Banana and Chocolate Cookies


I always try to make some homemade treat at the weekend so that the girls can have a tempting homemade goodie when they get home from school. Whilst they are incredibly lucky in being provided with fairly diverse safe lunch options at school – I know that they don’t eat much and are consequently starving on getting home!

Last week I bought a bumper bunch of bananas as they were reduced, so they had to feature, and what goes better with banana than chocolate? However, looking through cook books and online most banana cookies seem to be a variation on an oat cookie. Didn’t really fancy that, so here are my soft, slightly cakey banana and chocolate chip cookies.

Banana and Chocolate Chip CookiesΒ (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)


makes about 12

  • 1/3 cup dairy-free spread
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (about 2)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate, chopped

– Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Centigrade/Gas Mark 4

– Cream together the spread and sugar

– Stir in the vanilla and bananas

– Sift in the flour, bicarb, baking powder and salt

– Bring together to a soft dough

– Stir in the chopped chocolate

– Drop tbsp amounts onto a lined cookie sheet, placing well apart

– Bake for 10 minutes until risen and turning golden

– Cool briefly on the cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack

– These cookies do go soggy fast so eat ASAP!


17 Comments Add yours

  1. Yummy!!! Vegan too πŸ™‚

    1. lucylox says:

      Certainly yummy!

    2. lucylox says:

      πŸ™‚ thank you

  2. Somer says:

    I got a new vegan cookbook last month and made peanut butter banana chocolate chip cookies, they were a new favorite, but I think I’ll like your version even more!

    1. lucylox says:

      Oh you’re so kind! They certainly didn’t last long round here! πŸ™‚

  3. Yum! These look so good. I have almost everything to make these except the chocolate chips…looks like a trip to the store is needed soon πŸ™‚

    1. lucylox says:

      I reckon they’d be almost a nice without the chocolate!

  4. jennypugh says:

    I can’t wait to try these πŸ™‚

    1. lucylox says:

      Let me know how they turn out! πŸ™‚

      1. jennypugh says:

        I will, I’m so excited! πŸ˜€

  5. allergybabe says:

    I am sooo happy I found your blog. A professionally trained allergy mum! It is great to have your professional input!
    I just tried your chocolate banana cookies. Instead of plain flour, I used a gluten-free flour blend (rice, potato, tapioca, xantham gum). The cookies taste very nice, but the consistency and the look are more like a scone/muffin/cupcake/bread and not like your lovely looking flat cookies. Any tips?

    1. lucylox says:

      I’m so pleased you tried some recipes….and at least they taste nice πŸ™‚ . My cookies were quite soft and cake-like but didn’t rise quite like a cake – but all I can suggest is less raising agents – maybe halve both the quantities given?

      1. allergybabe says:

        Thanks very much for The tip- makes a Lot of Sense…. Try it asap! Will let you knowπŸ˜ƒ

  6. Sophie33 says:

    Yummm! I amso made these beauties & they are so good, so tasty too! πŸ™‚
    My mom & dad loved them too! πŸ™‚ MMMM! xxxxxx

    1. Sophie33 says:

      I meant also!

    2. lucylox says:

      Brilliant! You’re on a roll! So glad you all liked them πŸ™‚ I hope you ate them fast as they do go a bit soggy after a day or so… πŸ˜‰

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