Peanut Butter, Banana, and Honey Cookies

peanut butter banana 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 honey cookies on plate

Peanut Butter, Banana, and Honey Cookies

If you like the classic sandwich, you will LOVE these easy peanut butter cookies!
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients
  

For the cookies:

  • 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 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
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Slowly add in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in the oats.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 118kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 100mg, Potassium: 76mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 57IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 1mg

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Ow! I’d totally like to try making these using the peanut flour! What a great treat. The drizzle on top looks out of this world good!

  2. this is such a sweet recipe! definitely brings back some amazing memories…I’m going to have to make a batch this weekend!

  3. These could easily be my new comfort food too-though I am not sure my thighs would love me for that. Oh, whatever….the indulgence would be so worth it. Great cookies girl ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

  4. I love peanut butter and banana sandwiches, I have never tried it with honey. These cookies look delicious, I am going to have to give them a try.

  5. I bookmarked this even before I read the entry or the recipe. The title alone means it’s worth saving. Can’t wait to try these out!

  6. I consider anything that’s infused with peanut butter to be a comfort food. these cookies are definitely going to have to be made because after the exam I just took..comfort is definitely what I need!

  7. I love the idea of peanut butter honey glaze!! This is one of my favorite flavor combinations, remind me of my childhood too. Want to send some of these down to AZ? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Banana, peanut butter and honey are my FAVORITE on a piece of toasted bread. Why not in a cookie? Love this idea! Thanks for sharing, Maria!

  9. These are AMAZING, Maria! I have two bananas and I know exactly what one of them are going to be used for tomorrow!

  10. I might have to give these a try for the kids using Almond Butter instead of Peanut Butter since we can’t have that. Lots of extras in these that make the fact that it’s a cookie not seem so bad.

  11. I made these today, the flavor was amazing! But the texture was very fluffy and cakey, which I really don’t like in a cookie… any tips on making it chewier? Or did I just do something wrong? I followed your ingredients and directions to a T!

    1. Sorry you didn’t care for the texture. If you want to make it chewier, you can try reducing the flour and adding more oats. The banana makes the cookie very moist and cakey though.

    2. Thanks for the quick response, I’m sorry I didn’t care for the texture, too. But it’s just personal preference, and like I said the flavor was amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Yum! These are on my list for sure, as that’s a favorite combo of mine as well. When I was pregnant with my daughter I think pb/banana/honey plus cream cheese, on a whole wheat bagel, was all I ate for weeks at one point.

  13. I love peanut butter, banana, and honey sandwiches and was SO happy when I found an on-campus spot that made them when I was in college. I went there a few too many times ๐Ÿ™‚ And it’s so true that adding honey to a peanut butter cookie makes it SOO much better. I don’t make pb cookies without it anymore!

  14. These cookies of yours sound so good. I’ll have to try them, especially since I have all the ingredients in my kitchen. About how much banana will I need – is it one cup?

  15. These sound so good! I’ve had PB and banana and PB and honey but never all three – can’t wait to try that! The cookies sound great – hope they are good with whole-wheat flour!

  16. I love the idea of this recipe! I plan on making them this weekend using chunky peanut butter in place. and as Lisa has said- how much banana is needed?

    1. Chunky peanut butter would be great too! I used one large banana-about one cup. I made a note in the recipe. Thanks!

  17. I love PB&B&H sandwiches too. I must try these cookies. I’ve been raiding your blog for recipes a lot lately. Looks like I have plenty of reason to keep doing it!

  18. These cookies are super good! I just made them this afternoon. They were easy and quick to make. I’ll definitely be making these again.

  19. Bananas will definitely pair these peanut butter cookies perfectly! It will be the best if you drizzle some chocolate syrup to make things wilder! LOL. Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe! My son here beside me is getting really hungry. he wants me to make some for him today. LOL

  20. I actually had a honey, Peanut butter and banana sandwish on oatnut bread today! These cookies as dessert would have been awesome with a glass of milk.

  21. That’s funny, I was just sitting here eating a dry and crumbly peanut butter cookie from a shop near my office and thinking about what a waste of calories it is! These look so much better, and the banana gives a low-fat moistness. Love it!

  22. 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!

  23. 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.

  24. 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!

  25. 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
    ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank You!!!

  26. 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!

  27. 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?

  28. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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!

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

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

  32. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. 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.

  34. 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!

  35. 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!

  36. 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!

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

  37. 5 stars
    I’ve made these twice now, once as written and once with chocolate chips and 50% wheat flour and delicious both ways! I think some dried fruit would be great next time too!

  38. These are really good! I added more banana and decided to skip the drizzle but they are definitely one of my new favorite cookies. I will definitely be making them again.