Bananadoodles {Cookie Recipe}

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I’ve been on the hunt for a lower calorie cookie.  One that can sooth my craving for a late night snack, but wont leave shamed for breaching my calorie count for the day.  Something that I can have one or two for a snack, smile and move on.  Simple, and delicious.  So I started scouring the internet for cookie recipes, and there were tons and tons of recipes full of this and that and the other thing.  But the lowest calorie cookie I could find was a snickerdoodle.

Great!  I like snickerdoodles.  But then I started reading recipe after recipe only to find a ton of sugar and fat in each one.   I wasn’t able to lose the sugar, yet…(I’m going to tweak this recipe each time I make it, and try to bring that sugar count down). I was, however, able to get rid of the shortening (I kept the butter) and replace it with a banana.

Bananadoodles Recipe




  • 2 3/4 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 3/4 Cups White Sugar  (separate 1/4 C)
  • 1/2 Cup (or 1 stick) of butter
  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 400 F.    Yield 4 dozen.bananadoodles

1. In a medium bowl sift whole wheat flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.

2. Cream together butter, banana and sugar until light and fluffy, add eggs.

3. Combine the two mixtures and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.

4.  In a small bowl combine separated sugar and cinnamon)

5.  Place a silpat or parchment paper on a cookie sheet.  Using a small scoop, scoop balls of cookie mixture onto the baking pan, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.  They will spread.  Dust balls with cinnamon mixture, and coat them well.  (Or roll the balls in the mixture if they’re not too sticky)

6.  Bake them for 10 minutes.  Allow them to cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack for cooling.



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  1. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    These sound good, love anything with banana in it! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. Great idea using banana. I am sure apple sauce would be yummy as well.

  3. Victoria Ess says:

    Sounds like a great substitute.

  4. Darlene Schuller says:

    Oh these look tasty.. never tried them but they look so tasty and it would be something to do on this yucky wet day!

  5. great idea to use up bananas!

  6. Whoa! Bananadoodle?? I’m going to need to make this!! My kids loves the classic snickerdoodle!

  7. i am trying to lose weight,i am always for look out for low calories,i love my cookies with my coffee thanks

  8. Suzie M says:

    tried this it was great

  9. Easy recipe for an exciting cookie. Want to try this soon.

  10. Great recipe, thanks!

  11. I love that this calls for wheat flour, I try to use this as much as I can. Easy to make recipe with simple ingredients. And my kids will eat these up.

  12. My daughter would probably love these! Not me – don’t care for banana taste

  13. Anne Taylor says:

    I think we’d all love these cookies! Thanks for the recipe!

  14. kristen visser says:

    omg i gotta give these a try. never had anything like it before and on the low cal side!! win win :)

  15. Sounds delicious! Thank youi!!

  16. Elva Roberts says:

    I am always on th lookout for lower calorie treats as well. The Bananadoodle seems to follow this bill. Thank you for the recipe.

  17. this looks tremendously good

  18. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe,looks delicious

  19. loucheryl says:

    I am a huge banana fan. I have to try these cookies!

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