Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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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 1/2 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!
4.73 from 18 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
20 cookies


  • 1 ΒΌ 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 1/2 cup mashed)
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix on low nuntil just combined. Stir in oats and chocolate chips.
  5. 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 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.
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Maria Lichty

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. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

    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!

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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 πŸ™‚

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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. πŸ™‚

  11. 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 πŸ˜‰

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