Banana Peanut Butter Cookies

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WHAT'S SPECIAL
The combination of ripe bananas and peanut butter not only adds a unique flavor but also contributes to the chewy and moist texture of these cookies. The optional addition of chocolate chips or nuts enhances the overall indulgence, making them a delightful treat for peanut butter lovers.

Banana Peanut Butter Cookies

Experience the perfect blend of sweetness and nuttiness with these Banana Peanut Butter Cookies. Combining the natural sweetness of ripe bananas with the rich creaminess of peanut butter, these cookies are a delightful treat for any occasion. Soft, chewy, and bursting with flavor, they're a wholesome twist on the classic peanut butter cookie.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Optional- Chilling time 30 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 cookies

Equipment

  • 2 mixing bowls
  • 1 electric mixer (or hand whisk)
  • 1 baking sheet
  • 1 parchment sheet
  • 1 cookie spoon or scoop

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ripe bananas (mashed)
  • ½ cup peanut butter (100 g)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup chocolate chips (adjust according to your taste)
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the Oven: preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Prepare Wet Ingredients: in a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas, and combine peanut butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  • Combine Dry Ingredients: in a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder.
  • Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until a cookie dough forms. If desired, fold in chocolate chips or nuts.
  • Chill the Dough (Optional): for a firmer texture, you can refrigerate the cookie dough for about 30 minutes.
  • Shape the Cookies: scoop tablespoon-sized portions of dough and place them on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each cookie.
  • Bake: bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. The cookies will be soft in the center but will firm up as they cool.
  • Cool and Enjoy: allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes

Notes

  • If you prefer a firmer texture, refrigerate the cookie dough for 30 minutes before baking.
  • Experiment with different types of peanut butter, including crunchy or creamy, to suit your preference.
  • These cookies are best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in an airtight container for a few days.
  • Feel free to customize with additional mix-ins like shredded coconut or dried fruits.
Keyword Bakery, Dairy free, Peanut butter cookie, Vegan

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