Banana breakfast cookies served on the plate and a couple of cookies are beside the plate on the table

Banana Breakfast Cookies with Chocolate Chips + Protein!

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These Banana Breakfast Cookies are packed with protein, chocolate chips, and ONLY whole ingredients! Perfect for an on the go breakfast and meal prep!

The holidays are one of my favorite times of year, but I have to admit, I could live without seeing yet another Christmas cookie. Don’t get me wrong – I love them! But that’s the problem. Everywhere I turn, there’s a sugar cookie, a frosted cookie, a chocolate chip cookie …. you get the picture. And all of those cookies can be hard to resist.

Banana cookie with chocolate chips closeup

And my little man has been becoming quite the cookie monster as well. So what’s a mom to do? Improvise! There’s no need to say ‘no’ to all cookies, instead just make healthy ones that taste just as good. So that’s what I set out to do. After a little trial and error, I was able to create these super easy high protein banana chocolate chip cookies that contain absolutely no added sugar! Since these cookies are packed full of whole grains, fruit, and protein, they can even be eaten as a healthy addition to breakfast or any meal where you need a bit of a sweet fix.

Want to see just how easy these cookies are to make in action? Check out my YouTube video below with my favorite little chef and see just how fast & simple these cookies can be!

Me & my little chef whipping up a batch of our favorite breakfast cookies!

What Do I Need to Make Banana Breakfast Cookies?

Banana – You will want to make sure it is ripe! Keep reading to find out how to ripen bananas when you are short on time! Bananas are naturally sweet which is why we don’t need extra added sugar!

Oat flour – If you don’t have oat flour, see below on how to make your own and keep these cookies gluten free!

Greek Yogurt – Be sure to grab the plain kind in your favorite brand!

Chocolate Chips – We are going to be using dark chocolate chips! If you are looking for a healthier brand of baking chocolate, you should check out Lily’s Chocolate!

Other Cookie Ingredients: Egg, vanilla, salt, and baking flour

Food ingredients in bowls for banana cookies with chocolate chips, Greek yogurt, egg, banana, flour, chocolate chips, vanilla, baking powder, salt

Kitchen Tools and Accessories Needed:

  • Cookie Sheet with Parchment Paper – Don’t forget the parchment! This makes cleanup a breeze and keeps the banana cookies from sticking
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Cookie Scoop – While this is not mandatory, it does help to get all of the cookies the same size so they cook more evenly

How To Ripen Bananas FAST

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and bake the banana for 20-30 minutes at 300 degrees. When it is done, the outer peel will be dark with the banana be soft and sweet. Be sure to keep an eye on the oven when cooking, due to how your oven heats and the size of your banana.

What To Do If You Don’t Have Oat Flour

If you don’t have oat flour, you can actually make your own if you have oats! Simply add your oats to a high speed blender and blend until it is a fine flour. If you have a hard time getting the oats to grind all of the way down, do the best you can with the blender then sift with a sifter. If you want the banana cookies to be gluten free, just make sure you are using gluten free oats!

Banana cookies with chocolate chips lined up

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Stacked banana cookies with chocolate chips

Banana Breakfast Cookies with Chocolate Chips

These Banana Breakfast Cookies are packed with protein, chocolate chips, and ONLY whole ingredients! Perfect for an on the go breakfast and meal prep!
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Low Calorie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 69kcal


  • A couple of mixing bowls
  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper



  • Preheat oven to 400 F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
    Oven build into white wood cabinet
  • In a large bowl, mash large banana and add in Greek yogurt; mix well. 
  • Whisk egg and add to liquid ingredients. Fold in dry ingredients (everything but the chocolate chips) and mix well.
    Adding dry ingredients for banana cookies with chocolate chips, from smaller bowl to bigger
  • Add in chocolate chips and mix until evening distributed.
    Mixing Ingredients In Bowl For Banana Cookies With Chocolate Chips
  • Scoop dough by the tablespoon onto lined cookie sheets and bake for 15-18 minutes until edges are light brown.
  • Serve warm or cooled and store leftovers in refrigerator. 
    Banana Cookies With Chocolate Chips Cooling Down


Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Love these! They have become a staple in our house!! My son eats them on the way to school for his busy schedule, keeps him going depending on the day and activities!!

  2. Can you substitute anything out for oat flour ? I can’t have oats so trying to see if there is something else I could use.

  3. 5 stars
    I made these tonight. My banana wasnt ripe so I added 2 tbs monkfruit blend. Perfect sweetness. The cookies turned out perfect, soft, and cooked just right. The bottoms did brown more but that’s because I added the sweater.

  4. I made oat flour out of steel cut oats. But the texture was off for me. I wonder if it would have worked better with just 3/4 rolled oats instead of oat flour?

  5. These did not bake well for me. I ended up adding maple syrup, a little einkorn flour and about 1 cup of oatmeal. Much better! Thanks

  6. 4 stars
    T the beginning it didn’t look like it was going to be a cookie but after it was baked it looked so good just add a sweeter to it I added agave syrup

  7. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! Made these for my kids but it was a hit with the entire family. Now I make it regularly as a kids’ snack as well as am on-the-go breakfast. Never felt better about giving my kids cookies 🙂

  8. Looks yummy. Could you tell me what I can substitute for yogurt on this recipe. Want to try .

  9. Hi, what’s the serving size, per person, for these nutritional facts. I am un sure on how many I can eat, as a diabetic.

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