Mini Peanut Butter Cup Banana Cookies

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Hello! Guess what? I still like bananas. Fruits help tame my crazy sweet tooth, and bananas fit the bill.

Has anyone else experienced plain fruit tasting just like dessert? Sometimes, I like to pay attention to how food really tastes, not just passively experiencing how I’m expecting it to taste. What I tasted while snacking on a banana earlier today — sugary doughnut, for real.

Next time, stop and think about the food you’re tasting. It might be surprising!

This recipe combines the worlds of fruit and dessert with a chocolate peanut butter punch. The texture of the cookie is a lot like banana bread — soft and moist and almost cake-like. In other words, they are pretty delicious.

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Mini Peanut Butter Cup Banana Cookies
Lightly adapted from Iowa Girl Eats

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup mashed bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups of flour
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup mini peanut butter cups (or mixture of chocolate chips and peanut butter chips)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix butter and sugar in stand mixer or with blender for a minute. Add egg and mix.
Mix mashed bananas with baking soda and let sit for a couple minutes.
Add bananas and vanilla extract to sugary butter and mix.
Combine flour, salt, and cinnamon in separate bowl. Add to wet ingredients in a few batches, mixing until just combined.
Fold in mini peanut butter cups.
Drop by tablespoonful onto greased baking sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes, until edges are very lightly golden brown.
Let cool on baking sheet a few minutes, then let cool completely on cooling rack.

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If you don’t have mini peanut butter cups (which are certainly dangerous to keep at home), you can use chocolate and peanut butter chips.

Signing off…
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4 thoughts on “Mini Peanut Butter Cup Banana Cookies

  1. Amy, I enjoy your recipes but I must say your comments are almost equallly enjoyable. Your writing expertise comes through in a cooking blog. Haw great is that!

  2. As always, these cookies look delicious! I’ll have to get Rachel to try these instead of her stand-by chocolate chip cookies.

  3. Pingback: Chocolate Banana Ice Cream with a Kick! | In The Mixing Bowl

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