Banana Chocolate Chip cookies… or what do I do in a sea of bananas?

Most every week I am gifted with about seven bananas in each Bountiful Basket.   One for each day.   Sounds like a perfect plan.

I only like them when they start looking more like a cheetah than a banana.   Here’s where the war begins. ….My other half sees one of those precious yummy spots and he’s done, fini, end of story.

For a while we compromised and life was great. … the name of this compromise was SMOOTHIE.   Then the newness of the Ninja wore off.  Back to the drawing board, or the cookbook.

Somewhere I saw a recipe where someone made gluten free cookies using bananas.  I’ve personally substituted applesauce for oil in a cake.   Hmmm, how about banana chocolate chip cookies?   My aunt used to make frozen chocolate dipped bananas as a summer treat, so obviously the flavors pair well.   Off to the invention room (you may know it as a kitchen).

Banana Chocolate Chip cookies… or what do I do in a sea of bananas?

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

30 minutes

2 dozen


  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cops all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cops chocolate chips


  1. Mix all ingredients and portion into 2 tablespoon sized scoops (flattened slightly)
  2. Bake for 20 minutes in a 300º oven
  3. Makes roughly 2 dozen


3 Responses to “Banana Chocolate Chip cookies… or what do I do in a sea of bananas?”

  1. Nikki M says:

    Almond flour sounds like a wonderful substitute. I’m afraid to use it because I have a sweet treat thief in my world who has a terrible nut allergy.

  2. Kari Atwood says:

    wonderful cookies! okay full admission: i substituted 1 C almond flour (remainder white flour) and three smaller very ripe bananas. Poured into a cake pan, and baked about 40 minutes, this is a wonderful cookie-bar–coffee cake—banana cake–whatever! moist, flavorful, excellent! Will definitely be trying more recipes posted here. THANKS!

  3. Shelly L says:

    I’m so glad you posted this recipe! My family is getting tired of banana bread in all its forms and incarnations. I’m looking forward to trying this recipe this weekend.

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