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Banana Bread Cookies

January 17, 2014Danita

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Recently, my daughters and I made cookies for some friends.  We wanted something “different”, maybe even a little unique. As we were trying to decide what type of cookies to make, we ran across this recipe in Martha Stewart’s Cookies (the same one that the Chocolate Crackle Cookies came from). I was reading over the recipe and realized it called for mashed bananas. This was perfect! Every time I buy bananas there seems to be ONE banana that gets overripe and isn’t eaten. Not wanting to throw it away, we put it in the freezer to use later. This must have happened more than I realized because we’d gotten quite the collection of frozen bananas.  

We altered the recipe slightly and changed the name to “Banana Bread Cookies”, the original was very long. It’s a chocolate chip cookie, oatmeal cookie and banana bread all rolled into one!

Here’s the Recipe:

  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter – room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana (about 1 large)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 8 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • Optional: 1/2 cup chopped pecans 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly spray cookie sheet with cooking spray

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Combine flour, salt and baking soda

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In mixing bowl of electric mixer, combine sugars and butter

Beat at medium speed until pale and fluffy

Reducing speed to low, add egg and vanilla

Beat until well combined

Mix in banana then flour mixture, just until well combined

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STIR in oats and chocolate chips (and nuts if using)

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Drop dough by large teaspoons onto prepare baking sheet, about 2″ apart

**If your baking sheet tends to “stick”, line with parchment paper instead of spraying**

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Bake about 12-13 minutes

Using a wire rack, cool on baking sheet 5 minutes before removing

Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely

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If you like banana bread, you’ll LOVE these cookies!

Banana Bread Cookies
Yields 36
Delicious moist banana bread in a cookie
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  2. 1/2 tsp salt
  3. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  4. 3/4 cup butter - room temperature
  5. 1/2 cup sugar
  6. 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  7. 1 egg
  8. 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  9. 1/2 cup mashed banana (about 1 large)
  10. 1 cup rolled oats
  11. 8 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  12. Optional: 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly spray cookie sheet with cooking spray
  2. Combine flour, salt and baking soda
  3. In mixing bowl of electric mixer, combine sugars and butter
  4. Beat at medium speed until pale and fluffy
  5. Reducing speed to low, add egg and vanilla
  6. Beat until well combined
  7. Mix in banana then flour mixture, just until well combined
  8. STIR in oats and chocolate chips (and nuts if using)
  9. Drop dough by large teaspoons onto prepare baking sheet, about 2" apart
  10. Bake about 12-13 minutes
  11. Using a wire rack, cool on baking sheet 5 minutes before removing
  12. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely
Notes
  1. Baking sheet can be lined with parchment paper instead of spraying
Adapted from Martha Stewart's Cookies
Adapted from Martha Stewart's Cookies
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15 Comments

  • Kristin

    May 15, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    You had me at banana!

  • Diane Marie Haller

    January 28, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Thank you for bringing your cookies to Family Fun Friday! Sounds yummy with the banana!

  • Cathy Compeau

    January 26, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    I love bananas! Anything made with bananas! Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!
    Cathy
    APeekIntoMyParadise.com
    #TastyTuesdays

  • Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling

    January 25, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    I love the idea of all this deliciousness rolled into one! They look fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing at Saturday Night Fever!!

  • Rachel

    January 23, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    Ahhh another one of your recipes I cant wait to try!! I have plenty of bananas to go around, too! Pinning this and trying it for sure!

  • Trinity

    January 22, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    These look delicious! Chocolate chips, oatmeal and bananas – Because I like these ingredients, I’m sure I’ll like them.

  • Linda

    January 22, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    These look so good and chewy I could eat them right now! Thanks for linking to What’d You Do This Weekend.

    Linda

  • Trina @ afewmineradjustments.blogspot.com

    January 21, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Oh, yum! I am so making these! Bookmarked them!

    Thanks for linking up to Twirl and Take a Bow! We love the good company at our party!

  • Maria

    January 21, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    These cookies look so good! I love banana bread, and what a great idea to make banana bread COOKIES!!!! Love this!!!!

  • Miss Foodie Fab

    January 18, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    I love bananas and bread. So these two together are a win for me.

  • Dawn ~ Spatulas On Parade

    January 18, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Looks and sounds good but your recipe says “yields 3” I’m going to assume you meant dozen.

    1. Danita

      January 18, 2014 at 1:44 PM

      Yes..Thanks for bringing that to my attention! That would make 3 HUMONGOUS cookies! Although, that doesn’t sound all bad…HA!

  • kimberlycushman

    January 17, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    I love the chocolate/banana flavor combo and these look amazing! Pinning and stopping by from the DBB.

  • Tiffany (Fabulous Mom Blog)

    January 17, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Those look good. Never heard of banana bread cookies, but I like banana bread, and I like cookies, so these are perfect.

  • Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads

    January 17, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    These look fantastic!! I love banana anything, but I’ve never made cookies before! Pinning!

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