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Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Soft and chewy banana oatmeal cookies! The chocolate chips are optional, but we never skip them!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy cookie recipes, family recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 229kcal


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 medium ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment or spray with nonstick spray.
  • In the bowl of your mixer cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl stir together the flour, oatmeal, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar and beat until just combined.
  • Mix in the mashed bananas and chocolate chips until well incorporated.
  • Use a large cookie scoop to drop scoops of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes or until the edges are browned and cookies are set.
  • Cool on a wire rack.



Swap in walnuts or pecans for the chocolate chips, if you prefer.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg