Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Banana Oatmeal Cookie

This time it wasn't my fault. I stopped buying bananas because they always get mushy and then I'm forced to use them for baking and I've learned my lesson. This time, I had mushy bananas because my in-laws brought them over one day and left them behind. Then, to no one's surprise, they got mushy and I had to find something to do with them.

I found this recipe on There's always thyme to cook. I really liked these cookies. They weren't overly sweet and I felt (sorta) healthy eating them since they had bananas and oatmeal. I did mess with the recipe a bit because I had 4 rotting bananas, not 3, but it still turned out fine, which is surprising because if you've followed my blog at all, you know that I suck at baking. Oh, I also kept them in the oven much longer than 12 minutes the original recipe called for because they weren't browning and came out mushy. With or without my tweaks, they were yummy and I definitely approve of this recipe.

Adapted from There's always thyme to cook
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 4 ripe bananas (the original recipe calls for 3, so 3 would probably work too)
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup walnuts

- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Cream the butter, sugar and brown sugar together.
- Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
- Mix in the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon until well-combined.
- Mix in the banana, oats, walnuts and chocolate chips.
- Put spoonfuls of dough on a greased baking pan, parchment paper or silpat and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies are just beginning to brown. (The original recipe says 10-12 minutes, but I found that it wasn't enough)
- Cool on a cooling rack and then share them with your friends!


ann low said...

Looks yummy, would like to try this one day.

stephchows said...

I like to make banana oat cookies when I'm sick of banana bread LOL

Reeni said...

I don't think I've ever made a banana cookie. These look so soft and delicious!

The Food Hunter said...

They sure sound good.

That Girl said...

I have so many frozen bananas in my freezer, because as soon as they start to mush, in they go. And then I promptly forget about them.

Carol said...

We loved them! Glad you did, too :)

Carol said...

Forgot to say, they look great!

Claudia said...

I have never made a banana cookie - always do the breads. And with oatmeal - just scrumptious. What a grand idea!

Sophie Sportende Foodie said...

MMMMMMMMM,...the cookies look great!!!

Yummie all the way,....

Joanne said...

Maybe this is why I have those ripe bananas sitting in my freezer. Looks delicious! Oatmeal cookies are some of my favorites. Banana recipes seem to be more forgiving than others. I wonder why...

Laura in Paris said...

MIAMMM! Love cinnamon, love oatmeal, love cookies

lisaiscooking said...

I love bananas and walnuts together, and these cookies sound great!

Ingrid_3Bs said...

The same thing happens to me but I'm okay with the banana or two that's left over. An excuse to bake something banana-y! :)

Your cookies look good....just wish I had this prejudice against baking cookies.

Amanda said...

Wow... I am having so much fun going through your blog!! The recipes are delightful and the pictures are great and you have really got some cooking chops there girl!

Have a blessed night!

petite nyonya said...

I love oatmeal cookies for the chewy texture. Adding banana in it is a great idea!

sam said...

I have never thought of any kind of banana cookie. I will have to try these. They looks really good! I am usually a failure at baking though..I always seem to mess up the recipe somehow.

kirbie said...

I've never tried banana cookies before. Looks yummy