Andrew’s Banana Nut Cookies

Do you have a bunch of these lying around? Or maybe ones that look even worse? Here’s a new way to use those babies up! Banana bread or banana nut muffins seem to be my go-to  default for using up overly ripe bananas. One evening recently my dear man decided to bake something with the kids. If you’re wondering if this happens very often in my house, it actually does, no joke! Though they love to help me in the kitchen, as soon as Daddy goes near the stove, I hear screeching chairs being pulled across the kitchen floor. Before we know it, he has at least a couple of helpers up on chairs, ready to be put to work. Can I just say how much I love him for this? Besides the fact that he loves to cook and bake (I admit, totally better than I do!) he loves to involve the kids and get them in on the action. Yes, sometimes he’s a way better parent than I.  Anyway, one night Andrew (our 7 year old) wanted to bake something with our bananas that were getting old. They totally concocted this recipe on their own. Banana nut cookies (or just banana cookies if your household is avoiding nuts) may sound gross to some, but they turned out fantabulous. Since they made up the recipe as they went, Andrew recorded the ingredients afterwards on a piece of paper. Don’t worry, he consulted Daddy as he wrote, so the ingredients and amounts should be correct. I’ve had it on the fridge since he wrote it–though I don’t want to condone wrong spelling, I did find it precious how he wrote some of the ingredients: “brown bunanas,” “1 stic of buter,” “wite sugger,” 2&1/2 cup flower.” Too cute. So go ahead, use up them “brown bunanas” and make a yummy little something today.

Andrew's hand written recipe

Banana Nut Cookies

  • 3 medium sized overly ripe bananas
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp baking spice
  • Optional-3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Bake on 375 for 11 minutes.


1 thought on “Andrew’s Banana Nut Cookies”

  1. Whenever I have bananas that get past their prime, I just freeze them and use them later in such recipes. They are super easy to mash and my kids love them in pancakes. Also, sometimes you get them for free at the markets!

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