A few weeks ago I started flipping through my magazine recipe file looking for the weekly menu plan and came across the following recipe. I had one banana that was threatening to die on the counter and we were planning a grocery store trip that afternoon, so I could pick up everything else I needed.
The cookies remind me of banana bread...with chocolate chips. They have a bit of a crunch around the edge, but stay very chewy in the middle. Cooper loved them - he's not been big on sweet stuff so far, but I think these are perfect since the banana makes up part of the sugar and they aren't overly sweet.
Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from Cooking Light
- 1/2 cup mashed banana (about 1 medium size banana)
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 t baking soda
- 1/2 t salt
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls on to greased cookie sheets. Bake for about 15-18 minutes, until they begin to brown on the edges. Cool slightly on the pans and move to cooling racks to cool completely.