Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
My family really enjoyed these cookies. They are so sweet and have a great banana flavor. When I made these cookies I added 1/2 more banana to use it up. I also added a scoop of protein powder to the cookie mix. I got this recipe from Ossg Recipes.
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1 cup dates (I sometimes use raisins also)
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1⁄3 cup oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In large bowl, mash the bananas, stir in oats, dates, oil and vanilla. Mix well and allow to sit for 15 minutes.
- Drop by tspfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes (depending on your oven).
- In combining the ingredients, I personally use my food processor. I just toss everything in and let it mix.
Recipe I have includes 1 tsp. cinnamon which I think makes the first couple of bites taste more like an apple pie than a banana cookie. Use dried cranberries along with any other dried fruit I want to toss in to equal close to 1 cup of fruit. Next time I'll try adding mini-chocolate chips and nuts. I've had to watch the bake time as well. Definitely watch the bake time for the first batch. At 20 minutes my oven tends to darken the bottom of the cookies quite a bit.
I thought these cookies were really good! I made them with raisins because I didn't have any dates. I am going to make them again eventhough my sister thinks they are not sweet enough. Oh well. I think I may add some kind of nuts to them next time, maybe walnuts or almonds. I have to get the right baking time because I guess my oven is quite hot. I baked mine for eight minutes and they were just on the verge of burning. But thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us! Nice and soft and I love raisins and oatmeal in a cookie. Yum!
AWESOME!! ... just made these with the wrong type of oats (had to sieve normal ones to get rid of dust) no vanilla essence.... didn't have any here.... so may well taste better with.... all kindsa date choppin' issues..... so quantities may have been out..... just about remembered the bananas..... YUMMY! .... and chewy.... (left banana chunks in for bananatasticness!) My first recipe tried here..... here's to many more!