Banana Oat and Bran Cookies Recipe -
  • READY IN 15 mins

Banana Oat and Bran Cookies

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"The combination of oats and bran make this chunky banana cookie a satisfying low- fat, high fiber healthy snack. Substituting fat free yogurt will work as well. Try using diced pitted prunes in place of the raisins."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat mashed bannanas, egg whites, brown sugar, maple syrup, yogurt, and cinnamon.
  3. Combine the remaining dry ingredients: flour, oats, wheat bran, salt and baking powder in a separate bowl. Use an electric mixer to combine dry ingredients with wet mixture.
  4. Add in raisins, chopped prunes, and/ or nuts.
  5. Roll cookies into balls, place on a cookie sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake for 8-12 minutes until cookies are firm and dry.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 04, 2005

If you double the dry ingredients and make as drop cookies, these are absolutely wonderful. I made a few other changes: traded Splenda for the brown sugar (kept the maple syrup in though), skipped the raisins, and added about 1/3 cup chopped walnuts. The texture was terrific! Dense and moist, very satisfying with a glass of cold milk. Nutrition information for my revised (no sugar) version (24 cookies): 50 calories, 1 g fat, 2 g protein, 1 g fiber.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 30, 2004

We tried the recipe and it made a very interesting soup. I decided that the recipe must be missing something. So I added an extra 1/2 cup of wheat flour, 1/4 cup of wheat bran, 1 1/4 cups of rolled oats, 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and baking powder, and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. I dropped them by the tablespoon onto a parchment paper cookie sheet. I then baked them for appx 20 min. It made 42 cookies. They came out very moist. So I put them into our dehydrator and dryed them. They made the best granola cookie. I will be making these again and again. There great for a quick breakfast or to take alone while traveling and they are high in fiber.


24 Ratings

Aug 10, 2005

I rated this recipe 4 out of 5 only after changing the recipe significantly. I hope people read the suggustions before they carry on with a new recipe, I know I always do. As for the changes I made: double all of the dry ingredients, 1/2 cup of Splenda instead of brown sugar,1 tsp of baking powder, 1/4 cup raisins, 1/4 cup walnuts and 1/3 cup shredded coconut. My young children and I love them.

Oct 08, 2002

I wonder if something wasn't left out of this recipe. The mix turns out really soupy and there's no way you can roll it into balls. I added another 1.5 cups of oats just to get it to a "drop" consistancy. The cookies turned out all right, though they're not my favorite. I'd love to hear from the original submitter and know if this indeed the recipe the way they intended to submit it.

Jan 02, 2006

Like others, my dough was more like runny batter, and I had to add CUPS of dry ingredients to get a workable consistency. The recipe should probably start with one small banana instead. I won't repeat these, the taste and texture were just not appealing. I threw them out. I'm beginning to resign myself to the idea that a healthy, delicious cookie is an oxy moron.

Jul 19, 2005

Pretty tasty! I doubled the baking powder, wheat bran, and oats, and used a total of 1 and a half cups of flour. I also used egg beaters instead of egg whites and substituted walnuts for the raisins. The cookie turned out very firm and dense, with a muffin-like texture. I dropped them on the cookie sheet and they kept their shape in the oven. Next time I will probably only use one cup of flower, and see if I can't get a thinner, crispier cookie. Nice healthy snack, thanks!

Nov 21, 2004

these are hardly cookies. theyre more like mini, chewy banana breads. i tried it twice, thinking i had screwed it up the first time b/c they were so runny.... theyre not too bad, really... i had to add extra flour and oats, but never got them anywhere near the consistancy needed to roll them. i dropped some, and used a mini muffin tin for some. i added coconut to my first batch, and chopped peanuts to the next ones. all natural peanut butter + a couple of these things = yummy breakfast. =] quite filling, too. in the future, ill probably just make some banana bread with my too-ripe bananas tho.

Oct 26, 2003

This recipe is awful. After following it, instead of rolling cookies, I had the consistency of soup! It took 6 more cups of oats. needless to say they were gross when they were done.


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  • Calories
  • 117 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 138 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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