Banana Bread Comfort Cookies

Rain, rain go away...come again another day. But while you're here, can I interest you in some comfort cookies??

One from the archives: Banana Bread Cookies, October 2010.

A modification of Martha's Stewart's Banana-Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookie.

Banana Bread Cookies
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana, about 1 large (don't be shy)
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped into 1/4-inch chunks
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (about 2 ounces), toasted pecans

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whisk together flours, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl; set aside. Put butter and sugars into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Reduce speed to low. Add egg and vanilla; mix until combined. Mix in banana. Add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Stir in oats, chocolate chunks, and walnuts pecans. 

Using a 1 1/2-inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing about 2 inches apart. Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through, until golden brown and just set, 12 to 13 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks; let cool completely (or not). Cookies can be stored in airtight containers up to 2 days.



  1. Yummy cookies! I love bananas in baked goods, always so moist and delicious that way!

  2. Great spin to a classic quick bread! These look yummy!

  3. These are so much puffier than the ones I made years ago. Glad you posted this recipe, I will replace the old one with this one. Yum!

  4. Oh yes, these cookies scream comfort! I can almost smell the banana baking. YUM!

  5. Yum! I made oatmeal banana cookies a while back and loved the texture. Yours look so moist and delicious!


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