Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are chewy, sweet oatmeal cookies packed with chocolate chips and banana! Fantastic buttery banana oatmeal cookies that everyone loves!
This banana oatmeal cookie is made with ripe bananas, sweet brown sugar, hearty oats and semi-sweet chocolate chips. These oatmeal banana chocolate chip cookies are a wonderful treat for any occasion and they are incredibly simple to make too!
Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies
Ripe bananas are not just for banana bread anymore, thanks to this recipe you can use up those ripe bananas in a new and delicious way! If you have never turned the ripe bananas on your counter into a batch of delicious chocolate-infused cookies the there is no time like the present to try! The faster you whip up a batch of these banana chocolate chip oatmeal cookies the faster you can fall in love with a new recipe. Whip up a batch of these cookies soon so you can share them with your friends and family because they are simply too good to keep to yourself.
Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients
-Bananas: You will need ½ cup of mashed ripe bananas for this recipe. This is equal to about 2 medium-sized bananas.
-Sugars: You will need ½ cup of both brown sugar and granulated white sugar for this recipe. If you can help it, try not substitute one for the other as using both of these sugars help make these into buttery and soft cookies. Using all granulated can be done but the cookies will not have the same flavor that we are after here.
-Butter: Use ½ cup of softened unsalted butter for this cookie dough to give it the fats needed to be moist and rich in taste.
-Vanilla extract: You will need 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to help enhance the flavors in these cookies.
-Egg: Use 1 large egg to help bind the dough together well and create great texture.
-Flour: You will need 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour for the base of this cookie dough recipe.
-Oats: Use 2 cups of quick oats or old-fashioned oats for these cookies. Using old fashion oats will give you a chunkier cookie texture, that is what we used for this recipe.
-Leavening agents: You will need 1 teaspoon of each baking soda and baking powder to help these cookies puff up nicely as they bake.
-Salt: Use ½ teaspoon of salt to balance out all the different flavors in these cookies.
-Chocolate chips: You will need between ½ cup and ¾ cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips for these cookies. Use more or less depending on your chocolate preference.
How to make Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
Then, line some baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
First, in a large mixing bowl, combine the butter and both sugars with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth and creamy.
Next, add in the egg and vanilla extract and continue to mix on low speed until well combined. Set the bowl aside.
In a separate small bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and oats with a whisk.
After that, gradually add the bowl of dry ingredients to the wet ingredients by adding ½ cup or 1 cup at a time and mixing on low speed until all is blended and well combined.
Lastly, fold in the chocolate chips and stir until just combined.
Proceed to scoop the dough into 2 tablespoons-sized portions and roll into balls.
Place them onto your prepared cookie sheet with 2 inches of space between each. Do not press the cookies down.
Bake in the oven for 11-13 minutes.
When the cookies have finished baking they will have a soft center inside. Allow for the cookies to cool to finish cooking and set up. The inside texture will be soft, buttery, and have a lot of banana flavor.
It’s best to let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
How long are banana chocolate oatmeal cookies good for?
These cookies should be kept stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a few days (about 3 or 4) for best-tasting results. You can always reheat them for a few seconds in the microwave or place them into the oven for a minute or two to warm up and taste fresh again. These are cookies that taste incredible while warm!
Can I use frozen bananas for these cookies?
Yes, if you have frozen ripe bananas, feel free to use them for these cookies. You will want to make sure that the bananas have thawed completely and are at room temperature before using. If there is liquid inside of the bag or container where the bananas we’re stored, discard it. This added liquid will throw off the wet/dry ratio in the dough. If needed, you can add a tablespoon or two of milk or water to the cookie dough to get the consistency right if the dough ends up too dry when mixing.
What is the difference between oats in cookies?
Old fashioned oats are larger and have been very lightly processed meaning that they still hold a true oat shape and have a harder texture. Quick-cooking oats have been heavily processed and no longer look like oats because they’ve pretty much been chopped into much smaller pieces so that they can cook more quickly. When used in baked goods quick oats usually blend into the background more for a softer cookie while old-fashioned oats remain chewy.
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You are going to love this banana chocolate chip oatmeal cookies recipe! Every bite is comforting and delicious. These chewy sweet cookies are packed with incredible flavors and tastes and you are going to want to share them with all of your family and friends!