Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
Chunks of banana, banana granola or mueslix cereal, toffee chips all laced together with brown sugar, honey, and nutty good things.It smells like banana bread; it crunches like a cookie. Delicious!
- 1⁄2 cup melted unsalted butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1⁄3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 3⁄4 cup pureed ripe banana
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄8 teaspoon allspice
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup banana granola or 1 cup mueslix cereal (Post or Kellogg’s etc.)
- 1⁄2 cup minced chocolate-covered english toffee bars or 1⁄2 cup caramel-flavored bits (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped toasted walnuts or 1⁄2 cup macadamia nuts
- 3⁄4 cup diced ripe banana
- 1⁄3 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup melted butter, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350°F Stack two baking sheets together and line the top one with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter or oil with the sugars and honey and the mix in the pureed banana.
- Blend in the eggs, vanilla and lemon juice.
- Fold in the dry ingredients, and last, the diced banana, thoroughly but taking care not to mash the banana into the dough (you want the chunks to stay intact).
- Pat the dough out in one large log about 4-5 inches across and 10-14 inches log.
- Smear the top with a tiny bit of extra melted butter and press in crushed about 1/3 cup or so or brown sugar.
- Bake 35-40 minutes until set.
- Reduce oven temperature to 325°F Meanwhile, cut the log into cookies, about 1/2 inch or a bit more, on the diagonal.
- Bake, on a cookie sheet,turning once, about 15-20 minutes total to dry out and crisp cookies.
- Makes 1-2 dozen, depending on size.
- (For smaller ones, make two smaller logs).
These turned out fabulous! I made some changes. I had apple cinnamon granola, I didn't use the chunks of banana, and I didn't put the topping on. I set these out a work and people went crazy for them! A few even asked for the recipe.