Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

My favorite combination in the world is chocolate, banana and peanut butter. I call it the yum trifecta. I swoon whenever I see these three things together on a menu.

I had an overripe banana that needed some loving and instead of the usual banana bread (too similar to cake – going on a cake hiatus for now), I had a craving for cookies. These cookies can be prepared in one bowl which is great since that means less clean up!

Chris and I got back from our road trip last week and we’re just getting back into the swing of things. I still have more pictures I want to share but things have been particularly busy. This article from The Bold Italic on why San Franciscans are so busy is really funny. The excuses are true! Not going to lie I’ve used them before…

Anyways, lets talk about these cookies. They are quick to make so it’s good when you’re short on time. I think I had them in the oven in under 20 minutes and then it’s just another 12-15 minutes to bake. Another bonus is that you don’t have to wait for the butter to get to room temperature.

I used chunky peanut butter instead of the creamy peanut butter the recipe originally calls for. I just love the texture from the peanuts. And the banana keeps the cookie really moist. We brought some on our road trip and the cookies tasted great almost a week later.


Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes about 2-3 dozen cookies, depending on size
Recipe slightly adapted from How Sweet It Is

  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 6 tablespoons chunky peanut butter, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 cups flour 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
*Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Prepare two baking pans with parchment paper or silicone liners and set aside. 
*In large bowl, combine sugars, butter, and peanut butter. Whisk in egg yolk and vanilla until smooth.
*Add in mashed banana.  
*Gradually add in flour, baking soda, and salt. 
*Fold in chocolate chips. 
*Form dough into even sized balls and place them into the baking sheet about 2 inches apart. 
*Bake for 12-15 minutes or until center has set. 
*Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before moving them to cool on a baking rack. 
*Store in an airtight container for up to 6 days.



4 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Having personally eaten one of these cookies (well, 6 actually) from you, I can attest that these are super yummy!! The banana, chocolate, and peanut butter were so good together!! My mouth is watering just thinking about them!


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