Banana & Roasted Walnut Cookies

This week I’ve had my littles munchkin at home, sick with bronchitis – again. I thought we’d seen the last of that! Anyway, he’s been feeling pretty miserable, and not had much of an appetite, so I’ve been trying to cheer him up by tempting him with some treats. Such as these delicious cookies! When I think of cookies, I don’t just think of an American term for British biscuits, I think of very large, round and slightly soft cookies as opposed to a classic Digestive or Hobnob that you would dunk in your tea. Cookies are perfect, for when a piece of cake just seems to decadent. But beware, they’re very more-ish!


Ingredients (makes 12)

  • 100g chopped walnuts
  • 125g soft, unsalted butter
  • 125g brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 small, ripe mashed bananas
  • 250g gluten free flour, e.g. from Dove’s Farm or Schär




  • Pre-heat your oven to 180°C.
  • Dry roast the walnuts in a pan over a medium heat for 5-10 minutes, shaking them occasionally so they don’t burn.
  • Cream together the butter, sugar and salt until the mixture is pale brown in colour. This is easiest with a mixer.
  • Mix in the egg and bananas, then stir in the flour by hand.
  • Fold in the roasted walnuts.
  • Line two baking trays with grease proof paper, divide 12 piles of batter  on to the trays using a tablespoon, and flatten with the back of the spoon. Leave some space in between, as the cookies will expand. If you don’t have two trays, you can do it in batches.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes each.

Alternatively, you can use a teaspoon and make around 20 small cookies.



Comments: 10

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    1 May 2017

    These sound great. 3 of my favourite things in one cookie, so what’s not to love? Banana, Walnuts and Brown Sugar <3

    Hope the bronchitis passes soon. I used to get a semi-regularly as a wee one, and it was never fun. Thankfully it has kept away from my adulthood… so far!

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    21 June 2017

    hope your little one is better soon. brochitis can’t be much fun. these look delicious. I might give them a go if we ever get some over ripe bananas! they get eaten to quickly here!

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    21 June 2017

    They look delicious! I hope that they cheered up your little one and that he feels better soon :)

  • reply
    21 June 2017

    These look and sound lovely. I hope they helped. Sorry he’s not very well. It’s never easy to see them poorly

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    21 June 2017

    These look yummy. I love making cookies but have never added banana into the mix before x

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    22 June 2017

    These look simply delicious!

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    22 June 2017

    Hope your little one is better. None of my three have had much appetite this week with all the heat but always manage a biscuit or two!

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    22 June 2017

    These sound delicious, definitely going to add to my recipe pile x

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    Sarah Ann

    23 June 2017

    Hope your little one feels better soon. I love walnuts and use them in salads all the time but I had never thought about adding them to cookies. These sound delicious!

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    26 June 2017

    These look and sound delicious, perfect afternoon treat.

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