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Ridiculously Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

These highly-addictive anytime cookies are “ridiculously” healthy and easy to make. Enjoy them for breakfast or pack them in school lunchbox or snack anytime. Go ahead….indulge!! They are TOTALLY GUILT-FREE.

Gluten-free (use gluten-free oats)


Vegan (use vegan chocolate chips)

No added fats

No added sugar

This cookie has it all!

Three more weeks for Easter and I’ve started craving for something sweet. Coffee without sugar has been the hardest for me and I’m that odd one that you might run into Starbucks, adding 3 or 4 packets of sugar for a tall cappuccino:) What can I say, I love my coffee sweet!!! Though I have been doing an awesome job of being sugar-free for lent (a pat on my back …. ), it is a little hard when everyone around you enjoys a sweet treat. Hence, the birth of my Ridiculously healthy oatmeal cookies.

What is so special about theses cookies?? Well, they miss the usual cookie ingredients – butter/flour/eggs/sugar. These cookies are mainly oats, sliced almonds, cranberries, chocolate chips that are bound together with mashed banana and almond butter. Just mix all ingredients, shape into cookies and bake.


-Use a very ripe banana, since that is the main source of sweetness.

-Raisins can be used instead of cranberries.

-A 2-tablespoon measure ice cream scoop comes in very handy. But, certainly not necessary.


Skill level – Easy

Ridiculously Healthy Oatmeal Cookies


1 very ripe banana (medium – large), mashed

1 cup old fashioned oats

1/4 cup almond butter

1/4 cup sliced almonds

1/4 cup dried cranberries

1/4 semi-sweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

2. Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl, until well combined.

3. Spoon 2 tablespoons measure dough on the prepared baking sheet, spacing evenly apart (cookies will not expand). Using your fingers or the back of a spoon, pat them gently into 2-inch circles.

5. Bake cookies in the middle rack of the oven for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown (turn pan around halfway through baking).

6. Place pan on a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 15 cookies




Tuesday 17th of July 2018

What is the calorie count for each cookie?

Maria Doss

Friday 20th of July 2018

Melissa, I'm sorry that I do not have calorie details for my recipes yet. But, you can refer to several free websites that offer these services ( eg:,


Saturday 14th of April 2018

Hello ma'am I m from India n here almond butter is difficult to find in the market can u plz suggest an alternative for almond butter.

Maria Doss

Sunday 15th of April 2018

Creamy peanut butter is a great substitute:)


Friday 19th of January 2018

Thanks for this awesomely delicious cookie recipe. I altered it and they were FANTASTIC! I added 1/8C. of peanut butter and 1/8 C. of softened butter 1/8 C. of almond flour Ground walnuts Goji berries instead of craisens

Maria Doss

Saturday 20th of January 2018

I love the addition of peanut and regular butter, it would have made it so flavorful. So glad you liked it:)

Maria T. Watkins

Saturday 11th of November 2017

I just made this! They smell great. Waiting for them to come out of the oven. Cant wait to taste !

Maria Doss

Sunday 12th of November 2017

Yaaaay!!! Hope you like it:)


Saturday 14th of October 2017

Fantastic! I just made them and after a very minimal cooling time I'm eating a little more than my share. I added about 1/8 tsp of cinnamon and 1 Tbl ground flaxseeds since I usually add these to cookies. The original recipe or mine, this is a great go-to recipe. Thanks so much, Maria! I'm looking forward to trying your other recipes.

Maria Doss

Sunday 15th of October 2017

Thank you so much for trying Katherine:) So glad you liked it!!