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Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"A delicious blend of all your favorite flavors, these sturdy little cookies vanish almost instantly!"
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45 m servings 129
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen cookies)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Spread walnuts onto a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until walnuts are toasted and fragrant, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from oven and cool; coarsely chop.
  4. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until pale and fluffy; add egg and vanilla extract. Beat until just combined. Beat banana into creamed butter mixture until just combined.
  5. Stir flour mixture into creamed butter mixture until dough is just combined; fold in oats, chocolate chips, and walnuts. Drop heaping spoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing each mound about 1 1/2 inch apart.
  6. Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 6 minutes. Rotate pans and bake until edges are browned, 6 to 7 more minutes. Cool cookies on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.


  • Cook's Note:
  • The whole wheat flour helps balance the moisture from the banana. You can play with the amount of banana that you like, I usually add an extra couple of tablespoons to mine. To take this recipe to the next level, you can replace 1/2 cup of the butter with 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, and they taste phenomenal! Be sure to use a banana that is well on its way to the trash can, the darker they are, the sweeter and more flavorful they become.
  • Dark pans are not recommended as the bottoms of these cookies scorch easily.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 129 calories; 7.2 16.1 1.7 15 75 Full nutrition

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These are so delicious! I made the version with peanut butter, and was worried when I tasted the batter because they have an odd flavor. But once they're baked - so good! I did change three t...

Most helpful critical review

I made it as written, without the walnuts. Didn't hold up and spread out too much. Don't like having to rotate while baking. Too much trouble.

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These are so delicious! I made the version with peanut butter, and was worried when I tasted the batter because they have an odd flavor. But once they're baked - so good! I did change three t...

I tried the peanut butter variation. Used all white flour. I find they cook better if you flatten them a bit before cooking.

I also used the peanut butter version of this recipe and decreased the salt to about 3/4 tsp. This is a fluffier type cookie that doesn't spread out much. Love the fact that it uses whole whea...

These turned out tastier than I expected. I followed the recipe according to the other reviewers and made the peanut butter version. I made 1/2 recipe and it yielded 30 cookies, with a standard ...

Easy on the kosher salt

These were very good! I followed the recipe (peanut butter version) completely except for these changes: used 2 bananas, used some chocolate chips and some chocolate chunks that I had on hand, a...

I made with and without peanut butter. my family liked it best without.

What a wonderful way to use up bananas - especially loved that the cookies were not too sweet, so we didn't feel too guilty when they were gone so quickly

the batter came out watery - i followed the recipes however it's too runny, so I added flour about 1/2 cup more to get it's concistency. I didn't have brown sugar that time so I changed to granu...