Banana Ginger Breakfast Cookies

Banana Ginger Breakfast Cookies

by Amber on January 31, 2011

It happens to the best of us, with the best of intentions: black bananas. Some weeks James and I go through a bunch of bananas in record time. Other weeks, we’re left with 3 or 4 getting well past their prime. I don’t know about you, but there’s only so much banana bread I can bake! That’s where these Banana Ginger cookies come in.

I saw them ages and ages ago on my friend Annie’s blog, With Sprinkles On Top, but the stars never seemed to align with going-bad-bananas, fresh ginger, and me having time to bake all at the same time. Last night, I had the bananas, I had the time, but fresh ginger could not be had, even after a trip to two different grocery stores. I decided then and there that I wouldn’t be stopped, and instead used powdered ginger. It works.

In addition to those two beautiful flavors, the cookies are covered in a cream cheese glaze that just smooths everything out perfectly. My thanks to Jen and Jamie for the idea on the cream cheese glaze.

They’re wonderful cookies. Great to have for dessert or breakfast. They’re not over-the-top sweet, nor are they over-the-top bad for you.

I’m really okay saying two of these for breakfast is just about perfect with a cup of hot coffee or tea.

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Jen Schall January 31, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Yum! These cookies turned out wonderfully! Glad the glaze worked for you. :)


Kim - Liv Life January 31, 2011 at 2:40 PM

That icing really does it for me! We always have a few bananas that go “bad” and then we get something good!


bridget {bake at 350 January 31, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Oh yum! I want to start my morning this one (seven) of these!


Amanda January 31, 2011 at 3:27 PM

These sound fantastic!! You rock. :)


Tracy January 31, 2011 at 3:54 PM

Yum! I’ll take two or three (or eight) of these with my morning cup of coffee!


naomi January 31, 2011 at 4:09 PM

You have combined two my favs, Amber! I can’t wait to try this!


Jamie | MBA January 31, 2011 at 4:54 PM

I will be making these in like t-minus 2 hours! They look as good as the sound and may just be my version of breakfast perfect.


Wenderly January 31, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Now this is my kinda breakfast!


Aimee @ Simple Bites January 31, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Yes please. I’d start my day with a few of these over most anything else. Thanks for sharing!


Sylvie@GITK February 1, 2011 at 7:36 AM

Like banana bread in bite sized form! My husband would love these, he’s a big fan of banana bread.


Rose Silver February 1, 2011 at 12:49 PM

Banana and ginger seems to be a new combination for me and my family.I should better try this one. My kids will surely surprise with your new recipe.


Annie February 1, 2011 at 5:43 PM

So glad these worked out for you :) Yummy!


blackbookkitchendiar February 1, 2011 at 7:14 PM

this looks really lovely.. thanks for sharing this recipe with us.


Kristen February 2, 2011 at 9:39 AM

These sound incredible!!


Robyn | Add a Pinch February 2, 2011 at 10:17 AM

These look beautiful, Amber. And oh my word, the combination sounds heavenly!


Melanie Schoenhut February 2, 2011 at 11:17 AM

Ginger flavor is really new for me. I think I should try it to know what it really taste like in cookies.


Melissa February 4, 2011 at 8:52 AM

Just found your site through Simple Bites. Saw the word bluebonnet and knew exactly where you were from. I had posted a banana cookie recipe earlier this year too! Great minds (and Texans) think alike!


Lori @ RecipeGirl February 4, 2011 at 9:56 AM

Hey, I’ve got some bananas on my counter as we speak. Was gonna make banana bread, but… these look amazing!


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