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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies are light, fluffy and oh so yummy! Skip the frosting and make them a breakfast cookie or add the frosting for a tasty treat!


Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies - Main image for recipe. Plate of frosted cookies in background with a single cookie up front propped up on plate.


Have you ever purchased bananas and found that you can’t eat them all before they ripened too soon?

Happens all the time in my house.

Generally speaking, my kids go in cycles with foods.

Sound familiar?

My kids will go on a huge banana binge.


Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies - cookies fresh out of the oven, unfrosted on platter.


They’ll eat 2 or 3 bananas in a day and I find myself buying them every other day just to keep up.

And then all of a sudden they wake up and decide that day that they no longer like bananas.

It’s moments like these that make me want to pull my hair out.

The funny thing is that the day my kids decide that they are done with eating a certain item, is the day after I’ve stocked up on it.

It’s so frustrating!

Can you relate?


Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies - cookies on platter with cream cheese frosting slathered on top.


Because of this, I find myself always trying to come up with new ways to use up ripe bananas.

These Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies are a favorite of ours.

Soft fluffy Banana Cookies, stuffed with chocolate chips and topped with a whipped cream cheese frosting.

My mouth is watering just thinking about these cookies.

Now in our house, when I make something with Bananas, we tend to not only categorize that item as a dessert, but generally as a breakfast item as well.


Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies - close up of platter of frosted cookies with single cookie close up in front to show size and frosting.


Bananas are technically a breakfast item.

And chocolate chips are also considered a breakfast item when added to muffins or pancakes.

However, don’t forget the cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting is DEFINITELY a breakfast item when slathered on cinnamon rolls!

Now you can see why we justify these as a breakfast item in our house.


Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies - platter of frosted cookies with frosting an a slice of banana on top. One cookie is in front propped up on plate.


Though to be honest, I usually don’t put the frosting on when I give these cookies to my kids for breakfast.

The frosting I tend to save for dessert!

I’ve also been known to top these with a sliced banana (if eating right away) or a banana chip (if eating later).

The banana slice is completely optional.

However if taking these cookies to a gathering, it helps others identify what kind of cookie it is at first sight.


Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies - close up of cookies with frosting and banana slice on platter


We tend to make banana bread pretty often and like to change it up and make a variety of different kinds of banana bread.

But sometimes I just want a sweet treat that is healthier than your average cookie.

These Soft and Fluffy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies are sure to hit the spot.

Simple, quick and delicious.

The only dangerous thing is that you can easily eat a few of these without filling stuffed or full.

So if you have bananas sitting around your house, give these Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies a try.


Yield: 3 dozen

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies - close up of finished cookie with banana slice on it.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Cream Cheese Frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350*F
  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or non-stick foil.
  3. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together, and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  6. Mix in the mashed bananas.
  7. Add the flour mixture into the cream mixture and stir just until combined.
  8. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  9. Drop by spoonful onto prepared cookie sheets.
  10. Bake in preheated oven 12 - 15 minutes.

Originally Posted: February 18, 2014

Photos & Text Updated: January 31, 2018

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Tuesday 17th of March 2015

These sound amazing! I have some in the oven right now! This will be our breakfast while we travel tomorrow...although I'm not sure the chocolate is the best idea for a 2 year old in the car but I know he will enjoy it.

Emily @ It Bakes Me Happy

Tuesday 18th of February 2014

These sound delicious Janelle! My sister in law makes something similar but without the chocolate chips, I can't wait to try these, pinning!


Wednesday 19th of February 2014

Thanks Emily. I find Chocolate Chips make everything taste better. Plus it's I can then justify chocolate for breakfast since I do enjoy these as a breakfast item. :)

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