Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

They’re soft, chewy, moist, and not at all cakey which can be a problem when baking with bananas. Cookies taste like little banana cakes instead of cookies are not my idea of cookies, and thankfully these are all cookie, zero cake.

There’s only 1/4 cup of butter used and lots of whole-grain oats, so if cookies can be on the healthier side, these are it. Or at least that’s what I’ve been telling myself. If you’re looking for supremely healthy cookies without flour, gluten, sugar, eggs, butter, and that still taste amazing, check out Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Miracle Cookies.

These cookies are adapted from my favorite oatmeal cookies, The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. I reduced the butter, added bananas, and increased the flour. Bananas contain so much moisture that more flour is needed to absorb it.

The dough is soft, loose, moist, and must be chilled before baking or the cookies will spread into thin, flat pancakes. Because bananas have differing levels of moisture and no two are exactly alike, baking times could range. Don’t get too hung up on what the clock says and bake until your cookies are done.


  • 1 large egg
  • 2 small/medium or 1 extra-large ripe bananas (about 1/2 heaping cup mashed banana)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened (1/2 of 1 stick)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned whole rolled oats (not instant or quick-cook because they act more like flour and aren’t suitable here)
  • 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


  1. To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or large mixing bowl and electric mixer) combine the egg, bananas (I leave them whole and don’t pre-mash them before adding to bowl), sugars, butter, vanilla, and beat on medium-high speed until well combined, about 4 minutes. The mixture won’t be smooth, fluffy, or ‘creamed’ like traditional cookie dough and will have small chunks of bananas present and it’s on the runnier side.
  2. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute.
  3. ........................................

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