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.
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!