June 1, 2010

Banana-oat Cookies

Some of you may have seen this on Facebook, but I decided it should go on the blog too.....

So I had a lone banana in my fruit bowl that was going black. Not enough banana for banana bread so I decided to see if I could make it into a cookie. This is the result.


125g butter softened
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 large over-ripe mashed banana
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup rolled rolled oats
100g milk choc chips

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C . Line baking sheets with baking paper.
  2. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg and vanilla essence, and beat until combined.
  4. Add in mashed banana and mix well.
  5. Sift in flour and baking powder, and mix until combined.
  6. Mix in oats and choc chips.
  7. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto prepared trays and flatten with a fork.
  8. Bake for 9 minutes, edges should be only slightly browned. They may not look like they're cooked because they are quite pale, but don't over cook them.
  9. Cool on trays.