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Banana Bread Cookies

These Banana Bread Cookies are made with pantry staple ingredients, sweetly ripened bananas, toasted walnuts, and chocolate chips! Each pan of delicious cookies comes out of the oven after just 10 to 12 minutes of baking!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Chill Time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 42 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 236kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and spread the walnuts out on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes to toast them. Set them aside to cool while you prepare the rest of the recipe.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together the brown sugar, butter, and mashed banana at medium speed for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Reduce speed to low and add in the oil and eggs, one at a time, then add the vanilla and mix until fully incorporated. Scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Add oatmeal to a food processor and pulse until fine to make oat flour.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the oat flour, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just until combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and toasted walnuts.
  • Cover the mixing bowl in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 12 hours and up to 3 days before baking. DO NOT skip chilling as this is where the signature banana bread flavor develops.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Use a medium cookie dough to portion out the dough and drop onto the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes then remove from the oven and allow them to cool for 10 minutes on the pan before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • How Do I Store These Banana Bread Cookies? Place the baked and cooled cookies in an airtight container and store them at room temperature. Then enjoy the cookies within 1 to 2 days!
  • Do I Have To Chill The Cookie Dough? Yes, I do not recommend skipping this step in the recipe! Chilling the dough is where that signature banana bread flavor develops!
  • Can I Leave The Chocolate Chips Out Of This Banana Bread Cookie Recipe? Of course! I personally prefer them with extra toasted walnuts instead of a combination of walnuts and chocolate chips. However, my family really enjoys them with chocolate! Feel free to leave them out if that’s your preference!


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg