Banana Bread Cookies

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Chances are good that you already have all of the ingredients on hand!

Overripe bananas? Make our easy banana bread cookies to use them up!

Tired of plain old banana bread? Switch it up with these cute and tasty banana bread cookies. They’re whole grain, vegan, and simply delicious! Perfect for children and adults alike, these yummy homemade treats will delight you and your family in a healthier way!

Banana Bread with a Twist

Soft banana cookies with crunchy walnut pieces have amazing flavor and texture!

Too many overripe bananas on the kitchen counter? I’ve been there! Don’t let them go to waste! Instead, put a spin on classic banana bread and make these easy banana bread cookies! They’re cute, fluffy, and perfectly bite-sized. Plus, they’ll put your bananas to good use! Chances are good that you already have all of the ingredients on hand, too!

A Healthy Dessert

These yummy and simple cookies willsatisfy your sweet craving.

These cookies are not only a delicious dessert, but they are also an awesome source of fiber and vitamins. Ingredients like whole wheat flour, banana, and walnuts, offer excellent nutrients to help you reach your health goals. And with these cookies being egg, honey, and butter-free, they’re perfect for vegans, as well. At just 83 calories per serving, they will satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking the calorie bank! 

Going Bananas for this Treat

Don't let your bananas expire. Make these cookies, instead!

Bananas are an excellent source of potassium, fiber, and vitamin C. In this recipe, they not only offer important nutrients and yummy flavor, but also act as an emulsfier, which helps keep the cookie ingredients together. If you haven’t got any bananas on hand, you can swap in 1/3 cup of apple sauce instead for an apple cookie. Other substitutions include gluten-free flour blends in place of whole wheat flour, as well as swapping out the walnuts for other additions such as chocolate chips or raisins. 

Bake Up these Cookies

Our banana bread cookies use ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen!

Start by preheating your oven to 350°F. Meanwhile, mash your banana in a bowl. If you’re using frozen banana, make sure it has been thawed before prepping this recipe. Once mashed, combine with coconut oil, coconut sugar, almond milk, and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, mix together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Then, gradually mix the flour mixture into the banana mixture, making sure to combine well and avoid clumps. Gently mix in the crushed walnuts. Once fully mixed, drop 1 to 2 tablespoon sized balls of the dough on a lined baking sheet. You should get about 16 cookies out of one batch. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until golden in color. Let the cookies sit for another 10 minutes or so to let firm before cooling on a wire rack. 

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Banana Bread Cookies

A simple and sweet treat made with basic ingredients!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 16 people
Serving Size 1 cookie
Course Dessert
Cuisine Universal

Ingredients

  • 1 126g/4.5oz medium banana overly ripe
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts crushed

Instructions

  • Start by preheating your oven to 350°F.
  • Mash the banana, then combine it with coconut oil, coconut sugar, almond milk, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Gradually mix the flour mixture into the banana mixture, making sure to combine well and avoid clumps. Gently mix in the crushed walnuts.
  • Drop 1-2 tablespoon sized balls of the dough on a lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden.
  • Let sit for another 10 minutes or so to let firm before cooling on a wire rack.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3
Keywords Kid-Friendly, Vegan

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Kelsey Butler, MS, RDN

Kelsey Butler is a Registered Dietitian and recipe developer. From a young age, Kelsey found a love for creating delicious recipes. Now, with a Master's in Nutritional Sciences, Kelsey uses her culinary skills to create healthy and unique recipes for many different diets. She is passionate about creating a healthy relationship with all foods and recipes that everyone can enjoy. Kelsey has a passion for cooking, but she also enjoys the outdoors, staying active, and traveling. She is currently living with her partner in New Zealand.

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