Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies – chewy instead of cakey, these cookies have just the right amount of banana flavor, and are loaded with chocolate chips. Kids and adults will love them!
Do you often find yourself with overripe bananas in your pantry that need to be used up? It is a common occurrence at my house. I have lots of banana bread recipes, but sometimes my kids are just not in the mood for banana bread.
We needed a variation. Cookies came to mind, so I started searching.
CHEWY BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE
I found a recipe for peanut butter banana chocolate chip cookies from Mom on Timeout. Since I was out of peanut butter chips, so decided to modify the recipe slightly. They were a huge hit with my family!
Most banana cookies that I’ve tried are soft, fluffy, and cake-y. These cookies are more on the chewy side like traditional chocolate chip cookies, which I happen to prefer.
I ended up sending some of the cookies to work with my husband, and they got rave reviews from his co-workers as well. I didn’t add chopped nuts this time, but I think that would be a perfect addition.
Another bonus to these cookies is that they don’t have any eggs – so if you have an egg allergy or just happen to be out of eggs, they are the perfect cookie recipe!
How to make Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
- butter (I use salted)
- brown sugar
- granulated sugar
- overripe bananas (The more brown spots they have, the better.)
- vanilla extract
- all purpose flour
- cornstarch (Helps hold the cookies together but keeps them tender.)
- baking soda
- baking powder
- chocolate chips (I like using half milk and half semi sweet.)
Beat butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl till creamy. Beat in mashed bananas and vanilla. Whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a small mixing bowl. Add to wet ingredients and stir till just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Drop by spoonfuls onto silpat lined or lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 9-10 minutes or till lightly golden brown around the edges.
Variations for Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies:
-Add some chopped pecans or walnuts. They’re tasty in banana bread, so they’ll be tasty in these cookies as well!
-Switch up the type of chocolate chips. I like a mixture of milk and semi-sweet, but you could also add white chips, or even some peanut butter baking chips.
-Stir in some sweetened flaked coconut. You could even toast it first. Yum!
What would you put in your banana cookies?
Looking for more banana recipes? Here you go!
- Orange Banana Muffins with Sour Cream Glaze
- Strawberry Banana Crepe
- Chocolate Chip Raspberry Banana Bread
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CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA COOKIE RECIPE
- 1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 over-ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in mashed bananas and vanilla.
- Whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a small mixing bowl. Add to the wet ingredients and stir till just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Drop by spoonfuls onto silpat lined or lightly greased cookie sheets.
- Bake at 375° for 9-10 minutes or till lightly golden brown around the edges. Cool for 3-5 minutes on the cookie sheet, then remove to cooling racks.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 116mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g
(Originally published March 30, 2017. Updated June 2019.)
If you’re tired of using overripe bananas in banana bread, give these chewy banana chocolate chip cookies a try. They are delicious all year round!