Banana Cinnamon Cookies

 

It’s been raining and cold here in Portland so when I picked my son up from kindergarten we decided to bake cookies together. We had some ripe bananas to use up so we decided to bake banana cinnamon cookies. My son decided he wanted them plain so we didn’t add pecans, chocolate chips, or coconut, although I think they would have been a tasty addition. They were simple to make and turned out so light and fluffy – they reminded me of the tops of muffins. My son was proud of his creation and I was very proud of him.

Banana Cinnamon Cookies:
Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

Original Recipe by Simply Recipes

  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup of mashed bananas, about 3 small bananas
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp fresh nutmeg, grated
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat.
Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla then continue to beat until the mixture is well combined.
Mash the bananas in a bowl with the baking soda. Let sit for 2 minutes. The baking soda will react with the acid in the bananas which in turn will give the cookies their lift and rise.

Mix the banana mixture into the butter mixture. Mix together the flour, salt, and spices and sift into the butter and banana mixture then mix until just combined. Drop by the spoonful onto the silpat mat.

Bake for 11-13 minutes or until nicely golden brown. Let cool on wire racks. Enjoy.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net



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35 Responses to “Banana Cinnamon Cookies”

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    Lynda — September 27, 2010 @ 2:47 am

    Isn't it fun to cook with your kids? I'm sure these cookies were delicious…I love anything banana.

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    Kristyn — September 27, 2010 @ 3:02 am

    great recipe! They look delicious. I'll definitely try this recipe out!

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — September 27, 2010 @ 3:21 am

    Love your helper!!! Great cookies! They sound like the perfect after-school project! :-)

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    Shannon abdollmohammadi — September 27, 2010 @ 3:22 am

    Perfect use for "old" bananas. Cute lIttle helper you have.

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    Joanne — September 27, 2010 @ 3:50 am

    Mmm I would SO want these with chocolate chips AND coconut. But your son can be the voice of reason…these do look fantastic!

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    Melissa — September 27, 2010 @ 4:32 am

    What a cutie you son is!! Great use for the bananas….you get a little tired of banana bread after awhile. :)

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    Grace — September 27, 2010 @ 5:01 am

    yummmmm Banana= awesome! Cookies = very awesome..so you can't go wrong!

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    Sushma Mallya — September 27, 2010 @ 6:56 am

    Lovely combo, cookies looks yum and your kid is so cute..

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    Cherine — September 27, 2010 @ 6:59 am

    Those cookies look fabulous! Love the addition of cinnamon

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    rosanna — September 27, 2010 @ 8:10 am

    You have such a couple of cooks at home!!!! I'm sure you must feel proud of them! Congratulations to the cook of these exquisite cookies.

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    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente — September 27, 2010 @ 8:44 am

    This sounds like a very tasty dish. Can I borrow your helper to give me a hand :-) Diane

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    Anonymous — September 27, 2010 @ 11:45 am

    I always love it when you post photos of your children baking with you! They are just adorable, and what fond memories they will have! The cookies delicious! I am always looking for new ways to use up ripe bananans (banana bread gets old after a while)!

    Kim in MD

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    Tracy V. — September 27, 2010 @ 1:22 pm

    These look so yummy! They are my Fathers Favorite cookie!! His mom use to make them for him as a kid. I didn't know this otherwise I would have made them for him more. I found this out last year so I have been making them for him since!

    Tracy

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    Jenn — September 27, 2010 @ 1:23 pm

    Your son is so cute! I love to see kids helping in the kitchen. The cookies look and sound delicious!

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    PeggyR — September 27, 2010 @ 1:29 pm

    Your son is darling! The cookies look and sound wonderful!

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    Conor @ Hold the Beef — September 27, 2010 @ 1:34 pm

    You don't often see bananas used in cookies, and looking at these I wonder why not! Delicious :)

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    5 Star Foodie — September 27, 2010 @ 1:48 pm

    Super delicious with bananas in the cookies! Yum!

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    Maria — September 27, 2010 @ 2:14 pm

    You know I am always up for cookies. Love this recipe!

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    Ash — September 27, 2010 @ 2:59 pm

    Your son is so adorable! How cute that they like to bake with you! Love it!

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    We Are Not Martha — September 27, 2010 @ 3:07 pm

    Your son is so cute! And these cookies look absolutely amazing :)

    Sues

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    Dimah — September 27, 2010 @ 3:41 pm

    These look super delicious and so nice!

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    Marjie — September 27, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

    I love banana anything! And your little guy looks so serious there, doing his mixing.

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    fittingbackin — September 27, 2010 @ 3:57 pm

    These look great! And I love that you had a little helper! :)

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    ravienomnoms — September 27, 2010 @ 4:49 pm

    These look fantastic!! Your little helper is too cute!

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    Carmen Rosa — September 27, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

    These look delicious and your son adorable.
    So nice!!

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    Mandy — September 27, 2010 @ 8:19 pm

    I'm sort of envious of your son's skills at coming up creative recipes. (Although in my world chocolate chips make everything better.) These sound like a great alternative to banana bread.

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    The Blonde Duck — September 27, 2010 @ 8:21 pm

    Can I have some quiche and cookies?

    You better bet I'll come to Portland for my b-day!

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    aimee @ paging supermom — September 27, 2010 @ 9:31 pm

    I love recipes that can involve my kids! Looks great!

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    John @ Dooba Reviews — September 27, 2010 @ 11:39 pm

    The cookies look great. We've found it lots of fun to try recipes beyond the good ol' Chocolate Chip cookies.

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    Cheryl — September 28, 2010 @ 12:18 am

    Bananna and Cinnamon sound like a good combo to me!

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    Karen — September 28, 2010 @ 1:46 am

    This would have been a better use for the overly ripe banana that I ate (choked down) this morning!
    These cookies look delicious…love the baking spices in them.

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    Chris — September 28, 2010 @ 2:18 am

    Nice hired help you have there. Ya'll must have lax child labor laws in Portland. ha ha

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    tamilyn — September 28, 2010 @ 3:14 am

    Look at that little chef go!

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    Cindy — December 4, 2010 @ 4:15 am

    Your son is so adorable!!

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