Ever wanted to have loaded banana bread in cookie form? Look no further! These Banana Bread Cookies are packed with chocolate chips, walnuts, oats, and banana flavor.
I had some bananas laying around that were seriously past their prime for just eating outright, but didn’t want to waste them. I’ve shared a few different variations of banana bread with you before (see Hummingbird, healthy chocolate, and chocolate chip oatmeal) and wanted to go in a slightly different direction.
What’s better than banana bread? I’ll tell you. It’s banana bread cookies!
They’re tender and chewy because of the banana and oats, but loaded with crunch from the walnuts. Plus there’s the bursts of sweetness from the chocolate chips
The recipe for these cookies came from Your Cup of Cake.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup oats
- 12 tbs unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large ripe banana, mashed
- 2 cups chocolate chips, plus more for topping the cookies
- 3/4 cups walnuts, chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and oats. Set this aside for a moment.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars together. Beat for 2-3 minutes, or until it is light and fluffy.
Add the egg, vanilla extract, and mashed banana. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
Little by little, add the dry ingredients to the wet, being careful not to over mix the dough.
Add the chocolate chips and walnuts and mix to combine.
Using a cookie scoop, portion the dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Top with some more chocolate chips, if you'd like. Bake for 9-12 minutes, or until the edges just begin to turn golden brown.
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
Since these cookies have oats, banana, and chocolate (hello, antioxidants), I feel like these are basically health food. Cookies for breakfast? Okay!