These banana oatmeal cookies are soft, tender, and naturally sweetened! Packed with wholesome oats, ripe bananas, coconut sugar, and a touch of warming spices, they’re a healthy-yet-satisfying treat.
Grab out a large mixing bowl and combine the mashed bananas, coconut sugar, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
In another bowl, mix together the pulsed rolled oats, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt. Whisk the mixture thoroughly to evenly distribute the baking powder and spices.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. If you're using optional add-ins, now's the time to fold in your choice of chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or dried fruits.
Drop the dough balls onto lined baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Gently flatten the cookie dough mounds with the back of a spoon or your fingers.
Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden and the center is just set. Let them cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a rack.