Well, happy spring everyone. How is the weather in your neck of the woods today? Ours is cold. Super cold. It sunk to the zero digits over the night. Brr..doesn't feel much like spring. I am hoping that this means our summer will be free of 100 plus days, unlike last year. That darn groundhog..didn't he predict an early spring? That's what happens when you trust an animal to predict our weather outcome, I suppose :)
Anyhoo..enough about that. You ever have leftover over-ripe bananas on your counter that nobody wants to eat? Yep..here too. I get a bit tired of just making banana bread or muffins with them, so, these cookies were a great change up.
They are very much like a tiny piece of banana bread without being too cake-y. They are soft in the inside and crispy on the outside...and the combo of chocolate, banana, walnuts and oatmeal?!
It's delicious together. If you have some of those ready-to-toss-bananas around, make sure you bake up a batch of these first!
Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time: 00:15
Cook Time: 00:12
Ingredients (approx 3 dozen cookies)
- 1 cup white flour
- 1/2 cup wheat flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup mashed banana (1-2 medium size)
- 1 cup old fashion oats
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or spray lightly with cooking spray.
In a mixing bowl, whisk flours, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla. Mix in banana.
Slowly add in flour mixture and mix until combined.
Stir in oats, chocolate chips and walnuts.
Scoop dough onto prepared cookie sheet about 2 in apart. Bake for 12-13 minutes or until brown.
Let them cool for 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheet.