Banana and Date Cookies

These cookies are sweet without being too sweet. They are also moist and absolutely wonderful when freshly baked. I love the combination of dates and bananas and right after bananas and chocolate I think it is my favourite sweet combination. I often take these to work so that I can indulge a little in the afternoon when I get peckish, without feeling too bad because the cookies are actually quite good for you. They are packed with proteins, healthy fats from the walnuts, complex carbohydrates (slow releasing energy) and more!

These cookies are egg free, lactose free, vegan and easy to make nut free, just omit the walnuts.

These are absolutely lovely and very healthy as well

This recipe is:

  • Egg free
  • Lactose (dairy) free
  • Vegan

This recipe is easy to make:

  • Nut free

Banana and Date Cookies

Makes 30 cookies


  • 120 grams (4 oz) pitted dates, chopped very finely
  • 50 grams (1½ oz) walnuts (optional), chopped very finely
  • 30 grams (1 oz) raisins
  • 240 grams (8½ oz) rolled oats
  • 3 bananas, very ripe
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons Rapadura (or other raw cane sugar)
  • ½ teaspoon salt (Himalaya or sea salt)


  1. Chop the 120 grams dates very finely.
  2. Chop the 50 grams walnuts very finely.
  3. Peel the bananas and mash with a fork (or mix them in the food processor for a couple of seconds).
  4. In a large bowl, combine the 240 grams rolled oats, dates, raisins, the chopped nuts, 2 tablespoons raw cane sugar and ½ teaspoon salt.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine the bananas and 4 tablespoons coconut oil.
  6. With a large wooden spoon, fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Do this swiftly and fold approximately 8-10 times.
  7. Place baking parchment on a baking tray.
  8. Drop teaspoons of batter onto the baking parchment and press down lightly (to even out any large bumps).
  9. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius/350 Fahrenheit/Gas Mark 4, for 20-25 minutes.
  10. Cool on a wire rack.


  • Add a handful of chopped, dark chocolate for an extra special treat.       
  • If the coconut oil is cold (in which case it becomes solid), place the jar in a bowl filled with hot water for a couple of minutes.
  • You can use pecan nuts instead of the walnuts.
  • For a less course version of the cookies, place half of the oat meal in a food processor and blend for 5 seconds.