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These chocolate chip banana cookies are totally delicious and great for using up any bananas that are starting to go past their best. These cookies are quite soft and chewy in texture and make an absolutely fantastic afternoon treat with a strong cup of tea! Never again will you throw out over-ripe bananas, trust me!
How to make banana cookies
These cookies are no more difficult to make than normal cookies. Simply beat softened butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Mash the banana together with the bicarbonate of soda and leave for a few minutes for it to work its magic.
Mix together the banana and sugar mixture until well combined and then mix in the flour. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips and your mixture is ready to go. Drop blobs on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and flatten lightly with the back of a spoon to make disk shapes. Pop into a preheated oven for 12 minutes and voila! Delicious soft banana cookies.
What ingredients do you need?
For this recipe, you need sugar, flour, bicarbonate / baking soda, butter and, of course, a banana. It also uses vanilla extract and chocolate chips for flavouring. No eggs are needed for this recipe so it’s also a great option if you don’t eat eggs for whatever reason.
Can you freeze them?
These cookies freeze really well. Simply place the baked cookies in a freezer bag and make sure you squeeze out all the air and seal well to prevent freezer burn.
I haven’t personally tested freezing the uncooked mixture, although I think that would probably work if sealed well. If you try it please do let me know!
How many calories are there per cookie?
Each cookie is 165 calories. Yes, ok… it’s not the healthiest cookie ever – but it does have banana in it. So they count as one of your five a day – right? (Do I hear crickets?)
Products that work well for this recipe
Multi-Function Baker’s Gift Set
Kitchen Aid Mixer
Chewy, yummy and a little healthier than traditional cookies, these Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies are perfect if you have some past-ripe bananas you don’t know what to do with.
Makes 12 cookies
- 150g plain flour (or 1 cup)
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate / baking soda
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter (or 40 g)
- 1 ripe banana
- 100g brown sugar (or 1/2 cup)
- 100g caster sugar (or 1/2 cup)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 tbsp milk chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F
2. Soften the butter a little in the microwave for a few seconds and then mix into the sugar. Beat until combined in a large bowl.
3. In another bowl, mash the bananas with the back of a spoon and then add in the bicarb/baking powder. Leave for around 5 minutes to let the baking soda react with the bananas.
4. Mix the banana mixture into the butter mixture until well combined.
5. Add the flour and mix well. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips.
6. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spoon lumps of the mixture on top, well spread out. Lightly flatten each cookie out with the back of a spoon and sprinkle another few chocolate chips on top. Bake in the middle of the oven for around 12 minutes and cool on a wire rack before storing.
- If you don’t have both brown and white sugar in you can use just one – although it will affect the colouring of finished result.
- Category: Snack
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 168
- Fat: 4g
- Carbohydrates: 31g
- Protein: 2g
Keywords: banana, chocolate chip, cookies, snack, dessert, baking