First Published: June 15, 2008… Last Updated: December 17, 2019
Banana Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies are a soft-baked cookie made with ripe bananas and chock full of chopped walnuts and chocolate chunks. They are a great after school snack or lunch box treat and make great treats to give to someone you love.
Making Father’s Day special with cookies
This photo below is of my dad and me. I love my dad with all my heart and soul. He would do anything for his little girl! I called him this morning to wish him a Happy Father’s Day and he was hammering away in the house (my parents have been doing a renovation project).
When I saw Dad last Sunday I gave him these Banana Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies because I knew this week we probably wouldn’t be able to go anywhere as Grumpy was on call for work. I wish my dad the best day ever – although I know he is doing what he would do any other day of the week – keeping busy! My dad doesn’t sit around idle doing anything!
Banana Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies – A Special Father’s Day treat
One of dad’s least favorite foods is peanut butter and this has always been a teasing point for all of us kids – and it also became one for my kids! My little boys would do what they could to “trick” poppa into eating something that had peanut butter in it and then get him to say he liked it!
However, my Dad LOVES anything with bananas, nuts, and chocolate, so I knew these Banana Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies would be a hit with him.
My other “daddy” is my father-in-law (Grumpy #1). He also has my heart. For Grumpy #1 loves me too even though he wouldn’t admit it (not too often anyway!). There is something about these Grumpy men that I just seem to have a soft spot for! I made sure he received some of these Banana Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies too!
I recently bought Martha Stewart’s Cookies Cookbook and went through it to mark all the cookie recipes I want to try. These Banana Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies were first on my list because I had one single overripe banana on my countertop.
Grumpy didn’t eat his banana in his lunch on Friday so I had it sitting on my counter getting really ripe since it sat in his lunch box all day Friday and Saturday (I wasn’t home to empty his lunch box until Saturday night!)
I didn’t follow her recipe exactly, but the cookies turned out very tasty with my adjustments. These cookies turn out to be a soft cookie. (meaning Grumpy will like them).
What you need to make Banana Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Bananas: Overripe bananas are best. They are softer, easier to mash, and sweeter than one that is just ripe enough to eat.
Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.
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