Peanut Butter & Banana Cookies: Child-Friendly Recipe!

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Do you like to cook with your kids and want a child-friendly recipe?  Well, this tasty recipe from is one that not only teaches your kids to cook but helps them learn other skills too.


Child-friendly recipe - if you like cooking with your kids these delicious peanut butter and banana cookies are a great choice

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Peanut Butter & Banana Cookies: Child-Friendly Recipe

Seriously, who doesn’t like delicious oatmeal cookies, especially when they’re dotted with chocolate chips?

This activity is great for math skills, from measuring to identifying fractions.

With only a little supervision required, they can become budding master chefs with this easy kitchen activity, doing all the mashing and mixing themselves, working their way through this easy recipe.

This particular cookie recipe is also extra fun because it doesn’t require any eggs, making the batter is dangerously edible!

Child-friendly recipe - if you like cooking with your kids these delicious peanut butter and banana cookies are a great choice

Peanut Butter And Banana Cookies

Course Snack
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24 Cookies (approx)


  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 bananas (this is great for using up your over-ripe bananas)
  • 2 tbsp soy milk (almond milk works great too!)
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups quick cooking or rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips or raisins
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin (optional)


  • a fork or potato masher
  • big bowl
  • cookie sheets


What You Do:

  1. Make sure your children wash their hands before they get started.  This is a great chance to instil good habits and thoughtful practices as they learn to prepare food.

  2. In a big bowl, mash bananas with a fork until smooth, take care as the bananas are slippery at first! (A potato masher can make this part a bit easier)

  3. Next, add the peanut butter and give it a good mix.

  4. Add the soy milk, vanilla, sugar and pumpkin. Mix it well.

  5. Now let them add the remaining ingredients: flour, oats, chocolate chips and/or raisins and stir it until everything's completely combined.

  6. Next, get a spoon and let them drop spoonfuls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

  7. Help your child by putting the cookie sheet into the oven and bake at 350 degrees (175 °C) for 13-16 minutes, or until done.

  8. Depending on the size of your spoonfuls this recipe will yield more than two dozen yummy bites!

Recipe Notes

Gluten allergy? It's possible to make this recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free flour or omitting the flour completely (the texture will be a bit different but the cookie will still hold up). Make sure to that you have oats that are certified gluten-free; oats don't actually have gluten in them but they can be exposed to wheat and other ingredients during the manufacturing process.


Child-friendly recipe - if you like cooking with your kids these delicious peanut butter and banana cookies are a great choice


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16 thoughts on “Peanut Butter & Banana Cookies: Child-Friendly Recipe!

  • February 13, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    I love these cookies and they are so easy to make with your kids. Great job Sam.

  • February 17, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Mmm, dipped in milk these would be scrumptious! I love oat chocolate chip cookies 🙂
    Are these cookies fairly dense? Whenever I put banana and oats together in cookies they seem to be really hard.
    My secret for chocolate chip cookies is that I always freeze the dough for a couple hours and it makes the texture so chewy and perfect! I wonder if it would work with these?

    • February 17, 2017 at 11:48 pm

      Hi, Alexandra, The recipe was provided but I made these with the kids prior to putting the post up (the photos are mine). Yes, they are fairly dense but they did disappear fairly quick (nothing lasts long in this house). I think when we make them again I will possibly add a tiny bit more sugar and I may also try your tip about freezing the dough first. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • February 17, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    These look so tasty! Definitely going to give these a go 🙂

    • February 17, 2017 at 11:50 pm

      Yep they are definitely worth having a go at as they are great to snack on without too much guilt 🙂

    • February 17, 2017 at 11:53 pm

      Yes we like them, my kids are also addicted to our British flapjacks which are also made with oats (although there nowhere near as healthy as these), I’m famous for these. 😉

  • February 17, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    These look lovely! Perfect to make with my toddler…and just right for me as my baking skills are at the level of a toddler! Thanks x

  • February 17, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    I’m hopeless at baking so the kids are better off teaching me! These do look easy and yummy.

    • February 17, 2017 at 11:57 pm

      Yes, it really is a case of chucking it all in and mixing – if you look at my other recipes you’ll see I like easy (and quick) recipes.

  • February 19, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Yum! These look great. I gained my love of baking from helping my mum in the kitchen, so I think it is a great idea to encourage this kind of collaborative cooking!

    • March 1, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      Yes me too, I was always in the kitchen with my mum and I remember how my mum could (and still can) just cook everything from her head without a recipe.

  • February 19, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    wow these sound delicious! will have to give them a try


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