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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Banana Nut Cookie?


I recently won a nice little silpat from Teresa over at A Blog About Food. (Thanks Teresa!!) I've been planning to break it in making some buttermilk biscuits, but I didn't have enough ingredients to really bake anything.  I did however have some over-riped bananas that needed to be eaten. I had just enough sugar and butter to make a half recipe for banana nut bread. Then that go me thinking once again. Why not try to form them into cookies?

I mixed up the ingredients and scooped out a tablespoon worth onto my lovely new silpat and baked away. I had to watch these a little carefully because I had not idea how long they would cook for. But it wasn't too long a wait. Roughly 10 minutes to get that dark color crust, but have that soft bread texture inside. With tiny chunks of banana with a mix of walnuts. It was really tasty. Perfect snack instead of have a big muffin ot huge slice of bread.

Makes roughly 2 dozen.



Banana Nut Cookie

1/4 c granulated sugar
1/4 c brown sugar
1 egg
1/3 c butter or margarine
1 c flour
2/3 tsp salt
1/3 c chopped walnuts
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 ripe bananas mashed


Preheat your oven to 350˚F

In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt. Set aside.

In another large bowl, cream both sugars with the butter. The thoroughly mix in the egg.  Slowly add in the flour mixture. Again thoroughly combine. The mix in the mashed banana and walnuts. Mix together.

Prepare your baking sheet lined with either some parchment paper lightly greased underneath it or a silpat. Scoop about 1 1/2 tablespoon of batter onto the baking sheet. Make sure they are evenly spaced.  Bake for 10 minutes or until slightly dark brown in color.

23 comments:

Parita said...

Wow thats a good idea, these cookies look quite soft, love the golden color1

Heavenly Housewife said...

Mmm... banana nut :) good flavour!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

The cookies look and sound perfect! Love things with built-in portion control! ;)

Leela said...

I love these, Jenn! I really do. We don't see enough of banana cookies. It's such a great concept.

ValleyWriter said...

From the picture, they almost look like muffin tops - the best part! Yum!

Teanna said...

What an inventive way to use ripe bananas! I'm not a fan of banana bread, so I never know what to do with my ripe bananas! Here is my solution!

Bob said...

Looks great! Heh, they do look like muffin tops... :D

Elra said...

That look delicious, and original. Yummy!

5 Star Foodie said...

Such a great idea! I would love the chunks of banana inside those yummy cookies!

dawn said...

yeah why not? came out fine to me, as long as they taste good.

Pam said...

I love banana cookies! Yours look perfectly golden brown and delicious.

Debbie said...

I use bananas so often in recipes since I always have some ripe ones around. These cookies to delicious. I know I will be adding them to my to bake file!!!

Phyllis said...

I love soft cookies like this, what a good excuse to break out the silpat. I have one that I bought years ago that's stilled rolled up in the original packaging.

Lana from Never Enough Thyme said...

What a great idea! Love the combination of bananas and nuts but never thought about doing it in a cookie. Genius!

Catherine said...

These look great! I have to try making them soon. I'm visiting my brother Saturday, maybe I'll make these for him!

Tasty Eats At Home said...

Nice soft cookies. You can make them for breakfast! You will LOVE your silpat. I think it's one of the single greatest things in my kitchen. I need another one!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow love these what a great way to use your silpat!

Diana said...

I loove my silpat - would be lost without it! Glad your first outing with it was such a great baking success!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

What a great way to break in your silpat! I love anything banana!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Yum... Your cookies remind me of muffin tops, which of course reminds me of Seinfeld! They look great.

teresa said...

yay! i love these cookies, isn't that silpat great!

pigpigscorner said...

The cookies look really soft to me. I've never tried putting bananas in cookies. Sounds relaly good!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

They look great! I suck at making banana bread so any other recipe using banana I'm down for :) I gotta give these a try. I have a few brown bananas waiting to be used!

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