Gluten-Free Banana Date Breakfast Cookies

My apologies for those of you that have been waiting on this recipe! I teased it last week on Instagram, and then managed to lose the sticky note with all the recipe ingredients and measurements. Soooo, I tested it again this morning and we’re good to go! Breakfast cookies, here we come!

Cookies for breakfast- it’s a thing. Breakfast cookies are a delicious and nutritious way to enjoy a fast breakfast and these days, I need all the fast meals I can get. And this recipe is super simple because I’ve already made it twice with a 7 month old in the kitchen with me!

These cookies are also super easy to make your own. You can add in dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or other nuts to give extra texture and nutrition. I enjoy a more chewy cookie so I left out all the crunchies. You can use your favorite nut or seed butter, but I used 88 Acres Gingerbread Sunflower Seed Butter and it was so amazing! The medjool dates also give them an extra chewy sweetness which is super delish, especially considering these don’t have any added sugar!

These are perfect for packing in school lunches, an afternoon snack or pair with a hard boiled egg or yogurt for a little extra protein! If you’re a new mama reading this, these would also be great lactation cookies with the oatmeal and flax. Since I had to make these again today, I’m planning on taking some to the neighbor who just had a baby! 

I hope your 2019 is off to a fantastic start! Love and blessings, Shannon <3.

Print Recipe
4 from 4 votes

KISS Banana and Date Breakfast Cookies

Prep Time15 mins
Bake Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Servings: 18 cookies


  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup almond or seed butter (I used 88 Acres Gingerbread Sunflower Seed Butter)
  • 1 very ripe, medium-large banana, mashed
  • 3/4 cup or about 8 Medjool dates, pitted, soaked in warm water 


  • Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large-sized bowl combine oats, almond flour, flax, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda, and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, mix coconut oil, almond butter and mashed banana.
  • After dates have soaked in warm water for about 5 minutes, remove the pit and chop into small pieces.
  • Mix liquid mixture into dry mixture until ingredients are well mixed. Fold in dates.
  • Scoop about 2 Tbsp of dough, round in to a ball and place on baking sheet. Gently press down until slightly flattened (cookies won’t spread while cooking).
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until slightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool 5-10 minutes before transferring to baking sheet. 

Pin for later: 


8 Responses

  1. Thank you so much for an amazing recipe! Cookies turned out so yummy. Kids loved them and I didn’t feel guilty about giving them a dessert 🙂

    1. Hi Magda. Thank you for coming to KISS in the Kitchen! Oats are actually naturally gluten-free but could potentially be cross contaminated if stored with other gluten-containing grains. There are certainly “gluten-free” oats available if cross-contamination is a concern. I noticed you gave the recipe only 1 star- I’d appreciate feedback as to how you feel it could be better if you’re going to rate it so low? Thank you!

  2. Are these a chewy kind of cookie? House smelled amazing while cooking. I did add a pinch of nutmeg and some minced pecans to your recipe. Husband couldn’t wait for them to cool… Mmm delicious! Took a bit longer to cook for me even in convect mode, but still turned out super!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

Welcome to KISS in the Kitchen! I’m Shannon, and my dad always told me “Keep it simple, Shannon”. And that’s what you’ll find here- simple recipes and simple ideas to help you get healthier and happier. Read more…



recipe archive

work with shannOn


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Privacy Policy