Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are an amazing moist cookie made with overripe bananas and a fantastic addition to any cookie jar.

With just two bananas, some old-fashioned oatmeal, this delicious cookie using up those bananas make the sweetest tasting soft cookies you'll ever eat, these banana cookies are the best!

Seriously, the next time your bananas turn black try these cookies instead of tossing them.

I always have bananas that are brown and overripe and use to throw them out too but not anymore!

Finally, a banana cookie to make instead of the classic banana bread. We all love these cookies, this is a great change and a cross between cookie and cake-like!

Adding chocolate chips and walnuts makes these cookies scrumptious but you can leave them plain if you prefer. Also, try our Banana Sour Cream Streusel Bars these are also a great way to use up bananas!

If you love fruit cookies you may also like our blueberry drop cookies and oatmeal raspberry bars.

Scroll down and see this easy all-in-one bowl recipe and print it off!

Banana cookies on a plate with bananas in a red netting in the background, chocolate chips and oatmeal on a grey board

Don't throw out those bananas!

Ok, overripe bananas aren't much to look at or eat, right?

There are two things you can do, throw them out or cook them!

I choose even a third alternative, smash them with a fork, add to freezer bags and freeze until I am in the mood to bake!

When you get that craving for something sweet, grab that bag of bananas out of the freezer, soak in hot water for a few minutes and add them to this batter!

These cookies are irresistible and everyone in my house gobbled them up faster than I could take them off the cookie sheet.

Seriously, don't miss this recipe along with the several options you can do to change the flavor of this cookie!

these are an oatmeal chocolate chip banana cookie

Tools You Will Need to Make Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper or Silpat mat
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Fork

these are banana oatmeal cookies cooling on a silpat mat

Banana Recipes

I love making recipes with bananas and actually collect them!

These cookies, with the addition of oatmeal I like to tell myself they're healthier and get away with it!

All kidding aside, they're truly easy and can be changed with just a few other additions to make a different flavored cookie every time!

You'll never get tired of this cookie and they go great with a tall glass of cold milk, tea or coffee.

As you read the recipe, don't pass on trying some of those additional ingredients because the basic batter can give you a different cookie every time.

If you love plain cookies leave them out or change the batter into a gourmet bakery-style cookie.

I love to experiment, but truly these taste great just the way they are with nothing extra in the batter!

this is banana cookie batter scooped onto a silpat mat ready for baking

Ingredients You Will Need for Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

  • white sugar
  • flour
  • old fashioned oats
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • shortening
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla
  • egg
  • mashed banana
  • optional: 1/2 cup any pecans chopped or any other kinds of nuts, coconut, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, raisins

this is oatmeal nuts and chocolate chips on top of the banana batter ready to be mixed together

Suggestions and Additions:

  • Peanut butter chips
  • Chocolate or white chips
  • Nuts of any kind, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, brazil nuts
  • Coconut shredded
  • Raisins

this is banana cookie batter in a tupperware bowl and black spatula getting mixed


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Bake on a Silpat mat or parchment paper
  • Mix all ingredients starting with sugar and shortening blended first
  • Fold in any additions last after oatmeal
  • Use butter flavored shortening
  • Don't overbake

these are the ingredients for making banana oatmeal cookies

More Cookie Recipes We Love:

Best Cowboy Cookies
Best Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
Best Snickerdoodles
Best Girl Scout Copycat Cookies

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Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

prep time: 10 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 25 M
Easy recipe to use up those last two banana hanging around. These oatmeal cookies are a sensational blend of flavors and the perfect way to enjoy two favorite flavors together. Chocolate Chips and Nuts are options to really put them over the top yummy!


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 3/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • optional: 1/2 cup pecans or any nuts or these additions:, chocolate chips, coconut, peanut butter chips, raisins, chopped favorite candy bars
  • Note you can also use any of the above in combination


How to cook Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1.  In a large mixing bowl, mash banana with a fork then add all ingredients except chocolate chips, oatmeal, and nuts.
  2. Mix batter until everything is blended together evenly.
  3. Fold in the oatmeal, chips, and nuts if using or whatever additions you like.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Place a heaping teaspoon full of dough on the prepared cookie sheet.
  6. I line mine with parchment paper.
  7. Bake until golden brown around 12 to 15 minutes. Cool and eat!
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cookies made with ripe banana and chocolate chips

More Banana Recipes to Try:

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
Banana Cake with Mocha Frosting
Coconut Banana Chocolate Chip Bars
Banana Cake Mix Cake

banana chocolate chips cookies cooling on parchment paper and in a white square dish

Pin for later Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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  1. I too love to bake with bananas! These cookies look heavenly with crisp edges and chewy center, Claudia.

  2. This was such a great recipe idea! These cookies were perfectly sweet, easy and everyone gobbled them up!

  3. Both of my kids love bananas so I definitely need to make them a batch of these for any after school snack! Great recipe idea!

  4. Made these cookies yesterday and they were so perfect! Will be making again!

  5. Great way to use up some leftover bananas, and the mix-ins sound tasty too.

  6. Yum! These are a family favorite recipe, and they're so easy to make! Sometimes I add chocolate chips too!

  7. These cookies are absolutely perfect with a mug of hot tea! Delicious!

  8. Is the nutritional information based on the cookies with chips & nuts in them, or plain? Thanks


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