Healthy Banana Date Drops

August 11, 2018

My chewy Banana Date Drops are here! And they are perfect if you are like me – tired of the same old boring breakfasts day after day, you NEED to try these. These Banana Date Drops take less than 5 minutes to whip together (+ baking time), and wow!


These sweet, chewy, Banana Date Drops have only six ingredients in them, and are naturally gluten-free, vegan, and have no added sugar. 

For a non-vegan version, you can add unflavored collagen peptides to give them a heartier texture and pack them full of protein.

To get started with this recipe, simply take 3 super ripe, large bananas and mash them together in a bowl. The riper the better, because this helps to give the drops a naturally sweet taste! Then, pit and chop your medjool dates, and add them to the mashed bananas alongside your avocado oil, almond milk, vanilla extract, salt, and rolled oats. 

You can use an ice cream scoop to scoop the dough into uniform shapes. Then, top with a pecan and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. It really is as simple as that! 

If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a comment and rating below. And, since I practically live on Instagram, tag me in your creations so I can repost. Enjoy! xx

Banana Date Drops

Author: Nicole Modic of @KALEJUNKIE

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
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Tired of the same old breakfasts? Same. Time to make these delicious Banana Date Drops. They are thick and hearty, packed with gluten-free oats, bananas, dates, and pecans. Make a batch on Sunday and enjoy them all week long.


  • 3 super ripe large bananas
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil (or melted coconut oil)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (or any non-dairy milk)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 cup finely chopped medjool dates
  • Pecans for topping!


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a medium bowl, mash bananas well. remove pits from the dates and chop them into small pieces.
  • Place the dates in the bowl with the bananas, and add the rest of the ingredients.
  • On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, use a cookie scoop to pack in a scoop of dough, and place onto the baking sheet.
  • Place a pecan on top.
  • Bake for 20 minutes!

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  1. Update on my second batch. I used 3/4 cup oat flour (I grind oatmeal in a blender and keep it on hand.) I was concerned 1 cup might make them too dry. The rest of 1 1/4 cup I coarse ground the oats. They came out great! Still chewy and moist. This is a definite keeper. I know this is an extra step but I personally like the texture better. Maybe next time I’ll add some cinnamon. Thanks for the recipe!

    • That’s fantastic! I love that you found a texture and modification that works for you! Thanks for sharing, Sandi 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Came out good. I added chopped walnuts to the batter. Next time I think I’ll grind half the oatmeal into oat flour and see what happens. I’ll keep you posted on the outcome. Nice flavor!

  3. 5 stars
    These are wonderful! They taste like they have brown sugar in them and are so amazing out of the oven. They kept great in the fridge for several days.

    • Yay! So happy you love them. Thank you so much for your review, Sarah!

  4. 5 stars
    Needed to use up some dates, this was the perfect recipe and they came out great! I’ll be making this again for sure