Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I tried playing around with a few recipes, and this is the one that worked out the best for my family. It's a light cookie; I found that making it into bars worked better for me, since I only had one hand and could not spoon them onto a cookie sheet. I also used a food processor to mix the batter to make it quicker and easier to do while holding my daughter. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Grease an 8x9 (for thicker bars), or a 13x9x2 (for thinner bars) pan.
  3. Slice up bananas (makes it easier to mix).
  4. Mix butter, shortening, egg, and bananas until creamy.
  5. In a separate bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  6. Slowly add the dry mix to the creamy mix until blended.
  7. Mix in the oats.
  8. Pour mix into pan.
  9. Bake 10 minutes.


Most Helpful

I made these at about 4 in the afternoon and they were gone by bedtime! My family loved them. A couple of things I did different. I baked them in the 13x9 pan, but it took 20-25 minutes to bake them rather than just 10 as the recipe states. I also sprinkled the top with chocolate chips before baking.

prattandpratt May 05, 2014

This recipe was great because it used a lot of bananas and has a very wholesome taste. I substituted 1/2 c. natural applesauce for the shortening and reduced the sugar by half. The bars are still fluffy and cake-like, but with an easy glaze, will be a hit at the party.

SMP-Funk April 26, 2009

I made mine bar style in a 9x13 pan instead of cookies, and they came out very thick, moist, and crumbly. Almost like banana bread. Not what I was expecting, but everyone loved 'em.

jadekai July 07, 2008

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