One Bowl Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Got an old banana in your kitchen? Use it to make cookies with this one bowl recipe!

Photo by Allison of Culinary Cupcake

Bananas were believed to have originated around 10,000 years ago. Some scientists think that bananas were the first fruits. The first bananas were thought to be grown in the area that embodies Indonesia, Malaya Peninsula, the Philippines and New Guinea. There are more than 1,000 varieties of bananas. The variety of banana that is most widely known today is the Cavendish. It was named after the 6th duke of Devonshire, William Spencer Cavendish.

One of the results of baking is the clean up afterwards. I wanted to create a cookie recipe that only involved one bowl to mix everything in. I invented this recipe when I was living in an apartment with a very tiny kitchen, and I did not want a ton of dishes to pile up. I have always loved chocolate chip cookies and banana bread; this recipe is a combination of both!

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Yields 18 cookies

Prep Time 5 minutes

Bake Time 10-17 minutes

Drink Suggestion: Milk or English Black Tea


1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup white granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 ripe banana, mashed

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 F

In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, banana, and vanilla extract.

Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Gently stir in the chocolate chips.

Each cookie will be made of 2 tablespoons of batter. Drop spoonfuls of batter 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.

Bake for 10-17 minutes until golden.

Cool the cookies for 10 minutes before eating.

Cooling the cookies on a cooling rack is essential for properly cooling cookies. Cooling cookies in the pan will actually cause them to cook more.


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