Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies


First day of school, first day of school!

I have this old-fashioned way of thinking in that the first day of school should involve afternoon cookies with milk while unwinding in front of the television watching one of those ABC afterschool specials that haven’t been on since probably the late 1980’s.

Or maybe some cookies at the kitchen table while discussing your first day. Like, who sat next to who during lunch, who played with who at recess, who had the cool pencil case (I did, for sure, with a super collection of Hello Kitty pencils and the fun toppers) and what extra school supplies we need to run out to buy.

banana chocolate chip cookies

The reality is though, my son will arrive home today from his first day of school famished and ready for dinner.

He has soccer practice after school and while he may want a cookie as he discusses all of the details of his first day as soon as he walks through the front door, I will probably give him dinner to satisfy his seventh grade (what?!) growing boy appetite first.

Of course I made cookies though. It’s the first day of school!

The good news is that these banana chocolate chip cookies can be enjoyed at any time. They are healthy enough to be served as breakfast and decadent enough to enjoy as dessert.

banana chocolate chip cookies

No butter, oil, refined sugar or refined flour to be found.

These banana chocolate chip cookies are packed with protein too (thanks to the peanut butter, Skoop B-Strong and coconut flour) which makes these cookies great for keeping your blood sugars stable if enjoyed in the morning, perfect as an afternoon snack to prevent the 3:00 pm slump (worst time of day for me) and if eaten in the evening, help to repair your muscles while you sleep.

I can rationalize any cookie into your life 🙂

banana chocolate chip cookies

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe Type: healthy dessert
Author: meredith
Serves: 12 regular sized cookies or 6 big cookies
These banana chocolate chip cookies can be enjoyed at any time of the day. They are healthy enough to be served as breakfast and decadent enough to enjoy as dessert.
  • One medium ripe/overripe banana
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup nut butter of choice
  • 1 organic egg
  • 1/4 coconut flour
  • 1 cup oats of your choice (I used Love Grown Foods Super Oats)*
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I used Skoop B-Strong- the best in my opinion)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or more (dairy free if necessary)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mash banana in a bowl with coconut sugar.
  3. Add egg and peanut butter, mixing until well combined.
  4. Stir in oatmeal, coconut flour, cinnamon, protein powder and baking soda, mixing well.
  5. Add chocolate chips, mixing until combined.
  6. Drop rounded spoonfuls of cookie dough (pressing down on each slightly) on a lightly greased cookie sheet (or use baking sheets) and bake for 7 – 9 minutes.
  7. Cool on wire rack.
  8. Cookies can be stored in airtight container on counter for a few days. Refrigerate (or freeze) to keep longer.
If dough seems a little wet (which may happen if the banana is large), add another tablespoon of coconut flour or oatmeal to the batter.[br][br][b]I have made these cookies a few times, using either Love Grown Foods Super Oats or old-fashioned rolled oats and they come out great with either variety. Quick cooking and instant oats will work well too. [br][br][/b]*Feel free to add raisins!



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  1. says

    I like your old fashioned ideals. We didn’t really have a favorite after school snack–usually we were on the way to the barn so we’d get a second lunch or a candy bar on the way. SUPER HEALTHY.
    I remember waiting for the campus bookstore to open up so that you could go and buy all the cool pens. It wasn’t so much about the case as it was about the pens. Jelly Rolls were magical.
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  2. says

    Those cookies look so yummy! And definitely breakfast worthy!
    I always had soccer or track or field hockey after school, so I was starving by the time I actually got home too.
    Did a 15km run today along the water in Helsinki 🙂 Running = the best way to explore a new city
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    • says

      Loved my pencil cases! So much lol. I already started up with the pumpkin a week or so ago, I found a can from TJ left in my pantry from the winter. Pumpkin chocolate chip is another great combination! And healthy to0 🙂

  3. says

    This recipe sounds amazing!! Just wondering what would happen if you left out the protein powder?
    I always loved a pb&j sandwich after school and a big glass of milk (pre-lactose intolerance of course – haha)
    I was never the kid with the cool stuff, my mom was always too practical! I just had to sit and wish someone would have a cool loot bag at their party so I could have some awesome pencil toppers!!
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    • says

      I think you can leave out the protein powder, so long as you sub in another flour of some sort. I haven’t tried it, but maybe an extra 1/4 cup of either oats, coconut flour or another flour…maybe almond meal, whole wheat flour, even pb2. Just something to help bind it better. Let me know if you try it!

  4. says

    I never had the cool pencil case, sniffling, but now on the other hand I do. I loved fruit for after school snack. My kids all wanted junk food, I almost wondered if they were you know “smoking a j” during school. It is like they had the munchies and just wanted to crash. I am planning, key word, planning to run a little today to see how my leg is doing.
    Have a great Tuesday