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Banana chocolate chip Cookies are Soft, Cake-like and the perfect treat for any banana lover. Use those over-ripe bananas in a tasty way!!

For more banana recipes try Frosted Banana Bars, BEST Banana Bread, Banana Crumb Muffins, and Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread.

banana chocolate chip cookies on a white plate.

The Best Banana Cookies!

I love to share quick, easy, and delicious desserts with you. I have a yummy one for you today!

If you are anything like me, you tend to have an overripe banana or two on the counter. It seems my kids go through phases where either we never have enough bananas or we have “I’d better freeze these” black bananas sitting out.

That’s where some of my fav banana recipes come in…cue Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies. They combine two of my favorite things – cookies AND bananas!

These cookies are perfect for getting rid of over-ripe bananas. You know the bananas are ripe enough to use when they’re brown all over. The more brown they are, the sweeter they taste! And they will mix better with the batter/dough. The bananas also make the cookies super moist and chewy! So yummy and so easy!

How to make Easy Banana Cookies

We love that these cookies are so simple that even the kids can help make them. Here is what you’ll need to do to make them…

PREP. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

WET INGREDIENTS. Cream together butter and sugar in your mixer. Add egg, vanilla and almond extract, and bananas and mix well.

DRY INGREDIENTS. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Add this to your butter and sugar mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.

BAKE. Spoon onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes.

cookie dough scooped onto a cookie sheet

TIps + Storing Info

  • Bananas: I would start with 2-3 medium bananas to get ½ cup of mashed bananas.
  • Mashing Bananas: To mash, place the bananas in a bowl and use a fork to mash the bananas until smooth. If you want you can also use an electric hand mixer to get a smooth result.
  • Chewy Cookies: If you want chewy cookies you can opt to use brown sugar instead of white sugar. You can also chill your dough before baking so that you don’t lose all of the moisture in your dough.
  • Thicken: If the dough is really runny and it results in flat cookies try adding some more flour. Try adding ¼ cup of flour and see if that helps.
  • Soft Cookies: Keep cookies soft in an airtight container on the counter. Don’t overmix or overbake the cookies!

STORE cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

FREEZE  in an airtight container for up to 3 months. You can store your cookie dough in the fridge in a covered container for up to 5 days, just make sure that there is an airtight seal on the container so that the dough doesn’t dry out.

banana chocolate chip cookies stacked on a white plate
4.82 from 11 votes

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Banana chocolate chip Cookies are Soft, Cake-like and the perfect treat for any banana lover. Use those over-ripe bananas in a tasty way!!
Servings: 36
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 22 minutes



  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a medium bowl, cream your butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, banana and vanilla until combined.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda and gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Scoop onto sprayed baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-14 minutes, the until edges are lightly browned. 


Calories: 75kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 9mg, Sodium: 38mg, Potassium: 59mg, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 65IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    These definitely remind me of the muffies you get from Panera. They are certainly cake-like. Even the cookie dough in the mixer is more banana batter-like than traditional moldable cookie dough. Don’t get me wrong, these were a hit in our home! Just a little different than I was expecting. My husband can’t get enough of them. We added a hint of cinnamon as well as some chopped walnuts. They were delicious. The baking time is a little less than the recipe calls for, from my experience. But as long as you just keep an eye for those golden edges, you’ll be fine.
    And FYI, these are downright dangerous warm out of the oven with a little spread of butter on them. Definitely only eat 1/2 or 1 muffie if you’re going to go that route when you enjoy. 😉

  2. 5 stars
    These are super yummy and super easy! A great way to use my overripe bananas that wasn’t banana bread. I did add a little bit extra flour and they turned out perfect! We love them!

  3. 5 stars

  4. Making this cookies now. In the written out portion you say to bake at 325 but in the recipe form underneath it says at 350. Can you clarify which temperature to bake them at?