Quick and Easy Dairy-Free Oatmeal Cookies

A soft, warmly spiced and delicious oatmeal cookie recipe that is dairy-free and sweetened simply with mashed bananas and dates. These healthy cookies are a perfect finger food for little hands and make a great snack.

Oats give slow-release energy and are a great source of fibre and iron.

These cookies are best served warm out of the oven, however, can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Dairy-Free Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 20
Calories 172 kcal


  • 1 cup coconut oil melted
  • 260 g rolled oats
  • 200 g plain flour
  • 2 medium bananas
  • 100 g pitted dates
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cloves


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda and spices. Set aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, add a tablespoon of water to the dried dates (destoned) and microwave covered for 1 minute.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the mashed banana, dates and vanilla extract.
  • Slowly mix in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until just combined (be careful not to over-mix as this can lead to dense cookies).
  • Spoon the mixture onto your baking sheet.
  • Bake for around 6 minutes.


Nutrition per serving: 172 Kcal and 8g Fat
Any allergens present: Gluten, Eggs
Age suitability: 7 months+
Keyword dairy-free oatmeal cookies

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