Banana Cookies are soft cake-like cookies that are made using an overripe banana. Here is how to make these.
I simply love the taste of Banana in my recipes, be it a pancake, tea cake, or a cookie.
It gives that subtle flavor of banana in the dish gives it a soft texture and the smell of these are just breathtaking, you can smell it in the batter itself.
One such recipe that is loved at home, are these Banana Cookies.
Now if you have some leftover overripe bananas sitting at your home, you don’t have to trash them.
These soft cake-like cookies are a great way to use those leftover mashed bananas. It also makes for a great Breakfast cookie.
Learn how to make these super soft cookies, which also has a crunch from the pecans.
These almost taste like a cupcake, which makes them different from other cookies.
So what are you waiting for? Just get all the ingredients ready and make these cookies already for Christmas or any other special occasion.
What is a Banana Cookie?
Banana Cookie is a soft and chewy textured cookie that is made with overripe bananas, which gives this cookie a fantastic sweet flavor.
Other ingredients that are used for this cookie are the usual suspects – butter, granulated sugar, white sugar, an egg, vanilla extract, and all-purpose flour.
Also, these oh-so-mouthwatering cookies are seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, which is like a cherry on the top.
Believe me, these moist and super soft Banana Cookies are hands down the best banana flavored cookies I’ve ever had.
You can even add Chocolate chips to these cookies, to give it that chocolaty flavor, and name it Chocolate Chip Banana Cookie.
As we all know, peanut butter and banana are a bomb combination, so if you love that flavor, you can even add Peanut Butter to these cookies.
You can also make Banana Oatmeal cookies, you just have to lower the amount of all-purpose flour and add coarsely ground old fashioned oats, just double the quantity of all-purpose flour.
The addition of oats makes these cookies healthier and also gives it a nice crunch.
How many bananas make a cup of mashed banana?
It depends upon what Bananas you use because there are a variety of Bananas available in the market.
If you are using a medium-sized Banana, you will need about 3 Bananas to fill a cup.
In case, you are using the small ones, you will need about 6 Bananas a cup.
Are overripe bananas safe to eat?
Yes, overripe Bananas are absolutely fine to eat, actually, they are considered very healthy, as it is rich in antioxidants.
Their appearance might look a little bad, as the banana peel may turn black or brown and the banana can turn soggy.
If you don’t like to eat them as it is due to the soggy texture, you can use them to make recipes such as Pancakes, Cookies, Cake, Tea Cake, etc, just like I did it here to make the cookies.
It gives your recipe an amazingly sweet flavor and it also smells divine.
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Step by Step Recipe
Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees F (180 Degrees C). Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Whisk butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add mashed bananas, egg and vanilla extract and whisk until combined.
Add all-purpose flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground cloves in the bowl and mix just until combined.
Fold in the chopped pecans.
Drop 1 tbsp of batter on the baking sheet keeping a distance of 2 inches between each.
Bake for 10-12minutes until nicely browned. Transfer the cookies on a wire rack and let them cool completely. Finish within 2 days.
Banana Cookies Recipe
- 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
- 1 cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 cup Mashed Banana
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp Ground Clove
- 1 cup Pecan (Chopped)
- Pre heat the oven to 350 Degrees F (180 Degrees C).
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Whisk butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add mashed bananas, egg and vanilla extract and whisk until combined.
- Add all purpose flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and ground cloves in the bowl and mix just until combined.
- Fold in the chopped pecans.
- Drop 1 tbsp of batter on the baking sheet keeping a distance of 2 inches between each.
- Bake for 10-12minutes until nicely browned.
- Transfer the cookies on a wire rack and let them cool completely.
- Finish within 2 days.