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Banana Bread Cookies with Walnuts and Chocolate Chips


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup about 1 large mashed ripe banana
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 8 ounce semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Whisk together flours, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Put butter and sugars into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Reduce speed to low. Add egg and vanilla; mix until combined. Mix in banana.
  • Add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Stir in oats, chocolate chips, and walnuts.
  • U|sing a 1 and 1/2-inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets, spacing about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake cookies until golden brown and just set, about 12 to 13 minutes.
  • Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks; let cool completely.
  • Cookies can be stored in airtight containers up to 2 days.