Banana Bread Cookies Recipe - The Girl Who Ate Everything (2024)

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Banana Bread Cookies are soft, moist, and full of banana flavor. You can add mini chocolate chips and nuts if you like. Just like any banana bread, these cookies are almost better the second day!

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We are spoiled. Modern technologies are soooo taken for granted.Our fridge just died.It’s only a year old and themotherboardis shot.The technician had to order a new one and as of tomorrowmy fridge will have been without power for 4 days.

It’s kind of a big deal. Granted, I’m a food blogger and probably have WAY morefood than the averageperson in their fridge. I immediatelystarted amental list of what food I absolutely had to save and whatI could bear to let go.

It’s like choosing your favorite kid. Easy.It’s always my baby.Hello! It’s a baby. C’mon. You all have afavorite too.

Before I started filling coolers with food, I started cooking up a storm with ingredientsin my fridge. These Banana Bread Cookies are amazing. This picturewas right after they came out of the oven and doesn’t do them justice.

Just like banana bread, these are even better afterthey sit for a while.Sour cream helps make the cookies super moist. They have a softbread like texture.

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I added mini chocolate chips and chopped walnuts to the batter but you could definitely leave them outif you wanted. Make these!

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Banana Bread Cookies

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These Banana Bread Cookies are soft, moist, and full of banana flavor. You can add mini chocolate chips and nuts if you like.


Prep Time: 15 minutes mins

Cook Time: 15 minutes mins

Total Time: 30 minutes mins

Servings: 36 cookies


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup mashed ripe bananas, about 2 large bananas
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


  • In a small saucepan melt the butter until it turns brown and smells nutty. It will foam up and turn brown around 5 minutes so make sure to keep an eye on it. Remove from heat immediately and pour into a separate bowl so it doesn't continue to brown. Quickly stir in the white and brown sugars. Let sit for about 5 minutes to cool. Pour into a large mixing bowl and add the egg and vanilla. Mix in banana and sour cream.

  • In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Fold into banana mixture.

  • Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts. Dough will be wet.

  • Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes. Drop a one inch ball of dough onto cookie sheets 2-inches apart lined with parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until edges are brown. Do not overbake these! Cookies will get more moist as they sit. Keep in an airtight container to store.


Cuisine: American

Course: Dessert

Author: Christy Denney

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published on Jun 30, 2021

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65 comments on “Banana Bread Cookies”

  1. Brett Reply

    I’ve been making these cookies for years now. I put a cream cheese icing on them as well, and I can usually only get one cookie in me before they’re all gone. Love them!

    • Christy Denney Reply

      Thank you!

  2. Becster Reply

    I could not stop eating them so I took them to work and they disappeared!!

    • Christy Denney Reply


  3. Devin Reply

    My dough came out so sticky I couldn’t even get it off my fingers

    • Christy Denney Reply

      Yes, it’s sticky. use a scoop!

  4. Jamie Reply

    Can these cookies be frozen and thawed later?

    • Christy Denney Reply

      Yes, absolutely.

  5. Natalie Carmichael Reply

    I wonder if you can replace the sour cream with buttermilk?

  6. D Tippit Reply

    The Bananna Cookies baked exactly like you described. They are so good and sure not to last long at my house. Deliciously with any ice cream.

    • Christy Denney Reply

      So glad you liked them!

  7. Josh Reply

    They just came out of the oven. Delicious! So light and fluffy. I added peanut butter and chocolate chips. I was surprised that they didn’t lay flat more.

    • Christy Denney Reply

      Thank you!

  8. Yvonne Reply

    Made these cookies today May 22/20 and they are amazing. Will be making more of these for sure!
    I could have eaten everyone of them after they came out of the oven. My dog actually loves banana bread and he was wining when I was getting them out of the oven so I had to share with him (without chocolate chips) and he loved them too lol!

    • Christy Denney Reply

      Haha you are nice to share. So glad you liked these!

  9. T Reply

    I just made the batter and have them in the fridge. I haven’t tried them yet, obviously, but am wondering about the pan. The re pie does not say greased on u greased, parchment paper or other. So am I to assumeungreased? I often bake on cookie sheets covered with aluminum foil and greased, or on parchment paper, or sometimes silicone Hope you see this comment before I’m ready to put these in the oven!

    • Christy Denney Reply

      Sorry. I get hundreds of comments and didn’t see this. When in doubt use parchment paper. Sorry if that wasn’t clear.

  10. Natasha Reply

    Any thoughts or recipes for a good frosting, glaze or drizzle for these cookies? I JUST stumbled across this recipe so I haven’t tried them yet, but my daughter loves adding a “topping” to her cookies to make them “extra special”…Thought I’d see if you have a recipe you’d suggest before baking. Thank you in advance.

  11. Natalie Reply

    Made these today but with Herman, my sweet sourdough starter and no sour cream. They came out dynamite!!
    I gave them *****in my recipe book, Natalie’s Favorites!!!

  12. Lilly Messenger Reply

    OMG!! i just made these and they are awesome!! I am a high school kid and I brought these to my study group and everyone loved them! I will defiantly be making these again!

    • Christy Denney Reply

      Wow look at you cooking! I’m so glad you liked them.

  13. Ruth Reply

    How many does the recipe make? Can’t wait to try these…

    • Christy Denney Reply

      about 2 dozen.

  14. Jennifer Reply

    OMG AMAZING!! Made these today and I ate two of them shortly after they got out of the oven. The best of both worlds you get a cookie and banana bread. Will be making another batch tomorrow. Very good..thank you for sharing this recipe.

    • Christy Denney Reply

      Thank you! Glad you liked them!

  15. Mrs.Cruz Reply

    Can I use ripe bananas I have that were frozen?

    • Christy Denney Reply

      Yes, of course!

  16. Jamie Reply

    I made these exactly as stated, the only difference, I did half the batter with butterscotch chips and half with mini chocolate ones. Walnuts in both. They are great! I did notice a really big difference in the two cookie sheets I was using, I did 10 minutes and got a nice lightly browned bottom on one, but erroneously took out the other sheet at the same time, and it wasn’t quite there yet. Was very hard to put them back in for more time, they didn’t stay as pretty. So, definitely definitely definitely don’t take them out until you see a hint of browning. The texture is so good, they are like pillows. Surprisingly little crumb so they don’t go everywhere! Will make them again for sure.

    • Christy Denney Reply

      Thank yoU!

  17. Elizabeth Debarros Reply

    What can i sub for sour cream? I have peach applesauce but no yogurt either? Help

    • Christy Denney Reply

      Yeah, I would say yogurt. You could use applesauce but sour cream gives it that great texture.

    • Michele Van Reet Reply

      You can use milk with vinegar or lemon juice to replace yogurt. Let it sit for a few minutes to thicken.

  18. Jessica Reply

    Woah! Made these yesterday for Mothers Day (for myself!) AMAZING! I thought I had sour cream but it was bad soooo I subed in fat free vanilla Greek yogurt and mixed a little more butter (for the fat to keep it moist) and these turned out absolutely WONDERFUL! I have more bananas sitting on my counter needing to be used so I know what I’ll be doing tomorrow!

    Thank you for this recipe!

    • Christy Denney Reply

      You’re welcome. I’m afraid the picture does not do them justice.

  19. Natalie Reply

    I am beyond impressed with this recipe! Just made them and have already eaten three!! Sooo good! This might be my cookie for cookie exchange this year! Have you ever tried freezing?

    • Christy Denney Reply

      I haven’t tried freezing but I think with the texture they would freeze great.

    • Preethi Sivakumar Reply

      Anything to replace sour cream and eggs?

  20. chris y Reply

    Made these today. Didn’t have sour cream so subbed in applesauce. They are amazing!

    • Christy Denney Reply

      Interesting! The sour cream helps with moistness but I’m sure applesauce works too!

  21. Robin Reply

    These are delicious! If anyone’s wondering, full fat greek yogurt works well as a substitute for sour cream in these.

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} Reply

      I definitely think you could get away with that.:)

  22. Allyssa Pike Reply

    I have to say- I never comment on blogs- but I just made these and, WOW. Soooo delicious, these will definitely frequent my oven 😉

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} Reply

      I know, right?! They’re awesome.

  23. jamie Reply

    These were great! And at kinda high altitude (~6000ft). Texture was so nice and soft!! But held together on the outside. I’ll definitely make these again 🙂

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} Reply

      I need a crash course on high altitude cooking!

  24. Thalia @ butter and brioche Reply

    loving the idea of a banana bread cookie.. they look delicious. definitely curious to know what they taste like!

    • Natalie Reply

      Made these today but with Herman, my sweet sourdough starter and no sour cream. They came out dynamite!!
      I gave them *****in my recipe book, Natalie’s Favorites!!!

      • Christy Denney Reply

        Sounds fabulous!

  25. Shelby Reply

    I have no sour cream or apple sauce, what else can I substitute, or can I make without it

    • Kay Reply

      I used 1/2 c of yogurt & 1/2 tsp baking soda since I did not have sour cream. They turned out great! Just took a little longer to bake

  26. Tanya Reply

    hi, I would like to know , can u make these cookies and freeze the dough and take it out as needed? Thanks for a wonderful web page love it

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} Reply

      I’ve never tried to so I’m not sure. I will let you know next time I make them.

  27. Deb M Reply

    This settles it. I cannot read your blog anymore. I came here to look for a dinner recipe and ended up with ten open Word documents, all for tonight’s dinner. How to choose…. And these cookies?? Oh my gosh. Hub loves LOVES banana bread–the best of both worlds here. Will be making them tonight.

    Obviously I intend to return to your blog every time I need dinner, dessert, appetizers….you get the idea. : )
    Usually blogs I visit have recipes where at least a few are things I’d never be interested in. You don’t have one recipe I wouldn’t eat. And the eclair cake next to this comment box is calling my name. LOL!!! Plus, ever since I showed my family your ham slider with the poppy seeds, I get, “Are you making the sliders today?” very often. I just have to get all the ingredients from the store. Actually, it’d be a good Sunday dinner item when we don’t want to cook a lot. (my son cooks up a storm at 23)

    Enough chit-chat here. Off to make cookies. : ) Thank you for all your efforts in putting this blog together. It takes a lot of time and I know all of your readers are delighted you’re sharing your recipes and your life.

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} Reply

      Thank you so much! You made my day! In the same breath I’m sorry 🙂 So glad we have the same taste buds…

  28. Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures Reply

    Yum! I hope your electronics get fixed soon.

  29. Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts Reply

    I love banana bread – these look perfect!!

  30. Patricia Reply

    All I can say is, ‘WHAT a great idea!” I cant wait to try these! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  31. Michelle @My California Kitchen Reply

    Love this idea! I have brown bananas waiting on my counter, too!

  32. Medha @ Whisk & Shout Reply

    Yum! I will eat banana bread in ANY form and this sounds awesome 🙂

  33. Heather @ Shards of Lavender Reply

    Your cookies look so puffy and light! I have all the ingredients hanging around my house too, which makes them even more tempting… Your comment about choosing the baby had me laughing!

  34. Charisse Reply

    Do you use ripe bananas like in regular banana bread?

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} Reply

      Yes, you do! I’ll make sure I change that in the directions.

      • Charisse Reply

        Thank you for getting back to me! I can’t wait to try this!

  35. Kerri @ HollyMuffin Reply

    Looks so good!

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