Last Updated on November 30, 2021 by laurenpacek
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.
What ingredients go into these cookies?
- Flour: All-purpose flour
- Salt: Kosher, please!
- Baking powder & baking soda: Gotta give these cookies a little lift.
- Cinnamon: A bit of cinnamon really makes these cookies taste even more banana bread-y
- Old-fashioned oats: I often like to include oats in my banana bread, so why not in cookies, too? It helps to make them nice and chewy.
- Butter: Unsalted butter allows you to control how salty the final product is.
- Sugars: You'll use both white granulated sugar and brown sugar in these cookies.
- Egg: One large egg.
- Vanilla extract: Use store bought or make your own!
- Bananas: I've found that two very ripe medium-sized bananas work perfectly in these cookies.
- Chocolate chips: I used semi-sweet, but use whatever you like here!
- Walnuts: Another classic banana bread ingredient. Walnuts give a nice crunch to the cookies.
How do these cookies come together?
Start by combining all of your dry ingredients and setting them aside for a minute or two.
Next, you'll cream the butter and both sugars together until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and egg. Don't forget the mashed bananas!
Once those are combined, little by little, add the dry ingredients to the wet. Once everything is just combined, add the chocolate chips (reserving some for the top of the cookies) and walnuts.
Scoop onto baking sheets, bake, and allow them to cool. Eat!
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Where does this recipe come from?
The recipe for these cookies is adapted from Your Cup of Cake.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 12 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 cups chocolate chips, plus more for topping the cookies
- ¾ 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 bananas. 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g