Banana-Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

The bananas are starting to ripen faster then we can eat them again. Hello warm weather! I love finding a new use (besides smoothies and banana bread, of course) for my bunch of bananas on the counter. These cookies have a subtle banana flavor. They taste like really good, chewy (& a little sticky) chocolate chip cookies with something special. This recipe is from Martha Stewart Living- I substituted chocolate chips for chocolate chunks and made them a little smaller. Super easy- Yum!

  • Yield: Makes about 3 dozen
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 large) (a super-ripe banana will have the most concentrated flavor)
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped into 1/4-inch chunks, or chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (about 2 ounces), toasted
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whisk together flours, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl; set aside. Put butter and sugars into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Reduce speed to low. Add egg and vanilla; mix until combined. Mix in banana. Add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Stir in oats, chocolate chunks, and walnuts.
  2. Using a 1 1/2-inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing about 2 inches apart. Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through, until golden brown and just set, 12 to 13 minutes. With a 1-inch ice cream scoop, cook 7-8 minutes on convection. Let cool on sheets on wire racks 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks; let cool completely. Cookies can be stored in airtight containers up to 2 days.
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About Josette@thebrookcook

I live in Stony Brook, New York on Long Island. I love garlic and baking. My hobby (and love) is to try new recipes. My favorite recipe resources include The New York Times, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, and Martha Stewart Living. Enjoy!

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