I made these for Thanksgiving yesterday. I really did want to follow the recipe exactly but I didn’t have any oats…the only ones I did have were in the form of granola. That sounded good to me! Also since I doubled the recipe I didn’t have enough granola to total the 4 cups that I needed so I added craisins and pepitas.
I really like this recipe…especially the banana flavor it adds. This is one to save and make again!
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 3 small bananas (or 2 medium/large), mashed
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
Here is where the original recipe called for (if you double it of course):
- 4 cups old fashioned oats
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 1/2 cups homemade granola (slivered almonds, oats, spices etc.)
- 1 regular sized bag semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup craisins
- 3/4 pepitas
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugars, mix until smooth. Add in vanilla extract and egg. Next, add the banana. Beat well.
- Slowly add in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in oats and chocolate chips.
- Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or Silcone baking mats. (I put all of the dough, except for enough to make 1 tray of cookies, into a greased 13×9 baking dish)
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-18 minutes for cookies and 30 minutes for bars or until golden. Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks.