Chewy Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips


  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or white whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large ripe banana (1/2 cup mashed)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or unsalted butter)
  • 1 large egg

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Mash the banana in a bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat together the coconut oil, egg, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  7. Drop rounded mounds of dough onto the prepared baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  8. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  9. Bake for 10-13 minutes, or until the edges are dry and the tops are set.
  10. Let cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Raisins or Dried Fruit: Swap chocolate chips for raisins, dried cranberries, or cherries.
  • Sugar-Free: Use extra ripe bananas for sweetness.
  • Gluten-Free: Use a 1:1 baking blend for the whole wheat flour and ensure the oats are certified gluten-free.
  • Vegan: Use a flax egg instead of an egg and dairy-free chocolate chips.


  • Don’t overmix the dough, as it will result in tough cookies.
  • Chilling the dough is essential to prevent spreading and ensure a chewy texture.

  • Adjust baking time if needed, as the moisture content of the banana can vary.
  • Prepare the dough ahead of time and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 2 months.


Hi! I’m Debbi!

I am no chef, I am just a mom who loves to eat good food. I enjoy making healthy, low calorie meals without compromising taste. It’s not all healthy here but I do try!


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