Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

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I've said it before and I'll say it again,  I love banana bread!

But once in awhile I need a change up to use up all the over ripe bananas in the house.

Last week I decided to try making banana cookies, ya know something I could eat for breakfast on the go maybe, but I still wanted the banana bread flavor.

These cookies taste just like banana bread; and just like the coconut I added to the last one, the oatmeal is a huge plus as an addition to these cookies.

They are like eating little pillows of banana bread, Mmm mmm.

Give them a try and let me know what you think.

They are not too bad on the calorie meter either so go ahead and eat them for breakfast!

Here's what you need:

1-3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup oatmeal, I use a quick cooking oatmeal
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 large egg, at room temperature
2 bananas, approximately 1 cup mashed bananas
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a medium bowl mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer cream the butter and sugars until fluffy.
Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
Add the bananas and mix until incorporated.
Add the flour mixture and oatmeal and mix well, scraping down the sides as you go.
Using a medium scoop (about the size of a walnut) drop scoops of dough 2 inches apart on the lined baking sheet.
Bake for 13 minutes.
These babies can be eaten for breakfast, snack, or dessert!

Serves approximately 22 cookies

Here's the handy printable - Banana Oatmeal Cookies

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