Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Banana Cookies


These cookies are a definite favorite with my kids- they feel spoiled when I make them and, to be honest, I'm not sure I've seen many cookie recipes that can claim to be as healthy! Makes me chuckle every time they gobble one of these down for dessert and look like they've gotten away with something. :)

Banana Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 4 egg whites
  • 3 cups oats
  • 2 tbsp. whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 chocolate chips or nuts (if you wish-- I've made them plain, with nuts, or with choc. chips... they're good no matter what!)

Directions:

  • Mix first 3 ingredients together in a large bowl. Add egg whites and mix. Add remaining ingredients except nuts or chocolate chips. After dough (more like batter, really) is mixed, add nuts or chips.
  • Batter will seem too liquid, but drop on cookie sheet by tablespoon anyway.
  • Bake at 350 for approx. 12 minutes.
Notes:

  • I often make a whole batch of these, but I've cut it into a third before and used only one banana and one egg white. That worked! Each banana used seems to yield about a dozen cookies.
  • If I use nuts, I prefer walnuts or pecans for this recipe.
  • Don't know what to do with those egg yolks? I have another kid-friendly recipe coming up that uses just yolks!
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2 comments:

Rachel said...

These sound great! Going to have to try them this week when the bananas go bad!

Amy @ Finer Things said...

We are big fans of banana anything, so I'm sure these will be a hit. And I've always got bananas ready for baking!