Mealworm Oatmeal Cookies

Homemade cookies simply always beat the ones from the store. Soft, chewy, crispy, sweet and most importantly: if you eat them straight away they are still warm. Easy to make and with a protein boost, we are keen on sharing our favorite mealworm oatmeal cookie recipe with you!
Top view of mealworm oatmeal cookies on a tray


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 100 g dates
  • 20 g mealworms
  • Couple of vanilla drops
  • 50 g mixed nuts
  • 120 g rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp honey


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees
  2. Get a bowl and mash the bananas with a fork
  3. Cut the dates and nuts into small chunks, and add to the bowl
  4. Add the rolled oats, vanilla drops, orange juice and two-thirds of the mealworms to the bowl and start mixing everything together
  5. Make sure you have slightly wet hands, and then make 10-15 cookies out of the entire mix and put them on a baking tray
  6. Top the cookies with the leftover mealworms
  7. Put the baking tray in the oven for about 15 minutes

Oatmeal cookies simply are a treat: soft and chewy on the inside, a little crispy on the outside and usually a favorite among sweettooth. Most recipes add a fair amount of sugar, and some spices like cinnamon to further spice it up. The result: a sweet and awesome snack that unfortunately lost the healthy aspects of goodies like oats, fruit and nuts. So we do things a little differently, and show you how to do healthier cookies that are equally awesome!

Apart from the natural sweet ingredients in there, we don't include any added sugar. You could almost say we replace the added sugar with some mealworms and we have just created a new recipe. Mix everything together, form cookies in whatever shape you want, and let the oven do the work. 15 minutes later you have oatmeal cookies that are soft and chewy, and with a little more crunch and protein power than the regular ones because of the added mealworms. Enjoy!

Front view of mealworm oatmeal cookies on a tray