Frying Pan Banana Chocolate Cookie

Fondation OLO | Recipe | Frying Pan Banana Chocolate Cookie
the illustrated version
of this recipe

Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Cost per serving 35¢
Storage 4 days in the fridge. Can be frozen.
Kitchen tools Small bowl, large bowl, 8-inch frying pan that can go in the oven, measuring cups and spoons, fork, whisk, wooden spoon, small sharp knife, spoon.

This original recipe was developed by Extenso—the Université de Montréal reference centre on human nutrition.


375 ml (1½ cups) whole-wheat flour
5 ml (1 tsp) baking soda
1 pinch of salt
2 bananas (one mashed, the other sliced)
1 egg
5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla
125 ml (½ cup) non-hydrogenated margarine
125 ml (½ cup) sugar
175 ml (¾ cup) semisweet or dark chocolate chips


  1. Place oven rack in the middle position and preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, combine the mashed banana, egg and vanilla. Set aside.
  4. In an 8-inch frying pan that can go in the oven, melt the margarine over medium heat. Remove the frying pan from heat as soon as the margarine has melted, add the sugar and blend with the whisk.
  5. Add the banana preparation and mix.
  6. Add the dry ingredient preparation and mix gently until smooth.
  7. Add the chocolate chips and the banana slices and mix gently. Spread over the bottom of the frying pan with a spoon.
  8. Cook in the oven for about 30 minutes, or until the edges of the cookie are done (soft crunch like a cookie) and the middle is cooked but still soft (like a brownie). Cool a few minutes before cutting into wedges and enjoy warm or cold.