Banana Cookies are an old-fashioned recipe that tastes like banana bread but in cookie form. These cookies are moist, tender and so easy to make.
Moist and fluffy with an enjoyable banana flavor our Banana Bread Cookies recipe uses simple ingredients and is fast to mix up!
Banana Bread Cookie Recipe
This is another treasured recipe from our family archives. I love easy recipes that call for basic ingredients.
Banana Bread Cookies are the perfect way to use browning bananas to make a handy breakfast or snack.
Buttermilk is the only ingredient that we don’t always have on hand, but it is very easy to make. To make buttermilk add 1 tablespoon of an acid like vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of milk.
We have a family debate about including nuts in this recipe. Nuts were omitted from a portion of the first batch to the delight of half the family. Plain jumbos taste fine to me but look pretty plain. For the second batch, I included the full amount of nuts and sprinkled a few additional nuts on top to make the banana jumbos look more attractive.
Another old fashioned recipe that our family enjoys snacking on is our Peanut Butter Bread.
Variations of Banana Jumbos
We love chocolate, so I tested a few of these banana bread cookie treats by adding chocolate chips to the top before baking. I’m shocked to share that they tasted fine with the chocolate chips, but I didn’t think the chocolate added very much flavor. The nuts added more to this recipe than chocolate. There’s a phrase I NEVER thought I’d say out loud or type 🙂
Ingredients Needed for Banana Jumbos
- Mashed bananas
- Baking soda
- Chopped nuts
How to Make Banana Jumbo Cookies
Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a baking sheet.
Using an electric mixer cream butter and sugar. Then add the eggs and bananas.
Mix together dry ingredients (except nuts) and slowly add to the creamed mixture.
Drop onto the cookie sheet and sprinkle some nuts on top before baking if desired.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until the cookie springs back when touched. The cookie will be soft.
Easy Banana Recipes
Here are a few other of our best banana recipes that we hope you enjoy as much as we do!
More Delicious Dessert Recipes:
Sweet Potato Honey Bun Cake adds mashed sweet potatoes to a classic cake to create something wonderful!
Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough is edible and high in protein for a quick option when you crave a sweet treat.
Printable Recipe for Banana Jumbos
Banana Bread Cookies
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mashed bananas
- 1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
- 3 cups flour can use 1/3 oats if desired
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 cup chopped nuts
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix well.
- Blend together all remaining ingredients and drop by tablespoon onto greased cookie sheet. Reserve some nuts to sprinkle on top of the banana jumbos before baking if desired.
- Bake until cookie springs back when touched about 8 to 10 minutes. This cookie will stay soft.
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Originally shared March 19, 2019 with pictures updated on November 10, 2023.