5 from 8 votes

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

5 from 8 votes
Nicole Modic
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
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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. 5 stars
    Thanks for this recipe! I was looking for a replacement from my usual kind bar to eat in the morning before a run or workout — these are perfect. After sticking to the written recipe the first time (which was great), I just made a second batch with almond butter instead of coconut oil, then added a couple tablespoons of chia seeds and ~80g of whey powder for a protein kick. I ended up adding an extra splash of oat milk at the end to hit the right consistency. They just came out of the oven and smell divine.

    Thanks again! Looking forward to future mods (poppyseeds on top? cocoa powder? cardamom?) and many delicious mornings.

    • I am so thrilled that you loved this recipe, Anna! Thank you so much for making it, and for leaving such a kind review!

  2. Yummy! These are great for mornings I’m running out the door late. I added hemp hearts and cinnamon. Next time I’ll try other walnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg.

    • Yum! Those sound like wonderful additions to this recipe, Joanne! Thank you so much for making this recipe, and for leaving such a kind review!

  3. 5 stars
    I really enjoyed these healthy cookies. I coarsely ground up the oats in my food processor and set that aside. Then, I added the noor dates to the processor and coarsely ground them up, too. This made things come together very easily. I did add cinnamon to the recipe and hemp hearts and almonds to my second batch. Very tasty! Thank you!

    • Woohoo! Lynn, I am so thrilled that you loved this recipe. Thank you so much for making it, and for leaving such a sweet review!

  4. Hi, thank you for sharing this awesome treats🙃 everyone loves them🤗
    Tho, what would be the fat, calories, proteins, sodium, saturated fat, fibres….some of us have to check that 🤪 (WW)

  5. 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 🙂

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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