Chocolate chip banana cookies


Chocolate chip banana cookies …super soft, delicious and the perfect way to use up those over-ripe bananas!

Are you tired of making banana bread with old bananas? Try whipping up a batch of these chocolate chip banana cookies! My whole family loves them! I won’t tell you how many I ate. Let’s just say more than one. ;) You could also lighten this recipe up by using applesauce in place of the butter. You could even add some chopped walnuts in as well. My kids are not a fan of nuts, so we didn’t add those this time, but they do add a nice crunch. And you don’t have to add the chocolate chips… but chocolate just makes everything better. I tend to always add in a few extra. ;)

Chocolate chip banana cookies

Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies on ...super soft, delicious and the perfect way to use up those over-ripe bananas!

Chocolate chip banana cookies

Yield: 3 dozen


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 ripe bananas (mashed)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips


Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat and pre-heat oven to 350°.
Sprinkle 1/4 cup brown sugar over the mashed bananas and stir together. Set aside.
Cream butter, granulated sugar and remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar.
Mix in egg and vanilla and stir until combined.
Next stir in bananas and mix together.
In a separate bowl whisk together flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Slowly add to the wet ingredients.
Fold in oatmeal and chocolate chips just until combined.
Scoop cookie dough onto baking sheet and place dough about 2 inches apart. Bake for 11-12 minutes, or until the bottoms are golden brown.
Allow to cool on pan for 2 minutes and then remove to cooling rack.

Notes: Store in an airtight container up to 3 days or freeze.

Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies on ...super soft, delicious and the perfect way to use up those over-ripe bananas!

Enjoy with a cold glass of milk!

Happy baking! xo -jamielyn

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Amy@theidearoom posted on March 19, 2014 at 11:02 am (#

    What a great combo! Trying this recipe for sure!

  2. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking posted on March 19, 2014 at 5:21 pm (#

    I love the banana addition to these classic cookies! They look so soft & perfect for dunking into a tall glass of milk!

    • Jamielyn posted on March 19, 2014 at 5:23 pm (#

      They are a fun change to my normal banana bread! Hope you give them a try! :)

  3. Andi posted on March 20, 2014 at 11:08 am (#

    I only have 1 banana and I’m looking for a recipe to use it. These sound delicious! I was just going to do half a recipe, but then it’s only 1 egg and I can’t half that! ;) Any ideas?

    • Jamielyn posted on March 20, 2014 at 12:58 pm (#

      Hi Andi! If I need a half an egg, I will just beat the egg first and then add half of it to my recipe. It works great! :)

  4. Kristyn posted on March 28, 2014 at 11:37 am (#

    These look soooo good!

  5. Michelle Lyon posted on September 6, 2014 at 5:22 pm (#

    What a great recipe to use those overripe bananas!  Batch just came out of oven & we are loving them!  Thank you for this quick & easy recipe :)

    • Jamielyn posted on September 20, 2014 at 10:34 pm (#

      I’m glad you loved these Michelle! I love finding new recipes for overripe bananas!