These soft Banana Cookies are cake-like cookies that are made using overripe banana and other basic cookie ingredients. Here is how to make these.
About This Recipe
Banana Cookie is a soft and chewy textured cookie that is made with overripe bananas, which gives them a fantastic sweet flavor.
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 cookies are hands down the best banana flavored cookies I’ve ever had.
Now if you have some leftover overripe bananas sitting at your home, you don’t have to trash them. This recipe is a great way to use those leftover mashed bananas. It also makes for a great Breakfast.
These cookies almost taste like a cupcake, which makes them different from other cookies.
You can even add Chocolate chips in the batter, 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.
This Banana Cookies is,
- Full of flavor
- Loaded with banana flavor
- The perfect accompaniment to Coffee
Banana – Its time to use up all your leftover ripe bananas. Ripe Bananas give sit a nice texture and sweet taste.
All-Purpose Flour – I love to make these cookies with all-purpose flour, as it adds to the texture and makes these cookies super soft. You can even substitute it with whole wheat flour, but the texture and taste will be a bit different.
Spices – What makes these cookies even more interesting are these ground spices – Ground Cinnamon, Ground Nutmeg, and Ground Clove. These spices add a perfect flavor along with the sweetness of mashed overripe bananas.
Pecans – This adds a great crunch in these soft cookies. You can use in walnuts and almonds too instead of pecans.
Sugar – Sugar also adds to the texture. I have used granulated sugar and white sugar, but you can use brown sugar too.
Other – Apart from these, you will need some more ingredients for this cookie that are the usual suspects – butter, egg and vanilla extract.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Just place the banana with the peel on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for about 6-8 minutes, or until the banana skin is dark. Now, you can peel the banana, mash it and use it in the recipe.
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.
You can either use Almond Meal or any Gluten-Free Flour prepare the cookies. Keep the rest of the ingredients and process the same.
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, double the quantity of all-purpose flour.
The addition of oats makes these cookies healthier and also gives it a nice crunch.
You can use Ground Flax Seeds paste, Chia Seeds paste, Applesauce or Yogurt instead of Eggs in this cookie dough.
You can store these Banana Cookies for about a week in a glass container at room temperature.
These cookies even freeze well. Once they are ready, freeze them on a tray for about 4 to 5 hours. After that, transfer them in freezer-safe ziplock bags and freeze. Whenever you plan to serve them, thaw them overnight in the fridge, and serve.
You can even heat them in microwave until warm.
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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.