Whipped Banana-Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Chippers

Wednesday, September 28, 2011



Whipped Banana-Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Chippers

1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 medium ripe banana, mashed
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup cashew butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cook oats in a small saucepan, over medium heat, for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, until fragrant and light golden brown.

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook 2-3 minutes, whisking frequently, until butter browns and starts to foam. Remove pan from heat and set aside.

Add melted browned butter, banana, brown sugar, granulated sugar and cashew butter to a large mixing bowl. Beat ingredients together, using a mixer on medium speed, until well incorporated - about 1-2 minutes. Beat in vanilla and egg until combined - about 1 minute. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in oats, all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda and salt until combined. Stir in chocolate chips until combined.

Chill dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheets, about an inch apart. Bake 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown around edges; cool 1 minute before transferring cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes 2 dozen cookies
28 comments on "Whipped Banana-Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Chippers"
  1. This combination sounds wonderful! Plus I always appreciate recipes that don't use a lot of butter as it's getting quite pricey over where I am (New Zealand). Cashew butter wouldn't sacrifice good taste though either! Cheers for this

  2. These sound wonderful! I'm with you on the brown butter - SO worth the effort. Congrats on the birth of your niece!

  3. These sounds yummy. I love banana and I always seem to have some to use up. I love it when cookies are healthier, but still taste great - i don't mind sending them in my girls lunches when that is the case and they would love these with the banana and chocolate chips.

  4. A new baby in the family!!! He's lucky to have an Auntie Em. Good luck to your sister. What are you bringing to the new mama?

    These cookies look yummy.

    I have a question. Can you toast your cashews first and then make cashew butter? Wouldn't that have a great flavor?

  5. I'm wondering if your bread-cake is similar to panettone?

    I love chocolate and bananas together and I love cashews, so I know these cookies are a winner.

    Congrats to you Auntie!

  6. These cookies seem very good, and I didin't know cashew butter, that's a discovery!

  7. I'm so glad you used cashew butter! I saw it once and thought it sounded fantastic but a friend I was shopping with was grossed out so I left it on the shelf. Now that I know I'm no crazy I'm going back to get it because these cookies are great sounding!

  8. I love the uber long name. They look uber delish. Yum.

  9. I bought too many bananas this week & I've been wandering around a couple blogs for some decent banana recipes that aren't breads & this seems spot on.

    & So exciting about the baby! I bet he'll be a happy kid if you let him taste-test all the delicious things you make ^_~

  10. WHOA. what a fabulous combination!! I am in awe of your creativity. :D Can't wait to try these!

  11. Yay! Congrats on the new baby! I hope he's arrived!

    I love using nut butters in place of fat in cookies...so good.

  12. Congartulations! If everyone baby watching can come up with delicious cookie combos such as yours, I'd want to have kids all year round...LOL! Thanks for sharing!

  13. They look fanatsic! I love how thick and soft they are. Yummy flavours. Best wishes to your sister and baby

  14. I'll have to try this recipe. The last banana cookie I made was too cakey for me and I wanted more of a traditional cookie texture...

  15. YUM! Cashews are a favorite of mine! So are healthy things that taste good!

  16. Yum, these look delish, and I'm excited that you say they are crispy. Usually when I use bananas in a cookie they turn out puffy and soft, although that doesn't stop me from eating them. ;)

    The best biscuit recipe I've used is Homesick Texan's, here: http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com/2007/04/everythings-better-with-biscuits.html. They taste great and rise up nicely. The only time they didn't rise like they should have was when I added shredded cheese, but they still tasted wonderful.

    Congrats on the soon-to-be nephew!

  17. The name sounds really delicious! I could eat just 'em hahaha

  18. I think cashews are my favorite nut too - these look great! Can't wait to hear more about your new niece too :)

  19. I love reading your blog, I have made a few recipes that have turned out so delicious. I admire your enthusiasm for food and cooking and hope you realize your dream of going to culinary school. I made your pumpkin braid and my family loved it, I doubled the frosting though. There is a pic of it on my blog. Hope you have a new niece now.

  20. Because I specialized in the savory side of things, I never did make cookies when I was a culinary school student, but I do make them at home and am always on the lookout for inspiration. I found it - many thanks! (You were kind enough to share with me what you did cook, so let me return the favor: “Culinary School: The Cookbook” - http://amzn.to/r63N4N ). Cheers!

  21. Thanks everyone!

    Sue, yes! I love that idea!

    Rachel, yes it was. But panettone is much, much better! :)

    Linda, I'll have to try that biscuit recipe. Sounds good!

    Marie, thanks for reading my blog! I'm so happy you liked the pumpkin braid. :)

  22. MMm, what a fabulous combination! I have some cashews... perhaps they will be turned into cashew butter to make these :)

  23. Loving the flavor combination in this cookie. It sounds super super delish.

  24. My gosh everything about this cookie sounds soo good! I am definitely trying this one soon.

  25. I made these for my daughter's cross country team to eat after a race. I used almond butter instead of cashew (as you suggested) and toasted almonds for half the chocolate chips. The girls loved them, and they did seem healthy for cookies (though after you run 5k really fast, I think you can eat whatever you want.) Thanks Ms. Sugarplum!

  26. Yum! These are great and super easy to throw together. I threw in about 1/4 of raisins, which added to the mix of flavors nicely. My boyfriend loves bananas, so I think I'll be making these pretty often!