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

Happy banana bread cookie baking!

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Soft and Chewy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

4.8 from 13 reviews

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 1x
  • 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 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
Scale:
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 16 cookies 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american

Ingredients

  • 1 overripe banana, mashed (ours was about 1/3 of a cup)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 3/4 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. Cookies were good, but would have preferred them with about 1/3 of the cinnamon this recipe calls for. I had a cinnamon aftertaste in my mouth after eating these and it was a bit overpowering. Unless you really enjoy cinnamon I would recommend no more than 1/2 tsp for the recipe. A little bit of good cinnamon goes a long way. Otherwise they were good! I added a little wheat gluten to make them more bready and similar to banana bread. Thanks!

  2. The second time I made these I ended up chilling the dough overnight then before baking rolled the cookie dough balls in a cinnamon sugar mixture, sort of like snickerdoodles – both my partner and I preferred them that way! I also baked for closer to 12 minutes and sprinkled flaky sea salt on top before serving!

    • Hi Anastasia! I like to store these in an airtight tupperware in the fridge (they’re delicious cold!), or in a plastic bag!

  3. These were absolutely fantastic. I did add a heaping spoonful of pb, not for the flavor, but for the texture and I think it made the cookie. The softeness is absolutely unmatched. It’s probably one of the best I’ve ever made. Thanks for the recipe!