Recipe By lutzflcat
Published Aug 13th
Prep 15m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 18 cookies Calories 82.6

Enjoy the natural sweetness from the dates, the crunch from the pecans, the moisture from the banana, and the satisfaction that you’re serving your family a healthier cookie.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ very ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 2 Combine the dates, pecans, water, banana, egg, butter, and vanilla extract in a bowl.
  3. 3 Whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together in a separate bowl. Add to the date mixture and stir until well combined.
  4. 4 Drop dough by tablespoonfuls about 1 inch apart onto the prepared baking sheet and flatten lightly with the palm of your hand.
  5. 5 Bake in the preheated oven until cookies start to brown around the edges, being careful not to over-bake, for 11 to 13 minutes. Transfer cookies immediately to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 82.6
  • Carbohydrate 13.9 g
  • Cholesterol 13.7 mg
  • Fat 2.8 g
  • Fiber 1.3 g
  • Protein 1.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Sodium 72.9 mg
  • Sugar 6.8 g

Chef's Notes

Cookies won't spread out much when baked, so you can place them fairly close together.


  1. I made them exactly as the recipe indicated. They are excellent! They really do taste like banana bread.
  2. These are really good They are like banana bread with dates and pecans in a cookie form. These would be good in a cookie bar form also. Thank you.
  3. Just follow the recipe. It is a very delicious cookie recipe. Tastes amazing with a cup of yogurt.

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