These cookies are nutritious, as well as delicious.

Advertisement

Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

    Advertisement
  • In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Stir in oats, dates, oil, and vanilla. Mix well, and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly brown.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

56 calories; 0.8 g protein; 8.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 0.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (1043)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2004
These are very, very good and healthy! I used chunky applesauce instead of the oil and spiced rum instead of vanilla. I also added about 1/3 cup honey and another 1/2 cup of oatmeal, and left out the dates. They were SO easy and SO quick!! They didn't make a big mess of my kitchen either; no flour or milk or whatever to spill everywhere. I will definitely make them again! Read More
(822)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/09/2003
I would not recomend serving these cookies to anyone other than infants toddlers or children or people who are diabetic or dieting. I "doctored" these up with cinnamin cloves 1 tsp of rum extract and used raisins instead of the dates. They were pretty blah anyways. Great recipe for babies just learning to eat on their own my 1yr old liked them. Read More
(77)
1297 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 579
  • 4 star values: 376
  • 3 star values: 161
  • 2 star values: 81
  • 1 star values: 100
Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2004
These are very, very good and healthy! I used chunky applesauce instead of the oil and spiced rum instead of vanilla. I also added about 1/3 cup honey and another 1/2 cup of oatmeal, and left out the dates. They were SO easy and SO quick!! They didn't make a big mess of my kitchen either; no flour or milk or whatever to spill everywhere. I will definitely make them again! Read More
(822)
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2003
My children love these cookies! I have made them with other dried fruits, chopped apples, even mini chocolate chips! I've also baked them in a bar pan for quick soft granola bars. Use parchment paper or grease pan--the banana caramelizes leaving a sticky residue. This is my favorite kid snack recipe! Read More
(454)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is a great recipe, the cookies were moist, chewy & very sweet despite being sugar free. The texture is really good. I used chopped dried apricots and raisins instead of dates. They don't spread so you need to flatten them, they turn out the same shape they go in. Make sure you add some spices to it like cinnamon and nutmeg. Loved these, And I don't feel as guilty! Read More
(376)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2004
This was a very good recipe. After reading the comments below I added 3 diced apples, 1/4 cup of walnuts, 1 more cup of oatmeal, 1 tsp each of cinnamon and nutmeg, used the applesauce instead of the oil, added 1/4 cup of coconut, 1/4 cup of wheat germ and 1/2 cup of honey. I also reduced the heat to 325 and the time to 15 minutes. It sounds like it was a lot more work but I found it absolutely delicious and the apples made it VERY juicy. I also greased the cookie sheet with Pam. My son (4) helped me make them and I had to put him on "time-out" for reaching onto the cookie sheet on the stove for another while I wasn't looking. I guess they're good! Read More
(327)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2006
These cookies are my favorite healthy treat! I too substitute the oil for applesauce and add nuts, cinnamon, cranberries and raisins. I am not a big fan of dates so I leave them out. I have made these at least 10 times already using all different sorts of dried fruit combinations. They are even good with dried blueberries. Thanks for an excellent recipe! Read More
(201)
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2005
These are great little healthy cookie bites. Bananas and dates make a great sweetener and if you add a bit of cinnamon cloves allspice (or whatever) they end up tasting like little banana bread bites. Very good. Very addicting. If you like your cookies sugar-sweet or crispy then they aren't for you. Sweetness relies on the ripeness of the bananas and sweetness of the dates (so they could be very sweet or only mildly so). Cookies turn out soft. I loved them and will definitely make them again. Read More
(163)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2009
What is with all the negative reviews on this recipe? I have been a "health nut" for many years, and this is the FIRST healthy cookie recipe that was actually good! I did follow others' substitutions and additions: 1/2 c applesauce instead of oil Added: 1/3 c honey 1/2 c oatmeal 1 tsp. each cinnamon and nutmeg 1/4 c walnuts The batch made 25 cookies, and here is the nutritional information that I calculated: 88 Calories 1g Total Fat 0 mg Cholesterol 1 mg Sodium 19 g Total Carbs 2 g Dietary Fiber 2 g Protein Read More
(156)
Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2003
The one thing to remember here is this is a HEALTHY cookie. I put nutmeg, cinnamon and extra vanilla in mine and used dried cranberries and dates. They burn very quickly so keep an eye on them. I think I'll try pressing them into bars with mini chocolate chips next. I took them to work and they were inhaled! Read More
(103)
Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2004
These were pretty good...although the oil was a bit much...I would definately subsitute for applesauce. Since these cookies don't spread when they bake I would also make the shape you want as an end product initially...I would also make the dough balls smaller so they bake crispier. This was a fun recipe though! Great for college because the ingredients were pretty available. Thanks!!!! Read More
(82)
Rating: 3 stars
09/09/2003
I would not recomend serving these cookies to anyone other than infants toddlers or children or people who are diabetic or dieting. I "doctored" these up with cinnamin cloves 1 tsp of rum extract and used raisins instead of the dates. They were pretty blah anyways. Great recipe for babies just learning to eat on their own my 1yr old liked them. Read More
(77)