Chunky Monkey Cookies (Banana Oat Chocolate Chip)
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These kid-friendly cookies are another great way to use up overripe bananas. See the post above for other dietary options.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 36 cookies
  • ¾ cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 1¾ cups quick oats
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¾ cup dairy-free chocolate chips or chunks
  • ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts (omit for nut-free)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening and sugar with a hand mixer.
  3. Add the egg and mashed banana and beat until thoroughly combined.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined.
  6. Fold in the chocolate and walnuts (if using).
  7. Drop the dough by the teaspoonful onto a greased baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned around the edges.
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute.
  10. Remove the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or freeze to enjoy later.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 128.7 Fat: 6.7g Saturated fat: 3.1g Carbohydrates: 16.3g Sugar: 8.5g Sodium: 84mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 1.8g
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at