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.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 12 minutes
- 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