Banana Bread Cookies

bananabreadcookiesI love banana bread. Here’s a form of banana bread that’s a cookie. What could be any greater!? These will be a great hit with your family!

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups quick or old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside. Beat butter until light and fluffy in large bowl. Gradually add brown sugar; beat an additional 2 minutes. Add banana, eggs and vanilla, beating just until combined.
  3. Stir in flour mixture. Stir in oats, nuts and chocolate chunks. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheet 1 minute. Place on cooling rack to cool completely.
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