Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with mashed banana, making the cookies sweet and moist without adding a lot of butter. Kids and adults love these soft and chewy banana oatmeal cookies!

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy and Sweet

If you are like me, you probably have brown bananas on your counter that are begging to be turned into a delicious treat. I always buy extra bananas at the store so I will be forced to make a banana treat. Give the classic banana bread a rest and bake Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

These easy banana cookies are a family favorite. Our boys LOVE them and I am pretty sure Cookie Monster would approve too. I just never invite him over for cookies because I don’t want him eating ALL of my cookies. I don’t need cookie competition, things could get ugly:)


Easy Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy Banana Oatmeal Cookies

I love making these banana chocolate chip cookies because they are easy to make and they are on the healthier side. The mashed banana is the secret ingredient to making these cookies so delicious! Make sure you use a banana that is brown and overripe. Mash with a fork, you will need about ½ cup.

The mashed banana adds sweetness and keeps the cookies moist, so you don’t need a lot of butter for this recipe. You can even use coconut oil if you wish.

The oats make the cookies super hearty and chewy, the texture is amazing! I add chocolate chips because chocolate chips are always a good idea in cookies!

These oatmeal banana cookies will remind you of banana bread, but in cookie form. You get that little hint of banana with the chewy oatmeal cookie and a kick of chocolate. Cookie perfection! I love making and eating these cookies! Oh, and they freeze well. Keep a stash in the freezer for a cookie pick me up! Cookies always make me feel better.

These Banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies will be a new favorite recipe in your household.

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Banana Oatmeal Cookies on cooling rack

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

A great recipe for using up your brown bananas! These easy banana oatmeal cookies freeze well and everyone loves them!
4.75 from 27 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 large banana, mashed (about ½ cup mashed)
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugars, mix until smooth. Add in egg and vanilla extract. Next, add the mashed banana and mix until combine.
  • Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix on low nuntil just combined. Stir in oats and chocolate chips.
  • Use a cookie scoop or two spoons to form the cookies into balls, using about 2 tablespoons of dough per cookie. Place cookies on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden around the edges but still soft in the center. Remove cookies from oven and let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes. You can add chocolate chips to the warm cookies to make the cookies extra pretty, if desired. Just press them slightly into the cookies. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and cool completely.

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 119mg, Potassium: 121mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 90IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 1mg

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I love the banana and chocolate combo! Give me a dab of peanut butter on top and I’d be in heaven. Have a great weekend Maria!

  2. These look delicious! I have some ripe banana’s right now so I will have to make these this weekend. It sounds like a recipe my whole family will love. Thanks Maria!

  3. perfect timing…i have some bananas that need to be used up immediately and a church full of people who love cookies 😉

  4. that looks delicious! i’ve been on an oatmeal cookie kick lately, and that looks like the perfect way to use up some slightly overripe bananas and oats! thank you for sharing!

  5. I couldn’t agree more, these are the perfect weekend cookies. Love how you use up those browned bananas here. xo

  6. Oh, where was this recipe a couple days ago when I was looking for ways to use up my bananas! Bookmarking this for the next time! 🙂

  7. I love your blog. How fun that you and your husband do this together. I have some bananas just ready for banana bread but I am going to try your cookies instead. Perfect weekend snack! Thanks!

  8. Gorgeous Maria! We could have an oatmeal cookie party, I am making mine as I type for Monday’s post, YUM!!

    1. Jenny are you still posting? I keep checking your site but the latest post I can see is the BBQ chicken rice bake from January. Looking forward to having you back!

  9. Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are my all time favorite, and adding banana makes them even better! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. I love bananas and chocolate together and I also always have almost brown bananas (in fact I froze some the other night). Beautiful cookies. Enjoy the weekend

  11. I made these right away after your post went up. They’re as amazing as they look! I popped the dough into the freezer and have been baking cookies off a handful at a time and they’ve been a big hit. Thanks!

  12. I’m craving these now and our little store up here in hills is closed for the night. Tomorrow I will be searching the store shelves for rotten (or really ripe. lol) bananas.

    Now I need to try to go to sleep….wish me some”sweet” (cookie) dreams.

  13. These look really wonderful, Maria. I always love your cookie recipes. I hope the day treats you well. Blessings…Mary

  14. Oatmeal cookies are my hubby’s favorite and he’s always bugging me to make banana bread too so I know he’d go crazy over these – I’m saving the recipe 🙂

  15. So good. I made these right away even if it was 94 degrees with a heat index of 100 and I wasn’t running the air that day. They were wonderful! Thank you!

  16. Love the banana and chocolate combo. Need to bake some cookies! Have tried it in a pound cake, but these look delicious.

  17. Oh goodness, these look AMAZING! I love bananas, oats, chocolate chips… perfect cookies!

  18. Awww man, I seriously JUST put banana bread in the oven and then sat down and saw this recipe! Next time I suppose…these look delicious! : )

  19. Hey. I have been following your site for about two months now and today I made these cookies and they were wonderful. Everyone in my house, plus two other people I shared them with, loved them.

  20. I love these cookies! I’ve made them many, many times, and they are always a hit. I like to mix in different types of chips – half chocolate/half peanut butter and half chocolate/half cinnamon are wonderful combinations. Thanks for the great recipe. 🙂

  21. Made these today and they are SO GOOD. I used three bananas and added a bit of cinnamon. Deliciously moist chocolatey banana bread-y cookies. Three thumbs up 😉

  22. Just out of the oven…these are really good, super chewy! A yummy, more breakfast like cookie then something overly sweet. I did a mix of chocolate and peanut butter chips! Yum! Planning to share these with the teachers for the first day of school tomorrow! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    ~Leah

  23. Everyone loved them. I thought the were a little dry, but I was the only one…lol…Must have been my taster. lol. but they were good.

  24. I don’t have any unsalted butter on hand. If I used salted butter but omitted the salt in the recipe, would it work?

  25. I don’t have unsalted butter on hand. If I omitted the salt in the recipe, would it work?

  26. 5 stars
    I made these as part of a mass baking day, all of the bananas in the house were ripe. I was told that I could make them anytime that I wanted 😉 We loved the texture of them. I also love that they were made with ingredients I almost always have around the house. Thank you for sharing!

  27. 5 stars
    Have been wanting to make these cookies. Finally had the ripe banana I needed. These are DELICIOUS!! So yummy. Can’t wait to have another one in the morning with my coffee :))

  28. 4 stars
    I made these last night and they turned out great! I halved the white sugar because I used a VERY ripe banana and added a sprinkle of sea salt to the top–will definitely be making these again!

  29. These were a hit!  It is great to have another alternative to the standard banana bread when dealing with overripe bananas.  I will definitely be making these again.

  30. 3 stars
    Tasted nice but mine had the appearance of small rock cakes.   Not nice round flat cookies like the picture  

    1. I experienced that as well. I even tried banging the pan once they were out of the oven, but it made no difference.

  31. 5 stars
    I just took a batch of these delicious cookies out of the oven! I did make a few  minor changes to the recipe, first I omitted the salt all together and then used dark chocolate chips. I also did a blend of unbleached flour and whole wheat flour. They came out very good and were a great way to use of the brown banana sitting on my counter. I will definitely make these again!

  32. 5 stars
    Thank you very much for giving this awesome post, it is a great way to fully enjoy it.

  33. Delicious! I made them small (1T scoops) and baked for about 9 minutes. Like banana bread meets a chocolate oatmeal cookie!

  34. 5 stars
    I made these tonight, so yummy! Not too sweet and a great combo of soft and chewy. Yum!! Thanks for the recipe.

  35. How much coconut oil would I use if I wanted to substitute the coconut oil for butter? And would I use the coconut oil in it’s room temperature form (soft but firm) or liquefy it?

  36. These are great. Soft and a little clip around the edges. The whole family enjoyed them and we will be making them again, maybe next time with just a bit more butter and cinnamon, maybe a wee less sugar. The perfect amount of chocolate chips for chocolate lovers. Thanks for the great recipe!

  37. 5 stars
    So easy to make! So flavourful! Hard to believe there is only 4 tbsps of butter!
    Thanks, Maria for another cookie recipe that’s a keeper!

  38. 5 stars
    This is an gluten-free appetizer or snack. Super delicious, budget-friendly, kids-friendly food. I really like this dish.

  39. If you can find them Hershey’s makes cinnamon chips and I love to add them to this recipe! Definitely my favorite banana chocolate chip cookie! soo good!

  40. 5 stars
    These cookies are great! the best thing, you don’t have to chill the dough. this is my 4th time making them, i think they are now my go to cookie. I am wondering if you could substitute Butter for apple sauce? they turn out perfect as us do i hate to experiment.

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  42. 5 stars
    I made these with our toddler yesterday. VERY delicious! If anyone’s looking to share this recipe with little ones, there’s lots of the steps she could help with – she especially liked mashing the bananas. This one’s a new favorite in our house, thanks for the recipe!

  43. 5 stars
    This has quickly become a family favorite snackin’ cookie. Great for road trips too — we don’t leave home without them! Our friends are hooked on them as well.

  44. My husband loved these cookies. He is a little worried about heart health and these fit the bill. Changed two things used wheat flour and coconut sugar. Will be trying more of your great recipes.

  45. 5 stars
    Just took a batch of these cookies out of the oven. Eating one right now. Delicious. Great way to use up ripe bananas. I’m tired of the old banana bread I’ve been making for years.

  46. You suggested that coconut oil can be substituted for the unsalted butter. Is the measurement of coconut oil the same (4 tablespoons) as the butter? Also, can dark chocolate chips be used instead of milk chocolate chips?

    1. Coconut oil for butter is a 1:1 swap.
      I made them with semi-sweet chocolate chips and they came out great.

  47. 5 stars
    These are great! I think they would also be good with pecans added or with raisins instead of chocolate chips. I realize you have an oatmeal raisin cookie recipe but I particularly like that this recipe uses one of those overripe bananas that are always on the counter. Thanks for the great recipe!

  48. 3 stars
    While the flavour of these cookies was great, the texture just didn’t work out. I followed the recipe exactly and my cookies did not spread at all on the sheet – they also got quite dry with the listed baking time. As another reviewer said, “like little rock cakes”. They did not resemble the pictures here at all. I even tried banging the pan after baking to no avail,

    I’m going to try again with less flour to see if I can get a chewier, flatter cookie.