Photo: Oxmoor House
3 dozen cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)

Instead of sugar, these nutty cookies are sweetened with mashed banana.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; stir well. Combine banana, oil, and vanilla; stir well. Add banana mixture to dry ingredients, stirring to combine. Let stand 15 minutes.

Step 3

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Transfer cookies to wire racks; cool completely.

Step 4

carbo rating: 8

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Ratings & Reviews

LSMoore1983's Review

October 04, 2010
I made these for my dad, who is diabetic and a pregnant friend who is avoiding simple sugars. They both LOVED them. No, obviously, they don't have that melt in your mouth nature that a sugary, buttery, floury cookie would, but that's the point. These are SO healthy and such a guilt free treat for anyone struggling with a sweet tooth.

Kid, Diabetic, & Vegan Friendly

March 20, 2017
Just made these clusters over the weekend, no substitutions done. My friend's kids (4 & 2.5) loved them. My 70 yr old diabetic dad absolutely loved them. I like that sugars are from the banana & raisins. If you wanted, you could substitute the walnuts for a preferred nut. 

Excellent healthy cookie option

January 04, 2016
When I read this recipe, I thought it was too good to be true to make cookies with grains, fruit, and oil without any extra sugar (or agave, maple syrup, etc.).  I was thrilled with the results and will be making these again as part of my New Year's resolution to avoid added sugar.  They taste like healthy cookies, which is impressive considering the ingredient list. 

DDelights's Review

December 12, 2012

Carmen2078's Review

June 19, 2012
Nope! Didnt like this at all, I feel like was was just eating uncooked oatmeal pasted together w/water. This was not a good one for me. Not sure what I could have done differently.

cassiesmydog's Review

December 14, 2011
Great recipe!!! Next time I am going to try making them with chopped dried apricots or chopped dates or chopped figs. Cranberries would be good too. I think any dried fruit would be good and most nuts also or no nuts.

thisisit's Review

August 07, 2011
Wow, these are awesome! I was looking online for a banana nut cookie and what a plus to have found this one with no added sugar or flour. I have to say, after I mixed all the ingredients together, I was doubtful that they would be good. The cookie dough just looked like wet oatmeal. I was wrong! These are going to be my new favorites at holidays - especially for diabetics in my family. Thank you so much.

jdunton1's Review

July 23, 2010
These were good!! And super easy. I always end up with too-ripe bananas and love to find something good to bake them into. Instead of the oil, I used cream cheese (fat-free) as I always do when a recipe calls for a fat (oil or butter). I cut the raisins down to 1/2 cup and added 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Easy to make; love that there's no added sugar or flour. Will make again and soon.

Jenessa's Review

May 10, 2009
This is the perfect recipe for those times when you are craving a cookie, but don't have any eggs or butter. I found that by replacing the raisins and walnuts with chocolate chips, I got a cookie that was yummy, easy, and satisfied the craving, but didn't leave me feeling guilty! It is also a great recipe for those who can't have any sugar. A wonderful recipe and very very easy!

meeshwass's Review

March 27, 2009
This is more like a snack bite than a cookie. It's mildly sweet with a soft texture. I enjoyed the crunchiness of the walnuts in the midst of a soft cookie.