Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,246 Posts
August 29, 2019

stacks of cookies on trayI refuse to let things go to waste around here. I went on a trip recently, and when I returned home, I'd noticed no one had touched the bananas, leaving them to go overripe. Were they ugly? Very. Were they useful and delicious? Absolutely! If you use your overripe bananas to make desserts, you can cut down on the amount of sugar and butter you add in the recipe. These turned out awesome!


Bananas aren't all the same, so you may want to add or subtract some of the oats you add. The cookie dough should be just like the standard cookie dough in consistency.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 2 overripe bananas
  • 4 Tbsp salted butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Mash the bananas in a bowl until smooth. Whisk in the softened butter.
  2. smashing Bananas
  3. Add the brown sugar, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. bowl with sugars, egg & butter

  5. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, and baking soda.
  6. whisking dry ingredients
  7. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  8. adding dry to wet ingredients
  9. Fold in the oats.
  10. adding oatmeal to batter
  11. Fold in the walnuts.
  12. adding Walnuts to batter
  13. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  14. adding chocolate chips to batter

  15. Spoon balls of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten dough into discs. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until edges are golden. Remove from oven to cool for a few minutes, then move to a rack to finish cooling.
  16. spooning batter on baking tray

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Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 190 Posts
January 4, 2014

I wanted to make something other than just another loaf of banana bread with my overripe bananas. I took the original Quaker oatmeal cookie recipe and merged it with a couple of banana oatmeal cookie recipes on the internet and this is the result.



Finished cookies on a plate.

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