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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Updated on June 8, 2013

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Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This cookie has it all, oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate chips and banana. If you are looking for a cookie that has the perfect mix of crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside then you found the perfect recipe. Also, you can choose to mix the cookie batter and instead of making individual cookies you can place the mix in a pan and make cookie bars instead. Both are equally delicious.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 12 min
Ready in: 27 min
Yields: 5 Dozen Cookies, or 60 Cookies


  • 1/2 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/4 Cup White Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Bananas
  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 2 Cups Quick Oats
  • 12 oz. Bag Semisweet Chocolate Chips


Instead of making individual cookies you can bake the cookies in a convenient 9 x 13 inch baking pan and make bars instead.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease a 9 x13 inch baking pan.
  3. Mix the ingredients as stated above.
  4. Press the dough into the prepared baking dish.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool in the pan before cutting into bars and serving.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together butter, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix in eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition.
  4. Mix in the vanilla, bananas and peanut butter.
  5. In a seperate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  6. Add dry mixture gradually into the creamed mixture.
  7. Stir in the rolled oats and chocolate chips.
  8. Spray cookie sheet non-stick baking spray or lay parchment paper down. Drop by 1 tablespoon size rounded spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven, until golden brown.
  10. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Why do Cookies and Milk go so Well Together?

Every notice, if you are not lactose intolerant, when you eat cookies you crave milk. The common phrase, “goes together like cookies and milk,” implies the pairing is perfect together- but why? Perhaps there are several reasons why cookies and milk go so well together.

  • Cookies are generally quite sweet and rich. Milk helps blunt that sweetness by washing away some of the sugar and coating the tongue.
  • Cookies are dry and milk can quench the cookie thirst.
  • Drinking juice after cookies levels a bad after taste, milk enhances the cookie flavors.
  • There is a nostalgic memory of childhood being served warm cookies and milk.
  • The ritual of cookies and milk has become a comfort food.
  • Maybe there is a dietary craving, cookies are full of sugars, and the calcium, fat and vitamins in milk helps level out the insulin spike from eating too many sweets.
  • The cookies are rich and warm, and the milk is cool and refreshing bringing out each others flavors.
  • Dunking, the milk allows for those who like to dip their cookies into something creamy, cool and refreshing.

There are many reasons why cookies and milk go so well together. What is your reason?

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    • CarlySullens profile image

      CarlySullens 4 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      Hi Richard,

      I hope you like them. They are so delicious.

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      Richard Bivins 4 years ago from Charleston, SC

      All of my favorite ingredients though I would have never thought of adding banana to this recipe. Going to have to try this...

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      CarlySullens 4 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      It is, but it does not overpower the other fantastic flavors. You can always cut the banana ingredient in half the first time you make it, if you are afraid it will be too much for you. I think it will still be good.

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      Paul Edmondson 4 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      So is the banana flavor strong? I looked over the recipe and it's super intriguing. Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are my favorite! Mixing in banana and peanut butter sounds interesting.

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      daljit singh 4 years ago from mumbai

      interesting recipe i think i will give it a try

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Great everything-in-it recipe. The pictures are also good. Thanks.

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      CarlySullens 4 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      Hi Chace, I still have some left after making this Hub. Too bad you can't come over for some cookies and milk. Let me know how you liked them. They are delicious.

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      Chace 4 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      Two weeks ago I had an impossible-to-ignore craving for chocolate and banana cookies. I made some but they were so-so. I'm going to try these out tomorrow! Awesome :D

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      CarlySullens 4 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      Peachpurple, I appreciate you taking the time to comment and vote up. They do not only look good but taste amazing!!!

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      CarlySullens 4 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      Las, you are welcome. They are so good. Thank you for stopping by.

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      CarlySullens 4 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      Thank you Ceres, I am so visual, so I love pictures with my recipes. I only buy recipe books with pictures. They are so good. I hope you make them and come back and let me know.

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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      This seems like a good recipe. I love chocolate chip cookies. And this banana chocolate chip cookie looks really good. The image of the cookies really look delicious and now I want to have some. Your other images are also good in showing how to make this recipe so readers can easily follow along with the written instructions.

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      las81071 4 years ago

      This is different. I will have to tell my daughter the baker..I like crispy cookies too so this should be perfect.Thanks

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i love chocolate chip cookies. Usually have them with nuts but banana is new to me. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Looks easy to prepare and i love the crispy edges. Voted up and shared