Friday, July 27, 2012

Foodie Friday - Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Howdy, friends! I hope you're all as thrilled about it being Friday as I am. I thought it would be a fun idea to share a new recipe with you all each week, so here goes nothin'!

I like to eat my bananas when they still have a bit of green on them, so when I saw two extremely freckled brown bananas on my kitchen counter, I knew they were either going in the garbage or I needed to find some recipe to incorporate them into. Raymond loves banana nut bread/muffins so that was my first go to. Then I remembered that the last time I made him 24 muffins, he didn't eat a single one. I ended up finding this recipe and tweaking it slightly to make it a bit healthier.

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Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies

(Adapted from Peanut Butter Fingers)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12-15 minutes

Yields: Approximately 12 large cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/8 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a pan with non-stick cooking spray. Mash banana together with all wet ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Slowly combine wet and dry ingredients together. Place dollops of batter onto cookie sheet approximately 2 inches apart, and cook for 12-15 minutes. I recommend eating while still slightly warm.

Enjoy!

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Somebody really loved them!

3 comments:

Ryanne Jolly said...

I'm not a huge fan of eating bananas because of their squishy nature, but I like the flavor and these cookies sound amazing! I will have to give my lack of baking skills another try… Have a good weekend! :)

Brooke Houston said...

WOW those look delicious! I don't usually like banana bread, but I can see how it would be good mix with oatmeal cookies, my favorite. I will def make these. I never bake from scratch but this recipe doesn't seem so bad!

Samantha said...

To be honest, you could probably just chunk everything in a bowl, mix it, and bake it. These really don't require much skill. Good luck!