Too many ripe Bananas? Why not make these soft Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies.  These easy to make drop cookies will become everyone’s new favourite!

When we have too many ripe bananas not only do we love making these Banana Cookies but also this Tasty Banana Cake.

banana chocolate chip cookies 3 stacked with a glass of milkBanana Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s been awhile since I made cookies, so when I found this old recipe of my Mom’s that would use up some of my very ripe bananas I decided to give it a try.

And yes they were loved by all! I added nuts to mine but you can leave them out if you wish.

How to make Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  1. Cream the butter and sugar, add the egg, banana and vanilla and beat. Whisk the dry ingredient together.
  2. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine with either a wooden spoon or spatula. Stir in the chocolate chips and chopped nuts (if using).
  3. Drop by spoonfuls on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes.  Let cool before serving.

how to make banana chocolate chip cookies the ingredients, mixing the batter on the cookie sheet and baked

What are the best nuts to mix with Bananas?

I prefer to mix pecans or walnuts with bananas but you can also use:

  1. peanuts
  2. macadamia nuts
  3. almonds
  4. cashews
  5. hazelnuts

How to Ripen Bananas:

These cookies are made with ripe bananas, but if your bananas are not quite ripe, the easiest way to ripen them is to place the bananas in a paper or plastic bag together with an unpeeled, uncut apple, pear, or even a tomato.

If you don’t have one of these then another banana will work also. Leave them to ripen at room temperature, not in the refrigerator.

It will take a green banana approximately 4 days to ripen, if the bananas are already slightly yellow than 1-2 days should be enough.

banana chocolate chip cookies 3 stacked with a glass of milk

More Easy Cookie Recipes:

  • Easy Strawberry Cookies
  • Thick Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Italian Orange Ricotta Cookies
  • Nutellotti Cookies – Nutella Cookies

So if you have any leftover Bananas and you want something different other than Banana Bread or Banana Cake I hope you give these Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies a try! Enjoy.

one banana chocolate chip cookie on a wooden board

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Too many ripe Bananas? Why not make these soft Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies. Easy to make drop cookies will become everyone's new favourite! 
Course cookies, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword banana chocolate chip cookies, banana cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 10 cookies
Calories 220kcal
Author Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 1 1/4 cups flour (162.50 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup butter (softened) (66 grams)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar (55 grams)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (50 grams)
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana (about 1 1/2 medium bananas very ripe)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (60 grams)
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts) (42 grams)


  • Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C), lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour and baking powder.
  • In a large bowl beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy approximately 5 minutes, then add the egg, banana and vanilla beat to combine. Add the whisked flour mixture a little at a time and combine with a wooden spoon or spatula. Then stir in the chocolate chips and chopped nuts.
  • Drop by spoonfuls on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes. Enjoy!


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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