Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – Tender and super moist chocolate chip cookies loaded with oats and bananas. Thick, chewy, and a fun new treat!
Recently I had the privilege of going with Princess Cruises aboard the Coral Princess through the Panama Canal. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I have always wanted to see the Panama Canal, but I really had no idea what to expect.
To see the canal up close, go through it on the ship, and then get a tour of the locks later was nothing short of amazing. The engineering that goes into it is mind blowing. So please, add it to your bucket list if it is not there already!
While we were in Panama, Sandra from A Dash of Sanity and I went on an excursion that was a tour of the locks, a boat ride through the rain forest and then ended with a short hike through the jungle. We were able to see sloths, lots of different birds, and some cool little frogs. Our guide was funny and super informative. And he even had treats for us.
Our guide Victor, gave us homemade banana muffins. I am not usually a banana dessert fan. We even talked about it at dinner a few nights. I like my banana bread with lots of extras. Like Peanut Butter Banana Bread. So when I got the muffin, I was hungry and knew I would eat it, but I didn’t expect to really enjoy it like I did.
So I think I need to open my mind and try a few more banana desserts. I am starting with these Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are the perfect way to get banana flavor, with a few extras, in the form of a soft and chewy cookie.
These banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies come together just like normal cookies do. They take just a little longer to bake, but are super tender and thick. I was a little worried they would spread thin because the dough was wetter than traditional cookie dough, but they stayed thick.
Check out the video above of our ship cruising the Panama Canal. Thanks to Lexi for the video Lexi just started the blog A Traveling Veggie. You can follow her on Instagram for other great pictures too!
So if you want to feel like you are in Panama, or any of the tropical islands make these Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies today!
Have you ever thought about cruising? Baked by an Introvert has some great cruise tips for you if you are an introvert yourself! Or you could try the recreation of the Southern Fried Catfish from Lemons for Lulu. And this Nutella Donut Recipe from A Dash of Sanity. They were heaven on the cruise, and I may have a version coming up myself in a couple weeks!
- 3/4 cup butter , softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup mashed banana (2-3 bananas)
- 3 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In an electric mixer cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg.
Add banana and oats, mix well.
Mix in flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add chocolate chips.
Scoop about 1 1/2 inch balls of dough onto a baking sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes until set and starting to turn golden brown.
Remove from oven and let cool for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
**This post is sponsored by Princess. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.