Whilst I was clearing my fridge last night, I notice that my block of Philadelphia cheese has already molded...sigh.. I know I still have many things in the kitchen cabinet which are probably headed to the rubbish bin soon if I don't make something out of them soon. There were still bags of flour, oatmeal, breadcrumbs, coconut bits. And 2 bunches of bananas sitting on the dining table, waiting to go black very soon if I don't eat them. How.. how.. what to do??
I remember that I have come across a cookie using oatmeal and bananas. Yah.. saw the recipe in Baking Bites. Luckily I saved the page on my PC. Did a quick check on the recipe and found that I have every ingredient in the kitchen, yipppeeee !
This recipe is terribly simple and takes only very little time to make. And the results... I must say it was rather nice. These are soft cookies, which I know some people are partial to. Once they were cool enough, filled up some into 2 cookies bags for the food exchange program and enough left to almost fill up the cookie jar :)
This recipe is taken straight from Baking Bites and I followed to the letter. Didn't need to change anything. Must wait for comments from Sue and Babe as to whether the sugars quantity needs adjustments.
Banana Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp butter, very soft
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup mashed banana (1 small/medium)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups oats
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking sodaand salt.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the sugars. Beat in egg and banana, followed by the vanilla extract. Gradually, on low speed or by hand, add in the flour mixture. Stir in the oats (either whole rolled oats or “quick cooking”) and chocolate chips.
Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 11-14 minutes at 350F, until set and lightly browned.
Let cookies cool for about 5 minutes on the pan before transfering them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes 2 dozen cookies.