Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies #FillTheCookieJar

Kids LOVE cookies!  And so do we adults, of course.  With back-to-school (or work) lunches soon making an appearance, adding a special little treat now and again to a healthy lunch box is a lovely surprise.  Today I’m sharing our banana chocolate chip recipe with you.  These little bites are light and fluffy and have been described as little muffin cookies! I’m pleased to have them as my first addition to a monthly group of Fill The Cookie Jar recipes.  This month’s theme is Back to School!

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies by Castle View Academy are just like tiny little muffins!

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients, photo

  • 2¼ C   Flour
  • 2 tsp    Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp   Salt
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 C      Margarine
  • 2          Eggs
  • 1 C      Sugar
  • 1 tsp    Vanilla
  • 1 C      Chocolate chips
  • 1 C      Mashed ripe banana

How to Make Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

1)  Mix the first 4 ingredients together.

2)  Mix the next 4 ingredients together.

Children love to help in the kitchen, making cookies with Mom, favorite family cookie recipes, photo

3)  Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and blend well.

4)  Stir in the chocolate chips and banana.

5)  Drop the cookie dough onto greased cookie sheets.

Drop cookies are perfect for kids to make, childminding fun, family recipes, photo

6)  Bake at 400C for 12-15 minutes.

Now that your family have tried these moist and delicious banana chocolate chip cookies they’ll be asking for them over and over again!  They’re one of our top-requested treats.  Good thing they are easy to whip up and they even make use of that bruised and over-ripe banana that’s been travelling back and forth in the lunch box all week!

Banana chocolate chip cookie recipe, lunch box treats, school lunch cookies, chocolate chip cookie recipe, Crystal's Tiny Treasures, photo

If you like cookies, why don’t you try soft ginger cookies, triple chocolate chip cookies, or Grandma’s Jam Jams.  And don’t forget to see our tempting treats page where we have our full collection of delicious naughtiness.

Click on the Back To School recipes shared by other members of Fill The Cookie Jar below!  If you are interested in joining along in the fun, contact Cynthia at Fill The Cookie Jar. Each month we bake a different cookie that is based around a theme.  What’s in your cookie jar right now?

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About Crystal McClean

I am a Mom, Wife, and Home Educator. We love to have fun together while learning and exploring our environment.

  • Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

    Never tried cookies with banana in before. They look great!

    • Crystal McClean

      These were the first banana cookies I’d tried, and we’re hooked! Similar yet very different than banana bread….Give them a try!

  • Joanne/WineLady Cooks

    Kids love the banana chocolate chip cookies. Stopping by from #fillthecookiejar. Pinned/shared.

    • Crystal McClean

      Thank you for sharing :-) I think the taste of banana brings a little unexpected richness to the cookies. Have a great month!

  • Michelle

    These look delicious!

    • Crystal McClean

      These were the most requested by my childminding families 😉

  • Cynthia L

    First off, your little helper is too cute! These cookies sound really delicious and a great way to use up some ripe bananas. Who doesn’t love cookies? Thanks for sharing at the Fill The Cookie Jar group!

    • Crystal McClean

      Thanks, Cynthia! Thanks for putting everything all together, it’s been fun for us…of course the kids love any ‘excuse’ to bake 😉

  • Kris ~ Big Rigs ‘n Lil’ Cookies

    These sound delicious, and would even make a great cookie for a grown ups work break! Stopping by from Fill the Cookie Jar.

    • Crystal McClean

      These are the perfect cookies to go with a nice mocha :-) I hope I’ll see you again next month.

  • Marlys (This and That)

    These sound so good… I am going to have to give them a try…It looks like you have a great little helper too.

  • Audrey

    Your sous chef is adorable!

    I have made banana chocolate chip muffins, but never cookies. And I have an overripe banana on the counter… hmm…

    • Crystal McClean

      Thanks, Audrey, I enjoy a little help in the kitchen and it’s always better when he’s cute 😉 Enjoy the cookies!

  • Cynthia

    Well I love banana bread, why have I never tried banana cookies before? What a yummy recipe. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  • Lisa

    I know my kids will just LOVE these! :-) Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I look forward to seeing what you will share this week.

    • Crystal McClean

      Please enjoy them, they’re fun to make, too!

  • Carolyn Wilhelm

    Copied and saved to make this fall. Thank you so much. I love chocolate with banana! Thank you, and pinning.

    • Crystal McClean

      Bananas were made for chocolate, weren’t they? I have a few of these cookies tucked away in the freezer for when company comes unexpectedly…or maybe for a homeschooling mother-parent conference 😉