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Banana oatmeal chocolate cookies

Banana oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips

Thick and chewy banana oatmeal chocolate cookies - made with old-fashioned (or rolled) oats, banana and yogurt.  

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 113 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour , sifted or aerated (see important note below!)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 banana , ripe
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

Important note about properly measuring flour using measuring cups:

  1. The proper way to measure flour using measuring cups is to aerate it first. This is done either by sifting flour, or aerating it by fluffing it up and whisking it well, then spooning it into the measuring cup, then carefully removing any excess flour with a knife. If you just stick that measuring cup in the bag of flour and scoop some out, you will get a lot more flour than what the recipe calls for. Do aerate the flour, or you will end up with dry dough! :)

How to make banana oatmeal chocolate cookies:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, mash the banana. Add the egg, oil, brown and granulated sugars, yogurt, and vanilla and whisk to combine.
  3. Add the banana-egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in the oats, then fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Take a tablespoon of dough, form a ball and drop the cookie dough ball on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat, spacing the cookie dough balls about 2 inches apart. At this point, I would refrigerate baking sheets with cookie dough balls for about an hour to chill the dough. This will ensure that cookies, when baked, will not flatten out, and that they will remain tall, so that we end up with thick and chewy cookies!
  5. Bake for 12 minutes until cookies are slightly golden brown. Let the oatmeal cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from: Woman's Day

Nutrition Facts
Banana oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 84mg4%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.