Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

This chocolate chip cookie recipe called for no white sugar and no brown sugar.   These cookies are sweetened with a banana and semi-sweet chocolate chips.  They are delicious while being just sweet enough.  One cup of white sugar contains 700 calories!  So you’re saving a lot of calories when you make these.   My kids love this recipe and ask to make them often.   This cookie turns out cakey, sweet, and these make an excellent treat for the entire family!

Note: I originally posted this recipe in 2013 when my oldest son was 18 months old.  My oldest son is now a third-grader and still loves these cookies. 

When my kids were young, hiding fruits and vegetables in kids’ food was popular.   I did bake a few sweets with fruits and vegetable things hidden in them.  However, these days, I am more about presenting food to my kids at face value.

One of my sons was furious with me when I picked them up from school and told them that I made cookies with no sugar.  However, he went home and promptly ate three of them.

True, these cookies do have added sugar because I added chocolate chips to them.  However, the cookie part of these cookies is sweetened with only bananas, and they are not overpowered with sweetness.

This recipe is super easy to throw together.  These cookies have a short ingredient list and cook up in 10-12 minutes.

All you need is:

1/3 cup of room temperature salted butter

One mashed banana- ripe but not too ripe

One teaspoon pure vanilla extract

One egg

1 cup of flour

One teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

This recipe is so fast. It can quickly be whipped up for an after-school snack or a nighttime dessert on a whim.

I recommend using a mixer or a food processor when mixing the ingredients for these cookies.  You will want to make sure that the banana gets thoroughly mixed in. 

All you need to do is

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Mix wet ingredients- butter, banana, vanilla, and egg
  3. Mix dry ingredients- flour, baking powder, salt
  4. Add Chocolate Chips
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  6. Scoop a 1.5-inch amount of dough onto the baking sheet. Keep the cookies 1-2 inches apart. Press down on each cookie with a fork.
  7. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes.

Remove from the oven and eat when the cookies have cooled a bit.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup salted butter softened
  • 1 mashed banana ripe but not a brown banana
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or more if you like cookies chocolatey

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Mix butter, mashed banana, egg, and vanilla extract

  3. Add flour, baking powder, salt, and chocolate chips

  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a cookie scoop, scoop out 1.5-inch rounds of cookie dough onto the sheet.

  5. Press each cookie down slightly with a fork

  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

  7. Cool and Serve

 

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