Wednesday, December 4

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

This morning me and the littlest munchkin made 31 cookies from a new recipe ... we had lots of fun. A little over 4 hours later there are now only 4 left in the kitchen ... an indication of the yumminess! There was no question as to whether this recipe is a keeper or whether it was something I would be sharing! (Just for the record, we did have visitors this afternoon, we didn't eat them all ourselves!)

It was a cookie we'd eater a couple of months ago at a friends house here in Dodoma and thought was delicious ... so really today was just confirmation of something we already knew! What I did notice mid-mixing was that it can be a dairy-free recipe, which is something that I mentioned I was searching for recently ... to stretch our repetoire for a friend here who is lactose intolerant!

We added chocolate chips this time (not for the lactose intolerant!), but walnuts and or raisins I think would taste equally as yummy ... I feel another batch coming on!

So here's the Banana Oatmeal Cookies recipe ...
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup canola/vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips/walnuts/raisins
  1. Mash banana well in a bowl
  2. Add oil, sugar, vanilla and mix
  3. Add flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon until just moistened.
  4. Add oats and walnuts/chocolate chips/raisins and mix well (If dough is slippery add extra flour)
  5. Roll into balls - smaller than a golf ball (with wet hands), flatten and place on prepared baking sheets 2 inches apart ... it is a bit fiddly!
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes until lightly browned at 175/350/GM4
  7. Cool for 2 minutes then transfer to a rack
We made about 30 cookies with these ingredients but ... just remember though one batch might not be enough!

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