Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Cookies

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If you are craving for sweet and crumbly chocolaty cookies, then you are definitely in the right place. We know how addictive and mouth-watering the cookies can be, and there is no parallel to their sweet and savory taste. Luckily we have just the right recipe for you all, which can give you lots of oven-baked cookies for the day.

These chewy banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are no ordinary snacks; I call them mini power boosters which can give you all sorts of nutrients and fibers packed in a single cookie. Every time I bake them at home, I make sure to work on several batches at a time and store them for the week. That’s how popular these cookies are in my family. Let’s dig into how you can get them baked in no time.

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

What’s in These Banana Oatmeal Cookies?

To bake cookies, we first need to know what ingredients do we need to get from the grocery store for . these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with banana. Fortunately, most of the ingredients we will be using in this recipe are already found in our kitchen cabinets. Let’s see what should we get for it:

  • Egg
  • Bananas
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Unsalted butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Old-fashioned oats
  • All-purpose flour
  • Cinnamon
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips

How to Make Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you are a pro-cookie-baker, then you can definitely make these cookies without any difficulty. Even for beginners, this recipe is quite simple and easy to follow. All it needs is to gather the right ingredients at the right place and blend them together to form the cookie dough then divide the dough into small cookies. Finally, when everything is ready and in place, the cookies are baked until they are golden brown.

The important step in this procedure is to refrigerate the dough before baking it in the oven. Once the cookie dough is divided into cookies on a baking tray, it is covered and then chilled for 2 hours in the refrigerator. This step gives the dough enough time to set and become firmer.

When you refrigerate the cookie, the dough is baked directly in the oven, it turns out to be crumbly and crispy on the outside and soft and moist on the inside.

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

4 from 6 votes
Recipe by Laura Ritterman Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

14

servings
Prep time

12

minutes
Cooking time

14

minutes
Calories

270

kcal

What more could you want in your favorite cookie than what our Banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe delivers on. Gooey on the inside, chocolate chips, healthy banana oatmeal. It’s the perfect combination of flavors.

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 small ripe bananas

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned whole rolled oats

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon, added to taste

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • Fix the mixer bowl under the paddle attachment, or you can use a mixing bowl along with an electric mixer.
  • Add egg, bananas, vanilla, butter, and sugar to this mixing bowl and beat the egg banana mixture for almost 4 minutes until it gets creamy but also has some small chunks of bananas.
  • Now gradually fold in oats, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and flour, then mix at low speed for nearly 1 minute.
  • Finally, stir in the semi-sweet chocolate chips and mix on low speed for 30 seconds.
  • Take a baking tray and layer it with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • Make 14 equal-sized mounds of the prepared cookie dough using ¼ cup of the cookie batter for each mound.
  • Cover the banana cookie dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours approximately.
  • Meanwhile, prepare and set the oven at 350 degrees F.
  • Remove the plastic wrap from the cookies and bake them for nearly 13 minutes.
  • Leave the cookies in the baking tray for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Once cooled, the cookies can be served directly, or you can simply store them in a sealed container for a month at room temperature. If you want to store these cookies for up to 6 months, then freeze them in the freezer.
  • Whereas the unbaked cookie dough can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and 4 months in the freezer.

Notes

  • Although this recipe takes under 30 minutes to prep and cook, you will need to let the end result chill for 2 hours for optimal results.

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Nutritional Information
CALORIES: 270 TOTAL FAT: 9g SATURATED FAT: 5g TRANS FAT: 0g UNSATURATED FAT: 3g CHOLESTEROL: 22mg SODIUM: 92mg CARBOHYDRATES: 35g FIBER: 2g SUGAR: 22g PROTEIN: 3g

Tips for Making Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Instead of adding mashed banana, I add directly in large chunks to the liquid ingredients and then beat it in the mixer. This saves my time from mashing them separately.

The bananas that we use for this recipe should be ripe completely but not blackened. Avoid using overripe bananas for these cookies.

The freshly mixed cookie dough is a bit loose and moist in texture, so the cookies have to be refrigerated before baking to give them a bit of a firm texture.

Can we use Milk Chocolate in the cookies?

I loved to experiment with my recipes and gladly recommend others do the same. You can always switch to other flavors and types of chocolate chips to add variety to these cookies. Milk chocolate, white chocolate or dark chocolate, you can freely use any of them as per your personal taste preference.

Can we use Whole Wheat Flour to bake these cookies?

The whole wheat flour has a different texture, and it absorbs the liquid differently. Since we are already using oats that have the texture of their own, I would suggest using all-purpose flour along with it to get smooth cookie dough. So, if you want to use whole wheat flour, adjust the consistency of the dough accordingly.

Can we use Quick or Steel-cut Oats for this recipe?

No, the old-fashioned whole rolled oats are the only suitable choice for this cookie recipe. Both quick and steel-cut oats can disturb the proportions of this recipe and shouldn’t be used instead.

Conclusion

Now you have the recipe of a top-notch, heartwarming snack- easy chocolate chip banana oatmeal cookies. They can be cooked at any time of the day and can be served with tea, coffee and an after-meal dessert. The crunch and crumble of these oatmeal cookies are delightful. So, don’t wait around and try them this instant!

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26 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness these cookies look delicious and my husband will love them because he loves banana flavor. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  2. These sound delicious! I am sure my son would love them.

  3. Looks delicious

  4. My favorite

  5. April L Roods

    Yum

  6. Dana Andrakowicz

    These sound so yummy!

  7. Karen Petrychko

    A very moist cookie recipe

  8. Jo-Anne Pfoh

    looks wonderful ty

  9. These look so good! I love banana bread with chocolate chips so I bet these are delicious.

  10. I’m not really a fan of oatmeal but realized I had these soft iced oatmeal cookies and cannot stop eating them so these look really yummy too.

  11. Jo-Anne Pfoh

    gotta try this

  12. Yum will have to try these soon 😊

  13. Thomas Gibson

    Looks so delicious!

  14. Elizabeth Tarlow

    These cookies look and sound delicious! Looking forward to making them! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  15. Ronald Gagnon

    A great recipe for a treat loved for many years

  16. Cookies sound awesome!! Will have to make them one day soon!!

  17. I can almost smell these cooking!

  18. Tiffany Brown

    I’m not a big fan of oatmeal cookies but banana and chocolate chip sounds good!

  19. I can’t wait to give them a try! My family will be sure to love them. Thank you.

  20. OMGoodness this sounds yummy

  21. Colleen Schilinski-Beveridge

    This recipe sounds just like the recipe Granny used to make !!

  22. I made these cookie. These are so good. It’s my favorite cookie to make now.

  23. Belinda Brothers

    These cookies look really good. I would have to leave out the chocolate as my hubby doesn’t eat Chocolate. But I will try them. Thank You.

  24. Sounds delicious

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