Not Your Typical Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 16 mins

Whoo-hoo!! Another healthier cookie recipe! ;) It's easy to make these vegan- just use vegan chocolate chips and you're there! Personally I would use all whole wheat pastry flour and sucanat instead of sugar. This recipe came to me from Taste For Life magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine the oil, bananas, sugar, salt and cardamom in a medium saucepan.
  3. Heat over low heat for about 2 minutes, whisking to blend everything.
  4. Sift together the flours and baking soda into a large bowl.
  5. Mix in the banana mixture until well combined.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
  7. Drop onto a parchment-lined or lightly oiled baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 14-16 minutes, until they look slightly underdone (like other chocolate chips cookies, they will firm up after they are cooling).
  9. Let rest on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
Most Helpful

Delish, great suggestions from the other reviewers.

charlened March 13, 2009

Wonderful! I found that I had no problems whatsoever with this recipe but I changed things around a bit. I used applesauce for the oil, all whole wheat pastry flour, Splenda & increased the bananas to 1 cup. Baking time was only 6 min! I also used 1/2 cup mini choc chips. Easy, moist & quick. Thanks!

LUVMY2BOYS March 19, 2006

Don't go into these expecting a regular chocolate chip cookie, because they taste quite different. That said, they are really an excellent little cookie. I was calling them banana cookies with chocolate chips and pecans (which I used instead of walnuts). I used all WW pastry flour and sucanat (an unrefined sugar). These had the problem I have with all vegan chocolate chip cookies that use oil, that the chocolate chips never quite incorporate into the batter. It makes for some slightly difficult prep. And these turn out sort of lumpy; they don't spread like a typical chocolate chip cookie with butter. That said they were tasty and I was glad to feed them to the kids!

ladypit June 26, 2005