Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Not sure what to do with those ripened bananas? You’ve gotta try these Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe! Soft & chewy with melty chocolate chips they taste like banana bread met chocolate chip cookies and the result is amazing!


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Calling all banana bread lovers this chewy banana cookie has the same flavors in an easy to make oatmeal cookie. Even better it is banana bread with an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie.

If you love chewy old fashioned oatmeal cookies, then this is the one of the best alternative oatmeal cookies recipe for you. These banana oat cookies highlight the natural sweetness of overripe bananas.

Soft and chewy with slightly crispy edges, these cookies have a great chewy texture and flavour to match. Once you make this best cookie recipe, you’re going to want to make a second batch!

You know, some days you’re just looking for something different in a cookie – this is it! They’re a great cookie to have on hand for breakfast snacks and they taste delicious with a cup of coffee!

This easy recipe is a great way to put overripe bananas to good use and will satisfy your sweet tooth with plenty of chocolate.

I also made an easy 3 ingredient banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies as well for to enjoy. They are such a great no sugar breakfast cookie and really shouldn’t taste this good as an only 3 ingredient cookie!

  • Simple easy recipe with few steps and basic ingredients
  • Banana bread and chocolate chip flavors in a cookie
  • Easy way to use up your overripe bananas while satisfying your sweet tooth
  • Great cookie to enjoy for a quick snack with coffee or tea

Ingredients for oatmeal banana chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients list for Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with text overlay.

A full list of ingredients with the amounts required can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this page.

These are a few notes about specific ingredients:

  • Butter and eggs should be at room temperature, with the butter softened for this recipe.
  • Banana the skin should be nicely browned with brown spots to produce a sweet flavour in these cookies.
  • Quick oats are perfect in the recipe
  • Granulated and Brown sugar
  • Vanilla pure extract is best but artificial will do as well
  • Chocolate chips semi sweet

Substitutions for chocolate chip banana oatmeal cookies

If you’re going to use the old-fashioned oats, give them a quick pulse in the food processor first to break them down a little. About five pulses should do. They are a great alternative if you love chewy cookies.

Change up the chocolate chip flavours by using semi-sweet chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips.

Yes you can! Substitute the coconut oil in a 1:1 ratio for the butter.

Step by step instructions for how to make easy banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Mash bananas and set aside.

First five ingredients for Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies in mixing bowl.

In a large bowl, or bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, combine mashed banana, brown sugar, butter, granulated sugar and vanilla. Beat for one minute on medium speed until well combined.

Next, add in the egg and beat until well combined.

Dry ingredients in mixing bowl with whisk.

In a separate, medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, rolled oats, baking soda and salt. Stir well to combine.

Dry ingredients are added to wet ingredients in mixing bowl.

Gradually, add dry ingredients to butter mixture, beating on low speed just until combined.

Add in chocolate chips and mix in on low speed until combined.

Unbaked cookies on baking sheet with parchment paper.

Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoonful onto a greased or parchment paper-lined baking sheet. The best thing to use is a cookie scoop if you want uniform cookies.

Bake in 350°F oven for 12 to 15 minutes. Edges should be golden brown and cookies should be baked through completely.

Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.

Variations for chewy banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Adding pecans is our favorite variation for this banana chip cookie recipe. Add in a 1/4 cup of chopped pecans to add their delicious nutty favor that pairs so well with the bananas and chocolate chips.

Add some in raisin to the cookie dough to add in some extra natural sweetness.

If you love peanut butter, slather some on the flat side of a cookie and enjoy with a cup of coffee or tall glass of milk! Or you can add Reese’s peanut butter chips in the cookie dough to make a banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies peanut butter. Yummy!

To add in some spice you can stir in 1 tsp. of ground cinnamon into the dry ingredients, my husband loves cinnamon in his cookies.

Top tips for making the best banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

  • Use room temperature butter and eggs for the best cookie baking results
  • Pure vanilla extract will provide better tasting cookies
  • Use pieces of parchment paper to line the baking sheets to help prevent the bottoms from over-browning
  • Keep a close eye on the edges because they can brown quickly
Close up image showing texture and crispy brown edges on Easy Oat Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Storage and freezing instructions for banana chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

Store cooled cookies in an airtight container or ziplock bag for up to 3 three days or in the fridge for 5 to 7 days.

To freeze cookies, place in freezer-safe storage container and line cookies between sheets of parchment paper or waxed paper for 2 to 3 months.

Thaw in the fridge or on the counter for at least one hour and enjoy them at room temperature.

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Banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on a brown board.

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies

Description

Not sure what to do with those ripened bananas? You’ve gotta try these Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe!

Soft & chewy with melty chocolate chips they taste like banana bread met chocolate chip cookies and the result is amazing!


Ingredients

1/2 cup ripe banana, mashed

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg

1 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 cups rolled oats

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chocolate chips


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine mashed bananas, brown sugar, butter, granulated sugar, vanilla extract and beat for one minute on medium speed until well combined.
  3. Add in the egg and beat until combined.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, combine all purpose flour, rolled oats, baking soda and salt.  Stir until well combined.
  5. Gradually add dry ingredients to butter mixture, beating on low speed just until combined.
  6. Add in chocolate chips and mix on low speed until combined.
  7. Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoonful onto prepared baking sheet. (or use a cookie scoop)
  8. Bake in 350°F oven for 12 to 15 minutes.  Edges should be golden brown.
  9. Transfer cookies to wire cooling rack and enjoy!

Notes

Storage & Freezing Instructions:

Store cooled cookies in an airtight container or ziplock bag for up to 3 three days or in the fridge for 5 to 7 days.

To freeze cookies, place in freezer-safe storage container and line cookies between sheets of parchment paper or waxed paper for 2 to 3 months. 

Thaw in the fridge or on the counter for at least one hour and enjoy them at room temperature.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American

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