Peanut Butter Banana Cookie Cups Recipe

Taylor Kiser | Food. Faith. Fitness. Updated

Peanut Butter Banana Cookie Cups are altogether amazing. Rich peanut butter and bananas topped with meringue.

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Things that I learned at a very early age:

1. Peanut butter should be its own food group.

2. Peanut butter also pairs REALLY well with banana.  Considering I ate a PB & B sandwich EVERY day for lunch, I learned that lesson REAL well.

3. Chocolate…it makes E’RYTHANG better.

Today I am tying all these life lessons up into one adorable, mini package.

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A package that you can eat.

A package that involves all of the above mentioned items AND cookies.

AND meringue.

And a package that is completely gluten and butter free!

The younger me and the current (old) me are doing a serious fist pump over here. I am hoping that you are joining me.

Fist pumping alone just looks weird.

Anyway.

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The cookie part of these here cookie cups are a recipe that I developed from some peanut butter and jelly cookie cups.

Apparently I am 5 and can’t stop making child themed peanut butter cookie cups. I’m okay with that.

Then I was inspired by my aforementioned life lessons (I was also eating some peanut butter banana ice cream at the time that this recipe was thought up. That may or may not have played a part in its creation) so I decided to fill those babies up with fresh banana and thick, creamy peanut butter. Be still my heart.

We could have left it there. But, I wanted these to be like a surprise party for your taste buds.

I pulled some more inspiration (because I seem to be all about that today) from this lemon meringue fudge that I have been drooling over for all the evers, and topped these babies with meringue.

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I call it meringue, but we really  just call it what it is: A ninja disguise to cover the deliciousness that is inside these cups.

WHABAM. Taste buds, consider yourself surprised. With deliciousness.

Also, consider yourselves about to take a vacation to Yum Central.

Peanut butter. Chocolate. Banana. COOKIES.

Do it.

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Peanut Butter Banana Cookie Cups Recipe

    10 Servings

Ingredients

For the Peanut Butter Cookie Cups:
  • 1/4 cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1/8 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons Egg Whites, About 1 small egg white
  • 1/2 cup Oat Flour, Certified gluten free
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
For the Meringue:
  • 2 Egg Whites, Not liquid egg whites
  • 3 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • pinch Cream Of Tartar
For the Filling:
  • 1/2 small Banana, Thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate, Melted, for drizzling (optional)

Directions

To Make the Cookie Cups:

  1. In a medium bowl, beat together the peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and egg white.
  2. In a small bowl, stir in the oat flour, baking powder and salt. Add the oat mixture into the peanut butter mixture and stir until well combined and a sticky dough forms.
  3. Cover and refrigerate the dough for at least 2 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
  5. Once the dough is chilled, press good 1/2 tablespoon balls into the each mini muffin cup. Mold the dough so that it's pressed up along the sides and hollow in the middle, like a little cup. You want the sides a little bit thicker than the bottom of the cup.
  6. Bake until golden brown, about 10-11 mins.
  7. When the cups come out of the oven, they will have puffed up and lost some of their shape, quickly (without burning your finger tips off!) press the centers down, and in, slightly to restore their shape. Let cool completely.
  8. While the cups cool, you can make the meringue. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until foamy. Gradually add the granulated sugar and cream of tartar and keep beating until soft peaks form.

To assemble:

  1. Press one sliced banana in the bottom of each cookie cup, and then cover it with peanut butter, filling right to the top of the cookie cup. This is about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter.
  2. Spoon meringue on top of each cookie cup (or you can use a piping bag to make it less messy, and prettier) and then place the cookie cups on a large, ungreased baking sheet.
  3. Place back into the 350°F oven and bake until the meringue is golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  4. Drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired, and serve.

Notes

  • You may not use all of the peanut butter, depending how much you fill your cup.
  • “Stiff peaks” means that when you turn the beaters off and pull them up and out of the meringue, a peak with form and stay there without falling over.
  • Again, you may have some meringue left over, but it’s a lot easier to work with a little bit extra than just barely enough.

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Author: Taylor Kiser
Recipe Yields: 10 cookie cups
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 54
Calories 124

% Daily Value*
10%
Total Fat 7g
7%
  Saturated Fat 1g
1%
Sodium 29mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate 9g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 2g
8%
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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