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Peanut Butter, Banana, and Honey Cookies

Peanut Butter, Banana, and Honey Cookies

It is officially fall and we are ready for comfort foods. My favorite comfort food of all time is a peanut butter, banana, and honey sandwich on whole wheat bread. I recently created a peanut butter, banana, and honey cookie, inspired by my favorite comfort food. If you like peanut butter, banana, and honey sandwiches, you will adore these cookies.

I know peanut butter, banana, and honey sandwiches are simple, but there is something special about them.  They are delicious, wholesome, and bring me back to my childhood. When I was younger, I loved making my own peanut butter, banana, and honey sandwiches so I could squeeze the golden honey bear. Of course, I always made a sticky mess, but I didn’t mind because I got to lick my fingers:) I was precise in my banana placing, I wanted a slice of banana in every bite. I carefully lined them up across the bread that had been slathered with creamy peanut butter and drizzled with sweet honey. I always cut my sandwiches in half and savored every bite.

Peanut butter, banana, and honey cookies have the same comforting flavors as the sandwich. These cookies are hearty and scrumptious. The peanut butter honey glaze takes these cookies from great to grand! I could eat the glaze by the spoonful or maybe even the bowl:)

I will continue to enjoy my favorite sandwich, but peanut butter, banana, and honey cookies are a new favorite comfort food.

Peanut Butter, Banana, and Honey Cookies

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Cook Time: 12-15 minutes


1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 large ripe banana, mashed (about 1 cup)
2 cups old fashioned oats

Peanut Butter Honey Glaze:

3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon honey


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter and sugars, mix until smooth. Add peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract, and egg. Combine until smooth. Next, add the banana and mix until combined.

3. Slowly add in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in the oats.

4. Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or Silcone baking mats. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until golden. Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

5. To make the glaze-combine peanut butter, powdered sugar, milk, and honey in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth. If it is too thick or thin, adjust by adding more milk or powdered sugar. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies.

If you like these peanut butter, banana, and honey cookies, you might also like:

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Peanut Butter Chip Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars from Brown Eyed Baker
Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies from Baking Bites
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies from How Sweet It Is

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135 Responses to “Peanut Butter, Banana, and Honey Cookies”

  1. Mlalanie Tiger — October 4, 2010 @ 9:44 am

    Those really look delicious. Banana? I never thought of putting it on a cookie recipe and it is much more perfect with peanut butter. I will surely try this recipe tomorrow!

  2. The Food Hunter — October 5, 2010 @ 1:57 pm

    Might try these tonight

  3. Mel Schoenhut — October 14, 2010 @ 1:17 am

    Those three ingredients, banana, peanut butter and honey are truly a great combination. I should try this one to know what your recipe really tastes. Thanks for sharing. If my kids love these cookies then I will be baking some of these for our family reunion.

  4. Maria Nell — October 14, 2010 @ 8:20 pm

    So excited to try this!! I LOVE peanut butter and honey..and bananas! I am planning on making these for Thanksgiving at my boyfriends house for his whole family this year. I know they will be great!

  5. Hannah — November 14, 2010 @ 2:36 pm

    I made these recently and they tasted like little muffin tops!

  6. Allison — November 26, 2010 @ 12:13 am

    Probably one of my favorite cookie recipes!!
    A couple healthy substitutions I make that work perfectly:
    Replace a.p. flour for white whole wheat flour
    Replace all butter with applesauce
    Replace white sugar with splenda
    Increase oats by just a little bit
    Thank You!!!

  7. Sylvia — December 5, 2010 @ 5:55 pm

    They’re in the oven at this very moment! I can’t wait to try them, and based on the batter, these will be delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

    • twopeas replied: — December 5th, 2010 @ 7:17 pm

      One of my favorite cookies. I hope you liked them!

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  9. Christie — December 14, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

    I made these last night and they are very good! Love the flavor, and the glaze was unbelievable! I am not a big fan of the texture of oats though, and I’m wondering if you think they might work ok next time without the oats? 2 cups of something is a lot to remove… do you think there’s something I could add instead of oats that would serve the same purpose, but not have that grain-y texture?

    • twopeas replied: — December 14th, 2010 @ 3:35 pm

      You can try adding more flour or processing the oats in a food processor first.

  10. Ginny — January 5, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

    These were wonderful – made them with almond butter and my daughter ate three :)

    • twopeas replied: — January 5th, 2011 @ 4:28 pm

      I will have to try them with almond butter, sounds delicious!

  11. Ginny — January 11, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    I just wanted to let you know we made another batch today. My daughter ate the last one for breakfast this morning so I had to make another batch :) I promise she eats more than cookies – she’s just very picky, so anything she will put in her mouth is a triumph, especially if I can sneak some healthy things in there like oats and fruit.

    Thanks again for such a great recipe.

    • twopeas replied: — January 12th, 2011 @ 6:45 am

      So happy you are still loving the cookies!

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  14. Sarah — February 7, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    These were great and very easy to put together! I’m not a huge oatmeal cookie fan, so I might try to reduce the amount of oats next time.

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  16. Kelsey — April 11, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    I made these last night and they were delicious! Quick question though. Mine turned out a bit like cake. Should they have the texture of a typical oatmeal cookie? I followed the directions exactly and so I’m not sure where I went wrong!

    • twopeas replied: — April 11th, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

      They are a cakey cookie. If you want more of a thin/flat oatmeal cookie, reduce flour and increase oats.

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  21. Monica — July 25, 2011 @ 12:09 am

    These are fabulous, thanks for the recipe! I never would have thought to put these ingredients together in a cookie, but it so natural!

  22. Liz — January 20, 2012 @ 5:42 pm

    I know your post has been around awhile, but I just discovered it & pinned it. I baked these up today and they’re delicious. I’m keeping that peanut butter & honey glaze close for all kinds of delicious treats. So, very belatedly, THANK YOU! :)

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  24. Allison — April 16, 2012 @ 12:26 am

    SO excited to make these. Love PB, nana, honey sandwiches. <3

  25. sandyeggo — May 7, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    These look amazing!

    As a kid, my mom always made me PB-Banana & honey sandwiches. She’d make it in a hot dog bun though so you could put the whole banana in. So yummy! Can’t wait to try these cookies.

    The Elvis version of the sandwich has bacon in it too. Maybe a sprinkle of sea salt atop the cookie to try and replicate the flavors. Mmm, can’t wait.

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  30. Lena Roper — December 14, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    The only thing that I did not like about this recipe is that they came out dry! Followed the recipe to the T. I added vegetable shortening to see if that would help, they are in the oven now guess we will find out!

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  36. Debbie — October 20, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

    These cookies were great! Thank you for sharing with us. P.S. I added 1 cup of mini chocolate chips to mine which were really good too. Thanks again!

  37. Del's cooking twist — February 17, 2014 @ 4:49 am

    This recipe looks both amazing and really healthy! Well done :)

  38. Breanne — August 26, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

    Hi Maria – Not sure if you’ll see this note or not because this recipe is on the older side, but have a question. I made these a few weekends ago, but they didn’t turn out all that well. I know they are supposed to be cakey cookies, not chewy cookies, but I think my problem came with the banana. The recipe says 1 mashed banana (about a cup). My 1 mashed banana only came out to be 1/3 of a cup, so I added 3 total bananas to make a mashed cup. So if you list a banana in a recipe, are you measuring by bananas or by cups? That sounds funny. Which is more important – the fact that it is 1 banana or the fact that you need a cup of mashed banana? I’ll have to try again with just adding 1 banana and see how it turns out. Thanks!

    • Two Peas replied: — August 26th, 2014 @ 1:38 pm

      You need 1 cup of mashed banana for the recipe. It will vary depending on the size of your bananas!

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