Saturday, June 20, 2015

Banana Oatmeal Cookies or Muffins

Grab a hot cup of coffee, a banana oatmeal cookie or muffin, and get comfy because I've got a great post for you today!

Don't have yourself a moist and chewy banana oatmeal cookie or muffin, yet? Well, if you've got all of the ingredients listed below and about 30 minutes on your hands, you can have your banana oatmeal cookies (or muffins) and eat them too!




I have had two very ripe bananas taunting me all week. You may have found yourself in this very same predicament before. You didn't eat the bananas in time, but you don't want to waste them! Good news, my friends, a solution (that isn't the same ol' banana bread) is here for us all.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies and/or Muffins
Recipe courtesy of Life Love and Sugar

Ingredients:

3/4 cup salted butter, cubed
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup mashed bananas
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground cloves (optional - I did not use)
2 tsp cornstarch (optional - I replaced with about 1-2 tbsp. of flour)
3 cups old fashioned oats

Directions:

1. Mix together butter, brown sugar, sugar, egg, vanilla extract and mashed bananas until well combined.

2. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, cloves and cornstarch (or just more flour if substituting for cornstarch) and mix until combined.

3. Stir in oats.




4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

5. Spoon tablespoons of dough onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Flatten dough a little bit, into thick discs. They will spread a little when baked.

6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges just start to golden.

7. Remove from oven and cool on cookie sheet for 3-4 minutes, then move to cooling rack to finish cooling.





If you'd like to make muffins instead of cookies, follow all of the directions until step 5 and spoon about 1/4 cup of mixture into muffin pans, instead!

This is my new favorite way to use those nearly black bananers. (Yes, I said bananers.)

Readers, what is your favorite thing to do with overly ripe bananas?

2 comments:

  1. I like to take mine out of the peel and freeze them. It's like having ice cream without the guilt.

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    1. I'll have to try that!! Thanks for the idea :)

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