Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies



Is it really possible to have a cookie recipe that doesn't call for any sugar or butter but still produces cookies just as sweet and delicious as the ones you're normally used to eating? Well, not only are these treats incredibly easy to make -- even for moms that rarely bake -- they're nutritious and tons of fun for kids to get involved in making. The dates and bananas add a rich sweetness to every bite and the toasty oats give these cookies a crispy texture. And if you prefer bars to cookies, it's easy to convert this recipe.

When I whipped these up with Kenya last week, he totally got into it by helping me smash the bananas, toss the remaining ingredients into the mixing bowl and then by trying to eat as much of the dough as possible before it hit the cookie sheet. Since there are no eggs in this recipe, I didn't worry about letting him chow away. After all, you only get to be a kid once and eating cookie dough is part of the fun of baking!

PS You have to freeze a few of these. The kids go crazy for them right out of the freezer!

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies  (Makes 30 Cookies)

  • Prep Time: 15 mins,
  • Cook Time: 25 mins,
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Is it really possible to have a cookie recipe that doesn't call for any sugar or butter but still produces cookies just as sweet and delicious as the ones you're normally used to eating? Well, not only are these treats incredibly easy to make -- even...


  • 3 bananas (preferably ripe or spotty bananas)
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup pitted and chopped dried dates
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, walnuts or raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 2. Mash bananas in a bowl, and mix in the remaining ingredients.
  3. 3. Allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes.
  4. 4. Using a mini ice cream scoop or tablespoon, place the batter onto a Silpat or parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. 4. Bake for 25 Minutes.
  6. 5. Cool and serve.
  7. ** To make into bars – place dough in a greased 7×11 dish, bake for 35-40 minutes then allow to cool. Cut into bars or squares.
  8. To Freeze: allow cookies to cool after baking then place in a Ziploc bag, label and freeze for up to 3 months.
Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  1. cindyw57

    October 31, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Banana Oatmeal cookies are good. I substituted 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce for the oil.

  2. Yules

    October 5, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Yumm!!! Made with coconut oil and. Almond oil (i was indecisive), added ground cashew/almond mix and vanilla essense..i had two right out of the oven

  3. Devon

    October 5, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Can these be made with frozen bananas instead of fresh?

  4. Josephine

    February 28, 2015 at 8:23 am

    I made a variation with chopped dried apricots and purée stewed apple (instead of bananna) and a splash of apple juice and sultanas. Delicious

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  7. leilei P

    September 25, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    made these again with coconut oil and OMG, so delish. love these!

  8. Nada Faddoul

    September 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    A great recipe! My kids just love it!

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  10. Piera

    April 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Delicious! I substitute dates for raisins since that’s what I generally have around the house and add some walnuts. It’s a perfect crunch texture and flavor to these delicious cookies. They never last long in my house!! Perfect as a weekday cookies.

  11. Aleena

    April 13, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Would fresh dates works as well?

  12. Risa

    April 9, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    My 15 month old loves these! I left out the chocolate and halved the salt–I feel great about how nutritious they are for him.

  13. Jackie Woodworth

    October 15, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    what a neat site/

  14. Jane

    October 6, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Can someone help please?
    In the nutritional value, 110 calories is for 30 cookies or just one cookie? It doesn’t say. Thx

    • catherine

      October 7, 2013 at 12:11 pm

      I’ve updated the info. Serving size is 1 cookie!

  15. Jane

    October 4, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    In the nutritional value, 110 calories is for 30 cookies or just one cookie? It doesn’t say. Thx

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  17. kateashford

    September 17, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    So you keep them in the fridge, not out on the counter? (Any particular reason why?) And when you freeze them, do you just let them come to room temp before giving to kiddos? Mine are baking right now and smell delicious!

    • Katie d

      September 17, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      call me crazy, but my favorite way to eat these are right out of the freezer!! I give them frozen to my 19 month old as well!

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  20. Carol Gravlin

    August 25, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Can you make these without the dates? The sound good but we dont like dates. Thank you

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  22. Laura

    July 19, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Just made this, minus the dates. They were simple, fast, and delicious. Made them into squares, using an 8×8 pan. Kids (ages 11 & 9) are requesting them for upcoming school year. They are excited about making different variations! Even my diabetic mother in law can have these!

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    June 24, 2013 at 10:39 pm


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  26. Mary

    June 10, 2013 at 1:08 am

    Cookies for Fri

  27. Marguerite Watkins

    February 26, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    This recipe looks delicious. My son has just gone gluten free so I’m in search of great recipes. I’m getting oats from Bob’s Red Mill because they are packaged in a gluten free facility so they are free of contaminants.

  28. madiha

    February 25, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Catherine, I absolutely LOVE your cookbook and the recipes on your website:) they are super easy to make and my family and I love the taste! I made these cookies today and they were gone by the end of the day! Even my 13 month old twins loved them:). Question though, my cookies didnot seem to stick too well together( the batter felt loose). Is that how they are meant to be ( they tasted delicious btw), or was it because i may hav used an extra half of a banana?

  29. Enne

    February 21, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    I vote for the cucumber cream cheese sammiches & made them today for my daughter. My 2 other FAV videos are the spaghetti pie & breakfast cookies. thanks so much for all your recipes! I have a very picky eater at home, but whatever I try from this website, he loves and gobbles it up!

  30. JOYCE

    February 6, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I use 1/4 cup unsweetened applesause in place of the oil. We love these! I’m loving your site. Thank you

  31. NYCIris

    January 6, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    These are amazing!! My 17 month old just gobbled these up. Super easy and also relatively healthy. Thanks for these great recipes!

  32. Stacy

    November 30, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I’m curious…. What does the parchment paper do? Can I omit it? My baked goods always burn on the bottom when I use it.

    • catherine

      November 30, 2012 at 6:15 pm

      The parchment paper makes for easier cleaning because these cookies can get sticky while baking! You can definitely omit it, though!

  33. angelicsmile

    November 7, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Its yummy!

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  35. robbinsj76

    October 21, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Just made these with dried figs. Amazing! Thank you for the great recipes!

  36. Theresa

    October 4, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Does the recipe mean 1 cup dates (then chop them) or 1 cup of chopped up dates. I’m hoping that makes sense. I’m thinking it would be a completely different amount depending on which measuring method a person used.

    • catherine

      October 4, 2012 at 6:46 pm

      Pit and chop them, then measure 1 cup of the chopped pieces! I’ve updated the recipe!

      • Theresa

        October 4, 2012 at 7:30 pm

        Thanks so much!

  37. Kelsey

    September 23, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Shoot… I bought Rolled Oats because they said they were “Rolled Old Fashioned Oats.” Not sure how long I should cook them?? I already made the batter haha, so I guess I’ll just keep an eyes on them and hope for the best.

    • catherine

      September 24, 2012 at 11:36 am

      How did they come out?!

  38. Jessica H

    September 19, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Yum! Delicious!!! Just out of the oven and they are sweet and tasty. I could try using fewer choc chips less time. I used mini chips so they are spread out well. My kitchen smelled amazing-like banana bread. Mine were cooked in a little less than 25 min. :) Will be freezing a few as suggested! Thanks!

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  41. Christina

    September 12, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    We’re not fans of dates in our house either so I boiled the dates down to almost a sauce – I boiled them in just a little water and then mashed them – then I cooled them down before adding them to the cookies. It worked really well – no date chunks and still with the sweet goodness they provide!

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  43. Liege Davis

    August 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I just made these with dried plums (because that’s what I had at home) and they are delicious. I did add 1 tablespoon of light brown sugar because I was afraid it wouldn’t be sweet enough (my family just switched to a healthier diet, so unfortunately my kids are used to very sweet cookies). Next time I’ll try with no brown sugar and applesauce instead of oil.
    Thank you so much for the recipe.

  44. Melissa

    August 22, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Hi. I only have two bananas!! What if I only do two? Does that ruin the texture or the flavor?

    • Liege Davis

      August 23, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Melissa, I only had two bananas. They were large though. But the recipe worked for me.

  45. Stacy

    August 18, 2012 at 10:02 am

    I made these last night and the second batch in the oven turned out great, my first batch got a little burned as we need a new oven soon it burns everything. So I don’t keep them in as long but man my very picky 5 year old loved these and will be sending them in her lunch when she starts kindergarten in 3 weeks. Thank you these are great

  46. mircat

    August 10, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Yet another Weelicious WIN! Made these for breakfast this morning, and at the last minute, my husband wandered by and popped a fresh blueberry onto the top of a few, just before they went into the oven. Yum! I think he may have incurred a slight hot-cookie injury when he jumped all over them the minute they were done. And oh yes, our son likes them, too :)

  47. lilrom

    August 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    These were AMAZING! My whole family loved them,we will definitely be making these all the time.Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  48. Paige

    August 2, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    WOW! Just made these, (a half batch cause I was a little skeptical) and they were AWESOME! Love the recipe. Thanks so much.

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  50. Rosalie

    July 31, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Just be wary of oats as being gluten free. Theoretically they should be but some products strangely include gluten.

  51. Kirstin

    July 31, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Reading all your comments and questions is so helpful! I can’t wait to make these and surprise my kids with a new “cookie” treat.

  52. Ruth

    July 30, 2012 at 7:56 am

    I thought these were really yummy! My first experience ever using/eating dates. The 5-yr hasn’t gotten up the courage to try them yet. After reading other comments, may try subbing dried strawberries for the dates – that might go over better. I put the leftovers in a ziploc and did notice they got really soft and crumbly in the bag over night.

  53. Mollie

    May 21, 2012 at 11:27 am

    These were amazing, especially out of the freezer. Next time I make them (which might be today) I plan to freeze the whole batch right away!

  54. Jennifer

    April 12, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Made these today for my girls. Absolutely delicious! and the best part is my insanely picky 9 year old gobbled up 3 immediately!

  55. Amy RHN

    February 8, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Absolutely love this recipe! It’s my go to treat every now and again and one that I recommend to my clients as a healthier cookie. Just a heads up that when you use the search engine on your website to locate this lovely cookie it does not come up when you use the words “banana”, “chocolate chip” or “cookie” so can be hard to find.

    • Megan

      May 21, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      oh yeah I’ve also found the search engine could use some improvement–I was looking for cake recipes and only a few things came up when I searched for cake, and I know there are tons more cake recipes on this site. And the name of this recipe doesn’t match the exact name in the cook book. But, regarding the cookie, I just ate several raw as the oven heated–couldn’t stop eating them. It’d be helpful if the author explained why we should let the batter sit for 10 minutes? I skipped that step but may have been more likely to take it seriously if I understood the importance. I used coconut oil instead of the kinds suggested in the cook book because I’ve heard that canola oil is bad.

  56. Theresa787

    January 25, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Catherine, these are so delicious when taken straight from the freezer. It has a bon-bonish type feel to them (meaning you are eating something almost frozen with chocolatey taste and a sweet soft center inside). It’s not a cookie, it’s not a muffin, it’s a delicious frozen morsel of banana-ey, date-y, chocolate- y goodness. My almost 2-year old loves these, although she picks out the dark chocolate chips. I think next time, I ‘ll look for mini-dark chocolate chips instead. Thank you so much.

  57. Samantha Y

    January 5, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    These are so yummy! I’ve made these twice so far and today’s combo of half walnuts half chocolate chips was so amazing! The tip about eating them frozen is spot on and dangerous for this momma still trying to loose baby weight! Thank you!

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  59. Joann Bloxsom

    November 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    These were very good. I omitted the dates because I didn’t have any. They were still wonderful. I bet these would be good with dried figs too.

  60. lezlie

    September 17, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Pretty yummie. I just made these and used dried papaya instead of dates, used applesauce instead of oil and put both nuts and choc chips… Kids (2 1/2) picked out choc pieces! So I will try it next time with cocoa instead

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  63. Andrea

    August 30, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Any suggestions on what we use instead of dates or prunes? Thanks.

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  65. Brixie

    July 26, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Just made these tonight with prunes and applesauce instead of dates and oil…awesome! Thank you for such a great healthy treat :-)

    • Jennifer

      January 4, 2013 at 9:35 pm

      How much applesauce did you sub in for the oil? Would love to try it that way too!

  66. devasma

    May 3, 2011 at 9:12 am

    I made these yesterday, they are awesome! I made half without chocolate chips so my 15 month old can eat them. He likes them ok, but didn’t eat an entire cookie. I, however, really like them – with or without chocolate chips. The next time I make them, I think I will sub applesauce for the oil, add some nuts and flax seeds for more of a breakfast cookie. I might add some cooked quinoa to up the protein content.

  67. Dina

    April 18, 2011 at 1:08 am

    If I make it in a bar, does it yield crunchy or chewy texture?

  68. Jenny

    February 25, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    I made this today and they are delicious. I did modify the recipe because I, too, am not a fan of dates. I read some of the suggestions before making the cookies and added coconut and peanut butter like some of you have suggested. I put in the walnuts, raisins and chocolate chips. They were great, not too sweet! Thanks!

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  69. Meredith

    February 4, 2011 at 12:57 am

    I made these today w/ my daughters. My 5 yr. old & 3 yr. old enjoyed helping me measure ingredients and mashing up the bananas w/ a pastry cutter. Followed the recipe to a T and they came out great! Only thing is that my 1st batch came out a bit burnt on the bottom (did the parchment lined baking sheet & right temp). I even took them out 4-5 mins. early. My 2nd batch I cooked for only 15 mins. and they came out perfect!

  70. Larissa

    January 16, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    I have made these quite a few times since the recipe was posted. They are delicious! I have a young cousin who has many food allergies, so when I made them for her, I left out the nuts. They were still yummy and she loved them- and her mom was happy to have a cookie recipe she can eat (there are very few “good” ones).

  71. Sophie

    December 20, 2010 at 9:04 am


  72. Djinni

    November 20, 2010 at 9:30 am

    I made these this morning for my 2 year old and he LOVED them! I did make some changes to the recipe though. I left out the dates alltogether and used chopped cashews instead of chocolate. I also used a 1/4 cup of applesauce instead of oil. They were such a big hit I think I may need to keep these in the house 24/7(better than prepackaged snacks for sure)! Thank you!

  73. Julie P.

    November 12, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Wow, ridiculously delicious and so simple. These will be a staple in our house from now. FYI: I incorporated the concept for hot oatmeal this morning and it was wonderful.

  74. Sarah

    November 3, 2010 at 6:29 am

    I made the original recipe (except with raisins instead of choc chips) and they were great. However, I wanted to try them without the fruit for a friend who can’t have that much sugar (natural or otherwise). So, I just left out the dates/raisins/choc chips and added in a big spoon of natural peanut butter. They were so good! Of course, they only had a little bit of sweetness, but it was enough and they had a great flavor. I think they’d be great with some chopped walnuts and/or unsweetened coconut too. My 19-month old actually wouldn’t eat the date/raisin version, but he gobbled up the ones without. Also, I think they taste best fresh from the oven so I recommend keeping the batter in the fridge (no eggs/milk to go bad so it should keep a few days) and baking just a few at a time as needed. Thanks for the great recipe!

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  76. Amanda

    October 10, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    I was skeptical at first, but they were sweet enough for my family’s taste buds. The texture is very enjoyable also.

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  79. Laurie

    October 6, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Are the “Old Fashioned Oats” still the “5 minute oats” as marked in other recipes?


    • catherine

      October 11, 2010 at 2:56 pm

      Yes they are :)

  80. Donya

    October 5, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    I just made these into bars and used the dried fruit mix instead of dates and added 1/2 tsp of vanilla. OUT OF THIS WORLD!! You rock C. Thanks again!!

  81. January

    October 4, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Just made these cookies…. I only had over ripe bananas and old fashion oats. I added various nuts and dried fruit, and I had some butterscotch chips so I add those. it is kinda like a trail mix cookie.

  82. Ainsley

    October 2, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Loved these- by far easiest things to bake w a two year old, made baking more fun and less stressful since the cleanup was easy easy easy and no arguing over keeping egg-batter out of toddler’s mouth. Added sunflower seeds.

  83. Taylor

    October 1, 2010 at 5:53 am

    This one is AWESOME! so chewy and chocolatey! Score! thank you for coming up with this recipe!

  84. Lori

    September 29, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Just made these and they are looking pretty good for something that I created (I am a self proclaimed horrible cook) I have high hopes! Just wanted to say thanks for the inspiration I need to become a better cook (:

  85. Pris

    September 28, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    This maybe a stupid question but; is that 1/2 cup of chocolate chips OR raisins OR walnuts?
    or is it 1/2 cup of chocolate chips AND 1/2 cup of raisins OR walnuts.

    • catherine

      September 29, 2010 at 1:10 pm

      yes , it is OR :)

  86. Bec

    September 28, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    If you used chocolate chips?

  87. Bec

    September 28, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    What’s the nutritional value? How many servings, how many calories, fat, fiber, sugar, etc.?

  88. Becky

    September 28, 2010 at 3:55 am

    I was really skeptical of these, but gave them a try yesterday, and was so surprised at how they came together once they were baked! Like a cross between a baked oatmeal, crispy oatmeal cookie, and banana bread. Super yummy! Thanks for the great school snack idea!

  89. Anne

    September 26, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Just tried a sample of my first batch and realized that I totally forgot the oil! But they still taste great and the banana kept the cookie together pretty well! Delicious!

  90. Emily

    September 26, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    This was a major hit with all family! My son kept asking for his treat. He even sat calmly with a napkin to make sure it wasn’t taken from him. And he nibbled at it so gently (unlike the normal smashing/cramming into the mouth routine). Thank you for a new fav!

  91. Rachel B

    September 25, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Just tried these this afternoon- every single one of us in my family cannot get enough! We have almost eaten them all!

  92. Nicholle

    September 25, 2010 at 6:57 am

    Love this recipe! My boys ate them right up, I did use homemade applesauce instead of the oil and they turned out great.

    • Erica

      September 25, 2010 at 12:43 pm

      Nicholle, how much applesauce did you use?

  93. Karen

    September 24, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    I’m allergic to bananas; would an equivalent amount of pumpkin puree work? Thanks!

    • catherine

      September 27, 2010 at 1:57 pm

      Unfortunately, I have not tested it so i would not know. I say go ahead and test it and see if it works :) Let me know how it goes!

  94. Caryn

    September 24, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    They were great. I made them into bars and will use them as a breakfast bar or snack.

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  95. Chris

    September 24, 2010 at 11:19 am

    What’s the nutritional value? How many servings, how many calories, fat, fiber, sugar, etc.?

  96. Jamie

    September 24, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Congrats on your appearance on!! Some great tips on making school lunches!

  97. Vanessa

    September 24, 2010 at 1:51 am

    yuummmm, will have to make soon:)

  98. Vicki

    September 23, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    These are de-lish! I didn’t have dates, so I used dried plums! So easy and so sweet! The kids at my son’s daycare are going to LOVE these for Friday snack!

  99. Krista

    September 23, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    I did half a batch with oil and the other half with applesauce. They were ever so slightly different, but both were good. I’d say it’s a go ahead with the switch if you wanted.

  100. M3

    September 23, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Ok, these little things ROCKED! Yum. We were looking for something the girls could bake today, and this was just the ticket. Thanks!

  101. Sarah@natural diabetic

    September 23, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Definitely going to have to try these! Love that there is no sugar and no flour. Thanks!

  102. wendi

    September 23, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    gees i wish i had bought those dates at the store…. i have everything but those..

    • Kirstin

      July 31, 2012 at 11:05 am

      I was just thinking the same thing. Lol! Guess another trip to the store is in order.

  103. christine

    September 23, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    so glad you got around to tinkering with this recipe. it’s been our family’s favorite for years. i’ll have to try it with your modifications – the dates are genius!

  104. Jennifer

    September 23, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    These are delicious! I added about 1/4C of coconut as well…..mmmmmm! Delish :)

  105. Lindsay

    September 23, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Those look delicious? Could you omit the dates completely? We are not fans of dates, prunes or raisins…

    • catherine

      September 23, 2010 at 3:39 pm

      The dates are key point in this recipe where they provide some body to the cookie as well as sweetness. You can try not using the dates but honestly you can’t even tell that there are dates in the cookies since they are chopped and combined with the batter. Let me know how it goes!

      • Ashley

        December 14, 2010 at 1:00 am

        I agree – we’re not fans of dates either but they are barely distinguishable in this awesome recipe. Also thought of substituting but the dates really make it … and the whole recipe makes dates taste yummy!! Good job on this one :)

      • Lindsay

        September 27, 2010 at 10:00 am

        Cannot wait to try these! Dates are awesome (though my favorite is when they’re stuffed with blue cheese, wrapped in bacon and deep fried — not so weelicious?)

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  106. melissa

    September 23, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Love it! can’t wait to give it a try!

  107. SMCL

    September 23, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    what kind of oil are you using? (also like the above comment about possible apple sauce substitute for oil??) thanks!

    • catherine

      September 23, 2010 at 3:42 pm

      I used vegetable oil :) Have not tried with apple sauce though

  108. Tiffany

    September 23, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    What’s the best way to keep them after cooking? Refrigerator? Pantry?

    • catherine

      September 23, 2010 at 3:43 pm

      I refrigerate mine :)

  109. Michelle

    September 23, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Love it! Will be making it today and freezing them.

  110. Jodi

    September 23, 2010 at 10:57 am

    These look delicious! Is it possible to substitute the oil for applesauce? Thanks!

    • catherine

      September 23, 2010 at 3:45 pm

      Have not tested it, but if you do let me know how it goes :)

  111. Brandi

    September 23, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Just made and oooohhh good! Very healthy, yummy, fruity, and has made us a very filling Breakfast Cookie! Thanks for sharing!

  112. Abbey

    September 23, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Look delicious can’t wait to make them after school!

  113. Tiffany

    September 23, 2010 at 7:10 am

    Do you think raisins would work in place of the dates?

    • catherine

      September 23, 2010 at 3:46 pm

      hmm, not sure since the dates are key part in the recipe but you can always replace it with the chocolates

  114. Leah

    September 23, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Would rolled oats happen to work with these? I have a bunch left from a recipe and need to use them up!!

    • catherine

      September 23, 2010 at 3:47 pm

      Hmm they might cook faster since they are more thin that old fashioned oats – I would give it a try ! :)

  115. Amy

    September 23, 2010 at 6:48 am

    Do you think I could substitute prunes for the dates? I have a huge bag of them…

    • catherine

      September 23, 2010 at 3:48 pm

      Sure! But I have to admit the flavors might be off since dates are more sweet and really are a key part in this recipe

      • Amy

        September 23, 2010 at 4:28 pm

        I made it with the prunes and they were delicious – definitely sweet enough for our tastes. Thanks for the recipe! We will make them again!