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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Kristen

You will love these banana chocolate chip cookies!  This chocolate chip cookie recipe called for no white or brown sugar.   These cookies are sweetened with banana and semi-sweet chocolate chips and taste amazing!  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, and 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 things hidden in fruits and vegetables.  However, 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 have added sugar because I added chocolate chips.  However, the cookie part of these cookies is sweetened with only bananas, and they are not overpowered with sweetness. Although you get a hint of banana flavor, these cookies are just as delicious as classic chocolate chip cookies!

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 the following:

1/3 cup of room-temperature salted butter

One mashed ripe banana- ripe but not too ripe

One teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

One egg

1 cup of flour

One teaspoon of baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

If you like dark chocolate chips, Almonds, or any additional things in your cookies, I highly recommend using them! 

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, food processor, or blender when mixing the ingredients for these cookies.  You will want to make sure that the banana gets thoroughly mixed in. 


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Mix wet ingredients- butter, mashed 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.
  8. Remove from oven and let cookies cool on a wire rack.

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

There are health benefits to using fruit as the sweetener in your baked goods!  Bananas contain loads of potassium!  I have several other cookies on my site where bananas take the place of sugar in the recipe, hence making the recipe sugar-free

Banana White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies 

Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars 

Brown Butter Banana Snickerdoodles  

Brown Butter Banana Snickerdoodles are laced with cinnamon and taste like banana bread. 


5 from 1 vote


  • 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


  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

I would love to hear how this recipe worked out for you!  Please comment below or tag me on social media to tell me how you liked these!  You can find me on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Tiktok!


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Yvette June 17, 2022 - 10:16 pm

Why can’t you use overly ripe bananas?

Kristen June 20, 2022 - 12:23 pm

it will change the texture of the cookies.

K. Cacciatore September 24, 2021 - 2:13 am

5 stars
Delicious cookies!!! My family loved them!!!

Michelle August 17, 2017 - 3:27 pm

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

Kristen August 17, 2017 - 7:45 pm

mix it in with the bananas

Cindy July 23, 2016 - 1:07 am

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

Gretchen August 2, 2016 - 5:37 pm

A previous reply says with the baNana/wer INGREDIENTS.

Donna July 5, 2023 - 2:35 pm

Approximately how many cookies does it make?

Kristen July 7, 2023 - 2:19 pm


Sandj July 11, 2016 - 4:56 pm

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!

Kim April 30, 2016 - 1:58 pm

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.

Kristen April 30, 2016 - 2:22 pm

Yay!!! so happy that you liked them!!! 🙂

cate April 30, 2016 - 1:31 am

how much does it serve?

Amelia February 5, 2016 - 2:44 am

What brand of chocolate chips were used?

Kristen February 5, 2016 - 6:46 pm

Hi Amelia, I wish I remembered. This is an older recipe. My guess is- Nestle mini chocolate chips

Amelia February 7, 2016 - 1:48 am


terisa January 28, 2016 - 11:21 pm

What type of chocolate did you use?

Kristen January 29, 2016 - 2:48 am

chocolate chips

Joanne/WineLady Cooks November 9, 2015 - 8:50 pm

A great twist on a classic cookie.

Tara November 9, 2015 - 5:25 pm

No sugar, that is awesome, great looking recipe!

Katerina November 9, 2015 - 10:51 am

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

Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry November 9, 2015 - 9:13 am

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

Manila Spoon November 9, 2015 - 2:49 am

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

Healing Tomato November 9, 2015 - 2:09 am

What a wonderful cookie recipe. LOVE using bananas in cookies

Del's cooking twist November 8, 2015 - 8:00 pm

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

Diane November 8, 2015 - 7:30 am

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.

Janette@culinaryginger November 7, 2015 - 9:24 pm

This is a delicious idea, I need to try these

Elizabeth November 7, 2015 - 7:34 am

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

Kait October 5, 2015 - 10:07 pm

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.

terisa August 22, 2015 - 10:45 pm

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

Kristen August 23, 2015 - 12:43 am

yum. that sounds good!

Angela June 26, 2015 - 12:48 pm

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

Joy Boraine May 18, 2015 - 11:38 am

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!

Kristen May 18, 2015 - 12:48 pm

thank-you! That is the best comment ever! 🙂

Laura April 15, 2015 - 6:08 pm

I will try this sweet recipe.

Bethany February 25, 2015 - 12:13 am

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

Kristen February 25, 2015 - 1:24 am

Thank- You for the feedback! Glad you liked them!

Julie February 12, 2015 - 9:58 pm

About how many cookies does this make?

Amy January 29, 2015 - 11:17 pm

Do you taste the banana??

Kristen January 30, 2015 - 1:35 am

Maybe little bit.

Linda December 24, 2014 - 11:00 pm

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

Ciera November 11, 2014 - 9:52 pm

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

Kristen November 12, 2014 - 1:10 am

Yes with the banana/wet ingredients. sorry for the confusion. 🙂

Caitlyn October 17, 2014 - 5:11 pm

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.

Kristen October 17, 2014 - 5:45 pm

Thank you for the tips! I appreciate your feedback!

Lauren S April 28, 2014 - 10:35 pm

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!

Mel March 13, 2014 - 6:53 pm

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!

admin November 11, 2013 - 2:58 pm

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

charlotteclevelle November 11, 2013 - 2:46 pm

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

Nicole October 9, 2013 - 2:45 am

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

Mallory February 21, 2015 - 3:51 pm

You could try applesauce or Earth Balance.

georgina sikora October 29, 2015 - 3:43 am

we used coconut oil and they are in the oven now 🙂

Faith @ Artistic31Mama June 13, 2013 - 5:36 am

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!


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