Banana-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie


It’s my mission to try every version I can.  Unfortunately, I’ve never found one I didn’t like.

I loved this Banana-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie.  You really taste the banana flavor in the background and the cookie stays really moist. 

By using banana you are able to add sweetness and flavor while reducing the amount of sugar and butter in a typical chocolate chip cookie.  Very nice wouldn’t you say?

This is almost health food right?  Well, I can pretend anyway.

I do think you’ll like them.  They passed the husband test so I would say thumbs up for this one.

Let’s make them…

Combine 1/2 cup banana, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth.  Add one egg; beat well.

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.  Combine flour, 2 cups oats, 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.  Add flour mixture to banana mixture in bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well-blended.  Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips.

Drop batter by heaping Tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray or on a silicone baking sheet.  Bake at 350 for 18 minutes or until golden. 

Cool on pans 2 minutes.  Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks. 

These are disappearing fast over here.

You will love em’.

Banana-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from Cooking Light

1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 medium)
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
5.6 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1-1/4 cups)
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Combine 1/2 cup banana, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth.  Add one egg; beat well.

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.  Combine flour, 2 cups oats, 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.  Add flour mixture to banana mixture in bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well-blended.  Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips.

Drop batter by heaping Tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray or on a silicone baking sheet.  Bake at 350 for 18 minutes or until golden. 

Cool on pans 2 minutes.  Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks. 

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71 Comments

  1. deeba 1

    Yum yum…look so good Cathy. Love how u walked us through it…simple & special cookies!

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  2. These look awesome. This’ll be my hundred and first on my choc chip recipe collection but I must bookmark it. Thanks for the post. :)

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  3. I agree … just never enough choc chip cookie recipes–one for every mood! I enjoy our banana choc chip cookie recipe, but gluten-free oats would be a great addition. :-)

    Thanks, Cathy!
    Shirley

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  4. nina 4

    These cookies are a delight to look at….is that your new garden in the background…looks so lovely and sunny!!!

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  5. Yum. This looks fantastic. I am going to make these for my girls.

    Thanks again for another incredible recipe.

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  6. Well, if you know me and the chocolate chip cookie and if you know me and the banana, I pretty much like nothing better. Combine them and whammo! Heaven! (I saw this recipe in the magazine and mentally marked it to make it. You beat me.)

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  7. What would I do without you in my life? My family wouldn’t be as happy as much as you inspire me in cooking.

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  8. I love the idea of banana inside the cookies! How delicious!

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  9. Ooh my family would go for these! Now if I can only keep bananas around long enough to get super ripe.

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  10. imom 10

    I’m always looking for lower butter cookies, this is one I will definitely be trying!

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  11. Perfect! I have a few bananas that are past their prime! This would be the perfect thing to make with them!

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  12. Ramona 12

    I think I would like them without the chocolate chips. I don’t like chocolate chip cookies, but I love cookies.
    Ramona

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  13. Love the addition of bananas in this cookie. I prefer a soft cookie so this looks perfect. Yum.

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  14. Barbie with a T 14

    Those cookies look delicious. I am allergic to chocolate, so how do you think Butterscotch chips would do? It might taste like Bananas Foster, my ultimate favorite dessert!! I would say they are a lot healthier than most desserts.

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  15. Noble Pig 15

    I think they would be perfect.

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  16. Noble Pig 16

    Yes it is. 

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  17. Noble Pig 17

    The bananas do not even have to be super ripe…mine was medium ripe, no brown skin, just soft.

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  18. Those look yummy! I love banana and chocolate together.

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  19. This is my kind of healthfood! I’ve never tried bananas with oatmeal…but why not? And who doesn’t like banana and chocolate?

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  20. Alisa 20

    I am drooling. Since they have banana in them, these are definitely a breakfast food right?

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  21. Pam 21

    They would be gone quickly in our house too – they look great.

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  22. dawn 22

    I wish I didn’t click on your link. I so want to make these, but it’s 1000 degrees outside with 1000% humidity. :-(

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  23. Great idea adding bananas into the mix! I love this!

    Have a terrific week!

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  24. Liz C. 24

    I would so eat these for breakfast!!!

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  25. Marjie 25

    I love that you’re taking all your food pictures in your back yard these days. That will be hard once the rain starts!

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  26. grace 26

    mmm…i really like how brown these got! honestly, i do doubt you’ll ever find a recipe for a cookie containing chocolate and oats that isn’t edible, nay, delicious.

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  27. Jenn 27

    I love this recipe!

    I’ve never ever added bananas to cookies. I can’t wait to make them!

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  28. Add a little peanut butter, and you’ve hit all the nails on the head!

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  29. Laurie 29

    I’d say those qualify as health food of the yummiest kind.

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  30. Maria in Oregon 30

    Look good! Do you use De Marle bakeware? I’m totally in love with it!

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  31. C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me…

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  32. Biz 32

    I think anything with oats = healthy! Do you use your silpats very often? I’ve been thinking of getting them since my cookie sheets are getting kind of old – your thoughts?

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  33. They sure look healthy to me and delicious.

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  34. I will need to try these for my oldest daughter. She loves banana bread and chocolate chip cookies, so these may kill two cravings in one package.

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  35. Nothing with bananas and chocolate together can possibly be bad (even if they are somewhat nutritious);-)

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  36. Juliana 36

    Nice cookies, love the this version…yummie. By the way, nice pictures!

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  37. Wow! That looks so yummy!! Awesome pictures too, thanks for the recipe!

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  38. pam 38

    Everyone needs a mission!

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  39. These do look super moist! I love anything banana/chocolate!

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  40. This is my kind of cookie!! Love this combination and they look so moist and yummy!! No way I could stop at just “10”!

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  41. Cheryl 41

    Cathy, I make a version of these that is my “go-to” must take along cookies recipe…with or without the ‘naners they are super tasty!

    (and it’s the one recipe where I never measure…just toss it all in!)

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  42. leslie 42

    sooo yum! Love the yummy flavor combo

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  43. Bob 43

    Crap, my girlfriend just threw out an overripe banana because we didn’t have enough for banana bread! Next time.

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  44. Donna 44

    Love how these sound, I do, also love the suggestion of the duo dishes, some pb.

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  45. Melynda 45

    Hmmm, I have bananas ready for this. Thanks.

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  46. I have all the makings for these puppies! Yum city.

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  47. megan 47

    A cooking light recipe with bananas and oatmeal? It’s gotta be a health food! Looks healthy and quite tasty!

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  48. love your site! great photos and recipes.

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  49. diva 49

    these look amazing!! i’m lovin bananas in a cookie 😀

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  50. My 3 1/2 year old loves banana’s and loves cookies…hmmmm…I might have to try these!

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  51. I usually like baking chocolate chip cookies more than eating them, but this sounds like one I’d be eating!

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  52. Michelle 52

    YUM!!! These really are quite healthy–whole wheat pastry flour would make them perfect for my family. Way better than many “breakfast candy” cereals/bars/toaster pastries, if you ask me.

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  53. Steph 53

    Those look delicious and much healthier with the banana and not so much butter. I love the colour on these!

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  54. Lydia 54

    I share your mission — I’ve never met a variation on the chocolate chip theme that I didn’t love, except for peanut butter cookies. Love chips and oatmeal together.

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  55. Debbie 55

    I love all things banana and those cookies have the deadly combo of chocolate and banana!!!! Love it!

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  56. Am making these RIGHT NOW. Except I’m using milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet.

    I can’t wait to pop them in the oven and inhale the wonderful smells that I KNOW are awaiting me.

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  57. Lisa 57

    What a fun idea, and inspiring. Sort of summery, almost tropical. It makes me think of other flavors I might want to add too.

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  58. Nicole 58

    oh, yum. I keep a bag full of ripe bananas in the freezer for baking, and I’m so making these cookies. I love your blog, and just added to you mine if you don’t mind .

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  59. medstudentwife 59

    hmmm.. yummy.. I’ll have to try these. They are almost like the cookies that my grandmother used to make when I was a kid, but sans the banana.
    Wonder what raisin cookies would be like with banana :)

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  60. Mary 60

    You must have missed the memo – banana and oatmeal negate butter and chocolate.
    These sound delicious.

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  61. WOW! Wish I had been on the golf course with those guys, I would have eaten every version of these cookies too! I am a cookie fanatic! I can turn down a piece of cake or pie at times, but NEVER a cookie!

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  62. The addition of banana sounds fantastic!!

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  63. Love everything about this! Great flavours!

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  64. Jeanette 64

    Just made these and they are disappearing fast around here too. I added some chopped walnuts so now they taste like a banana loaf cookie but with more fiber.

    The banana does three things, cuts down on butter needed, adds a nice flavor and adds moisture.

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  65. LCS 65

    Hello, this is a silly question. Approximately how many cookies does this recipe make?

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  66. LCS 66

    Hi again, I’m sorry. I’m full of stupid questions. (I’m actually quite new at this cooking/baking/etc. thing.) Should you freeze or refrigerate these cookies prior to putting them in the oven?

    Thanks.

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  67. mac 67

    I’ll be making these for sure.

    YUMMY !!!

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  69. Gab 69

    I’d love to see comments on how these turned out! Everyone says they will make them, but no one says the results!

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  70. Gab 70

    I made these yesterday, and they were excellent!
    They turned out very soft. My neighbors want me to make them another dozen!
    I recommend this recipe =]

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  71. Ben 71

    I just wanted to praise these cookies back here where I found them. Have made them a couple times now and they are the best cookies ever! For anyone interested they are good with raisins too, and I’ve found that quick oats work better than whole rolled oats.

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