Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was bored the other night, so I searched the depths of my pantry and discovered I had everything I needed to make these banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! I’ve never made banana cookies before because I was afraid that Kramer wouldn’t like them because he was always hesitant about the idea of banana cookies. He ended up loving these, though! They were perfect! Chewy and chocolaty and delicious! They really do taste like banana bread in cookie form, so maybe they should be called banana bread cookies. Recipe after the jump, as always.

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Beat together your butter and sugars. Add the egg and vanilla extract.

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Combine your flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Mix it gradually into the sugar mixture.

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Stir in the oats until just combined.

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Then mix in your chocolate chips and banana pieces.

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Roll into balls and place on your lined and/or greased baking sheet.

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
I added a little turbinado sugar on the tops of mine, of course.

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Bake for about 18 minutes, and allow to cool completely.

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Serves: 20 cookies
  • 1¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup oatmeal (not quick-cooking)
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) chocolate chips
  • 2 bananas, cut into ¼ to ⅓ inch pieces
  • Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line or grease your baking sheet(s).
  2. In a small bowl, stir the flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon together and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until smoothly blended, about 1 minute.
  4. Stop the mixer and scrape the sides of the bowl as needed during mixing. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until blended, about 1 minute.
  5. On low speed, add the flour mixture, mixing just until it is incorporated. Mix in the oatmeal, then the chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
  6. Use a large spoon to mix in the banana pieces, mixing just until they are evenly distributed and some of the pieces are mashed but most are still visible, about 20 seconds.
  7. Use a tablespoon to drop heaping spoonfuls of dough (about 3 level tablespoons each) onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing the cookies 3 inches apart. (I just rolled the dough into balls with my hands) Sprinkle with turbinado sugar, if you like.
  8. Bake the cookies one sheet at a time until the edges are lightly browned and the tops look dry, about 18 minutes. Cool the cookies before stuffing them in your face!
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13 Responses

  1. RecipeGirl says:

    Were they cakey like banana bread, or did they turn out more crispy like a typical cookie? In between? I’ve been looking for one that isn’t so cakey :)

  2. thecrepesofwrath says:

    Definitely cakey like banana bread. I bet if you cook them a bit longer and/or add more oats and brown sugar, it would give you a crispier cookie.

  3. gcedwards says:

    What a lucky man – that Kramer!

  4. Oatmeal is a favorite breakfast of mine. And with your recipe I’ll be able to try something out of oatmeal. I definitely try your recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

  5. indian woman says:

    Banana and oatmeal are both good for the health with the choco chips adding taste, this will be a great dessert.

  6. Amy says:

    I made these the other day and I agree that they are definately cakey. They are good though, I had a few for breakfast.

  7. Stephanie says:

    Hi. I really want to make these today and all I have is quick cooking oatmeal… Any idea what may happen if I used that?

  8. thecrepesofwrath says:

    Stephanie: Disaster! Don’t do it!

  9. OMG. Om Om Om…delicious.

  10. I have to say though that I did use the quick oats and the cookies taste fine :/ I mean, I use the kind in the tall Quaker Oats canister, not the instant microwave packets. Maybe I lucked out?

  11. California girl says:

    I made these cookies for my boyfriend and they turned out amazing! Best cookies I’ve ever made in my life, I swear. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  12. Maggie says:

    I just made these and really like them! The only thing I would change would be to use less chocolate chips.

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