Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Cookies

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March 8, 2021
Cookies
March 8, 2021

Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 11 min
  • Total time: 22 min

All the delicious flavor of banana bread in a soft, chewy, moist as can be banana chocolate chip cookie. You’ll love EVERYTHING about these banana bread cookies from their indescribably soft texture to how easy they are to make.

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Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Cookies

All the delicious flavor of banana bread in a soft, chewy, moist as can be banana chocolate chip cookie. You’ll love EVERYTHING about these banana bread cookies from their indescribably soft texture to how easy they are to make.

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banana bread chocolate chip cookies vegan

Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes you want to make banana bread, but perhaps you don’t want to wait an hour for it to bake up. Or maybe you only have one rotten banana. That’s where these banana chocolate chip cookies come in. Picture all the moist, banana flavor of a thick slice of chocolate chip banana bread in a soft cookies with a chewy edge and gooey center. Yes, I KNOW. They are literally the cookie of my dreams.

The best part? They’re made in one bowl with just 10 ingredients and require zero chill time, meaning you can have cookies in your belly in under 30 minutes. A major win.

banana bread chocolate chip cookies

What makes these banana chocolate chip cookies SO good?

Okay. Before we go on, I must warn you that these banana bread chocolate chip cookies might be the most addicting baked good I’ve ever created. I just want you to know what you’re getting into. I could literally go on about these banana bread cookies forever.

  • Chewy edges
  • Soft and gooey center
  • Loaded with chocolate chips
  • Only need 1 ripe banana
  • Easily made vegan
  • Easily made gluten free
  • Made in 1 bowl
  • Minimal ingredients
  • No chill time
  • Stay moist for days

Like…need I go on?

chewy banana chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients for banana bread cookies

This one bowl banana chocolate chip cookies recipe only calls for 10 ingredients. Most of which are probably already sitting in your pantry!

  • Overripe banana: I like to use a super brown medium sized banana for maximum sweetness. If your bananas are an odd size, our mashed banana ended up being about 1/3 of a cup!
  • Vegetable oil: You can feel free to use melted butter or shortening if you’d rather, but vegetable oil will give your banana bread chocolate chip cookies that distinct silky crumb you often find in banana bread.
  • Brown sugar: Brown sugar will keep your cookies chewy, soft and just sweet enough. Depending on how ripe your banana is, you can feel free to adjust the amount of sugar in the recipe to your sweetness preference!
  • Egg yolk: The key to chewy banana cookies rather than cakey ones is only using an egg yolk. This will give your cookies enough structure without creating a bread-y texture.
  • Vanilla extract: A splash of pure vanilla extract will make your banana bread cookies taste gourmet!
  • All purpose flour: All purpose flour will create the perfect crumb for your banana chocolate chip cookies. I’ve also had success making these with whole wheat flour and with Bob’s Redmill 1:1 Baking Flour!
  • Baking soda: Baking soda will give your cookies that classic crinkly top chocolate chip cookie look.
  • Ground cinnamon: A shake of ground cinnamon keeps these banana cookies super cozy!
  • Chocolate chips: Obviously any good banana bread is loaded up with chocolate chips and these banana bread cookies are no exception. Feel free to use whatever type of chocolate you prefer!

banana chocolate chip cookies

Tips for the best banana chocolate chip cookies

This easy banana recipe is perfect for novice bakers because it’s so darn easy to make! Follow these 3 tips to ensure perfect banana cookies every time.

  • Use an overripe banana: When it comes to baking the riper your banana the better. A super ripe, brown banana will give your banana chocolate chip cookies a more intense banana flavor and also keep them nice and sweet.
  • Don’t over mix the batter: Only mix the batter until no streaks of flour remain. Once everything is just incorporated do not continue to mix. Over mixing can lead to a bread-y and dry texture.
  • Under bake them: Remember that your banana cookies will continue to bake as they cool, so they should be a little raw in the middle when you take them out of the oven. They will cool into a perfectly gooey center!

banana bread chocolate chip cookies

Follow my step by step video here!

Happy banana bread cookie baking!

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Soft and Chewy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

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All the delicious flavor of banana bread in a soft, chewy, moist as can be banana chocolate chip cookie. You’ll love EVERYTHING about these banana bread cookies from their indescribably soft texture to how easy they are to make.

All the delicious flavor of banana bread in a soft, chewy, moist as can be banana chocolate chip cookie. You’ll love EVERYTHING about these banana bread cookies from their indescribably soft texture to how easy they are to make.

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 16 cookies
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 16 cookies
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
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Ingredients

  • 1 small overripe banana, mashed (ours was about 1/4 of a cup)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg yolk*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar, and mashed banana. Mix to combine.
    2. Add the egg yolk and vanilla extract. Mix well.
    3. Add the flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Stir until combined and no streaks of flour remain.
    4. Last, fold in the chocolate chips. Set aside to let the flour hydrate in the dough while the oven preheats.
    5. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350°F. Once the oven is preheated use a cookie scoop or a spoon to scoop out about 1 inch dough balls, rolling them into balls in your hands. Place 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 11 minutes or until the edges are set and the cookies have puffed up, but the middles are still underbaked.
    6. Allow to cool before eating!
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Notes

  1. If you’d like to make these cookies vegan, I’ve had success swapping out the egg yolk for 1 1/2 teaspoons ground flaxseed mixed with 2 Tablespoons of cold water. Let the flax egg sit for 5 minutes to congeal before using in the recipe in place of egg yolk!

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  1. This was a super wet dough, but I didn’t measure out my one banana so totally possible it was user-error. I simply added two TBS of flour and chilled the dough for 30 min before baking. These are definitely one of the top five best cookies I’ve ever eaten in my LIFE. I made these at about 6,000 ft, so they’re also high-altitude safe. I used the same temp but took them out at 8 mins.






  2. These are delicious!!! I’ve been making banana bread a lot lately and figured my boys were getting sick of it. My son said he wished he could have it as a cookie and this recipe did not disappoint. I’ve already passed it on to several friends and sisters who are now trying it. They did come out a little flat but the chew is perfect with a little bit of a crispy efge. Just excellent!

  3. I love every recipe from broma bakery so I’m certain I did something wrong but I reread the recipe 4 times and I did everything right. They turned out super flat and way too overly chewy that I almost couldn’t swallow it. I’m just wondering what I could’ve done to make this happen? I didn’t overmix at all.






    • I had the same flatness issue, the dough was very runny! I personally think there might be an issue with the metric conversion for this recipe…I added a heap of extra flour and it worked eventually…

    • Hi Rachel! I’m so sorry to hear that that was your experience with this recipe! Did you measure out the banana quantity?

  4. Oh, these are good! And I am NOT the world’s best baker. Plus, I’m usually not a big fan of chocolate chips in bananas bread. But I will definitely make these again, and again, and…

  5. OMG – these were the best chocolate chip cookies!! I was in the mood for banana chocolate chip bread, but didn’t want to go through all of the effort. I used browned butter, added flaky sea salt on top, but chose not to use cinnamon as I wanted to make sure that I could taste the banana. I did not want the cinnamon to overpower the flavors and I am so glad that I did. I can’t say enough about the taste. These took no time to make and cook. As suggested, I took them out of the oven when the edges were just turning brown (10 MINUTES) and the middles were still soft. I couldn’t wait to taste them and both the banana and chocolate chips were well balanced. Absolutely perfect. And, the addition of the flaky sea salt on the top just took these cookies over the top. I will be making these again and again. Thank you.