Banana-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

09.03.2014

I’m loving oatmeal cookies lately, can you tell? I recently posted a Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies and Zucchini Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies, and they are both quickly becoming two of my more popular recipes. If I’m loving them and you guys are enjoying them too then we may as well add another to the recipe box.

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I love these Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies because how often do you have just one lone speckled banana sitting there waiting to be used? I absolutely love banana bread but that always takes a few ripe bananas, which I don’t always have because we are smoothie lovers around here. These cookies taste a lot like banana bread but in a soft and slightly chewy cookie form. The great thing about these is that they use about half the butter of a traditional oatmeal cookie because of the banana. When testing recipes I actually started out with different ratios including a full stick of butter, and the cookies kept spreading and ended up flat and even a little crisp. Why add more butter than needed right? With a lesser amount of butter that just means I get to eat a few more right :)?

Milk and cookies, I think you need them in your life today. Enjoy!

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Banana-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 2 votes

Yield: About 2 dozen

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp quick oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 + 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 large banana. Be sure to measure.)
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon for 20 seconds, set aside.
  2. Mash bananas together with lemon juice. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, blend together banana, butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth. Mix in egg and vanilla extract. With mixer on low speed slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until combined. Fold in nuts and chocolate chips (you can set aside some of the chocolate chips to press into the tops before baking if you want them to show through).
  3. Scoop dough out using a medium cookie scoop (1 1/2-inches. Fill slightly heaping) and drop onto Silpat lined baking sheets spacing cookies 2-inches apart. Bake in preheated oven 11 - 12 minutes (they should still be slightly soft). Cool on baking sheet several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
  4. Recipe Source: adapted with some changes from Cooking Light

29 comments

  • Lucinda: These cookies look really good, but don’t see lemon juice in the ingredient list! Can’t wait to try them! September 3, 2014 at 8:13pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for pointing that out! It’s just a 1/2 tsp so it’s not crucial (if you don’t have any on hand) I added it moistly to keep the bananas from browning, but it does also add a tiny bit of flavor. September 4, 2014 at 10:36am Reply

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress): oooh these cookies are pure comfort! And they have bananas and oats so…totally acceptable for breakfast, yeah? September 3, 2014 at 6:51pm Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: I love your oatmeal cookie kick and when I saw these earlier already on Pinterest, I was like, YES, she did it again! :) Banana cookies can be tricky to get the texture right but you (of course) nailed these!

    Oh and my griddle arrived today! Thanks for the recommendation! September 3, 2014 at 6:26pm Reply

  • Crystal @ Simply Playful Fare: I’ve never had cookies with bananas in them before. These look amazing! September 3, 2014 at 3:02pm Reply

  • Daisy @ Simplicity Relished: Wow! We are always looking for new chocolate chip cookie variations. Brilliant. September 3, 2014 at 2:43pm Reply

  • Cate @ Chez CateyLou: yay, keep the oatmeal cookie recipes coming! I’m dying over the melty chocolate chips on top, they look so incredible! And what a great idea to use bananas! September 3, 2014 at 2:19pm Reply

  • Emily of Sugar Plum: I LOVE banana chocolate chip cookies. These look fabulous! I definitely need to try these. September 3, 2014 at 2:14pm Reply

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar: These cookies sound great! I rarely eat cookies with bananas in them, so I can’t wait to try these! September 3, 2014 at 9:57am Reply

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