Heavenly Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

"I found this recipe on another website (http://snider.mardox.com/). They are definitely my favorite cookies! I especially like how moist they are. The number of cookies is a rough estimate - sorry 'bout that!"
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Ready In:
30-48 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mix together the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Beat in softened butter until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Add egg, banana, and quick oats to bowl and mix well.
  • Add chocolate chips and walnuts.
  • Spoon onto greased cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes, then place on a rack to cool.

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  1. bakerrenee
    Love these - definitely could use a few tweaks - like others said - I used half white and half brown sugar, and also added a tsp of vanilla. Baked at 350 for about 12 minutes and they seem divine so far! Let's see how they keep - or how LONG they will keep!
  2. Alyce75
    These are so yummy! Very moist and chewy (Which is what an oatmeal cookie should be). I added a tsp. of vanilla and did half a cup of white and half a cup of brown sugar (and added extra mini chocolate chips, because it's Christmas and I can be a little bad!). I also only baked them for 12 minutes at 350F. Next time I would add a little extra banana as well.
  3. RecipeJunkie
    Easy to make...great taste. Will definitely make these again - thanks!!
  4. Girle
    Loved these! We doubled the recipe, cut the sugar amount in half (to 1 cup), and used traditional rolled oats. We still found them plenty sweet with the reduced sugar. Kids and adults gobbled them up. Our plan is to make several more batches and freeze them to use as healthy breakfast cookies. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
    Okay, these cookies are very good--there's something they're missing. I was eating them last night, as was my husband and brought them to work and a couple of my friends said, "These are very good--bust something missing" I think I've got it! I'm going to try a tsp. of vanilla my next batch. Otherwise awesome! Love the moistjness about them :)


  1. Sammilammi
    I really like this recipe. The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because the banana flavor was kind of hidden under the taste of the semi sweet chocolate chips. I used 1 1/2 cups of really ripe mashed bananas but the taste was still really faint. Next time I think I'll try milk chocolate chips and maybe some more banana or maybe even a tsp of banana flavoring. I just expected more banana flavor but still the kids and hubby loved them so it was definitely a win. :) Thank you Bama Chef for the recipe. Glad I came across it!
  2. Dwynnie
    These were not a favorite around here. DH didn't like them at all and while my girls ate them, they weren't asking for more. I thought they were pretty good (even considering that I don't like banana), but probably not something I will make again. As a note, I added 1 tsp vanilla, used 1/2 cup brown sugar with 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and subbed pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon and nutmeg. I also made these as bar cookies (baked in a 9x13 pan at 350 for about 25-30 min)and I will say that they turned out much more cake/muffin-like than I was expecting.
  3. GIBride01
    This is a great cookie. Used 4 small very ripe bananas, had about 1 1/4 cup mashed banana. Substituted 1/4 cup applesauce for butter and used whole oats since thats what I had, too lazy to grind them! Very soft and moist, a cross between a banana choc chip muffin and a cookie. Son has gobbled up 4 since making them this afternoon, had to cut him off! Thanks for posting, keeper file for sure.
  4. 847837
    Very good oatmeal version. I will use recipe again. I added pecans instead of walnuts as a personal preference. children loved them especially after swimming.
  5. chocolatechef007
    i replaced some of the butter with non fat vanilla yogurt and halved the sugar and these cookies still tasted fabulous! thanks for sharing


Well, I am a new stay-at-home mama (our son, Jack, was born on June 1, 2006). :) To prepare for his arrival, I cooked and froze enough food for 6 weeks. So, my new passion is OAMC, which I will try to continue at least on a small scale. It's just too hard to prepare dinner every day with an infant in my arms! I hardly use any cookbooks besides recipezaar and www.hillbillyhousewife.com (she has yummy frugal recipes that we love).
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