By esmerelda smoot on September 27, 2006
Photo by magpie diner
Photo by magpie diner
"My friend who is a baker gave me this recipe because I am in love with these cookies! You don't have to be vegan to enjoy these. *Don't omit the cinnamon. It's what makes these cookies the best."
Serving Size: 1 (31 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 36
"Delicious - was looking for something vegan for a bake sale, but these are good by any standard. I added a cup of chopped pecans which made it taste just like banana nut bread and gave it some nice texture."
"This are delicious! To make them gluten free, we substituted Chickpea flower and it worked well. We added Trader Joe's vegan chocolate chips too and they added a nice flavor."
"love this recipe to use up one remaining banana and always have oats on hand, so thanks emerald. I reduced amount of sugar to one cup and used coconut oil. taste great. will try with applesauce too."
"If you do two small bananas instead of 1 banana you will have a better result. Terrific cookies!!!"
"Wonderful cookies! Even better that they're healthy. My 4 year old even likes these treats and she's a tough sell :-) I made the recipe with 2 bananas and 1 cup brown sugar and added 1/2 cup raisins. I didn't flatten before baking and they turned out very moist and chewy. Thanks for sharing these great treats."
"Very good, healthy cookie. Cut sugars back to 1 cup. Very good almost overcooked, I like the brown crispy edges."
"I didn't taste the banana very much but they were delish. Next time I'll add another banana and cut down on the sugar & oatmeal by a bit. I didn't flatten them (kept them in balls) so they were crispy on the outside and moist on the inside"
"This is my favorite cookie now! I love the taste and that they were going so fast. I like them for being moist and having oatmeal in them. I added one extra banana and cut down the sugar to one cup."
"These were delicious! I made some small changes to make them healthier but they still tasted great. I used applesauce instead of oil and I cut the sugar down to 1 cup. My kids loved them. Thanks!"
"For such simple ingredients I'm amazed how good these are, and how quick. As one reviewer already said, vegan or not, these are great oatmeal cookies. For this review I made them exactly as per the recipe. They are tasty little gems. The dough was pretty sticky, I did flatten the mounds out on the baking sheet before they went in. Next time I'd roll into balls and then flatten out. I did manage to get 36 as the recipe indicates, pretty good considering how tasty the dough was :) . Next time round I would try to cut out that 1/2 cup of sugar and reduce the oil, maybe adding another banana as replacement. I will also try this with kamut or spelt flour. There is no end to the optional ingredients you could add. Thanks Esmerelda...they just came out of the oven and they're going fast!!"
"These are awesome, I think I ate most of the dough before they reached the oven. :)"
"These are delicious, the first vegan cookies i have made, being vegan is going to be easy! thanks esmerelda :)"
"I made these a while ago and realized I forgot to rate them. I know I made a few changes with the recipe... I used extra bananas and a little less oil, I'm pretty sure... not sure what else, but these were great, fairly healthy and adaptable little pillows of vegan oaty cookieness! Thanks for posting :-)"
"Wow! These cookies are delicious. Probably better than any other oatmeal cookie recipe I've tried (vegan or not). They were warm with a crispy outer when right out of the oven and chewy the next day. Both my 1 year old and 3 year old loved them too. Thank you!"
"I made these for my coworkers one day to show how yummy vegan food can be...they were a hit! I had to make a double batch the next day because everyone loved them so much!"
"They were great hot out of the oven, and when they cooled they got a bit more crunch. The next day they softened up in the container. Overall, very good!"
"These cookies were great! I made some substitutions/additions that worked out as well: 1) replaced brown and white sugar with 3/4 c white sugar and 3/4 c artificial sweetner 2) added 1/2 c coconut 3) added 3/4 c raisins Thank you esmerelda smoot!"
"Great cookies after some tweaking. I used only 2cups of oats and added semi-sweet chocolate chips (most brands are vegan, but look out for milkfat in some big brands - nestle, etc.)"
"what went wrong with these cookies? The batter (far from needing time to absorb extra liquid) was very very dry, and the final result was not good. Neither of my kids would eat them after they tasted them, so the batch went in the garbage."
"Absolutely wonderful!Great breakfast cookie. DH says "Delicious!" I changed the cinnamon amount to 1/2t. cinnamon and 1/2t. nutmeg. I used the 1 1/2" Pampered Chef cookie scoop and flattened dough slightly before baking. Thanks for sharing!"