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Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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To help interest my kids in cooking, I started with this recipe from my own childhood. My mom made these cookies when I was young. Now my seven children like them as much as I did. We quadruple the recipe the recipe to serve our big family, so the kids get to practice their math skills and have fun at the same time.—Jaqueline Wilson, Armstrong Creek, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2)
  • 1-3/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 195 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 186 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients; beat in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg, bananas and oats; mix well. Stir in chips and nuts.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Banana Oatmeal Cookies in Taste of Home April/May 1996, p14

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 195 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 186 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"I chose this recipe to use ripened Bananas and show my learning disabled 8 year old how to make from scratch for the first time. Easy enough that she could do most by of the mixing by herself. The Joy on her face alone was worth 5 stars. As for cookies.... a they are moist and flavorful, but could have used Vanilla Extract. I substituted 1/2 brown and 1/2 white sugar and since I only had old fashioned oats, I used those. The texture from the oats wasn't bad, but wish they had blended better in this cookie, will toast next time as a reviewer suggested. I also toasted Pecan's...which gives such a good flavor. Mixture is really soft, refrigerate for min of 30 minutes and you cookies won't flatten out so much. Cooked at 375 for 14 min. How many you get depends on your cookie scoop size and whose doing the scooping."

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Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"I chose this recipe to use ripened Bananas and show my learning disabled 8 year old how to make from scratch for the first time. Easy enough that she could do most by of the mixing by herself. The Joy on her face alone was worth 5 stars. As for cookies.... a they are moist and flavorful, but could have used Vanilla Extract. I substituted 1/2 brown and 1/2 white sugar and since I only had old fashioned oats, I used those. The texture from the oats wasn't bad, but wish they had blended better in this cookie, will toast next time as a reviewer suggested. I also toasted Pecan's...which gives such a good flavor. Mixture is really soft, refrigerate for min of 30 minutes and you cookies won't flatten out so much. Cooked at 375 for 14 min. How many you get depends on your cookie scoop size and whose doing the scooping."

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Reviewed Feb. 23, 2014

"Very cake-like, not something I would call a cookie. If you're looking for this sort of flavor/texture, I think you would do better by just finding a good banana bread recipe."

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

"So moist and delicious, this is my new favorite cookie! The recipe worked perfectly, I substituted some plain greek yogurt for some of the butter and used 1/2 brown sugar plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar to keep my cookies soft in high altitude - it works!"

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Reviewed Jan. 20, 2014

"great tasting, lots of Banana flavor, I used brown sugar, would make these cookies again"

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