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Old fashioned banana jumbos

Banana Jumbos

Banana Jumbos are an old-fashioned recipe that tastes like banana bread but in cookie form.  These treats are moist and so easy to make.  Banana Jumbos are the perfect way to use browning bananas to make a handy breakfast or snack.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Banana Jumbos
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 104kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • 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 degrees 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.


Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg