Oatmeal Banana Coconut Cookies

Oh. My. God.

These cookies might be one of the most amazing things I’ve ever made.



One of my college BFFs, Turner, was telling me yesterday about some Banana Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies that she made from a recipe in the cookbook Clean Food (must find this!), and they sounded so good I was inspired to adapt my own version!

They came out absolutely amazing — healthy AND delicious? Sign me up! There’s just something about banana, oats, and coconut that goes together perfectly!


Oatmeal Banana Coconut Cookies

Makes 15 — 20 cookies, depending on size!



  • 1 C oats
  • 2/3 C whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 C unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 Tbsp. finely ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt


  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 C nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 C pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 C raisins (or dried cranberries, or chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients, and then slowly add wet to dry, stirring gently until mostly uniform (there will probably still be some banana chunks, it’s fine!).

Spoon batter onto a cooking-sprayed or nonstick cookie sheet (or two, depending how large or small you want the cookies).

Bake about 14 minutes until lightly browned.


These are so great! Quick and easy to make, too.

The different flavors play upon each other beautifully, they aren’t too sweet, and they have a nice and soft, moist texture. YUM! And they’re healthy to boot!


Enjoy :)

Just the perfect thing for Tina’s “Cookie Friday”, right? ;)


  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!

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