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Chewy Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies Recipe

Browned butter. Bananas. Chocolate chips. Cinnamon. So many good things are going on in these chewy chocolate chip banana cookies.

I love banana bread as much as the next person, but if a chocolate chip cookie and a slice of chocolate chip banana bread are both available, I will probably take the cookie every time. Unless it’s early in the morning and I just can’t justify it. We all know banana bread is perfectly reasonable for breakfast though.

These cookies combine the two into a perfect little treat. I feel like I could even consider these cookies okay for breakfast, just because they taste like banana bread.

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Now, they’re not even remotely healthy of course. They’re cookies, I’m not trying to tell you that you should have them for breakfast. You totally shouldn’t. I’m saying I could probably justify it to myself. Not that that’s a good idea. Or that I would let my kids do such a thing.

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Cookies. Chewy chocolate chip banana cookies. Because more options to choose from when you have over-ripe bananas staring at you, begging to be made into something, is always a good thing.

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I loved that these cookies weren’t cake-y at all (not a fan of cake-y cookies). Even with the banana in them they were nice and chewy. They don’t have any eggs so you could eat the cookie dough if that’s something that appeals to you (not me – but I know I’m in the minority there). And they were fast and easy to mix up and filled with banana flavour – and chocolate chips, of course (after all, what’s banana bread without chocolate chips?).

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We gobbled up this entire batch of cookies in no time at all. And I didn’t even let anyone eat them for breakfast. 

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies Recipe

Stacey Mebs
Chewy chocolate chip banana cookies – soft and chewy cookies that taste like chocolate chip banana bread. It’s banana bread in cookie form!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 40 1 cookie
Calories 127.44 kcal


  • 1 Butter
  • 1 Granulated Sugar
  • 0.5 Brown Sugar lightly packed
  • 2 Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 0.75 Mashed Banana about 2 medium
  • 3 All-Purpose Flour
  • 0.5 Salt
  • 0.5 Baking Powder
  • 0.5 Baking Soda
  • 0.5 Nutmeg (Ground)
  • 2 Cinnamon
  • 1 Semisweet Chocolate Chips


  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Continue cooking it for 2-3 minutes, whisking constantly, until you start to see small brown bits on the bottom of the pan.
  • Immediately remove the pan from the heat and pour the browned butter into a medium bowl, making sure to transfer all the browned bits as well. Let cool slightly.
  • Add the sugar, brown sugar and vanilla to the browned butter and stir until well combined.
  • Stir in the mashed banana and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  • Add the banana mixture and stir until well combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips. The batter will be very soft.
  • Refrigerate the batter for one hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
  • Roll the cookie dough into 1 1/2 tablespoon sized balls and place them 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
  • Flatten the balls a bit with the palm or your hand as they won’t spread much in the oven.
  • Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until just set. They will still look a bit underdone, but don’t over bake them or they will dry out.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 5 days.


Calories: 127.44kcalCarbohydrates: 17.29gProtein: 1.11gFat: 5.8gSaturated Fat: 3.55gSodium: 46.63mgFiber: 0.57gSugar: 10.14g
Keyword Baked, Baking, Bananas, Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cookies, Desserts, Family Meals and Snacks, Lunchbox, Snacks
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