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Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies

Chocolate chip banana cookies are a wonderfully delicious treat. The simple chocolate chip cookies turned out chewy and rich. They are baked to perfection and are an easy cookie to make. 

Chocolate chip banana cookies stacked on top of each other

These chocolate chip cookies with banana and dark chocolate chips are almost vegan. A few months ago I was making some cookies at home and figured out right in the middle of the mixing that I didn’t have any eggs. 

I did have bananas that I could add to the mix, instead of eggs, and they turned out fantastic. That evening, my oldest’s music teacher came by to give him a lesson, tried the cookies, and loved them.

She and her roommate, who are both vegan, suggested I make some of these cookies for the blog that are all vegan. And, I am so glad they did, because they turned out incredible. 

These simple chocolate chip cookies are almost vegan, except for the dark chocolate chips. You can buy vegan chocolate chips, if you’d like to keep the recipe a pure one. 

I didn’t think I would like these as much as I did, but they were wonderful. And, they were just as chewy the next day, too. And honestly, these are one of the best cookies I’ve ever eaten – they are that good. 

For this recipe, I substituted the eggs with mashed banana and used vegetable oil instead of butter, and they turned out pretty amazing. 

Cookies on the counter

What do I need to make easy chocolate chip cookies?

  • 2 Bananas
  • Vegetable oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Brown sugar
  • White sugar
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • 12 oz. dark chocolate chips

How do I make the simple chocolate chip cookies?

  1. Mash the bananas in a large bowl.
  2. Pour the vegetable oil, vanilla extract, brown and white sugars into the bowl, and mix. 
  3. Next, add all of the flour, baking soda, and salt to the bowl and mix. 
  4. Finally, add the dark chocolate chips and stir. 
  5. Refrigerate the dough for about 15 minutes.
  6. Scoop the cookies onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes. 

Full recipe and printable instructions listed below

Mashed bananas in a large bowl

Start by mashing the bananas in a large bowl. I used about two bananas to reach half a cup. 

 

Vegetable oil being poured into a glass bowl

Pour the vegetable oil into the bowl. 

 

Pouring vanilla extract into a bowl.

Next, pour the vanilla extract into the bowl. 

 

Brown sugar in a bowl with bananas

Now, add the brown sugar. You can use light or dark, depending on your taste preference. I used light brown sugar since I was using dark chocolate chips. 

 

Granulated sugar in a glass bowl

Pour the white sugar in and mix all of the ingredients together. 

 

Flour, baking soda, and salt in a glass bowl

Now, add the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt to the mixture. Mix everything together until well blended. 

You’ll be adding the two extra tablespoons of flour to the mixture to make sure they are good and thick cookies. 

Chocolate chips with cookie dough in a bowl

Finally, add the dark chocolate chips to the mix and mix well. You can use vegan chocolate chips for this recipe to make the cookie completely vegan. 

I placed the cookies in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes before I cooked them so they wouldn’t spread out as much (learned that trick from a friend). 

 

Chocolate chip banana cookies on a cookie sheet

Scoop the cookies onto a greased cookie sheet. 

I used both a metal cookie sheet and my ceramic cookie sheet for this recipe and they both turned out great, but I did like how they turned out on the metal sheet.

I usually like the ceramic cookie sheets better, but I thought they cooked more evenly on the metal sheet this time.

You’ll want to use a large cookie scoop for this recipe, so you can see they they are a pretty good sized cookie and they baked perfectly. 

Baked cookies on a cookie sheet

Bake at 350-degrees for about 13 to 15 minutes, or until they are a little bit golden like in the photo above. 

Every oven is different, so I would check after 13 minutes to see how they are doing. 

Chocolate chip cookie broken in half.

These cookies were amazing and turned out so decadent. The chocolate chip banana cookies really are the perfect treat for gifts, parties, cookie exchanges, or to just bake at home and eat (’cause trust me, it will be hard to share). 

Other cookie recipes you might like:

Check out the chocolate chip cookies with banana recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start baking! This is a great cookie any time of the year and I think you’ll  love them.

Then, share your comments below and click here to share a picture of your cookies on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share with us so we can try it, too!

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Cookies on a cookie sheet

Yield: 36 cookies

Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies

Chocolate chip banana cookies stacked on top of each other

Chocolate chip banana cookies are an absolutely delicious treat. The simple chocolate chip cookies turned out chewy and rich. They are baked to perfection and are an easy cookie to make. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mashed bananas (about two bananas)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour + 2 Tbsp.
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 12 oz. dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees and spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray.
  2. Mash the bananas in a large bowl.
  3. Add the vegetable oil, vanilla extract, brown and white sugars to the bowl and mix well.
  4. Next, add the flour (both the cups and tablespoons of flour), baking soda, and salt and mix until well blended.
  5. Finally, add the dark chocolate chips and mix.
  6. Refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes.
  7. Scoop the dough onto a cookie sheet and bake for approximately 13 to 15 minutes or until cookies are lightly golden brown.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

Nutrition is approximate.

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Southern PlateSouthern Bite, Julia’s Simply Southern, Southern Home Express and South Your Mouth

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