Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This week my awesome sister is home for spring break! So to kick it off right we did a BWF session a bit healthier than usual. This recipe has bananas and oatmeal (as well as chocolate chips) and they are nice healthy – sweet balanced cookies. Even with some mishaps all that came of them were some “oh oh”s and all kept running smoothly. No stress in the kitchen! It’s more fun that way!



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

It’s always great to have all your ingredients and baking tools together before you begin:


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter 2 cookie sheets.

Combine the flour, oats, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

Beat the butter and sugar in a medium bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the banana, egg, and vanilla.


Add the flour mixture and mix until blended.


Add chocolate chips.


Drop 1-tbsp mounds of dough on the cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes until the cookies are golden. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.


Pssst- These have been my favorite cookies so far! Enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of “Crazy About Cookies” By Krystina Castella

Published by bakingwithfriends

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