Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

A great alternative to breads and muffins when you want to use up those over ripe bananas. Savor a fresh banana taste, enhanced with spices and nuts. A perfect treat for any time of day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and continue to beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  2. In a bowl, mix the mashed bananas and baking soda. Let sit for 2 minutes. The baking soda will react with the acid in the bananas which in turn will give the cookies their lift and rise.
  3. Mix the banana mixture into the butter mixture. Mix together the flour, salt, and spices and sift into the butter and banana mixture and mix until just combined.
  4. Fold into the batter the pecans or chocolate chips if using. Drop in dollops onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until nicely golden brown. Let cool on wire racks.
  5. Makes about 30 cookies.
Most Helpful

In my opinion, I feel that a cookie should had a little more texture. It was too soft and felt flimsy. The taste however was great.

vela.emiliano January 28, 2016

This is so, so, soooooo yummy and easy to make. I reccomend only a pinch of the ground cloves ... when you use half a teaspoon, its really strong.. it over powers the banana. But overall, it is really good.

lalaboobaby23 October 18, 2012

Excellent. These are so good and so easy to make. I made as directed except for the nuts I used toffee bites (which we love). My DH just about ate everyone of them. Thanks for sharing. Made for PAC Spring 2011

~Nimz~ March 12, 2011