Friday, May 6, 2011

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

At our house we call these healthy cookies. I made these this week, doubled the recipe, and they were all gone in one day. Actually half a day. I made them with whole wheat flour so they were very healthy and had a lot of fiber. It was also an excellent way to get rid of over ripe bananas.

I made these for a friend who doesn't like chocolate and she loved them.

1/2 cup canola oil (or 1/2 cup shortening)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup mashed banana (about 2 large bananas)
1/2 cup raisons (optional- I do not like raisons so I never put them in but you could if you wanted)
1 3/4 cups oatmeal
1 1/2 cups flour (if using whole wheat flour I'd put in an extra 1/4 cup)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Mix oil and sugar (or cream shortening and sugar). Add egg and mashed bananas. Sifted dry ingredients and add to creamed ingredients. Spoon blobs of cookie dough onto a GREASED cookie sheet. Bake at 375*F for 12-13 minutes or until edges are golden brown and middle is cooked solid. If you use canola oil the cookie dough will be a little runnier and spread out more on the pan but it'll be just fine.

1 comment:

Tammi said...

These are delicious!! Added some ground flaxseed for some extra nutrition. Thanks for another fabulous recipe!