The easiest cookie recipe ever – just 3 ingredients!

A recipe for bonding and memories: the anytime cookie

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A hand reaches for cookies sitting on a white plate

Delicious. Healthy. Easy. Three words describe this 3-ingredient delicacy! Go ahead and gather in the kitchen with your family and friends. This quick and easy oatmeal breakfast cookie recipe is a fun way to bond and make lasting, yummy memories.

With just 3 ingredients, you can whip up a batch of these cookies in under 15 minutes, including prep time. And as a bonus, these tasty cookies are eggless, vegan, and gluten free. Cookies for breakfast? Yes, indeed!

Oats bananas nut butter and chocolate chips sit on the counter next to a white mixing bowl and measuring cups


2 cups gluten free rolled oats (can substitute quinoa flakes)
3 large overripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup almond butter (can substitute any nut butter)
1/4 cup chocolate chips of choice (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350, then line a cookie sheet with some parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Get out your favorite large mixing bowl, add all ingredients, and mix well until fully combined. Fold in chocolate chips (if you use them) last with a spatula.
  3. Lightly wet your hands to make it easier to handle the dough. Form 8 balls and place on the cookie sheet. Press into a cookie shape.
    A cookie dough ball is held up by two hands
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Edges should be slightly golden.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes before serving.
    Two rows of cookies cooling on a metal wire rack
Note: Keep uneaten cookies in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 2 months.
A batch of cookies rest on a white plate in front of books and a bowl of fruitTake advantage of the health benefits of rolled oats or compare it to the benefits of quinoa flakes if you want to change it up a little. You can also consider the advantages of using any one of these nut butters as a source for a healthy fat to start your day. It almost feels like cheating, but with this healthy recipe, cookies are on the menu for breakfast. Enjoy!