chunks, it’s fine!
  4. Spoon batter onto a cooking-sprayed or nonstick cookie sheet (or two, depending how large or small you want the cookies).
  5. Bake about 14 minutes until lightly browned.

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Oatmeal Banana Coconut Cookies - the perfect healthy grab and go snack! Great for lunchbox treats or workout fuel. 100% whole wheat and refined sugar-free!

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Comments

  1. 1

    YUM! I think I need to buy some coconut tonight so I can make these. :)

    I have a similar recipe that I’ve been trying to figure out how to ditch the butter in – the greek yogurt is a great idea!

  2. 3

    They look delicioooooouuus :)

  3. 4

    Gimme one!!!!

    They look amazing.

  4. 5

    Those look amazing!! I love the coconut + chocolate combo.. i had a coconut chocolate breakfast cookie yesterday.. delicious!

  5. 6

    I’m always looking for ways to use “overripe” bananas – this? PERFECT. Love the Spiral pic at the end ;) Getting crafty over here…

  6. 7

    You’re welcome!

    I made these cookies using chocolate chips, regular whole wheat flour, and canola oil instead of greek yogurt and they were amazing, although your substitutes sound pretty awesome as well!

    And I definitely recommend the Clean Food cookbook. The recipes are all simple and seasonal. The one bummer is there aren’t any pictures, and I love a cookbook with good food porn. ;)

  7. 9

    isn’t today national oatmeal cookie day? i’d say you celebrated in fine fashion :)

  8. 11

    Your gchat status totally lured me in, and, umm, yeah, I need to make these ASAP. They look and sound amazing!!

  9. 12

    These look phenomenal!!! I can’t wait to make them and gobble them right up! Luckily my husband doesn’t like coconut, so more for me!!!!

  10. 13

    I think I might have to make these with my so delicious coconut yogurt, look amazing!

  11. 14

    Those loooooook so yummy!! I might have to make them tomorrow, eat one, then freeze them so I don’t eat them all in one sitting…my self control only goes so far.

    Do you think I could use applesauce instead of Greek Yogurt? Alas, Greek yogurt is one of the few foods I sorely miss as a vegan.

  12. 16

    Yum! This look kind of like my grandmothers Chocolate Chip Banana Nugget, but a little healthier. I’ll have to give these a try!

  13. 17

    These look awesome. Are they truly that tasty?

  14. 19

    Anne – these look great! I’m definitely inspired. PS – I loved your PR reference in your last post…oh the days of sharing a cube space! If you’re ever in ATL, please let me know!

  15. 22
    Jen Robinson says:

    Ok- my charge for bringing you to the airport at the crack of dawn next Friday will be some of these cookies :P

  16. 23

    I never have luck with bananas in cookies because they always get mushy or grey by the second day. Guess you just have eat them quickly, right?!

  17. 24

    These look incredible Anne!

  18. 25

    Wowers, these sound grATE. However, I would definitely go for the chocolate chippers : )

  19. 26

    I just wanted to let everyone know that I tried this recipe out on the other night and they were a hit. I’ve been eating them with everything – yogurt, banana soft serve, crumbled on my oatmeal. YUM! Thanks Anne!

  20. 28

    Wow those look delicious. At first I almost thought they were no bake cookies

  21. 29

    holy heavens. these babies look mouth-watering!

  22. 30

    Hey Anne-
    I made these cookies and froze them so they would last longer..they taste amazing and I love how healthy they are!!
    Do you by any chance know the nutrition stats on them?
    Thanks! :)

    • 31

      I’m so glad you liked them! Unfortunately I don’t know the nutritional stats – but if you happen to calculate them, please let me know :)

  23. 32

    I made these pretty close to your exact recipe. Sifted whole wheat flour vs. pastry flour, sub’d a bit of cherry butter (like apple butter) and a bit of milk for the maple syrup since I was out and drizzled chocolate on top.
    They turned out really well, kind of like a muffin-cookie. They were a big hit at the office :)
    Thanks for the recipe!

  24. 33
    Allison Thompson says:

    Do you think you could use Almond Flour in place of the whole wheat flour?

    • 34

      I’m not sure — you could try and let me know if it works! It might change the texture a ton or be too dry, but I’m not sure…

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