Tara Barker

Yummy, healthy, gluten-free, vegan - and blow-your-mind easy
12 cookies
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When there’s no flour, no yeast and no home delivery, how do you make cookies? 

I experimented with several no-flour cookie recipes flooding the interwebs to find the best – and these banana oat cookies are winners. They’re sweet, but with no added sugar, just three ingredients and so easy even toddlers can have fun helping you bake.

The three ingredients: banana, oats and chocolate chips. Credit: Tara Barker

These cookies are best eaten on the day they’re made, when they’re crispy outside and soft inside. They get chewier the next day… but they’re so delicious you will probably eat them all in one day anyway! Keep scrolling for the recipe:

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  • 2 large or 3 small bananas
  • 1 cup rolled or instant oats (or half of each)
  • ⅓ cup white or milk chocolate chips or chocolate buttons
  • ⅓ cup sultanas (optional)
  • Cinnamon powder or cocoa powder, for decoration (optional)

Preheat oven to 170 C. In a bowl, Mash banana, add oats and white or milk chocolate chips. 


Add sultanas, raisins or chopped apple if you like them. Stir well to combine.


Drop spoonfuls of mix onto a cookies sheet lined with baking paper or parchment. Or roll mix between your hands to make balls about 2 cm across.


Flatten balls slightly with a fork. Sprinkle with cinnamon or cocoa, if you’re feeling fancy.


Bake for 12-15 minutes until cookie tops are golden. Allow to cool on the tray – these cookies are soft when they come out of the oven and get more crisp and easier to move when they’re cool.

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