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Healthy Instant Oatmeal Cookies (Sugar & Flour-Free)

These Instant Oatmeal Cookies make a perfect healthy breakfast or snack. Packed with bananas, sunflower seeds, raisins, and coconut, they are also easy and quick to make! #glutenfree #vegan | yummyaddiction.com

Healthy, nutritious, and crazy delicious, these sugar and flour-free Instant Oatmeal Cookies are packed with bananas, sunflower seeds, raisins, and coconut. A perfect healthy snack which is ready in under 30 minutes!

These Instant Oatmeal Cookies make a perfect healthy breakfast or snack. Packed with bananas, sunflower seeds, raisins, and coconut, they are also easy and quick to make! #glutenfree #vegan | yummyaddiction.com

For the last half a year every single morning of mine starts with oatmeal. Before that, I usually had cereal thinking that it’s super healthy (you can call me a marketing victim, I deserve it) but my illusions were shattered after finding out about the crazy amounts of sugar it has.

Some cereals contain almost twice as much sugar as a favorite French breakfast pastry pain au chocolate. Can you believe it? Crazy world, crazy times. This fact frightens me keeping in mind how kids love them. Well, at least we need to check the amounts of sugar on the package before buying if there is no way to avoid cereals. My kid is too small yet so I don’t have to worry about it but if the situation won’t change (I highly doubt it will) I’ll have some decisions to make in the future.

These Instant Oatmeal Cookies make a perfect healthy breakfast or snack. Packed with bananas, sunflower seeds, raisins, and coconut, they are also easy and quick to make! #glutenfree #vegan | yummyaddiction.com

Let’s get back to the oatmeal, though. There are a few ways I prepare it. First, I ALWAYS use a banana as a sweetener. The riper it is the better. Then, I either add unsweetened cocoa or the powdered peanut butter. The latter is my best discovery lately. It has 85% less fat calories than a traditional PB and is all natural! They didn’t pay me by the way, that’s my own opinion.

Why Oatmeal Is Good For You?

Well, first of all, oats are gluten-free. I’m not gluten intolerant but it does make me tired and bloated sometimes. Oats are also SUPER NUTRITIOUS. I won’t even name all the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants these little guys have. My hands would get tired from typing.

These Instant Oatmeal Cookies make a perfect healthy breakfast or snack. Packed with bananas, sunflower seeds, raisins, and coconut, they are also easy and quick to make! #glutenfree #vegan | yummyaddiction.com

Oatmeal is a great breakfast option because it’s very filling so you get hungry slower. If you want to lose some weight that’s exactly what you should be having for breakfast. Healthy + filling + low in calories = Perfection!

A week ago I found out that you can make absolutely healthy cookies using oatmeal too. No flour, no added sugar, nothing! Only pure healthy stuff. I loved that idea because they are great to take with you anywhere and have a healthy snack when your stomach is rumbling avoiding fast food. These Instant Oatmeal Cookies also won’t melt in the summer sunshine. Perfect!

These Instant Oatmeal Cookies make a perfect healthy breakfast or snack. Packed with bananas, sunflower seeds, raisins, and coconut, they are also easy and quick to make! #glutenfree #vegan | yummyaddiction.com

Packed with sunflower seeds, raisins, bananas (of course), coconut, and flavored with cinnamon, these cookies are also crazy delicious. I am sure I’m making these guys many more times in the future. Try them!

Healthy Instant Oatmeal Cookies recipe video:

These Instant Oatmeal Cookies make a perfect healthy breakfast or snack. Packed with bananas, sunflower seeds, raisins, and coconut, they are also easy and quick to make! #glutenfree #vegan | yummyaddiction.com

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These Instant Oatmeal Cookies make a perfect healthy breakfast or snack. Packed with bananas, sunflower seeds, raisins, and coconut, they are also easy and quick to make! #glutenfree #vegan | yummyaddiction.com
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Healthy Instant Oatmeal Cookies (Sugar & Flour-Free)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

These Instant Oatmeal Cookies make a perfect healthy breakfast, brunch or snack. Super easy to make and ready in under 30 minutes!

Servings: 8 cookies
Calories: 171 kcal
Author: Yummy Addiction
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 heaping cup (90g) instant oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup (35g) sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup (20g) coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup (40g) raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Mash the bananas with a fork. In another bowl, add all the remaining ingredients. Add the mashed bananas and mix well. Let the mixture rest for about 5 minutes.

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat an oven to 350°F (170°C).

  3. Using a tablespoon (I used heaping) spoon the mixture into your hands and form cookies. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet and cook for 15-17 minutes until golden brown. Let cool. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This recipe is customizable. Sunflower seeds can be substituted with pumpkin seeds; raisins can be substituted with dried cranberries.


Nutrition Facts
Healthy Instant Oatmeal Cookies (Sugar & Flour-Free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.6g 7%
Sodium 66.3mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 31.6g 11%
Sugars 6.9g
Protein 4.4g 9%
Vitamin A 25%
Vitamin C 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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13 Comments

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    Lynn | The Road to Honey
    April 18, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    The Mr. and I start our morning everyday with a bowl of oatmeal topped with fresh blueberries and almond slivers. The blueberries are enough to sweeten it for us. I find that this helps stabilize my blood sugar for the rest of the day. If I were to have cereal. . .I would spend the rest of the day trying to stabilize my blood sugar. . .no thank you!! Loving these little cookies especially as an on-the-go version of my oatmeal. I bet they would taste lovely with some blueberries too.

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      Jovita
      April 28, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      I LOVE blueberries. When they are in season (July-August in my country) I have them every single day. The oatmeal with blueberries is heavenly 🙂

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    Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food
    April 18, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    I had the same realization about cereal: I’ll take a chocolate-filled croissant instead, thank you very much. I’ve been eating much more oatmeal these days: it’s much more filling and heart healthy. These oatmeal cookies are packed with so many healthy goodies that I can’t wait to try them!

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      Jovita
      April 28, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Yup, oatmeal is a clear breakfast winner 😉

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    Allison - Celebrating Sweets
    April 19, 2017 at 12:58 am

    This would be a perfect breakfast. Cookies for breakfast is always a good idea!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      April 28, 2017 at 2:40 pm

      Well, that’s a bold statement, Allison, ha!

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    Juli
    April 19, 2017 at 1:14 am

    Perfect recipe! I love oats and bananas. This is a must try!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      April 28, 2017 at 2:40 pm

      You’ll love them, Juli!

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    Rae
    April 19, 2017 at 1:43 am

    I don’t eat bananas so I never have any in the house, but these cookies might be reason enough to buy a bunch. I’m still guilty of eating super sugary cereal, it’s the one way I can cheat and maintain a healthy weight. 🙁

    • Reply
      Jovita
      April 28, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      I can’t imagine my life without bananas! Well, if you love cereal so much it’s better to at least get one with less sugar 😉

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    Kelli K
    April 19, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    These cookies sound almost too good to be called a cookie! The only downfall is that I’m allergic to bananas – is there anything I could use to replace them?

    • Reply
      Jovita
      April 28, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      Yes! They barely can be called cookies 🙂 What about bananas, I am not sure Kelli… You could replicate the sweet taste with dates or figs but I don’t know about the texture…

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    Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry
    May 4, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    These cookies look amazing. Love the heart-healthy oats. A sweet treat that’s almost too good to be true

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