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Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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These cookies are so chewy and delicious it will make you want to let your bananas turn brown, just so you can make them!  We even froze half the batch and ate them a week or two later and they were just as good!

Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 large)
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl and set aside.  Place butter and sugars into a mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Reduce speed to low.  Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined.   Mix in banana.  Add flour and mix until just combined.  Stir in oats and chocolate chips. Using a 1 1/2-inch ice cream scoop or cookie scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets spacing about 2 inches apart.  Bake cookies until golden brown and just set, about 12 to 13 minutes.
(Recipe adapted from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures)
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  1. says

    These Choc. Chip Banana Oatmeal Cookies look so yummy. I will be making them for my grandchildren this weekend. You have lots of yummy things. Thank you, Cindy

  2. says

    I made these today and substituted white chocolate chips, because that’s all I had on hand. They were terrific! Love all that banana flavor. My kids were eating them before they cooled.

  3. says

    OMG!!! OMG!!! These are amazing!! I just took a bite of my first one still warm from the oven. One problem, I doubled the batch not thinking about my son being out of town for the weekend! I see much time on the eliptical for me!

  4. says

    These are great! Here in New Zealand our cookies are traditionally hard and may a cookie recipe I have tried has been no good. I will be making these again. Thanks for sharing.

  5. says

    I made these one night last week, immediately after finding your recipe on Pinterest…at about 10pm! They were delicious!! will be making them again :)

  6. says

    These are great with white chocolate chips as well! Next time I’m going to try Peanut Butter chips too :) Thanks for the recipe!

    Q: How do you typically store these? I feel like they may go bad if not eaten within a few days (which I’m sure we won’t have trouble doing!)

    • says

      Hi Anglayne!

      I just store them on my counter in an airtight container or in a freezer bag in my freezer. They are great even after being in the freezer for days and then being thawed!

  7. says

    After baking a storm already, I didn’t feel like dealing with cookies, so I spread this out in a shallow pan lined with parchment paper, baked for 10 min – ah.may.zing!!! These are going to be great treats in the Fab Five’s lunch boxes !!!

  8. says

    I have made these several times and my family loves them. I am having a problem though, and hope you can help. My cookies don’t flatten and look nothing like yours. They pretty much stay the same shape as the scooper I use and are very cake like. What am I doing wrong? I’d appreciate any help.

    • says

      Hi Anna!

      I am so sorry about that! It may have something to do with elevation or humidity of where you live. I am so sorry I am not more help! You could try adding a little less flour to help them flatten out.

    • Kalie says

      Mine often are not flat, I think I add too much flour. If one pan doesn’t flatten out, I sometimes flatten them by hand and that works.

  9. says

    These are amazing. I think I like them better than plain CC ccookies now. I used salted butter bc it’s what I had. I added just a touch less salt. My 4 yr old son loves to bake with me. So it’s nice to have a cookie that doesn’t just have chocolate chips but the oatmeal and banana. Yum-O!!

  10. says

    These are great! I made them this weekend using Guittard super cookie chips. Delicious! I’ll be making them again for my staff meeting this week :)

  11. says

    These really were delicious and the banana flavor was just right. however, they were a tad too sweet and I didn’t even add the whole amount of chocolate chips. Next time will definitely cut back sugar!

  12. Heather Lamont says

    Thanks, they look delicious. I’m going to bake them leaving out the egg and see how they turn out.

  13. Tina says

    Easy, peasy! Love these cookies. Not too sweet but delicious. I did use 1C choco chips and that worked out just fine.

  14. Lynese says

    I just made these a little earlier & unfortunally I had the same problem as Anna. Mine came out very cake-ish & dry. The idea was great and the batter was delish but I didnt care for the cookies for that reason bc i like chewy! I am no baker though so I am sure I went wrong somewhere :)

  15. Crystal says

    These were wonderful- I made them for “Santa” with my young son for Christmas. I like the banana combination but my husband doesn’t- he enjoyed these cookies because the flavor of the banana was not too strong. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  16. Kari V. in OK. says

    Just made these and they are absolutely delicious!!!! Thanks for this wonderful recipe!

  17. Pamela says

    I made these last night for my kids, they were delicious, and the kids loves them. They kind of remind me of banana bread.

  18. Cindy Enzenauer says

    They are hot out of the oven and are great!. Mine seemed a little thin (could be because I didn’t measure the banana!) so I just added more oats. They are going to be fabulous for my pot-luck luncheon at work tomorrow

  19. Sandra says

    Just made these and they are delicious! As with a great recipe, I did a little substitute, 1/2 coconut oil with butter. They turned out great! I am going to hide them from myself, can’t just eat 1 or 2 or 3. Soo Good!!!

  20. ChillyP says

    I made these cookies last week! Since then I’ve saved the recipe to my Pinterest, to a word document (so I will never lose it), printed it out and put it in my FAVES RECIPES collection and added to my blog (hope you don’t mind)

    I have tried other cookies with similar recipes but none compare to the final chew of these! DELISH!

    The only change I made was using my homemade, no sugar/sweetener, from my apple trees apple sauce for the 1/4 cup of sugar. Fab! Very addictive morsels of maharvelous, dahlings ;)

    These will be made A LOT! No other banana cookie that I’ve made compares to this one.

    I found two great banana recipes keepers the same day. THAT is unheard of!

  21. Terri says

    Was looking thru Pintrest a few weeks back, and paniced when ur recipe wasnt on my page. Glad I found you again. Am trying these cookies today. Thanks Sisters!

  22. Rose says

    Made these last night and they are GREAT! Using 1/2 cup of banana gave the cookies the perfect amount of banana taste. Might try these again using raisins instead of chocolate chips.

  23. says

    Hi, I just tried this recipe, like a couple others my cookies didn’t flatten. Made me feel terrible. But the cookies are very good. There has to be a reason for them not to flatten. If anyone has a tip I would kindly appreciate it. I think I will research online :). Happy Holidays to You and your Family
    Thankfully, Diane

  24. Monique says

    I loved these. Made them today. I didn’t mind that they were not flat. I like a thick/chewy cookie. I used applesauce in place of 1/4 c of the butter. I will use coconut oil next time. Maybe a tad bit more banana too.

  25. Kalie says

    These have been a favorite at our house for YEARS! Add 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp nutmeg to this recipe. YUMMO!! I love all of your recipes :-)

  26. Erin says

    A quick question: Do I use quick cooking oats or the regular?
    These sound great and I have a cookie exchange today and didn’t like the way my first cookies (different cookie) turned out.
    Thank you,

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