Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Banana Peanut Butter Cookies--week #2 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies

 During the holiday season, many people try to limit their sugary treats and flat-out junk food.  Personally, I don't even bother any more than I usually do, but, for those that do, here is a relatively guilt free cookie, containing fruit, not a lot of refined sugar, and whole wheat flour.  You'd never know how healthy(ish) it is to taste it though!  Surprise, surprise: it just tastes like a (banana-y) cookie!

Banana Peanut Butter Cookies

3/4 cup mashed overripe bananas (about 2 bananas)
6 tbsp honey (1/2 cup sugar if you have something against honey)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Beat together banana, honey, brown sugar, and peanut butter.  Mix in remaining ingredients.  Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake 10-15 minutes or until set.  Let cool before removing from baking sheet.

Here's what everyone else is baking this week for the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies:


  1. These sound great! PB and Bananas are delicious together, and in a cookie? I'm there!

  2. PB and bananas...perfect at holiday time and any time. ;-)

  3. What a great cookie combination. My husband adores pb, honey and banana sandwiches. I am sure he would gobble up these treats, too!

  4. Peanut butter and banana is a wonderful combo!

  5. Bananas and peanut butter are so good together. What a great recipe.