Chewy Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies Recipe

Stacey Mebs | Bake.Eat.Repeat.

Chewy chocolate chip banana cookies - soft and chewy cookies that taste like chocolate chip banana bread. It's banana bread in cookie form!

Browned butter. Bananas. Chocolate chips. Cinnamon. So many good things are going on in these chewy chocolate chip banana cookies.

I love banana bread as much as the next person, but if a chocolate chip cookie and a slice of chocolate chip banana bread are both available, I will probably take the cookie every time. Unless it’s early in the morning and I just can’t justify it. We all know banana bread is perfectly reasonable for breakfast though.

These cookies combine the two into a perfect little treat. I feel like I could even consider these cookies okay for breakfast, just because they taste like banana bread.

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Now, they’re not even remotely healthy of course. They’re cookies, I’m not trying to tell you that you should have them for breakfast. You totally shouldn’t. I’m saying I could probably justify it to myself. Not that that’s a good idea. Or that I would let my kids do such a thing.

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Anyways.

Cookies. Chewy chocolate chip banana cookies. Because more options to choose from when you have over-ripe bananas staring at you, begging to be made into something, is always a good thing.

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I loved that these cookies weren't cake-y at all (not a fan of cake-y cookies). Even with the banana in them they were nice and chewy. They don't have any eggs so you could eat the cookie dough if that's something that appeals to you (not me - but I know I'm in the minority there). And they were fast and easy to mix up and filled with banana flavour - and chocolate chips, of course (after all, what's banana bread without chocolate chips?).

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We gobbled up this entire batch of cookies in no time at all. And I didn't even let anyone eat them for breakfast. 

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies Recipe

    40 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup Mashed Banana, about 2 medium
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Directions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Continue cooking it for 2-3 minutes, whisking constantly, until you start to see small brown bits on the bottom of the pan.
  2. Immediately remove the pan from the heat and pour the browned butter into a medium bowl, making sure to transfer all the browned bits as well. Let cool slightly.
  3. Add the sugar, brown sugar and vanilla to the browned butter and stir until well combined.
  4. Stir in the mashed banana and set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  6. Add the banana mixture and stir until well combined.
  7. Stir in the chocolate chips. The batter will be very soft.
  8. Refrigerate the batter for one hour.
  9. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
  10. Roll the cookie dough into 1 1/2 tablespoon sized balls and place them 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
  11. Flatten the balls a bit with the palm or your hand as they won’t spread much in the oven.
  12. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until just set. They will still look a bit underdone, but don’t over bake them or they will dry out.
  13. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

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Source: Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction.
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Author: Stacey Mebs
Source: Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction.
Recipe Yields: 40 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie
Servings Per Recipe 40

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 46
Calories 127

% Daily Value*
9%
Total Fat 6g
18%
  Saturated Fat 4g
2%
Sodium 47mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate 17g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 10g
2%
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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About Stacey

Stacey loves to Bake. Eat. Repeat. so much that it inspired the name of her blog. With three young kids at home, she's become an expert at packing lunches. Say hello to our Lunchbox fanatic!