Food for Fun: Banana Oatmeal CookiesJuly 29, 2008 at 8:54 pm | Posted in Baked Goods, Food | 9 Comments
Once upon a time, a wholesome yet delicious loaf of banana bread met a spicy little oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. At first they were both a little wary of their differences, but then they realized the potential compatibility of banana, oatmeal, and chocolate and pursued a relationship anyway. They wined, dined, danced, and eventually married. Their friends and family were apprehensive: what would the offspring of a bread and a cookie look and taste like? The answer: pure heaven.
I can’t for the life of me figure out where I found this recipe for Banana Oatmeal Cookies. Don’t kill me for not posting it. I’ll email it to you if you really, really need it. And you will. I’ve been hanging onto it for a while now–ever since I found it and said, “Banana Oatmeal Cookies!? Genius!” But, it isn’t often that even a single banana gets overripe enough for baking in this house, let alone three. So the recipe remained untested until I came home from Houston and saw that my sister had left exactly three bananas overripe and uneaten in the fruit basket. And I would never let my favorite fruit go to waste 😉
Usually I make half batches of cookies, unless I have lots of people around to pawn them off. This recipe called for three bananas, which is what I had, so I made a whole batch. I baked up one sheet of them and threw the rest of the dough in the freezer for another day.
The dough was the best part and I will probably start to feel sick soon because I could not keep my fingers out of it.
Not the best picture, but I think it at least shows their lovely consistency.
Nutrition of this Recipe
Ok, I’m not going to pretend that these are healthy, so I’m not going to list the ingredients from the World’s Healthiest Foods list. However, they actually have 6, which is pretty darn impressive for a cookie. So, I’m going to let you guess the ingredients on the list! Isn’t that fun!? Ready….go!