Banana Drop Cookies

 Today you’re in for a sweet treat, not that I didn’t put you on a sugar high coma with all the chocolate sweets I shared lately. Unfortunately my kitchen will be closed for little over 2 weeks. I’m taking a short vacation from baking, getting and setting my mind on a church event I have to bake for on Memorial day.

I’m happy to introduce you to Haniela of Haniela’s Food and Photography. You might recall her from the guest post I did on her beautiful blog few weeks ago.

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Hello, I’m Hani, an editor of Haniela’s,  a blog I write, I love to bake from scratch, I’m obsessed with decorated cookies and  in Summer I daily care for our garden. I love lemons, honey, ice cream and  banana.I’m so honored to be guest posting on Roxana’s beautiful site.Thank you for having me over. Today you and I  will make super easy delicious Banana Drop Cookies.

I’m constantly searching for new recipes with banana,  and recently I’ve been on a hunt for a good banana drop cookie recipe.  I usually make fancy cookies but believe me I also love to take a cookie scoop and drop the dough onto a sheet, bake it and eat it, with no fuss involved. When creating this recipe  my main objective was to eliminate use of butter as most drop cookies use butter as fat ingredient  and  I wanted to try using oil instead, making these cookies super moist, and a little bit healthier too. Also, I’ve used Turbinado sugar, sugar produced in  the first  stage of the sugar cane pressing method. Turbinado sugar is a little healthier than a regular  white sugar(1tsp of Turbinado sugar has 11 calories, 1tsp white sugar has 16 calories), it is also moister than regular sugar so it keeps baked goods really moist.
You can also experiment with flours if you’d like, I think next time I’m going to try combination of whole wheat and regular flour or throw in a handful of oats for added fiber.
Banana Drop Cookies

Banana Drop Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup canola oil or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Turbinado/raw sugar, if you can’t find any, use brown sugar instead
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed banana(about 2 large very ripe bananas)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 1/2cup +2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter chips, roughly chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F, line 2 baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. In a bowl of you mixer beat oil with sugars for 5 minutes. Add egg and beat until foamy and doubled in volume.
  3. While you eggs are beating, sift together flour,cinnamon, and salt, set aside
  4. In a small dish combine mash bananas with baking soda and let sit for 2 minutes.
  5. On low speed, alternatively add flour and mashed banana into the egg mixture, fold in chopped nuts and peanut butter chips.
  6. Using a small cookie scoop drop the dough onto the baking sheet, bake at 350F for 9-12 minutes, until golden brown.
  7. Store layer between wax paper.These also freeze well, again when freezing layer them with wax paper to prevent sticking
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I hope you  will give these a try next time you find 2 overly ripe bananas on your kitchen counter top. Hope to see you at Haniela’s soon.

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Comments

  1. Lorna says

    Combine “mashed potatoes”?? Haha #4. We all knew what you meant, but that was cute.

    Thanks for this yummy sounding recipe, going to put those bananas on my counter to good use!

    Lorna

  2. haniela says

    @Lorna, I can’t believer I wrote potatoes! I meant mashed banana….LOL I didn’t even see it until you pointed that out, thanks. I hope you try these out, adding chocolate chips would make them even yummier.
    Roxana thanks for having me over, i love your beautiful site.

  3. Lorna says

    I made them right after I sent my last comment. They are delicious!!!! A new favorite recipe!

    I didn’t put in the chips this time, but will the next time I bake them. Thanks!!! Lorna

  4. Georganne (LilaLoa) says

    Oh my goodness — I NEEDED this recipe last night! I had 2 overripe bananas that needed a home. I tried something else and…I definitely won’t be making that again! I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks Hani!

  5. says

    I make a banana chocolate chip cookie that is similar to these. Love the thought of adding peanut butter! Nice to meed you Hani!

  6. Kitchen Belleicious says

    oh i can just smell that amazing aroma coming out of the kitchen! I am wishing I had a few of these right now! or like a dozen!

  7. says

    Love banana anything so I’m thinking these are on the list to make soon! The heart cookies are adorable too. Nice to meet Haniela!

  8. Kim - Liv Life says

    Glad to meet you Haniela!!! And your cookies look fabulous. My daughter is somewhat of a banana-aholic, and I’m certain these would make her a happy girl. Nicely eodn!.

  9. Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings says

    Nothing wrong with cookies in the morning! I’m guilty of indulging, but shhhh…don’t tell the kids! Nice to meet you, Hani!

  10. says

    Enjoy your vacation! I love anything baked with bananas and these cookies sound like they would be favorites in my cookie jar;-)

  11. says

    Roxana, have a wonderful holiday!!! I’ll miss you!

    Hani, it’s been way too long since I’ve visited your blog. These cookies look delightful…I wish I had a couple in front of me to enjoy with my tea :)

  12. says

    Banana recipes are good to have! I say this because I currently have six dying bananas on my kitchen counter… The texture of these cookies looks delicious.

  13. Lisa says

    Just made them using only whole wheat flour…delicious! Thanks so much for the wonderful recipe. I have been searching for a homemade BearPaw recipe for ages.

  14. Patricia Mapley says

    These cookies are baking as I type. The kitchen smells wonderful. I added some cinnamon chips I had left along with chopped walnuts. The cookies turned out wonderful~not to sweet.

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