Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

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My 19 month old LOVES cookies!  It’s probably because Cookie Monster is his favorite character on Sesame Street.  Sesame Street is the only show he watches! I know that it is not a good habit to give your kids cookies all the time, but I thought I would come up with a cookie that wont result in an over- the- top sugar high!

A few months ago, I made  Greek Yogurt Banana pancakes.  I used the banana in the place of sugar.  I thought, well why not use a banana in the place of sugar when making my little man cookies?

Whenever I bake cookies, I ALWAYS dig out my OXO Good Grips Medium Cookie Scoop“>.  I am in love with it and I use it for WAY more than baking cookies!  ( scooping out baked potatoes, making homemade zucchini nuggets, scooping the seeds from a squash, scooping out ice cream).  It makes baking cookies SO much easier.

I used a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe but substituted the banana for sugar and egg.  When you add a banana to a baking mixture, you don’t need to add an egg because you will have enough moisture with the banana 

I was pleased with the results.  Fruit is truly nature’s candy Its amazing how sweet some fruits are.  I promise that you will NOT miss the sugar in these cookies at all!

If you are looking for more healthy cookie recipes. You should check out my Flourless Sweet Potato Cookies or my Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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After dinner tonight, my son and I dipped our cookies in milk and really enjoyed them!

Ingredients 

1/3 cup of room temperature butter

– 1 mashed up ripe banana

– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

– 1 cup of flour

– 1 teaspoon of baking powder

– 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips 

In a bowl, mix together banana and vanilla and chocolate chips.  Add dry ingredients and continue to mix.  Using your cookie scoop, drop the cookies 1 inch apart from each other on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 fahrenheit for 10 minutes.

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I made my cookies mini.  I don’t think my toddler needs a huge adult size cookie, even if there is no sugar added!

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I will be making these again sometime!  I am really happy with the way they turned out!

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48 Comments

  1. Brilliant! My kids LOVE bananas and I’m all about using less sugar. I will definitely have to try this soon. Pinned it! Thanks for sharing!

     
  2. Do you think there’s something to substitute the butter with?
    Even if the taste changes a little

     
  3. charlotteclevelle

    What type of flour did you use…I don’t like using white unless I have too…thanks

     
  4. I used white flour. I am sure you can try out other flours. I would just make sure to look at a conversion chart.

     
  5. Nicole, avocado is actually a really nice substitute for butter. Switch out half the butter for mashed avocado, and reduce the fat content by nearly half. You won’t taste the difference! Good luck!

     
  6. Found this on Pinterest and it’s very tasty! The dough seemed a bit dry with only 1 medium banana so I added a 2nd one and it turned out great, the kids loved them!

     
  7. I went to go make these cookies and while they were in the oven they didn’t seem to flatten or bake within the 10 minutes. I would suggest baking them at 375 Fahrenheit for about 13 minutes if your looking to make larger sized cookies. Other than that they turned out wonderful.

     
  8. These look and sound so yummy! When do I add the butter into the mix… with the banana? Or with the dry ingredients? Thanks!

     
  9. I tried the cookies and they were great thanks!!!

     
  10. Do you taste the banana??

     
  11. About how many cookies does this make?

     
  12. I made these with gluten free flour and earth balance butter; they were delicious!

     
  13. I will try this sweet recipe.

     
  14. Joy Boraine

    Thank you so much for this amazing recipe…my family loved it. The cookies didn’t even have a chance to cool down, and they were gone!
    I did however, add a teaspoon of honey for the sweetness.

    Will definitely make again soon!

     
  15. I make cookies to sell, today I will make your recipe, I’m sure I’ll enjoy.Thanks for sharing.

     
  16. I wonder whhat it would taste like with some fresh strawberries chopped up in it?

     
  17. When I made these, they turned out more like a biscuit than a cookie. They tasted really good with great banana flavor, but they didn’t look a thing like the picture. If anyone knows what I might have done wrong, let me know. However, I know that I did not miss any ingredients.

     
  18. What a fantastic recipe! I’ll have to try this out on my own children 🙂

     
  19. This is a delicious idea, I need to try these

     
  20. I love chocolate chips cookies. This recipe is a departure from my usual cookie fix. It looks pretty popular! I may have to give this method a try.

     
  21. I’ve always wanted to try a cookie recipe with bananas, looks both healthy and tasty!

     
  22. What a wonderful cookie recipe. LOVE using bananas in cookies

     
  23. My whole family will love these delish cookies and so glad they’re sugar-free!!!

     
  24. I think I will be having a Christmas cookie table so these are perfect for that.

     
  25. I could definitely use some delicious cookie as these ones with my morning milk!

     
  26. No sugar, that is awesome, great looking recipe!

     
  27. A great twist on a classic cookie.

     
  28. What type of chocolate did you use?

     
  29. What brand of chocolate chips were used?

     
  30. how much does it serve?

     
  31. first bite was a surprise, but we liked them! I made them again the next day and I tried adding Oatmeal and coconut to the recipe but we liked your version better, they are perfect just as they are once you get past that first bite surprise. Thanks for a quick, Easy and healthy cookie.

     
  32. I made theM. I had to use whole WheaT Flour and butter. That is all that I HaD. I ate one right out of the oven. So tasty. I sprayeD the pan with Cooking spray. Kristen if You see this You Don’t say anything on the reci pe if it should be a greased pan. Thanks!

     
  33. When do you add the butter? The recipe doesn’t say? Help?

     
  34. What do I do with the butter? it’s listed on the ingredients but your directions do not mention the butter?!?

     

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