Oatmeal Banana Coconut Cookies

These are absolutely amazing — healthy AND delicious! There’s just something about banana, oats, and coconut that goes together perfectly!


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 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.



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  1. 1

    Question before I make these wonderful looking cookies–did you use old fashion oats or quick/instant oats?? They look amazing!! Have you tried Agave in place of the maple syrup? Thanks

  2. 3

    ooh I’m excited to try these :)

  3. 4

    Mmmm. I like banana and coconut – never thought to put them together in a cookie though. Thanks! :-D
    PS – Happy Halloween! :-)

  4. 5

    These look amazing and I have all of these ingredients on hand — making them asap :) I am also wondering how they would be with pumpkin in place of banana and some pumpkin pie spice in addition to cinnamon – think that would be a good combo or a baking flop (’cause I’m good at those haha)??

    • 6

      If you change them, I’d probably try using pumpkin instead of the yogurt… Adding pumpkin pie spice might be weird though with the coconut? Honestly I’d recommend just having them as is :) They are great!

  5. 7

    these look great, i’m baking them today! could you use honey instead of the maple syrup, or would that be weird? if i i only have the sweetened stuff (yuck), can i use that and use less?

    • 8

      You could try the honey! I wouldn’t use the sweetened syrup, bleh. I’d recommend either honey (which may or may not be as good… let me know if you try it) or go buy some of the real maple syrup! :)

      • 9

        they were great! thanks for the recipe. i’m amazed at how healthy it is. the honey worked well; i’m sure the maple syrup was better, but i just used what was in my house at the time. the cookies were so soft and chewy- the combination of banana and coconut were great, and the chocolate chips were a good addition. definitely will make these ones again! :)

  6. 11

    I love the simplicity of this recipe. I’ve made them a few times already and loved them.

    Coconut+bananas+ chocolate can never go wrong :)

  7. 12

    I hope you don’t mind if I put this into the recipe database on Sparkpeople? I love your recipes – I have the microwave oatmeal all the time – and I think they will be super helpful in getting back on track with healthy eating!

  8. 15

    Just made them…..LOVE THEM! I adore the soft & chewy texture. You have included so many of my favorite foods in one little bite of heaven. :) I did replace the maple syrup with Agave Amber…..worked fabulous! Agave is a new staple in my kitchen so using it in recipes is so much fun. Thank you very much for creating this little gem! (I found you on Sparkpeople BTW)

  9. 16

    What can you use instead of yogurt? Thanks! Looking forward to making them!

  10. 18

    I made these today, and from someone who usually tosses bananas when they become just slightly brown…. I am LOVING these. 2/3 of my kids need to warm up to them though, but one of those kids is not a chocolate fan.

  11. 19

    I freeze my over ripe. bananas . Would it still be 2 or should it be 3 . They lose volume when frozen

  12. 21

    These look fabulous!

    I’m lactose intolerant – could i use unsweetened apple sauce in place of the yogurt or would you recommend something else?

  13. 23

    They look great. I’m thinking of doubling up the recipe as they wont last long in our house!How long do they keep for?

  14. 25

    I just made these and all ready ate 5! They are extremely yummy and nutritious. I hope that my kids like them as well!

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