Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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Ready for a culinary adventure that will delight your taste buds and satisfy your sweet tooth? Let’s dive into the world of banana chocolate chip cookies. These treats combine the classic charm of chocolate chip cookies with the natural sweetness of bananas, resulting in a cookie that’s not only delicious but also a healthier alternative to traditional desserts.

The best part? This recipe incorporates oatmeal, adding a chewy texture that cookie lovers will absolutely adore. So, whether you’re an experienced baker or a beginner, this easy recipe is an ideal way to utilize those overripe bananas sitting on your kitchen counter.

A bunch of overripe bananas next to a bowl filled with chocolate chips

Why Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Banana chocolate chip cookies are a perfect way to enjoy a treat while still getting the health benefits of bananas. They’re a great way to use up leftover bananas from your fruit bowl. Plus, these cookies are a new twist on the cookie classics, bringing a burst of banana bread flavor to every bite.

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Preparing for Your Baking Adventure

To start, gather all your ingredients. This includes overripe bananas, chocolate chips, brown sugar (or a brown sugar substitute), purpose flour or whole wheat flour, unsalted butter (or our recommended substitutes for unsalted butter) or coconut oil, egg yolk, vanilla extract (or an alternative to vanilla extract), and peanut butter. For equipment, you’ll need a large bowl, an electric mixer, a cookie scoop, and a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

If you have bananas that are not ripe enough, use one of our 5 Ways to Ripen Bananas.

An array of baking ingredients arranged neatly on a wooden table

Mixing Wet and Dry Ingredients

Start by mixing your dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. In a separate small bowl, mash the bananas and mix in the wet ingredients. Remember to have your butter at room temperature for easy blending. The melted butter, combined with the mashed banana and peanut butter, gives a lovely moist texture to the cookie dough. If you don’t want to use butter, try one of our suggested substitutes for butter.

Combining the Mixtures

Next, slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Be careful not to overmix, as this can result in less chewy cookies. The combined dough will be sticky but don’t worry – that’s a good sign! It means your banana chocolate chip cookies will have that soft, chewy texture we’re aiming for.

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Adding the Chocolate Chips

This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for – adding the chocolate chips! Stir them into your dough carefully to distribute them evenly. This will ensure that each cookie has the perfect amount of chocolatey goodness. If you’re a chocolate lover, feel free to add a little bit more!

Forming the Cookies

Once your dough is ready, use a cookie scoop to form balls of dough and place them on your prepared baking sheet. A cookie scoop is a great tool to ensure all your cookies are the same size, resulting in an even baking time for all.

Balls of cookie dough arranged neatly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

Baking Your Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pop your cookies in the oven and let them bake until golden brown. As they bake, your kitchen will fill with the irresistible aroma of banana desserts – one of my favorite things about this recipe! Once baked, let the cookies cool on the hot baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.

Enjoying Your Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Now comes the best part – indulging in your homemade banana chocolate chip cookies! Whether you enjoy them as a midday snack, a dessert, or even as breakfast cookies (I won’t tell!), they’re a delicious way to savor the flavors of banana and chocolate. Enjoy!

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Storing Your Cookies

If you have any leftovers, store your banana chocolate chip cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. They’ll stay fresh for up to a week. You can also freeze them in a freezer bag. When you’re ready to enjoy them again, just let them thaw at room temperature or warm them up in the oven.

Final Thoughts

These banana chocolate chip cookies are a great recipe to add to your baking repertoire. Not only are they delicious, but they’re also an excellent way to make use of overripe bananas. Plus, they’re flexible – feel free to experiment with adding nuts, using almond butter instead of peanut, or even substituting the purpose flour for oat flour for a gluten-free version. Happy baking!

chocolate chip banana cookies

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Yield: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

This recipe is a sweet fusion of flavors, blending the mouthwatering goodness of banana bread and classic chocolate chip cookies. The sweetness of the bananas pairs perfectly with the rich chocolate chips, making these cookies a hit with everyone.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of ripe bananas
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the ripe bananas until they have a puree-like consistency.
  3. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set this aside.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or using an electric hand mixer, beat the softened butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the egg and vanilla extract to the butter and sugar mixture. Continue to beat until well combined.
  6. Gradually add the mashed bananas to the butter mixture, continuing to beat until everything is well mixed.
  7. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Mix until just combined - be careful not to overmix.
  8. Fold in the chocolate chips with a rubber spatula.
  9. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown.
  11. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.

Notes

These cookies are perfect for using up those overripe bananas and transforming them into a delicious treat. Enjoy these delicious Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies with a glass of cold milk or warm tea!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 23gNet Carbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 2g
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