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Oatmeal Banana Cookies Recipe

Oatmeal Banana Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Oatmeal Banana Cookies

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shortytalk User ID: 1598556 7073
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

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

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nikkidoll76 User ID: 3425822 25680
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 :)"

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mikelssword@msn.com User ID: 2350474 34820
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."

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niteshrd User ID: 3891885 13980
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

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

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TimedOut User ID: 7143231 25675
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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bakerprince User ID: 5347391 50053
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2013

"Excellent taste and texture! Cookies are very soft and moist. I would have added more chocolate chips, but my wife thinks that more chocolate would everpower the very pleasant banana taste. Definitely a keeper!"

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Sarah F User ID: 6867195 25612
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2012

"I had to make this with butter because my children are allergic to soy including shortening. These cookies were easy to make with my little ones. They were soft and rounded like pumpkin cookies and yummy. Next time I will substitute half of the butter for applesauce. Oh and I used unsalted butter because I figure butter flavored shortening is unsalted."

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Netizen User ID: 4154355 34817
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

"Got to agree. Why ruin a healthy cookie with all that trans fat?"

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BarbaraAL User ID: 6377057 38765
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"I would never make this cookies as described. Shortening?? Really..NO"

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pinkiepie User ID: 5517629 13979
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2011 Edited Aug. 4, 2014

"These where great I agree with others though it dose not make what it says. I even used a Mellon ball scoop to insure size was good. I have made it with raisins and pecans instead of chips and walnuts it was good too! ....I made these another time turned out great but this time seemed to have too much clove but I did what it called for. Next time I will use nutmeg and I think they would be great."

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JenfromFlag User ID: 2604063 34814
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"There were good but a little dryer than I would like for them to be. I'll have to alter the recipe a bit next time I make them. Still a great way to use up some bananas."

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tbunn1 User ID: 1265659 13144
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"We ahve these all the time! However, since I was put on a diabetic diet, we made a couple of alterations. We used Sugar Free Banana Cream pudding instead of Bananas ( we were out) and whole wheat flour and Splenda. They still come out YUMMMY!!!!!!!"

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realdrmom User ID: 1007521 38763
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

"My four year old Grandson just made these for his Dad & Grandpa for Father's Day. He did everything except putting them in & out of the oven. He's very proud of himself & the cookies are very good. The banana smell is heavenly. I added 1 tsp Kahlua as well as the vanilla & an extra one half cup of flour."

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gerryvasko User ID: 2934164 25611
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2011

"I used a tablespoon instead of teaspoon to measure and got 5 dozen cookies. I will make them again as they were very good."

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devenlynn User ID: 5467618 25535
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2011

"Very good if you like a cake-like texture. I ommited the cloves and used nutmeg. It has the perfect amount of chocolate chips, so you get just a little in every cookie and goes so well with the banana flavor. Wonderful!"

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fluffy213 User ID: 5772206 20852
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"These came out really fluffy and cake-like. I did only use half the amount of sugar the recipe called for and I used a blend of white flour and whole wheat flour. They were really yummy...like banana chocolate chip bread, but in cookie form!"

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Raggamuffin User ID: 3425624 38748
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2010

"ITS A GOOD cookie, BUT I LIKE THE OTHER BANANA OATMEAL cookie RECIPE A LITTLE BETTER (FOUND ON THIS SITE.)"

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giogarver User ID: 983029 13137
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010

"I'm already looking forward to having overripe bananas so I can make these cookies again. Regular rolled oats worked well, and I only added half the cloves. Many compliments received!"

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Tazma User ID: 3534730 20851
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2010

"I rate this as a 4.5 star as is. Now I left out the baking soda because I found out that ingrediants like baking soda, baking powder and salt are not neccessary. The cookies taste great and the body holds great. So why add all that extra sodium when its not needed. I well not use those ingrediants when possible."

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6squirrel8 User ID: 1900464 201486
Reviewed May. 3, 2009

"I made these yesterday. They are ok. A little sweet and not one I will probably make again."

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mchenryed User ID: 2811734 10359
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2008

"Pretty good recipe. Very moist. Could've been a little sweeter though. But everyone liked them and they were simple enough that I'd likely make again.

Thanks!"

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