These cookies are: ridiculously easy to make, quick, made with no flour, no butter, and no eggs, and are chewy and DELICIOUS! I make them at least once a week, and because there are only 5 ingredients — all of which you likely already have in your kitchen at this very moment — you can make them at a moment’s notice. I think this would be the perfect first recipe to try with a toddler or young child who is interested in cooking — since there are no eggs, and the ingredients are so simple, it would be a great first cooking experience!
Also, because these are made with filling ingredients like bananas, oats, and peanut butter — these cookies will actually fill you up and satisfy your hunger, as opposed to traditional flour/butter/sugar cookies. Sometimes I omit the brown sugar and replace the chocolate chips with raisins, and it looks like a cookie, and acts like a cookie, but is basically a little healthy ball of deliciousness.
Easy 5 Ingredient Cookies (Flour-free, egg-free, and butter-free). Recipe by Neshikot.com
2 ripe bananas (small-medium)
1 cup quick oats (or slightly more if using large bananas)
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup chocolate chips (or use a little more, if you want them super chocolaty!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mash bananas well with a fork. Mix in oats, peanut butter, brown sugar, and chocolate chips. Use a spoon to scoop out about 12 cookies onto the cookie sheet.
Bake for about 15-17 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cook on cookie sheet for about 5-10 minutes before removing and serving.
It’s ideal to use very ripe bananas for this recipe. A very ripe banana will increase the natural sweetness.
If you’d like to make these healthier, simply omit the brown sugar and replace the chocolate chips with something like raisins. They will still be delicious, just less sweet!
If you end up using two large bananas, be sure to increase the oats to about 1 1/4 cups or 1 1/2 cups (see photo of batter above to get an idea for ideal consistency).
If you have a peanut allergy, you can easily omit the peanut butter and they will still come out great! I like to include the peanut butter because I find them more filling, but I’ve also made them without it and they were still delicious.