Three ingredient oatmeal cookies review

Quick and easy oatmeal cookie recipe to make when hungry


With extra time while stuck at home, junior Lauren Devereux’s mother showed her a recipe to try to recreate. “Over quarantine, we were sick of eating the same things so we tried the recipe and loved it,” Devereux’s mother Jeanne Schleede said. The freshly baked oatmeal cookies filled the air with the smell of banana and chocolate.

Lauren Devereux, Staff Writer

When it comes to baking or using anything other than a microwave, beginner bakers may struggle, but this cookie recipe turned out easier and better than expected. 


Three ingredient oatmeal cookies turned out really good and quick to make. This recipe makes even the worst baker seem like a pro. 


The recipe followed step-by-step and with chocolate chips chosen as the add-in. They haven’t been tested with raisins, coconut or chopped nuts, since the chocolate chips hit big. 


The nutrition label on store-bought treats typically shows lists with hard-to-pronounce ingredients and preservatives. Controlling the food that’s going into one’s body is always a plus. Having so many unknown ingredients in one cookie isn’t healthy, so it’s better to cook meals instead of buying them precooked, according to nutritionist Kirsten Nunez. 


The recipe misleads in one way: they don’t really turn out as cookies. The widely-known circular shaped cookie doesn’t prove true for this recipe since they more-or-less kept their shape when placed on the cookie sheet. The flavor didn’t slack, just the shape. 


After not waiting until after the beep and being impatient: they browned a little too much on the first try. They typically cook for 13 minutes, despite the recipe calling for 15; it’s dependent on the desired texture. 


When it comes down to it, this recipe turned out delicious and it’s recommended to anyone beginning to bake, looking for alternatives or just hungry and craving something sweet. 


This recipe cooks up a score of  5/5 cookies.


Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 12-15 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes*


*depending when you put them in



2 bananas

1 cup of (uncooked) quick-cooking oats

¼ cup of chocolate chips, raisins, coconut or chopped nuts



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit 
  2. In a medium to large mixing bowl, mash two ripe bananas
  3. Add in uncooked quick oats and choice of add-in and stir
  4. Spoon tablespoons of mixture onto cookie sheet
  5. Bake 15 minutes or until edges are brown