I love bananas, but I can never eat them fast enough, they always turn brown. I don’t mind though because then I have an excuse to bake:) I usually make banana bread or banana cinnamon chip cake, but I recently made banana chocolate chip oatmeal cookies and now I am hooked. They are delicious! The banana keeps the cookies moist and soft and you can’t go wrong by adding in chocolate chips.
If you are looking for a new banana recipe, give these cookies a try. Oh and a little tip-keep brown bananas in the freezer, so you can bake banana treats anytime. Just peel the bananas and put them in a freezer bag. Defrost before using in recipes. Enjoy!
Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 large banana, mashed
1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugars, mix until smooth. Add in vanilla extract and egg. Next, add the banana. Beat well.
Slowly add in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in oats and chocolate chips.
Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or Silcone baking mats. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-18 minutes or until golden. Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies
Maria and her husband, Josh, are Two Peas and Their Pod. They are known as the “cooking couple” and are a great team in the kitchen. They love trying new recipes, flavors, and techniques and sharing their creations with the world. They try to keep things healthy, but they always save room for dessert.