26 January 2011

Muffin Top Cookies~Banana Nut

Everyone knows the best part of the muffin is the top, some company was even smart enough to make a pan that JUST makes muffin tops. I don't have one of those, so I made some changes to my regular Banana Nut Bread recipe to try it out cookie style! Turned out amazing, the kids LOVE them!

1/2 C softened butter
1C Sugar
1/4C Brown Sugar
1 egg
1 egg white
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Baking Soda
3 ripe bananas
1 1/4 C AP flour
1 C Oat Flour (or whole wheat, whatever you have I am sure will work)
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (or you can do clove and nutmeg, whatever you have)
1C (or more if you like) Chopped Walnuts


Preheat Oven to 350*
Line Cookie Sheet with Parchment Paper (if you have it, I did mine without and they turned out just fine)

Combine butter and sugars well, until fluffy.
Mix in egg and white to mixture, and vanilla

In a seperate bowl
Mash bananas
Sprinkle baking soda over them
let sit while you mix dry ingredients

In another bowl
Combine Flours, salt and spices.

Combine bananas with sugar and butter mixture until well combined.
Then add flour mixture.
Once combined fold in nuts.

 I used a cookie scoop to drop them on the cookie sheet in little circles, I did 8 at a time because I wasn't sure how much they would spread.
bake for about 14 minutes, let cool before transfering.

They are SO good! The kids love them and they ARE just like the muffin tops!  Hoping there will be some left after our visitors today so I can freeze them! If they freeze well, I'll let y'all know!


  1. Oh I'm bookmarking this page for future reference. My hubby loves banananut bread and this version sounds amazing. I love the cookie form.

  2. Looks oh so yummy! Following through Traveling Thursday! http://www.sahmandusmcwife.blogspot.com

  3. I'm a new follower from Traveling Thursday! These cookies look amazing! I must make them with my little one, she would <3 them. http://domiciliary-artillery.blogspot.com/

  4. Hi - I'm following you from the hop. - I'm hosting a weekend creation blog hop 28th jan onwards and hope you will get involved. It's my first hop so I need support to get it going. Pop by wordsinsync.blogspot.com to link up. Many thanks - Shah. X

  5. Following you from Traveling Through Thursday! You can find me at http://thasuburbanhousewife.blogspot.com

  6. I am a new follower. I hope you will follow me back.

  7. How fun! Yep, the best part of the muffin is always the top so why even bother with the bottom? : )

  8. Those look so tasty! I love banana nut muffins, might have to pull out my muffin top pans and try this one

  9. Yummy, muffin tops and cookies what a great combo. :) Please consider linking this great recipe to my blog bash, K.I.S.S.=Keep It Simple Sunday, the link is open til Tues. evening.


  10. Thank you for linking this yummy recipe up to my blog bash K.I.S.S., your sweet creativity is appreciated. :)


  11. HI! I'm hosting a link up this week -- It's a Keeper Thursdays! I hope you can come over and link up!

    It's a Keeper

  12. Awesome! What a great idea - I love muffin tops! Well...the edible kind, not the kid that bulge out from over my waistband.


    Visiting from Somewhat Simple

  13. That is a great idea! The tops are the best part! Yummy! If you have not been by yet, I would love for you to come link up! Every month the best link gets prizes!


  14. Oh yummy! I agree the top is the best part of the muffin! Please share your delecious recipe with our readers by linking it up at Muffin Monday. Thanks!


  15. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)



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