Oatmeal Banana Cookies Recipe
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Oatmeal Banana Cookies Recipe

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My mother and I made these cookies quite often when I was a young girl. When I married, she passed on this recipe to me.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 224 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in bananas, oats and chocolate chips.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes. Immediately remove cookies to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Banana Oatmeal Cookies in Country February/March 1993, p49

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Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"easy to make...taste nice and moist..."

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

"I cooked at a higher temp (450) for a shorter time (9 mins) and substituted ginger(which I had) for the cloves(which I did not have). The cookies were moist and delicious :)"

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"These are great flavored cookies but they were a little dry. I used a cup of butter instead of the butter-flavored shortening and I used a cup of chopped walnuts instead of the chocolate chips. I even used a quarter cup of whipping cream but they were still a little dry. I will make them again and experiment to get a more moist cookie."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

"Great quick cookie! Absolutely adorable...."

Reviewed Sep. 5, 2013

"I adjusted this one to accommodate the ingredients I had on hand. Instead of a full cup of butter flavored Crisco, I used 1/2 cup each of regular Crisco and butter. Instead of chocolate chips, white chocolate chips went into the batter. Next time, I'll add some walnuts or pecans."

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