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
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.
- Preheat oven to 350
- Mix wet ingredients- butter, mashed 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 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
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- 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
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!
Why can’t you use overly ripe bananas?
it will change the texture of the cookies.
Delicious cookies!!! My family loved them!!!
What do I do with the butter? it’s listed on the ingredients but your directions do not mention the butter?!?
mix it in with the bananas
When do you add the butter? The recipe doesn’t say? Help?
A previous reply says with the baNana/wer INGREDIENTS.
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!
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.
Yay!!! so happy that you liked them!!! 🙂
how much does it serve?
What brand of chocolate chips were used?
Hi Amelia, I wish I remembered. This is an older recipe. My guess is- Nestle mini chocolate chips
What type of chocolate did you use?
A great twist on a classic cookie.
No sugar, that is awesome, great looking recipe!
I could definitely use some delicious cookie as these ones with my morning milk!
I think I will be having a Christmas cookie table so these are perfect for that.
My whole family will love these delish cookies and so glad they’re sugar-free!!!
What a wonderful cookie recipe. LOVE using bananas in cookies
I’ve always wanted to try a cookie recipe with bananas, looks both healthy and tasty!
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.
This is a delicious idea, I need to try these
What a fantastic recipe! I’ll have to try this out on my own children 🙂
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.
I wonder whhat it would taste like with some fresh strawberries chopped up in it?
yum. that sounds good!
I make cookies to sell, today I will make your recipe, I’m sure I’ll enjoy.Thanks for sharing.
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!
thank-you! That is the best comment ever! 🙂
I will try this sweet recipe.
I made these with gluten free flour and earth balance butter; they were delicious!
Thank- You for the feedback! Glad you liked them!
About how many cookies does this make?
Do you taste the banana??
Maybe little bit.
I tried the cookies and they were great thanks!!!
These look and sound so yummy! When do I add the butter into the mix… with the banana? Or with the dry ingredients? Thanks!
Yes with the banana/wet ingredients. sorry for the confusion. 🙂
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.
Thank you for the tips! I appreciate your feedback!
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!
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!
I used white flour. I am sure you can try out other flours. I would just make sure to look at a conversion chart.
What type of flour did you use…I don’t like using white unless I have too…thanks
Do you think there’s something to substitute the butter with?
Even if the taste changes a little
You could try applesauce or Earth Balance.
we used coconut oil and they are in the oven now 🙂
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!