Roasted Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


It's been a long time since I have made any cookies and wanted to get in the kitchen to try out a new recipe and use my new baking corner of the kitchen. I searched for recipes, then narrowed it down to an oatmeal cookie but had no idea there were so many varieties! I love oatmeal cookies but hate them the classic way as I am not a huge fan of raisins. I finally chose one and thought... hmm how can I change this a little bit? I've been wanting to try roasting bananas ever since I saw it on my friend Sam's blog. I thought it was a bit weird roasting them in the peel but the bananas come out of the peel smelling so sweet and the banana flavour is lot stronger. I can't wait to try out other recipes using a roasted banana. I think they worked really well with this recipe. These cookies were very easy to make and turned out great having a cake like texture, very moist and yummy. Try this recipe out or let me know if you think of any other roasted banana recipes or even other oatmeal cookie recipes.

Recipe
courtesy of AllRecipes.com
Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3 medium bananas, roasted & mashed
2 cups oats
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Steps:
  1. Roast the bananas first by following the instructions over at ehow.com, a couple hours before making these cookies.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375F/190C.
  3. In a large bowl, cream sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla. 
  4. Combine flour, baking soda, nutmeg and cinnamon; add to creamed mixture. 
  5. Stir in bananas, oats and chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Immediately remove cookies to wirerack to cool. Makes about 48 cookies.

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3 comments:

  1. looking mighty good and one of your five a day! Great idea about the roasted banana

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  2. Hello Mike. How are you? I found your blog via Dom at Belleau Kitchen. He tweeted us.
    Anyway, great to have found your blog. I never had banana cookies before, but it does sound and look delicious. I could really do with a few now with a nice cup of tea :)
    Enjoy your weekend.

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