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Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

So soft and full of flavor - these cookies are delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Cookies, banana oatmeal cookies, cookie recipe, oatmeal cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 153kcal


  • Baking Sheet
  • Medium Mixing Bowl (2)
  • cookie scoop


  • ¾ cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas about 2-3 medium banana
  • cup quick oats
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • cups chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease baking sheet and set aside.
  • Cream shortening and brown sugar in large bowl at medium speed until well blended, then beat in egg.
  • Add one cup mashed banana and mix until creamy.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together oats, flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda and nutmeg, then stir into creamed mixture. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Using a cookie scoop , drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto prepared baking sheet (if you don't have a cookie scoop, just use a medium-sized spoon to drop cookie dough onto pan. This cookie dough will be too sticky to roll into balls).
  • Place cookies 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes, then remove from oven and let cool 1-2 minutes on baking sheet, then remove to a cooling rack.


To make these cookies healthier you can:
-Switch out milk chocolate chips for dark chocolate chips, or sugar free chocolate chips.
-Use coconut or whole wheat flour, in place of all purpose flour.
-Use honey or other natural sweeteners in place of the sugar.
-Use apple sauce in place of shortening or butter


Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg