Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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

    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!

  2. 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!)

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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 :)

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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!!!

  9. 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!

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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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