Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cookies

Ever wanted to have loaded banana bread in cookie form?  Look no further!  These cookies are packed with chocolate chips, walnuts, oats, and banana flavor.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cookies | A Nerd Cooks

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 banana bread with you before, and wanted to go in a slightly different direction.Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cookies | A Nerd Cooks

What’s better than banana bread?  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 chipsChocolate Chip Banana Bread Cookies | A Nerd Cooks

The recipe for these cookies came from Your Cup of Cake.

You’ll need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1.5 sticks (3/4 cup) 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
  • 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.

Once everything is combined, add the dry ingredients little by little.

Being careful not to over mix the dough, add the chocolate chips and walnuts.

Scoop out golf ball-sized balls of dough (I used a cookie scoop) 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.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cookies | A Nerd CooksSince these cookies have oats, banana, and chocolate (hello, antioxidants), I feel like these are basically health food.  Cookies for breakfast?  Okay!
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cookies | A Nerd Cooks

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