Does it seem like I was having one of those cravings for two different things eaten together? Banana bread and cookies… Well actually I was trying to create a healthier snickerdoodle but in the process discovered that I should really just give up trying to make butter-less snickerdoodles. So instead I ended up at these delicious banana bread cookies.
Do they taste like cookies or banana bread?
Well, these taste like banana bread and they have a bread-like/cake-like texture. I call them cookies though because that’s the shape they’re in. Let me tell you though – I made these to bring to a family gathering, put them in a container in the fridge overnight, and guess what I found in the morning: a nearly empty container! [I forgot to tell my fiancé that I was saving them.. oops] Well, at least I knew they were a hit!
- ¾ cup whole wheat flour
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup sugar (1/2 Stevia and ½ white sugar) + 2 Tbsp white sugar for topping
- ½ tsp cinnamon + ½ tsp cinnamon for topping
- 1 Tbsp butter (softened)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 medium banana
- 1 Tbsp full-fat yogurt (Greek or regular yogurt is fine)
- Grease a cookie sheet (I always use foil for easy clean up).
- Mix ¼ cup sugar mixture with 1 Tbsp softened (not melted) butter in a medium bowl.
- Add in banana and mash well with fork.
- Add in yogurt and vanilla extract.
- Mix all dry ingredients (other than the additional sugar and additional ½ tsp cinnamon) in a medium or large bowl.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until combined. Do not over-mix.
- Combine 2 Tbsp of white sugar and ½ tsp cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Spoon out about 1 Tbsp for each cookie, sprinkle with sugar & cinnamon mixture all over the cookie dough and place on cookie sheet. Since the dough is a little sticky, I sprinkle sugar mixture on cookie while it's still on the spoon then put that side down on cookie sheet and sprinkle sugar mixture on top (which is the other side).
- Cool in refrigerator for about 15 - 30 minutes, until dough is cold. Now you can preheat your oven to 330F.
- Bake for about 10 - 11 minutes, not any longer unless you know your oven needs more time.
- Let cookies cool for about 10 minutes.