Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are full of old fashioned oats, mashed bananas, and chocolate chips! A perfect use for ripe bananas and a craving for cookies.

In an attempt to use up some extra-ripe bananas in something other than banana bread or muffins, I went on a recipe search for banana cookies.  I've made banana cookies before and while they have turned out yummy, they seemed to be banana bread in cookie form.  By this, I mean they turned out to be cake-like and moist, and not chewy like I wanted.  These Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are exactly what I was hoping for!

Not only did they look like a cookie, but they ate like a cookie too.  The oatmeal gave them substance and chew and the banana flavor was subtle, but definitely there.  If you're wanting the banana flavor to stand out more, I would omit the chocolate and maybe add some chopped pecans or walnuts for crunch.  

Ingredients in Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

The wet ingredients in these banana oatmeal cookies are mashed banana, butter, egg, vanilla extract.

The dry ingredients are old fashioned oats, all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and chocolate chips.

This simple oatmeal cookie recipe comes together super quickly. Simply combine the wet ingredients, add the dry ingredients, and bake!

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Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

A delicious and easy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with mashed bananas.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 87kcal


  • 2 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 medium banana, mashed ~⅓ cup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, beat together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until well combined.
  • Add the mashed banana, egg, and vanilla extract, and beat until well combined.
  • Add the flours, baking soda, and salt, and stir until well combined.
  • Mix in the oats, followed by the chocolate chips.
  • Form the dough into tablespoon-sized dough balls and place on prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 9-11 minutes, until the edges are slightly golden.
  • Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack.  
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. What a great combination of flavors! I don't believe i've ever had choc oatmeal cookies WITH bananas added. That sounds great!

  2. I just made these and they were uber yummy! AND, I was stoked because I was just talking with she-who-will-not-be-named about how I needed another recipe to use up old bananas. I said "what about banana cookies?" And she said, "I don't think there's such thing." And then, POW, I log onto your blog and lo and behold. Banana cookies!


  3. I really need to make these--I was wary of the breadlike cookie but I can even tell from the pics that yours isn't like that!! Can't wait to give this a go--I have bananas waiting in my freezer 🙂

  4. These are fantastic! My banana was SUPER ripe so they turned out really sweet. Guess I'll have to counter that with a glass of milk 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    I absolutely love oatmeal cookies so I decided to give this recipe a try. I subbed in vegan butter and a full cup of all purpose flour because thats what I had on hand, plus I swapped the chocolate chips for chunks, my personal fav. These cookies turned out absolutely amazing, the best soft and chewy cookie I have had in awhile with such a nice hint of banana! I made mine a bit bigger so that I got a batch of about 16, and cooked them for about 15 minutes. Overall, great recipe, will definitely be making again!

  6. I did not have wheat flour so used all white flour. Not sure how they would turn out with the wheat flour but the dough would not hold shape. I just dropped dough onto silpat sheet and baked as directed. Came out a little cakey but delish in flavor! I will definitley buy some wheat flour for the next batch I make.