Chunky Monkey Cookies

Chunky Monkey Cookies

Chunky Monkey Cookies- Banana, chocolate and peanut butter heaven!  They’re also packed with oats, walnuts and whole-wheat flour for extra crunch, flavor and wholesomeness.
Banana, chocolate and peanut butter heaven! They’re also packed with oats, walnuts and whole-wheat flour for extra crunch, flavor and wholesomeness.

Oh my! I didn’t know it was possible to make this oh so addictive cookie recipe taste even better! I love making these Banana-Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies, but was inspired by Recipe ReDux’s theme of the month “Favorite Chocolate Matches” to add some peanut butter. Wow that totally brought them up to the next level!   

Nothing tastes better with chocolate than bananas and peanut butter! I love making smoothies with that combination too. Sooo good.

Chunky Monkey Cookies- Banana, chocolate and peanut butter heaven!  They’re also packed with oats, walnuts and whole-wheat flour for extra crunch, flavor and wholesomeness.

I also love how the original recipe incorporates some whole-wheat flour in there to add some wholesomeness. They have a soft slightly bread-like texture but then the oats, banana and walnuts give extra crunch, fiber and flavor. They are so addicting. It’s hard to resist eating all of the dough!

They actually remind me of banana bread in cookie form, with the added touch of dark chocolate chunks and peanut butter. Pretty much good enough to have for breakfast. Shhhh Don’t tell anyone I eat cookies for breakfast. 😉

Chunky Monkey Cookies- Banana, chocolate and peanut butter heaven!  They’re also packed with oats, walnuts and whole-wheat flour for extra crunch, flavor and wholesomeness.

If you have kiddos, I’m sure they will LOVE these and you can also feel a little less guilty that there’s some decent ingredients in there!  Now you know what to make the next time you have 1 lonesome ripe banana sitting there on the counter.

Hope you enjoy! Also check out the links on the bottom of this post for other delicious and healthy chocolate combination recipes posted by other fellow Recipe ReDuxers.

Chunky Monkey Cookies
Yields 24
Banana, chocolate and peanut butter heaven! They’re also packed with oats, walnuts and whole-wheat flour for extra crunch, flavor and wholesomeness.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 c. all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 c. whole-wheat flour
  3. 1 tsp. salt
  4. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  5. 3/4 c. unsalted butter, softened
  6. 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  7. 1/2 c. brown sugar
  8. 1 large egg
  9. 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  10. 1/2 c. ripe banana, mashed (about 1 large)
  11. 1/2 c. peanut butter
  12. 1 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
  13. 1 c. dark chocolate chunks or chips
  14. 1/2 c. coarsely chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F and cover two baking sheets with parchment paper (optional).
  2. Whisk the flours, salt and baking soda in a small bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy.
  4. Add egg and vanilla then mix to combine.
  5. Mix in the mashed banana, peanut butter and flour mixture.
  6. Stir in the oats, chocolate chunks and walnuts.
  7. Drop scoops of dough about 2 inches apart onto the cookie sheets. It should make about 24 cookies total.
  8. Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through, until slightly golden for about 12-13 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes, then slide them on cookie racks to cool completely. (if you can resist!)
Notes
  1. Makes about 24, 3" diameter cookies
Adapted from Martha Stewart
Adapted from Martha Stewart
Peas of Cake http://peasofcake.net/
Serving size: 1 cookie (3” diameter) Calories: 203 Total Fat: 12 g Saturated Fat: 5 g Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g Trans Fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 23 g Sugar: 13 g Sodium: 155 mg Fiber: 2 g Protein: 4 g Cholesterol: 23 mg

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