If you love bananas this will be your new favorite cookie!

I already had 2 different kinds of cookies that I was going to make last weekend then I realized I had some bananas that needed using up.

I looked through my recipes for inspiration and in the end decided to slightly modify a persimmon cookie recipe that I had and substitute banana for the persimmon.  Another blog called White On Rice Couple had posted a persimmon cookie recipe that was identical to mine.  It was a recipe from their Grandma- my recipe was about 40 years old too!

I converted the regular flour to my gluten free mix and decided that it would not need any xanthan gum so I didn’t use it.

I think this recipe would lend itself to other fruit substitutions too- what about pineapple and macadamia nuts?  It just uses 1 cup of a moist type fruit.

After tasting the batter I decided to add chopped walnuts because it was the right thing to do.  Walnuts and I don’t get along very good- the bitterness from the skin on the outside sometimes hurts my mouth.  I rubbed as much of the skin off as I could as I was chopping them up- it worked fine.

I  used some cinnamon chips that I had gotten from King Arthur Flour in the batter also.  I bought them before Christmas last year and had not baked with them yet.  They taste kind of funny just by themselves but they are magical in this Banana Cookie!

I took plates of cookies to my neighbors and even to our nice pharmacist at Walgreens because he has really gone the extra mile for us lately.  Everybody said these Banana Cookies were their favorites of the three kinds on this weeks plate!  The other two that I made were a Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie that is an old recipe and has been around forever.  I reduced the sugar on that one by 1/4 cup so it is much better than the original.  I will post that recipe soon because those cookies are great too.

I also made the Oatmeal Cookies that I had already posted but I used Trader Joe’s Dried Wild Blueberries instead of raisins and I added some cinnamon chips to those too.  The cookies turned out good but I didn’t like them as well as the original recipe with the raisins.  You couldn’t really tell what kind of fruit was in there so I think it was a waste of the pricier ingredients.

I think I had better start sharing some salads with my neighbors for a while- they are starting to complain about gaining weight!  (oops!)

I shared this recipe with Potluck Sunday at Mommy’s Kitchen, Monday Maniaat The Healthy Home Economist, Mouthwatering Monday at A Southern Fairy Tale, Homemaker Monday at 11th Heaven’s Homemaking Haven, This Weeks Cravings at Mom’s Crazy Cooking, Hearth And Soul Hop at A Moderate Life,Slightly Indulgent Tuesday at Simply Sugar And Gluten Free, Tuesdays At The Table at All Of The Small Stuff. Tasty Tuesdays at 33 Shades Of Green,Tuesday Night Supper Club at Fudge Ripple, Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty And Bedlam, Frugal Food Thursday at Frugal Follies, Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage, Foodie Friday at Designs By Gollum,Fun With Food Friday at Paisley Passions, Sweet Tooth Friday at Alli “N Son,Sweets For A Saturday at Sweet As Sugar Cookies