This Banana Cookie Bread is a yummy recipe to make for gifts, care packages, hostess gifts, or an after school snack for the kids!

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Friends, have you tried Banana Cookie Bread? If you love banana bread, and chocolate chip cookies, well then this recipe is for you! Oh, and a little peanut butter. You may also want to try my most popular Sour Cream Banana Bread recipe on my blog!

Banana Cookie Bread Recipe

So good–and both kids and adults LOVE this recipe!

1 horizontal loaf of banana cookie bread

Ingredients needed for banana cookie bread:

  • Bananas (overripe are the best!)
  • Eggs + butter
  • Brown sugar + raw sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Oats
  • Baking soda + baking powder + salt
  • Peanut butter chips + chocolate chips
  • Walnuts

I love this quote:

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. -Ray Bradbury

a loaf of banana cookie bread

When I decided to make a care package for my son who recently moved away, this recipe came to mind. And that quote. It’s always nice to “tip ourselves” and think of others!

I mean, who doesn’t love banana bread, peanut butter, and chocolate? [Also try this Easy Banana Bread with Peanut Butter Glaze.]

Send a care package

The next thing that happened is I pulled out the mixer …  butter, bananas, chocolate … and other ingredients that I quickly laid on the kitchen counter.

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Banana Bread like a cookie

Fresh out of the oven, the box was packed!

Banana Cookie Bread |

And mailed off the next day, packed with “fall” goodies.

We call it cookie bread, because when sliced, it’s thick, rich, and gooey like a cookie–slightly different than a loaf of bread.

Do for others

It’s good to think of others!

This time, our son in college would open his box and feel “a little at home.”

What is your favorite treat to send off in a care package?

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Banana Cookie Bread Recipe

This recipe is easy to double and freeze, or give away as gifts in care packages, hostess gifts, or to neighbors.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 4 small loaves
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  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups  oats
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter chips
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


  • This recipe is easy to double and freeze, or give away as gifts in care packages, hostess gifts, or to neighbors.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 4 small loaf pans with cooking spray.
  • Mash the bananas on a plate and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, both sugars, butter, and vanilla. Add in the mashed bananas and gently stir.
  • Add the flour, oatmeal, and other dry ingredients. Mix with a wooden spoon.
  • Add in the chips and nuts. Mix together.
  • Spoon the mixture into prepared loaf pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • Allow the loaves to cool 15 minutes before removing from the loaf pans. Cool each loaf; wrap with plastic and freeze or give away!


Originally posted NOV 2014
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
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3 loaves of banana cookie bread