Welcome the roaring year of the tiger with these Tiger Year Oat Cookies! These are inspired by my 3-ingredient banana honey oat cookies, and the lunar new year. For the Chinese, we have different animal zodiacs for each of the year in a 12-year cycle and this year, it’s the Tiger!

Impressively, these Tiger Year Oat Cookies have low fat and low sugar content. This is possible because banana is used to bind the dry ingredients together!

I am also really glad to have been invited to do a demo on the 生活小学堂 segment of 狮城有约. The filming team was really professional and did an awesome job detailing the step-by-step. Now you know, my chinese name is 陈俊杰, and I am a 居家烘培师!

It was also a great opportunity to have done the demo on the big screen on Channel 8! The link for this recipe demo can be found here: https://www.8world.com/stories/hello-singapore/back-to-class-cny-oat-cookies-1705006

Understanding that some might prefer an english version of the recipe, I’ve detailed it in this post too. Furthermore, you can refer to the recipe demo for some of the steps!

Looking at these Tiger Year Oat Cookies as a whole, I would say the recipe is really simple. The most challenging part would be the decorating with the chocolate. However, once you get the hang of it and with the right chocolate, it will become easy and fun!

Additionally, you can consider getting your little one to help you out in decorating! If unsure, start with just one type of chocolate before proceeding to the next. When I made these, I used black / dark chocolate first, followed by additional detailing using white chocolate. Doing so allows me more time to decorate, before the melted compound chocolate hardens again!

Wishing everyone a prosperous lunar new year and without further ado, the recipe!

Tiger Year Oat Cookies Recipe
by Javier Tan January-22-2022

Welcome the roaring Year of the Tiger with these adorable and healthy Tiger Year Oat Cookies! Made with just bananas, oats and flour!


  • 1/2 Cup or 45g of Quick-Cooking / Instant Oats
  • 1 Medium / Large Banana, 90g (weighed with peel)
  • 1/2 Cup or 35g of Whole-Wheat Flour (You can also substitute using plain flour). You can add up to 45g total depending on how wet the batter is
  • 1 Egg, weighing 55g (weighed with shell)
  • 1/4 Tsp or 1g of Baking Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons or approx 40g of Compound Chocolate (I used 40g White and 40g Dark)


  1. Draw tiger shaped heads with a marker using circular objects as a reference, such as a cup for the head and bottle caps for the ears, on a piece of white paper.
  2. Also, pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees C.
  3. Then, start by mashing the bananas.
  4. Next, mix in all the remaining ingredients except chocolate using a whisk or a spoon until it comes together.
  5. Place the parchment paper over the white piece of paper containing the drawn tigers and transfer the batter to form the shapes.
  6. Transfer the parchment paper to a baking tray and bake (do not bake the white piece of paper!).
  7. Bake for approx 15 minutes for the smaller tigers and 20 minutes for the bigger tigers until golden brown around the edges.
  8. Subsequently, let cool for 5 minutes before decorating. Meanwhile, start melting the chocolate using the double boiler method.
  9. Transfer your chocolate to a piping bag (with no piping tip) and pipe the decoration. Ensure the chocolate is not too hot or it will melt everywhere, and to work slightly faster so that it won’t harden so soon. I would recommend piping at a side of the parchment paper to try!
  10. Serve and enjoy!


  • Prep time: 40
  • Cook time: 20
  • Total time: 1
  • Yield: Approx 6 – 8 Tiger Year Oat Cookies


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  2. Best eaten within 2 days (room temp) and 4-6 days (refrigerated).
  3. Feel free to ask if you need help!

– Bakeomaniac, Javier Tan