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Do you ever feel like you get stuck in the same rut when you have overripe bananas? Most of us usually turn to banana bread. But if you are looking for something different, give these banana chocolate chip cookies a try!

These aren’t the first banana cookies I’ve tried, but they are so easy and so much faster than banana bread that I’m sure these cookies will become a regular in our house. And most banana cookies are more cake-like, and these are a bit more cookie-like than any other recipe I’ve tried. Truly delicious!

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
from Field Guide to Cookies

1 1/2 cups flour
1 3/4 cups rolled old-fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup softened unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mashed ripe banana
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 375F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Sift the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together. In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined. Add half the flour mixture, mix, and then add the banana and mix. Add the rest of the flour mixture and mix until combined. Mix in chocolate chips.

Drop tablespoon-sized balls onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 14 minutes, rotating halfway through.

Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies

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32 Responses to Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Liz says:

    These sound amazing! I love banana and chocolate together!

  2. Mama Goose says:

    Perfect timing! I have more ripe bananas than I know what to do with! Thanks!!

  3. Jamie @ Baldwin Bungalow says:

    I’m printing out the recipe and I’m going to try it this week – THANKS! :)

  4. Michelle says:

    Oh yes, I love using bananas for other baked goods. So sweet you can usually cut back on the added sugar!

  5. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    What pretty cookies! Nice flavor combo! Always very successful…

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  6. Sophie says:

    I can’t say I’ve ever used bananas to make a cookie, but it does sound good. They’re really cute too :).

  7. Maria says:

    I love Anita’s book. I can’t wait to try these!

  8. Dawn says:

    I've always wanted to make a banana & cc cookie but was afraid of how it would taste.
    Did you really like this one? I think I shoud try it

  9. Bellini Valli says:

    These are an excellent way to use up those bananas besides banana bread!!

  10. Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    There is no better combination – whether it be a cookie / cake or ice cream this is the best!!

  11. Ashley says:

    This sounds great! Yummmm!

  12. Dani says:

    i found myself in the same banana rut lately and came up with a tasty banana cookie too… great minds, and all that :)

  13. Kids Furniture says:

    I never tried a banana cookie but it sounds yummy after all!

  14. Elyse says:

    Mmm, these look totally great!! I love how thick these cookies are. What a great way to change up the pace, and to use ripened bananas in an unexpected way!

  15. Vandana Rajesh says:

    A nice twist to the chocolate chip cookies. Bananas and chocolate is surely a great combo.

  16. kat says:

    Great combination!

  17. kristina says:

    Oh my goodness! This is perfect as I have 3 overripe bananas at the minute.

    I’m actually not a huge fan of banana bread–I just make it because I’d feel too guilty throwing away the bananas. So this recipe might be my saving grace! K x

  18. Mindy says:

    I tried these last night since I had 2 very ripe banana’s! They turned out great even with a little whole wheat substituted! Yum!

  19. Mrs. L says:

    I think I may have to buy some bananas just so they can get overripe!

  20. Carson says:

    Yum yum! I just made these cookies and posted on my blog – thanks for posting this recipe!!

  21. Ingrid says:

    Man, I just left you a comment and then got the boot!

    Thanks for passing along the recipe. You’re right banana cookies is a great way to use up my surplus bananas.
    ~ingrid

  22. Grace says:

    ya know what? now that you mention it, i ALWAYS turn to banana bread! this is a great alternative…i may just let some bananas fester for this very purpose. :)

  23. glamah16 says:

    I love bananas and I love chcolate so this is an awesome recipe.

  24. ~ Mon says:

    Oh yummmy!!!

  25. Mary says:

    I happen to have both overripe bananas and chocolate chips in my house right now. I think its fate that I make these!

  26. BaristaSirenita says:

    These are really good, I made them bigger and baked them shorter. Great texture.

  27. Andrea McMann says:

    These look delish! Thanks! I'm going to try them today.

  28. Anonymous says:

    I made them this evening! They are very delicious!

  29. Anonymous says:

    I made them this evening. They are delicious!

  30. Matt and Shell says:

    I found your blog last night and gave them a try , very good!

  31. lina says:

    yeah i want to try it…thanks

  32. Ms. C says:

    Beautiful cookies! After I saw this recipe here I had to give it a shot and write a post about it at my own blog. You can read my baking exploits at:

    http://coffeetalereviews.blogspot.com/2010/09/banana-chocolate-chip-cookies.html

    Thanks for the great cookie idea Taste & Tell!

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