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


  • 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


  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