7 Reviews

These cookies turned out to be very dense for me . . . probably because I do not measure as exact as I should. However, they are delicious as is and will freeze well to make breakfast cookies.

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Desert Dweller June 19, 2009

Great recipe - used pecan nuts as they're great with bananas! Discovered I'd run out of dates so used dried cranberries. Thanks Najwa! Update: this time I used dates and macademia nuts, made 25 & sold all of them in aid of a charity. Brilliant recipe!!

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Tina and Dave May 18, 2009

Excellent cookie. Will definately make again. The banana, oats, dates and nuts make it a really nutritious treat. Used pecans and double the cinnamon. Made 3 dozen smaller cookies. Thanks for sharing.

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Granny T April 01, 2009

Fabulous!! These were exactly what i was looking for. They are tender and the perfect consistency. I used butter flavored crisco and creamed that with the sugar til fluffy before adding the eggs. I also combined all the dry before adding, finally stirring in 1 3/4 cup oatmeal and probably 2/3 cup of chopped pecans and a generous cup of dates. These would be good with a dab of chocolate frosting...although i'll leave them alone...this time! These will be added to my fav's list - thanks!

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libiz April 16, 2008

These were far tastier than I had hoped for! I used two mushed bananas, more like 1 3/4 cup oatmeal, and a little less sugar than called for. They came out fantastic, rather like little bites of banana nut muffins!

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Tornado Ali February 16, 2008

LOVED it.. especially DD and she helped me make it as well! Have made it twice already (forgot to review it the 1st time :oops:). Used brazil nuts for the nuts and followed the recipe as is. I think I got between 20-24 cakes, can't remember but they were huge (not that I am complaining!). I will be making this more often now since we always have bananas at home. Thank you, Najwa, for sharing this wonderful recipe!

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Aaliyah's&Aaron'sMum November 22, 2007

I had one small, lonely, mushy banana so I cut this in half - except for the spices - which worked fine. I did add roughly chopped almonds for the nuts. Even with the recipe cut in half I got 28 cookies, which were baked in 8 minutes. I used my melonballer to scoop them out. These are really nice; not too decadent but a nice healthy treat. The dates and banana are sweet enough that the sugar could be reduced a little too make them even healthier. I will try these again with less sugar and also a little less butter and more banana, but they are certainly delicious as-is.

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Jenny Sanders November 05, 2003
Banana Cookies (With Dates and Nuts)