Walnut Banana Cookies

This week's obession: walnuts. My goal this week is to make delicious yet healthful treats that contain walnuts. Omega-3s fatty acids are essential for the body yet the body cannot make them, relying on foods to provide this essential nutrient. As a college student with a tight budget, I like to make sweets that can be affordable and tasty. For this recipe, I used whole wheat flour and added dark chocolate chips for a richer and sweeter taste. Next time you feel like making an on-the-go nutritious snack, try these Walnut Banana Cookies!

Recipe Courtesy: Walnuts.org

Walnut Banana Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large banana
  • 3/4 cup instant (1 minute) oats
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups California walnuts, toasted and chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat the butter and sugars together until smooth. Mix in the egg and vanilla extract. Finely chop the banana (there will be about 3/4 cup) and stir it into the sugar mixture. Stir in the oats, flour, salt, baking powder and walnuts.
  3. Spoon the dough about 1 1/2 inches apart on parchment lined cookie sheets.
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Kelly Sloan

Hi, I'm Kelly! I am a Cali girl who loves food, nutrition, hiking, and writing. I recently graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition. I grew up with an active lifestyle and eating healthy, however, I do have a major sweet tooth! I do believe that everything in moderation is good for a healthy lifestyle! I love to bake and create new recipes and I love to share food. I love to stay active and healthy with continuous fitness and nutritious foods throughout the week and I hope to share my recipes, food photography and travel experiences with you on my blog! #RD2Be