recipe: easy banana oatmeal bites

You know when you find that one recipe and fall so in love with it that you cook the same thing a dozen times in one week? Well, this has been that recipe for me. If you follow me on instagram, I’m sure you saw when I shared them here, and know that they’ve been all up in my instastories. Honestly, I just cooked a version with coconut added while putting this post together, ha!

I actually found this recipe by accident when my mom shared this video on facebook, and was surprised to find I had all the ingredients needed on hand to recreate it. After modifying the original recipe to be gluten free, then added my usual go to ingredients (hellooo cinnamon and flax seeds!), I’ve found that what I’m sharing below is my favorite combo.

I’m legit obsessed with how quickly I can make these (seriously, 30 minutes max), that there’s no fuss ingredients, and that I won’t feel guilty when I inevitably devour everything. It’s also just kind of fun to make little additions, like peanut butter, shredded coconut, or crushed walnuts. Give the recipe a try, and let me know what you come up with!

Easy Banana Oatmeal Bites

(modified from Skinnytaste’s recipe, found here)

easy banana bites



• 2 ripe bananas
• 1⅓ c gluten-free rolled oats
• dash cinnamon
• 1 Tbsp flax seeds*
• 1/3 c chocolate chips*



1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Thoroughly mash bananas in bowl.

3. Mix in all dry ingredients. Mixture should be wet, but not runny.

4. Place teaspoon sized spoonfuls onto pre-greased baking sheet. (The mixture won’t expand, so not a lot of space is necessary between each.)

5. Bake 20 minutes.

6. Try to not eat them all in one sitting.

easy banana oatmeal bites easy banana oatmeal bitesSeriously, they basically stay in whatever shape you put on your baking sheet.

easy banana oatmeal bites

Let me know below if you try this out!
I’d love to see how you make it your own.


  1. Hanna Rose April 24, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    Love your recipe! I did not know we can make banana oatmeal this easy. Gonna try it with my ingredients at home

  2. ashortblonde April 24, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    I have a similar recipe but mine doesn’t include flaxseed. I like that addition!

  3. Heather April 24, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    I love how simplistic these are, especially for little kids! Trying these out with my toddler this week!

  4. SC April 24, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    I love any kind of banana flavored treat, and this one sounds super delicious. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
    xo, SC //

  5. Rebecca April 24, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    “Try to not eat them all in one sitting.” Don’t tell me how to live my life! Seriously though, these look sooo good. I’m going to make them when I’m feeling less lazy, though I will probably add peanut butter because, well, yum!

  6. themomnoms April 25, 2017 / 12:30 am

    I have been obsessed with baking with banana lately, I made some things for my family that were delicious! I need to make these, I know that my son would eat them up!

  7. Megan Anne April 25, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    These are perfect & simple to make! Would make great snacks or even breakfast! I’ll have to give these a try!

  8. Annie April 25, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    Ooh yum! My son would love these!

  9. Carrie April 25, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    YUUUM. These look great. Plus my daughter would love these, since she has a deep love of bananas. I’ve pinned this for later, I bet she cold help me make them!

  10. amh2006 April 25, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    I make these all the time for my toddler and myself! However, I never added chia seeds-will definitely be doing that now!

  11. Madison Weaver April 26, 2017 / 12:05 am

    These look super yummy and simple! Thanks for sharing!

  12. ophalyn April 26, 2017 / 1:26 am

    I want to make this now haha.. Looks so good for on the go snacks:) Thank you !

  13. Joy Domingo Gurtiza April 26, 2017 / 11:12 am

    Yum! Chocolate cookies are our favorite but having banana and flaxseeds are worth to try soon! Thanks for the yummy recipe. 🙂

  14. Sumer April 26, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    These look so simple and healthy! My kiddos would love these! Saving this to try next week 🙂

  15. Trisha @mendingpockets April 26, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    Vegan AND gluten free!!!! I’m thrilled! It’s so often one or the other. Thanks for the recipe!! These look yummy. 🙂

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