Banana-Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookie

Banana Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies exploding with toasted walnuts and chocolate chips. These cookies are incredible and a delicious way to use up your over ripe bananas. The riper the banana the more intense the flavor! These cookies combine two of my favorite things, chocolate chip cookies and banana bread! :)

Banana-Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookie

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 large)
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped into 1/4-inch chunks
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together flours, salt, and baking soda; set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Reduce speed to low and add egg and vanilla; mix until combined. Mix in banana. Add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Stir in oats, chocolate chunks, and walnuts.
  2. Using a 1 1/2-inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing about 2 inches apart. Bake in preheated oven, rotating sheets halfway through, until golden brown and just set, 12 to 13 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets on wire rack for 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Source: Martha Stewart Cookies

33 Responses to “Banana-Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookie”

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    liz — February 20, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

    oh wow. that sounds fantastic.

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    KeepItSweet — February 20, 2011 @ 3:35 pm

    Bananas and chocolate chunks? These cookies sound terrific!

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    3rdfloorbakes — February 20, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

    I’ve made this recipe many times– it is one of my favorites!!!

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    muppy — February 20, 2011 @ 5:38 pm

    Yum, this looks great, love the sound of banana in a choc chop cookie.

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    beth — February 20, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    oh! these sound tasty and would be a great alternative to banana bread for the ripening bananas sitting on my counter!

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    The Food Hound — February 20, 2011 @ 7:15 pm

    The word ‘chunk’ in a cookie means I’ll love it. But really, every cookie posted on this site means I’ll love it! Banana and walnuts and chocolate– a threesome to die for!

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    fitnessnfoodiegirl — February 20, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    I’ve been looking for a new cookie to try. These look great!

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    Nina — February 20, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

    I love this recipe! These cookies really are incredible and your photos are mouth-watering!

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    katshealthcorner — February 20, 2011 @ 10:33 pm

    Oh gosh, your cookies sound INCREDIBLE!!!

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    Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland — February 20, 2011 @ 11:21 pm

    That’s one of my favorite cookie recipe! They are like banana bread in a cookie. Noms!

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    Baking Serendipity — February 21, 2011 @ 12:06 am

    I have never added bananas to cookies before but it’s such a fantastic idea! These look great :)

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    Heavenly Housewife — February 21, 2011 @ 6:36 am

    Wow, these sound incredible. I am bookmarking these :D! They really do look like they are bursting with goodies.
    *kisses* HH

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    Lucie — February 21, 2011 @ 7:18 am

    Would this count as a healthy breakfast? ;) Looks delicious!!!

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    briarrose — February 21, 2011 @ 9:10 am

    Wonderful cookie. I can count it as healthy right, since it has lovely banana? :)

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    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos — February 21, 2011 @ 10:36 am

    this is going to be bookmarked for me. i love banana, walnuts and chocolate!!

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    lena — February 21, 2011 @ 10:59 am

    hi, i havent tried bananas in a cookie..now i’m so tempted already!

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    Pretty. Good. Food. — February 21, 2011 @ 11:35 am

    Oh yum. These sound great!!!

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    This Italian Family — February 21, 2011 @ 4:35 pm

    Yummy!

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    Sara — February 22, 2011 @ 12:25 am

    These look so good. Just what I need after a long day like today. I can always count on your blog to provide me with a delicious treat!

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    Sandra@Sandra's Easy Cooking — February 22, 2011 @ 1:04 am

    Congrats on top9 @foodbuzz..looks really delish!!

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    Natalie — February 22, 2011 @ 4:51 am

    These cookies are irresistible, and the smell of bananas cooking makes me drool! Congrats on Top 9, well done!!

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    The Souper — February 22, 2011 @ 9:03 am

    These are a few of my favorite things…as the song says. Chocolate Chip Cookies and Banana Bread. Mmmmm. Look forward to making these ASAP :)

    The Souper

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    shabunam — February 22, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    Wowowowowo , they look super, choc chip cookies and banana bread are my fav too . I will have to try these.

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    alyce — February 22, 2011 @ 3:03 pm

    Great idea for old bananas. Sounds de-lish.

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    Michelle — February 23, 2011 @ 4:12 am

    Wow, these look great! Next time I have some overripe bananas, I know what I’m going to make :-)

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    Pachecopatty — March 1, 2011 @ 12:18 am

    These are just the cookies I’ve been looking for, love the ripe bananas;-). I will give this recipe a try,thanks for sharing.

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    Guava & Grits — March 1, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

    Wow, found these while searching FoodBuzz! Made them for my home group tonight! They are pretty darn good!

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    kate — March 6, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

    These were delicious cookies! I love anything with choc and banana. I wanted to try making these into bars. Do you think the measurements would stay the same? What would you change?

    • Christina replied: — March 8th, 2011 @ 10:47 pm

      I am sooo happy that you enjoyed them! I have never converted a cookie recipe into a cookie bar recipe, but it sounds like a great idea! I would keep all of the measurements the same but try pressing the dough into a parchment lined 9×9 inch square baking pan. Bake until golden brown and just set, around 20 minutes. Like I said, I have never tried this before, so this is just a guess. I will have to give it a try soon. Let me know if you try it out before I do and how it turns out! :)

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    jolee caldwell — August 31, 2013 @ 3:28 pm

    Another totally yummy cookie!

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