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 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. Although you get a hint of banana flavor, these banana 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:
1/3 cup of room temperature salted butter
One mashed ripe banana- ripe but not too ripe
One teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup of flour
One teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
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 or a food processor or a blender when mixing the ingredients for these cookies. You will want to make sure that the banana gets thoroughly mixed in.
- Preheat oven to 350
- Mix wet ingredients- butter, mash banana, vanilla, and egg
- Mix dry ingredients- flour, baking powder, salt
- Add Chocolate Chips
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- 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.
- Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
- 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 sure 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
Brown Butter Banana Snickerdoodles are laced with cinnamon and taste like banana bread.
- 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
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix butter, mashed banana, egg, and vanilla extract
Add flour, baking powder, salt, and chocolate chips
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a cookie scoop, scoop out 1.5-inch rounds of cookie dough onto the sheet.
Press each cookie down slightly with a fork
Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Cool and Serve
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