I love bananas, but I often find myself with overripe ones. I usually peel them and stash them in a ziplock in the freezer for smoothies. But how many frozen bananas do I need to keep on hand?! So I am always on the hunt for desserts using bananas. I’ve shared my recipe for strawberry banana crumb cake, banana muffin top cookies, and even a Passover banana muffin. But I needed more! So I’m sharing this recipe for peanut butter banana chocolate chip cookies.
The original recipe from Mommy Matter was for a peanut butter banana cookies; adding chocolate chips just seemed obvious to me! The cookies don’t spread all that much so I suggest pressing them down with the tines of a fork just like a classic peanut butter cookie before baking. My version freezes really well and is dairy free.
I was able to make these cookies when my son Charlie took an unexpected nap. When he woke up, Charlie got to snack on fresh cookies! He was really happy with these cookies, he didn’t stop at just one!
My favorite dessert is definitely a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. When I don’t know what to bake for friends and family, I default to chocolate chip cookies. When it’s cold and snowy outside, there is nothing more comforting and delicious than baking up a batch of my favorite treat.
I have tried to turn many many recipes for these perfect treats from dairy to dairy free and most come out fine. Replacing the butter in cookie recipes is not always so simple. Then one day I stumbled upon a recipe that called for a secret ingredient: vanilla pudding. I gave it a shot, replacing the butter for margarine, and now it’s my favorite recipe. I even developed a Passover version that my family has dubbed “I can’t believe these are not chometz cookies”.
These cookies come out thick and soft in the center with crispy edges. They don’t spread too thinly in the oven, and they freeze beautifully. My favorite feature of this recipe is that there is no need to chill the dough before baking. When I’m in the mood for these beauties, I mix up a batch, scoop them out, and after 9 minutes in the oven, they are ready to devour. Here is my dairy free and printable recipe; enjoy!
In the bowl on an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the margarine with the sugars and vanilla extract until smooth.
Add in the eggs, one at a time, and mix until combined.
Mix in the flour, pudding mix, baking soda, and salt, and mix until combined.
Add in the chocolate chips and mix just until combined, trying not to break up the chips.
Using a 1½ Tbs. size cookie scoop or spoon, scoop cookie dough onto parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 8-11 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cookies cool on baking sheet to firm up a bit. Enjoy!
It’s that time of year again, Passover! A time I used to dread as a kid. I always thought I would starve without pizza, pasta, and bagels. But I’ve matured in my old age and realized that a week without flour is not so bad. I can handle it! Especially since I’ve started developing Passover dessert recipes that actually taste delicious! The recipes I posted last year for Passover: double chocolate nut cookies, and chocolate chip cookies were such a hit, I was eager to develop another recipe for this year.
These muffins taste great, nobody will guess that they are Kosher for Passover. I can’t wait to enjoy these every morning with my coffee. It will be a nice alternative to sponge cake! Here is the non-dairy, Kosher for Passover recipe; enjoy!
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 18-24 muffin cups with paper liners.
In the bowl of a standing electric mixer, beat melted margarine with the sugar and eggs until pale yellow in color.
Add the bananas and mix until broken down and mashed.
Add the vanilla and mix to combine.
Add the dry ingredients: cake meal, potato starch, baking soda, and salt. Mix to combine.
Add in the chocolate chips and stir by hand so the chips don't break up.
Fill each muffin cup ¾ of the way and bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes until light brown and the tops springs back to the touch or a toothpick comes out clean (avoiding the chocolate chips, they will be melted).