Thursday, February 24, 2011

Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe was recommended to me by another baking enthusiast and the cookies turned out beautifully.  They are reminiscent of banana bread, but in a nice bite-sized package.  I altered the original recipe slightly because I did not have any whole wheat flour on hand.  I also used chocolate chips instead of chunks for the same reason.  The oats, chocolate chips, and walnuts make these cookies special and they are definitely worth a try!

Adapted from Martha Stewart

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup 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)
1 cup old-fashioned oats
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2. Whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl. 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 and add egg and vanilla; mix until combined. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in oats, chocolate chips, and walnuts.

3. Using a 1 1/2 inch ice cream or cookie scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake cookies until golden brown and set, 10-12 minutes. Let cookies cool on sheets for 5 minutes and then transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.


  1. Mmm, those cookies look like just the thing for a sweet craving. Love that banana chocolate combo. I have a sweet treat linky party on my blog called Sweets for a Saturday and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link your cookies up.

  2. Hi Hannah,
    Your Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies look delicious. I just love walnuts in cookies. Thank you for sharing and you have a great week end!

  3. I love the idea of Banana chocolate Chip Cookies! Yum.

  4. They look delicious!

  5. Your banana walnut chocolate chip cookies are delicious!!! I'm hosting the Culinary Smackdown Battle for March--the theme is Cookies. Would you like to join in for the fun? All you have to do is link up your cookie creation. I have some great prizes waiting. These cookies are perfect for this month's theme. Hope to see your entry soon!


  6. You're quick! :) Thank you for participating in the March Smackdown Battle! Best of luck to you.


  7. Thanks for linking them up to Sweets for a Saturday.

  8. Yumm! i have just made muffins with bananas and chocolate chips. I think they go together SO well! These cookies are no exception!

  9. I have bananas on my counter right now. I love banana bread and I know my family would love these.

  10. This is a great way for kids to eat bananas. My kids are so picky