Recipe By Shay Shih
Published Jan 12th
Oatmeal Banana Nut Cookies
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 3 dozen Calories 360.7

An easy, oatmeal-based, drop cookie with the addictive taste of banana nut bread.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon banana extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups chopped pecans

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 2 Cream butter or margarine with mixer. Blend in whole eggs, sugar, and extract. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. When the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, add oats and pecans. Mix on lower speed until consistent.
  3. 3 Drop pieces of the dough using an ice cream scoop onto an ungreased cookie tray roughly 3 to 4 inches apart.
  4. 4 Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Eight minutes would yield crispy cookies with a chewy, slightly doughy center. For harder, crispier cookies, bake longer. Cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 360.7
  • Carbohydrate 41.9 g
  • Cholesterol 47.8 mg
  • Fat 20.5 g
  • Fiber 2.8 g
  • Protein 4.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 7.6 g
  • Sodium 219.4 mg
  • Sugar 23.7 g


  1. Instead of using banana extract I used one mashed banana and added about 1/4 c extra oatmeal. No nuts just raisins
  2. These came out tasting great. They don't look done when they come out but let them cool down and they crisp right up. We used two over ripe bananas instead of banana extract and they were great. They are not a really sweet cookie which is why we liked them. We also used walnuts instead - Read more ...
  3. I used the basic recipe but tweaked it to fit my style of baking. I used half the butter no salt one banana instead of extract 1 cup of whole wheat flour and half cup of white flour. And I used about 3/4 of a cup of each of the sugars. II didn't say what - Read more ...
  4. Excellent as is. I substituted two overripe bananas for the banana extract. Turned out yummy.
  5. We all loved these they didn't look too bad. Omitted nuts.
  6. I have baked a lot of cookies over the years but I have never had a cookie fall apart like these did.. They taste good but most of them ended up a pile of crumbs. Maybe it needs more flour? I guess I will try one of the other recipes.
  7. I added extra banana extract for really yummy cookies. I got requests to make these again. Thanks!
  8. These cookies are great!
  9. Not too pretty to look at but tastes better than appearance lets on.