Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
By Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero I made these a little while ago and everyone at work went mental over them. I ommitted the walnuts due to my nut allergy but these are mega tasty nom noms.
- 1 banana (very ripe medium)
- 1⁄3 cup canola oil (rapeseed oil)
- 2⁄3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour (plain flour)
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal (rolled oats)
- 1⁄2 cup chocolate chips
- preheat oven to 350 degrees, lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
- In a mixing bowl mash the banana well. You can use a fork for this but your hands work well too. Add the oil sugar and vanilla, mix with a strong fork. Add the flour, baking soda and cinnmon and mix until the dry ingredients are just moistened. Add the oatmeal walnuts and chocolate chips and mix well. Isa recommends using your hands for mixing in the oatmeal to ensure that the oats get moist. If the dough is quite slippery you may wish to add a few tablespoons of extra flour. This just depends on how big your banana is.
- Clean your hands and roll the dough into balls slightly smaller than a golf ball, flatten it a bit in your hands and place each ball about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 2 mins then transfer them to a cooling rack.
I thought these would be a total flop, considering how difficult it was just to get them off my hands and onto the cookie sheet; but I just ate one fresh from the oven, and it was delicious! I did add walnuts (equal to the amount of chocolate chips), and I would recommend them if allergies aren't a concern. Next time I may leave my hands a bit wet or use two spoons to prevent the batter from sticking to my hands. Thanks for posting!