Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies Recipe

Interestingly, these chewy banana chocolate chip cookies are low in fat and made with 100% whole grains! Nobody will notice! This recipe makes 30 cookies (1 tbsp each). 


– 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or whole wheat flour – 2 cups oats (the original recipe called for quick oats, but I used old fashioned oats with great results) – 1 tsp baking powder – ½ tsp baking soda – ½ tsp salt – ½ tsp ground cinnamon – 2 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature – ½ cup turbinado/raw sugar (or regular sugar) – ½ cup unpacked Muscavado sugar or brown sugar – 1 large egg – ⅓ cup mashed banana, which is a almost one whole banana, OR same amount of unsweetened apple sauce (see footnote) – ½ tsp vanilla extract – ¾ cup dark chocolate chips (Ghirardelli 60% cacao chips are my favorite!), OR walnuts, if you’re into that.

Warm the oven up to 350 degrees. Use parchment paper to line a baking sheet. Mix the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl with a whisk.

Step 1


Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. I used an old-fashioned egg-beater, but if you have an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar on medium.

Step 2

After the egg, add the mashed banana and vanilla. Stir in the flour and oats by hand until just combined. Mix in chocolate chips.

Step 3

Put heaping spoonfuls on baking sheets and flatten slightly. Bake cookies until edges are light brown, 10-12 minutes. Don't overbake cookies. Cool on baking sheet for 3–4 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to finish. 

Step 4

See Also

Honey Whole Wheat Banana Bread Recipe