Peanut Butter Banana Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Banana Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Banana Chip Cookies from Allyson Kramer

This past weekend I planned on making banana bread for my husband (he’s a big fan) and had just the perfect amount of browned bananas sitting on my counter, patiently awaiting their reincarnation into a beautiful baked loaf. But, come Sunday morning, my littlest had informed me that as soon as she woke up, she went downstairs and helped herself to one of those overripe bananas for breakfast. Which brought me down to 2 bananas. And 2 browned bananas does not a perfect banana bread make. So, I opted for cookies instead, which, my husband did not enjoy (because “bananas belong in banana bread, not cookies”, says he). My son, however, adored them. My littlest just wanted more bananas, not cookies.

It’s tricky pleasing the masses, I tell you.

I personally loved them, especially since the sugar content is fairly low. They aren’t cakey, but not too crisp either. Somewhere in the middle with a pleasant crunch and a complex sweetness. And of course, they have a lovely peanut buttery undertone. If you use coconut sugar in place of brown sugar they’ll be refined sugar free and just as tasty. For best results, use a freshly ground peanut butter with a smooth texture, not a butter that is especially grainy. Almond or cashew butter works nicely too…

Peanut Butter Banana Chip Cookies

Makes about 2 dozen cookies

  • 2 bananas, browned completely
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons softened non-dairy margarine or coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2/3 cup superfine brown rice flour
  • 2/3 cup sorghum flour
  • 1/3 cup potato starch
  •  1/2 cup non-dairy chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350 F.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the bananas and peanut butter along with the sugar and margarine until smooth. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the baking powder through the potato starch, mixing well. Gradually add the flour mixture into the banana mixture until a clumpy dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips.

Form into 1 inch– slightly flattened–mounds and place about 1 1/2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 16 minutes and then let cool completely before enjoying.

 

 

 

12 Responses to Peanut Butter Banana Chip Cookies

  1. vegeTARAian says:

    Oh my, these sound fantastic! Can’t wait to give them a try

  2. Chelsea Murn says:

    Would I be able to sub a GF all-purpose flour blend??

    • allyson says:

      Yeah, i think that would probably work out okay–not sure how the texture may turn out, but I suspect they’d be just fine. :)

    • I just made these using Trader Joe’s GF baking flour substituting 5/3 cups for the flour and potato starch in the above recipe. They turned out delicious!

      I also added 1/3 cup coconut to the batter and sprinkled it on top. Its a nice touch that makes them look a bit more fancy :)

      • allyson says:

        That sounds great, Joshua! I did not know TJ’s carried a gf all purpose flour–I bet many people are very happy about this! I adore their pasta.

  3. Allison says:

    These cookies look delicious! I especially love the big chunks of chocolate you used! Can’t wait to try these!

  4. I love a good banana/chocolate recipe! I like how the cookies aren’t too perfect looking, but rather messy and delicious… I can exactly imagine eating one :)

  5. Becky says:

    Those look great! I have been addicted to peanut butter and bananas lately.

  6. Taylor says:

    Just came home and saw this on my newsfeed and had all the ingredients so I made them! They are delicious. I like how they aren’t too sweet. I subbed whole wheat flour for the flours you used and it worked perfectly.

  7. Vegyogini says:

    Now THIS is a good way to use up super-ripe bananas!

  8. Laurel says:

    It’s a plot to keep me addicted to sugar isn’t it? Mom, may I have my PB and banana sandwich in a cookie please? Oh, and can I have some chocolate chips as well? I bet your kids go around screaming “mine – all mine.” No that’s not right is it? Your son would just march right back in the kitchen and make more. Send him over for a visit would you?