I know a lot of folks don’t see an overripe banana on their counter and think, “cookies,” but I see it as the perfect opportunity to break out my banana chocolate chip cookies recipe. It marries all the deliciousness of chocolate chip cookies with added sweetness from the banana. One of the best things about fruit cookies is the additional moisture and chewiness they have.
Next time you have an overripe banana, don’t toss it or make the same old banana bread. Try banana chocolate chip cookies. You’ll love the chewy, moist texture. I know this recipe is going to go on your best banana cookies list!
Let’s head to the kitchen and get busy!
I love the banana-chocolate taste combo of these banana chocolate chip cookies recipe, but that’s not all I love about this recipe! Here are a few other favorite things:
- Their chewy texture
- They store beautifully
- Great way to use up overripe bananas
- Straightforward prep
I love how easily this chewy banana chocolate chip cookies recipe comes together. Here are a few extra tips to make it even easier.
Don’t over mix: To get light, chewy cookies, stop folding just as soon as everything is well incorporated. A clump or two of banana is fine.
Folding: This stirring technique focuses on mixing the ingredients evenly throughout the batter without aggressive stirring. To fold, draw a rubber spatula down through the batter and then scrape along the side of the bowl, effectively folding the batter on top of itself. Be gentle and take your time for the best results.
Overripe banana: Overripe bananas are sweeter and softer, allowing them to incorporate into the dough easier. The riper, the better!
Chocolate chips: You can use milk, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate chips. I love dark chocolate and banana together!
Lighten it up: Creating healthy banana chocolate chip cookies would require just a few simple substitutions. Alternative flours like almond or oat flour would both be good options. Using an alternative sweetener like Stevia or using sugar-free chocolate chips would also work.
Vegan banana chocolate chip cookies: Since there aren’t any eggs, making this banana chocolate chip cookies recipe vegan wouldn’t be too hard by using a butter substitute and vegan chocolate chips. With the banana to give it texture and moisture, I’m sure they’ll be delish!
Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Storing Tips
You want to keep your cookies tasting like best chocolate chip cookies ever, so be sure to allow them to cool completely before you put them in a container. Also, make sure the container is airtight for maximum freshness.
Can You Freeze These?
You can freeze this Banana chocolate chip cookies recipe either as dough or baked cookies.
To freeze the dough, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Spoon out the dough onto the cookie sheets and put them in the freezer for about an hour. Transfer the frozen dough balls to a freezer bag. They’ll keep for a couple of months.
To freeze baked cookies: allow them to cool completely before placing them in a freezer bag. Let them defrost for about an hour before serving.
Make Ahead Tips
You can make the dough a day ahead of time and store it in a well-sealed container in the fridge.
How Long Can You Keep This In The Fridge?
According to food handling guidelines, the dough will keep for about a day in the fridge.
While it’s hard to beat classic chocolate chip cookies recipes, there are endless ways to take the traditional cookie to a new level. Check out some of these fantastic combos!
- Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 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 at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mashed over-ripe bananas
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment.
- In a small mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside
- In a medium mixing bowl, using a handheld mixer, cream together on medium speed sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Fold in the mashed bananas. Stir in the flour just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Using a small cookies scoop, drop dough onto prepared baking sheets.
- Bake in preheated oven for about 12 minutes, or until cookies no longer look raw int the center.
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I know you’re never going to look at an overripe banana the same way after you’ve tried this banana chocolate chip cookie! You’re going to love the moist, chewy texture, and the sweet banana flavor alongside the chocolate is sheer perfection.
I can’t wait to hear what you think of them. Be sure to let me know how they go for you in the comments!