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Banana Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Banana Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies take chocolate chip cookies and amp them up with bananas, oats, and nuts. Delicious! - Bake or Break

I hope you’ll forgive me for consecutive chocolate chip cookie recipes. Like I said earlier this week, I just never grow weary of variations on the classic.

These cookies are a hybrid of two fabulous things – banana bread and chocolate chip cookies. The bananas add flavor and some sweetness. The oats add some chewiness. And, of course, pecans add their own awesomeness. They are moist and chewy and quite delicious.

Banana Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies combine chocolate chip cookies and banana bread for an irresistible cookie! - Bake or Break

I’m always looking for a way to use overripe bananas, and these cookies are a great way to do just that. While I adore banana bread, I want something different every now and then.

Banana Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies take chocolate chip cookies and amp them up with bananas, oats, and nuts. Delicious! - Bake or Break

Someone who sampled these called them the smartest cookie she’d ever eaten. As this cookie has figured out how to be both banana bread and chocolate chip cookie with a little bit of oatmeal cookie thrown in for good measure, I may have to agree.

Banana Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Yield about 36 cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

Amp up your chocolate chip cookies with bananas, oats, and nuts!

Banana Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies take chocolate chip cookies and amp them up with bananas, oats, and nuts. Delicious! - Bake or Break

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (120g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (56g) whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 large banana)
  • 1 cup (99g) old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup (170g) semisweet chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 cup (60g) coarsely chopped pecans, toasted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.
  2. Whisk together both flours, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, mixing just until combined. Mix in the mashed banana.
  4. Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Stir in the oats, chocolate chunks, and pecans.
  5. Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between cookies. Bake, one pan at a time, 11-13 minutes, or until browned and just set.
  6. Cool the cookies on pans on wire racks for about 5 minutes. Then, transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from Martha Stewart.

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    14 Comments on “Banana Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies”

  1. i have been wanting to do this for a while: add bananas to cc cookies.
    why did you use whole wheat? any real reason?

  2. Dawn, the original recipe uses whole wheat flour, and I didn’t alter that. I do think that it adds a little “nuttiness” that is a great complement to the other flavors.

  3. This sure is a keeper recipe. Nice flavors….

  4. Keep the chocolate chip cookies coming! I’ll never get tired of them!

  5. I love this combo. I adapted this same Martha recipe quite awhile ago and posted it too!

  6. I always have extra bananas around and will definitely be using one for these cookies!

  7. These were delicious! I made them exactly as you have them except with the addition of 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon. I prefer soft, chewy cookies, and these are exactly that. Yum!

  8. I wish I could reach through my computer screen to taste every thing you blog!!

  9. loved the fact that these weren’t too sweet. A real combo of cookie and bread. Yum

  10. I just made these and couldn’t wait to eat one. They are AMAZING!

  11. Just made these cookies, wonderful recipe. 

  12. Can you please give measurements in grams?

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