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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie Tips
Can I add nuts to these cookies?
Yes, for added texture, stir ½ cup chopped toasted pecans or walnuts into the batter. To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
How do you ripen a banana quickly?
When baking with bananas, use ones that are ripe (or even overripe) to yield the best flavor. If you have a day or two to spare, place bananas and an apple, avocado, peach or tomato in a brown paper bag and keep on your counter. This will trap the ethylene gas of the fruits and quicken the ripening process. To ripen bananas even faster, place them in their peels on a baking sheet and warm in a 250° oven for 15-20 minutes. Check out these other banana ripening tips
What else can you do with ripe bananas?
Whether you like them studded with nuts, glazed on top or just chock-full of pure banana flavor, we've got plenty of recipes that use up ripe bananas
. Be sure to check out these banana desserts
and banana bread recipes
Health tip Using 1/2 cup mashed banana in the cookies instead of starting with more butter saves about 1-1/2g saturated fat per cookie.
1 cookie: 69 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.