Rating: 4.41 stars
167 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 105
  • 4 star values: 40
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 4

These are a delicious moist cookie which freeze very well and a great way to use those overripe bananas.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cut in shortening until almost no lumps remain. Stir in the egg and bananas; mix well. Finally, stir in the oats and walnuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are browned. Remove from pans immediately to cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

112 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 13.9g; fat 5.8g; cholesterol 5.2mg; sodium 84.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (146)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2007
Mmm, these are so good. Definitely for lovers of banana bread. I used 1/4 of applesauce instead of the same amount of Crisco, and half brown sugar instead of white. So, so so tasty. Read More
(52)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/24/2004
They were ok..used coconut instead of nuts found that 15 mins at 400 was allitle much 9 or 10 mins would have done it. Read More
(15)
167 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 105
  • 4 star values: 40
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2007
Mmm, these are so good. Definitely for lovers of banana bread. I used 1/4 of applesauce instead of the same amount of Crisco, and half brown sugar instead of white. So, so so tasty. Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2008
Tweaked the recipe a bit to make them a really yummy low fat treat by cutting the butter in half, and substituting the remainder with apple sauce. Also added a cup & half of raisins/craisins and some flax seeds. They came out awesome! Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2004
These cookies were wonderful! I didn't use the nuts; I used a little extra oats instead. A great use of overripe bananas. I cooked them at 375 for 10-12 minutes and they turned out perfect. I will definately make them again. Read More
(31)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2003
Very good and easy. I substituted pecans for the walnuts and they were delicious. Watch the time on these- I thought they were done at 9 minutes. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2008
These cookies turned out really well. I agree that 15 minutes is too long to bake them. I made them healthier by substituting 1/2 applesauce for shortening 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 brown sugar. My 2 year old son and husband both love them! Read More
(15)
Rating: 2 stars
08/24/2004
They were ok..used coconut instead of nuts found that 15 mins at 400 was allitle much 9 or 10 mins would have done it. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2004
Being a chocolate lover I added chocolate chips and left out the walnuts. My oven is new and they baked fine at 14 - 15 minutes @ 400. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2009
Made these with some banana's I had sitting on the counter I had forgotten. Made them and everyone loved them, in fact had to make copies since they wanted to make them themselves. Couldn't be better than that. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2004
I thought these cookies were pretty good, slightly cakelike, but good. I left out the nuts only because I didn't have them in the house at the time and added chocolate chips instead. I thought the 400 degree oven was too hot and ended up changing it to 350 for 15 minutes. Read More
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