Banana Rum Coconut Raisin Cookies
A cookie made with no butter, chock full of banana, coconut, and raisins and flavored with rum. These Banana Rum Coconut Raisin cookies have a special ingredient that is the cause of their success and nobody will ever guess that is what you put in your cookies!

I’m always game for finding new recipes that include bananas. I almost always have them around the house and more likely than not, they will get overripe before we eat them all. That has been especially true lately because we have been gone the last couple of weekends visiting Grumpy’s family. The second weekend we went back to help deliver the new living room furniture we bought for Grumpy’s mom!

Banana Rum Coconut Raisin Cookies
I originally wasn’t going to blog these, even though I had taken a zillion photos of them. Grumpy raved about these cookies and I have to admit, they really are worth raving about! They are so good, that I actually made another batch and while I kept some here, we did take some to share with his mom.
Banana Rum Coconut Raisin Cookies
I found the recipe in a Cooking Light magazine. The testers over at Cooking Light used light mayonnaise in their recipe. I, on the other hand, never have that stuff in my house. While I like to eat healthy, I prefer to eat what is also tasty and I don’t care for the flavor or texture of light mayonnaise. I felt it was not going to hurt to use the real deal in my recipe and I wasn’t wrong. I also omitted the ginger the recipe called for and rather than quick oats, I used whole oats and a brown sugar blend (Truvia) and I didn’t see that it affected the recipe in a negative way.
My motto is, eat what you want as long as you’re eating good, nutritious food in moderation. Also, a little bit of a treat once in awhile is not going to hurt you. These cookies, I would consider them my treat as I would any sweet, but I would also consider they have some good nutritional value also. After all, there is oatmeal, coconut, raisins and walnuts in these delicious cookies!
Banana Rum Coconut Raisin Cookies
Author: slightly adapted from Cooking Light
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Serves: 20 cookies
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar Blend (I used Truvia)
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon rum
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup whole oats
  • 1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, add brown sugar, banana, mayonnaise, and rum and mix with a hand mixer until well blended.
  2. In a medium sized bowl combine flour, oats, coconut, raisins, walnuts, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredient mixture and stir until just combined.
  4. Drop dough using large cookie scoop (about 1/4 cup of dough) on parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 19-22 minutes. Cool completely.