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Chocolaty baked brownie cookies made from oats, bananas, and cacao. Hide nutrition in these tasty, easy-to-make cookies! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #chocolate #cookies #breakfast #recipe

Fudgy Brownie Oat Cookies

Chocolaty brownie cookies sweetened with maple syrup and banana. A fruit-sweetened option makes these even better! And add some peanut butter for an even more delicious treat!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Vegan | Gluten-Free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 -10

What you'll need:

  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed*
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup**
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cups oats
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • (optional) 1-2 tbsp peanut butter (I used powdered)
  • (optional) 1/8-1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp ground flax/chia

What you'll do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix bananas, maple syrup, salt, and water.
  3. Add oats, cacao, peanut butter, turmeric, and flax/chia and mix well.
  4. Drop spoonfuls of batter onto parchment paper and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Let cool for 5-10 minutes so they firm up a little more. Then enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*You can use fresh or frozen-thawed banana. Either one works.
**You can sub applesauce or date paste for the maple syrup for a fruit-sweetened option.
***For no-bake cookies, don't preheat oven or bake. Use only a splash of water when making the recipe and pop the cookies on the baking sheet into the freezer. Or you can add the batter to a muffin tin and freeze them that way. Yum! :)
****Inspired by my Fudgy Brownie Baked Oats.