Chewy cookies that taste like banana bread, with walnuts and chocolate in every bite!

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I love banana bread. I love chewy cookies. I wanted to combine them into one.

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If you’ve seen last week’s post, then I can tell you that the inspiration for these cookies comes from there. One of my favorite flavors from Sugar Mama Desserts is there banana walnut chocolate. It’s a roasted banana ice cream with walnuts and chocolate chips dropped in. It tastes like banana bread in ice cream form, so I wanted to make a banana bread in cookie form.

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My main struggle with these cookies was with making them CHEWY. Banana adds moisture to cookies, which tends to make the cookies cakier. I decided to completely replace the egg with mashed banana, making these cookies egg free.

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In order to maximize flavor, I recommend toasting your walnuts before putting them in the cookie dough. Toasting your walnuts will give them a deeper, richer flavor and it definitely amps up your cookie. 

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These cookies turned out great! I’m so happy with their deep banana flavor and chewy texture. I think you will like these too, especially if you’re a fan of banana bread. If you wanna take it to the next level, you can even make an ice cream sandwich using Sugar Mama Dessert’s banana walnut chip ice cream!

Banana Walnut Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
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3587 calories
451 g
276 g
182 g
49 g
88 g
843 g
1656 g
228 g
4 g
82 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
843g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3587
Calories from Fat 1589
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 182g
281%
Saturated Fat 88g
438%
Trans Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 42g
Monounsaturated Fat 40g
Cholesterol 276mg
92%
Sodium 1656mg
69%
Total Carbohydrates 451g
150%
Dietary Fiber 19g
77%
Sugars 228g
Protein 49g
Vitamin A
64%
Vitamin C
19%
Calcium
51%
Iron
53%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened
  2. 3/4 cup (150g) brown sugar
  3. 1 medium ripe banana, mashed
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 2 cups (250g) all purpose flour
  6. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 3/4 cup chocolate chips (I think mini would be great!)
  9. 3/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped (preferably toasted)*
Instructions
  1. 1. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla and mashed banana.
  2. 2. Sift in flour, baking soda, and salt until just incorporated.
  3. 4. Gently fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
  4. 5. Chill the dough in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  5. 6. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
  6. 7. Scoop about 1.5 Tablespoon portions onto the tray, spaced 2 inches apart. Bake for 9-12 minutes.
Notes
  1. *to toast your nuts, place them on a tray and bake at 375 F for about 10 minutes, checking on them every few minutes so they don't burn. Remove and allow to cool.
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calories
3587
fat
182g
protein
49g
carbs
451g
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