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If you like banana bread, you'll love these Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are a great way to use up overripe bananas and have a soft cake-like texture

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

My son’s class is having a cookie exchange party tomorrow and he insisted on chocolate chip cookies for his friends. A lot of my chocolate chip cookie recipes on the blog tend to not use butter, like the Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies and others are more sophisticated in flavor like the Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies. So I turned to my friend Kristyn from Lil Luna, who has a ton of kid-friendly cookies, and I found the recipe for these banana chocolate chip cookies.

They were AMAZING! And we are all officially obsessed with them! The recipe uses mashed bananas so you’ll end up using less eggs and butter than traditional chocolate chips cookies, and the end result is a chewy, cake-like cookie that the kids at school are going to love! The best part is that my son Adam helped me make the cookies, and they were a breeze to bake!

Parchment paper with 3 banana chocolate chip cookies on it. One with bite taken out of

How to make banana chocolate chip cookies

Here are all the ingredients you’ll need to make these banana chocolate chips cookies. It’s the usual suspects for making chocolate chip cookies, but also with an over-ripe banana that we’ll be mashing soon.

Ingredients to make banana chocolate chips cookies

The batter will be more moist that the typical cookie dough batter. It will be fluffy and airy and this is what helps make them cake-like.

Collage of two images showing the batter with the chocolate chips before and after folding in.

Use a cookie scoop to place the cookies on a silpat or greased baking sheet or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  My son scooped these, so the shapes aren’t perfect, but that’s the whole point of a cookie exchange by kids for kids, right?!

Banana chocolate chip cookies batter on baking sheet before baking

The cookies are ready when you start to see the edges slightly brown. That’s your signal to remove them from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack. That’s the hardest part of baking cookies for me. I see the cookies, I smell their sweetness and I’ve pre-tasted that uncooked batter. And now I have to patiently wait for cooling time. I guess that’s the time to wash the dishes, ehy?

So worth it, because these cookies are legit chewy, rich and bursting with a sweet banana flavor. They are like little pillowy banana breads in cookie form.

Final baked banana chocolate chip cookies on parchment paper

Tips for making banana chocolate chip cookies

  • Make sure to use a really over-ripe banana. This makes it easier to mash the banana, but it also adds a lot more sweetness and flavor to the recipe and helps give them that cake-like moist and chewy texture.
  • Use butter and and egg at room temperature. This helps to make sure everything mixes well together without getting clumps. It gives the cookies an even texture and consistent taste. If you’re in a rush to get the items to room temperature, you can place the butter in the microwave for 7-10 seconds. And you can place the egg in a bowl of warm tap water.
  • If you have time, chill the cookie dough. Chilling the cookie dough helps to improve the texture and flavor of the cookies. It solidifies the fat in the butter so that it doesn’t spread as quickly when baked, making for a richer tasting cookie that doesn’t spread as easily.

Not disappointed. Not one bit.

Close up of one banana chocolate chip cookie with bite taken out of it

If you make this healthy-ish feel good Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, please be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I would love to hear about your experience making it. And if you snapped some shots of it, share it with me on Instagram so I can repost on my stories!

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4.8 from 10 votes
Close up of one banana chocolate chip cookie with bite taken out of it
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Total Time
24 mins

If you like banana bread, you'll love these Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are a great way to use up overripe bananas and have a soft cake-like texture

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking, Bananas, Breakfast cookies, christmas, Holidays, Kid Friendly
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 113 kcal
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup ripe banana about 1 banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and granulated sugar until well combined and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the egg, mashed banana and vanilla extract until combined.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda and gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips.

  4. Scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake 10-14 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned

  5. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Recipe: This recipe is from Lil Luna. I didn't make any changes and it came out perfect.

Storage: They will typically stay fresh in a sealed container for 3-4 days but can last up to a week when stored with a piece of sliced bread.

Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However if you have any questions for substitutions, please let me know!

Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate only. It will vary based on the specific ingredients used. This nutrition label assumes that the batter is for 24 cookies.

Nutrition Facts
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 57mg 2%
Potassium 89mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Sugars 7g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 1.9%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 4.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • Reply
    May 24, 2019 at 5:57 am

    Used whole wheat flour and extra baking soda, less sugar. Delicious recipe!!

    • Reply
      Yumna Jawad
      May 24, 2019 at 7:03 am

      So glad to hear it! Thank you for sharing your feedback 🙂

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    March 17, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    These were sooooo yummy!!! I make regular chocolate chip cookies all the time so I compare every other cookie to that. And most of the time it doesn’t live up, but this was different and so good!!! And my kids loved it too! Thank you for the recipe, it was perfect. 🙂

    • Reply
      Yumna Jawad
      March 17, 2019 at 5:01 pm

      Yay! So glad to hear that you loved them so much!! We are obsessed with them too and can’t get enough! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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    March 16, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Delicious!!!!! My kiddos can’t stop eating them… And me neither!

    • Reply
      Yumna Jawad
      March 17, 2019 at 9:23 am

      Yay! So excited to hear that! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    December 13, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Hello! I was just wondering if you have to use an electric mixer or would mixing it with a utensil be okay? This recipe looks really easy and delicious and something healthy for my baby boy and I to enjoy together 😊. Thank you for your time!

    • Reply
      Yumna Jawad
      December 13, 2018 at 9:11 pm

      Hi there, you don’t have to use an electric mixer. If you have a whisk though that will really help especially with creaming the butter and sugar. Hope you enjoy the cookies with your baby boy!

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    December 12, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Yes. Followed your recipe and got to enjoy those delicious cookies
    Thanks for all your recipes.

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    December 11, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Going to try this for my kids. Thanks for the recipe! loving the idea of bananas in cookies.

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    December 10, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    I’m going to make these cookies with the kids this week for some bonding time and eating time 😅

    • Reply
      Yumna Jawad
      December 10, 2018 at 7:51 pm

      Yay! So glad to hear that! Hope you enjoy it 🙂

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    elaine k
    December 10, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    hello, can we substitute vanilla extract with vanilla powder?

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    December 10, 2018 at 9:19 am

    This is awesome.! Nice idea.

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    Rose DzindoletFaith
    December 9, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    I Love when you share recipes that we can try Thank You Lady

    • Reply
      Yumna Jawad
      December 9, 2018 at 8:07 pm

      You’re very welcome! Hope you try it and like it Rose 🙂

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