4 Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chunk Cookies couldn’t be easier to make or to eat as well. The sweetness from the chocolate and banana combination makes these oatmeal banana cookies incredibly delicious while still being a healthy snack as well.
Your kids will only taste delicious, they won’t realize the healthy part! Perfect, right?
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What’s so Awesome about this Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe?
- Only 4 simple to find ingredients make up these delicious cookies. You can pronounce everything in the ingredient list.
- They can be made in under 5 minutes!
- Even the little ones can help make them because the recipe is so simple.
Bananas – The ripest bananas are what you want here. Meaning, the darker the skin of the banana, the better.
Oats – I used quick cooking oats for this recipe, but you can use regular rolled oats, they may just be a bit chewier.
Chocolate Chips – I actually used chunks of a piece of semi-sweet chocolate bar I had on hand. However, using chocolate chips is completely fine. Use whatever chocolate you like the flavor of, and what you have on hand.
Peanut Butter – Smooth or crunchy, it’s you’re choice. I used smooth, but using the crunchy would add another texture that would be awesome.
EAZYTIP: Remember, ingredient items like salt, pepper, garlic powder, sugar, and oil don’t count towards the ingredient list because most people have these items in the pantry.
How to Make this Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
When I said it can’t be any easier, I actually mean it. This delicious cookie recipe is basically a one-bowl dessert recipe which to me, is a huge bonus! Easy ingredients, easy cleanup!
- Start by preheating the oven. Always preheat the oven first and foremost. You want the oven waiting for you, rather than you waiting for the oven.
- Then begin mashing the bananas in the bowl. The bananas should be a thick, saucy type of consistency when you’re done smashing/mashing them.
- Then, it’s basically adding the rest of the ingredients, minus the chocolate chips or chunks, whichever you choose to put into your delicious chocolate oat cookies.
- Scoop out the cookies onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until the edges of the cookies start to brown and get a bit golden in color.
- Remove them off the tray and let them cool on a cooling rack. Eazy Peazy!
For a complete guide to ingredient amounts and directions, look below at the bottom of this post for a printable recipe card.
Ideas to Level Up these Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies
There are a million different ways to level up these cookies in ways that they’ll seem unique and new every time you make them. You can simply add different mixins like:
- Coconut: Either mix in a few tablespoons of unsweetened shredded coconut or sprinkle coconut on top of the cookies before they go into the oven.
- Nuts: Adding nuts to the batter will intensify the flavor of the peanut butter and add some really great texture.
- Raisins: If you wanted to add a bit more sweetness to the cookies, adding raisins will do that exact thing but in a healthy way.
- Different chips: Add different types of chocolate like bittersweet chocolate to play off the sweetness of the banana, mini chocolate chips, or even white chocolate would be divine in this cookie recipe!
Serving these Delicious Cookies
Ok, I’m pretty sure I don’t have to state the obvious, but I will. We can certainly just eat the cookies as they are, right out of the cookie jar with a fresh, cold glass of milk or a cup of coffee.
Another adorable idea is to make other little easy treats like my 2 Ingredient Lemon Bars, and my 2 Ingredient Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Cups, and if you’re feeling inspired, my 3 Ingredient Moose Poop Candy. Arrange them on a pretty serving dish and that compliaton would serve perfectly for a dessert plate at any get together!
Can I Freeze these Chocolate Oat Cookies?
Sure can! They freeze beautifully actually and I encourage you to make a double or triple batch and freeze them.
They thaw within an hour if set out at room temperature and if you wanted extra decadence, give them 10 seconds in the microwave and serve with some hot chocolate or steamed milk! YUM!
If you’ve already made this banana cookie recipe, please leave a review below letting me know what you think of it! Thanks for stopping by today!
- 2 bananas, very ripe
- 1 1/2 cups Oats
- 1/2 cup Peanut butter
- 1/2 cup (or more) Chocolate chunks (or chips)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- In a bowl, peel the bananas and smash them with a fork until they are completely mashed.
- Add the rest of the ingredients except the chocolate bits. Mix well.
- With a spoon or a cookie scoop, scoop out 18 balls onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. (see notes).
- Mash the cookies down (see notes), and then sprinkle the chocolate onto the top of the cookies.
- Bake for 18 - 20 minutes or until the cookies look golden and are baked through.
- Let them cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
1. When scooping out the cookies, they can be placed fairly close together as they won't spread in the oven.
2. To mash the cookies down, I found the best way is to use the bottom of a glass to get an even mash of the cookies. If you want to mash them by hand, wet your hands with water so when you touch them, they won't stick to your fingers.
3. If you want the cookies to have chocolate chips throughout the cookie and not just in a chocolate puddle in the center, then add the chips when mixing the oats and other ingredients to get an even distribution.
Serving Size2 cookies
Amount Per Serving Calories 159Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 0mgSodium 69mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 5g
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands used, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.