Talk about a decadent, rich cookie! These chocolate peanut butter banana cookies are easy to make with ingredients most moms usually have in the kitchen. My kids love bananas, and when they start getting brown is the perfect time to start baking with them. The overripe bananas have the highest natural sugar content and they are also soft and easy to mix in a recipe.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

These cookies have a cake-like texture. They come out chewy and soft with a very rich flavor. They are perfectly chocolatey balanced, and you can taste the peanut butter and banana without being overpowered. Grab a glass of milk to go along with these, you’ll need it.

Dairy Free

The peanut butter and oil are the fat ingredient in this recipe, instead of using butter. As long as you don’t add any milk chocolate chips, this is a great dairy free recipe. They are so rich, you really don’t need any chocolate chips anyway, unless you need a serious chocolate chocolate fix.

Ingredients – Makes about 16 medium sized cookies

2 large ripe bananas

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

1/4 canola oil

1 cup white sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. Vanilla

1 cup All Purpose Flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

Optional Mix-Ins: Chocolate chips, walnuts, crushed peanuts, peanut butter chips


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

To mash the bananas, peel them and place them in a large ziploc bag. Use a can of soup, a measuring cup, or a flat meat tenderizer to mash them up. Then squeeze them out of the bag into your mixing bowl.

In a large mixing bowl, add your wet ingredients – mashed bananas, peanut butter, oil, sugar, and egg. Mix until they are well combined. Add the vanilla and stir lightly until just combined.

Add the dry ingredients on top of the wet ingredients in the large mixing bowl. Stir them all until they are combined and an even, chocolate color. Don’t worry if there are some small banana chucks, they just add to the character of the cookie.

The batter will not be extremely thick. It will not be like regular peanut butter cookie batter. You won’t be able to roll it into balls or press it down with a fork. It will be more of a cake-like batter, and slightly sticky.

Use a large spoon to drop the cookie dough onto a cookie sheet layered with parchment paper. You don’t need to try to shape the cookies, just drop them on the cookie sheet. Bake for about 12-15 minutes.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

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22 Comments on Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

  1. Jessica
    January 31, 2015 at 10:45 am (2 years ago)

    wow! I need to make these asap!

  2. Sarah R.
    January 26, 2015 at 4:42 pm (2 years ago)

    YUM to the YUMMY. Can’t wait to try these!!! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope to see you again this Saturday at 5:00 ET with your latest makes!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

  3. Susan - ofeverymoment
    January 23, 2015 at 10:15 am (2 years ago)

    I’m always looking for another way to use up ripe bananas! These look tremendous! Thanks – I found this at #FoodieFridaysDIY

    • Kristen Miller
      January 24, 2015 at 6:09 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Alyssa @ Piece of Home
    January 23, 2015 at 10:01 am (2 years ago)

    Yay! Another way to use up my bananas! These look super yummy! I just realized we have the same theme 🙂 Your’s is so adorable! Love it! Feel free to stop by sometime! Thanks for sharing at OMHG WW this week!

    • Kristen Miller
      January 23, 2015 at 10:09 am (2 years ago)

      I love your website! So cool to see how someone else is using the same theme.

  5. Momma Baker
    January 23, 2015 at 3:01 am (2 years ago)

    Chocolate and banana I’m sold!Your cookies look AMAZING! PINNED!!

    • Kristen Miller
      January 23, 2015 at 10:34 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you!

  6. Sarah Lemp
    January 22, 2015 at 5:59 pm (2 years ago)

    These look great! Totally making these this week… I’m always looking for dairy free low sugar options for the kids, and me of course 🙂 Thanks for linking up with us at All Things Thursday!

    • Kristen Miller
      January 24, 2015 at 6:09 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks for stopping by. I also try to eat better since having kids.

  7. Lysa @ Welcome To My Circus
    January 22, 2015 at 2:40 pm (2 years ago)

    Chocolate and Peanut Butter two of my husband’s favorite things. I will have to make these for him soon! Thank you for linking up with the Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday Link Party!
    Wishing you a wonderful week!

    • Kristen Miller
      January 24, 2015 at 6:08 am (2 years ago)

      I hope he likes them! Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Becky at Cooking with Vinyl
    January 20, 2015 at 6:24 pm (2 years ago)

    Yum! These look great, Kristen. Thanks for sharing on the link party, which is where I found your blog. I’m a new blogger and love meeting others. I’ve followed your social sites and hope we can connect on those. I look forward to reading more of your blog! Becky

    • Kristen Miller
      January 20, 2015 at 9:22 pm (2 years ago)

      Your blog has a great concept! I liked you on Facebook so I can see more 🙂

  9. Debra@AModernTranslation
    January 11, 2015 at 7:12 am (2 years ago)

    These cookies look so delicious. Chocolate & peanut butter, can’t go wrong with that plus a banana? Heavenly. These will be perfect to make for a friend of mine who can’t have diary. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • Kristen Miller
      January 24, 2015 at 6:07 am (2 years ago)

      I am so glad these will help your friend. It is so hard to find really good healthy recipes, or recipes for special diets.


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