I love banana bread and these “bites”, or cookies, satisfy that craving without having to bake – and eat – and entire loaf of banana bread! Feel free to replace the chocolate chips with walnuts or simply add both – or leave both out. Totally up to your tastes!
Banana Bread Cookies
1 stick unsalted butter, soft
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1 cup mashed bananas or 3 bananas
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups white all-purpose flour
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl beat together the soft unsalted butter with the white granulated sugar and packed light brown sugar until the mixture is light in color and fluffy in texture. This will take about 4 minutes.
Beat in the large eggs and mashed bananas. Beat in the pure vanilla extract, baking soda, ground cinnamon and salt.
Fold in the white all-purpose flour and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Place in tablespoon size dollops onto the prepared baking sheets and leave about 2 inches between each cookie.
Bake, one sheet at a time, in preheated oven for 13 minutes. Remove and allow to cool slightly before enjoying.