9.24.2011

Oatmeal Banana Bread Cookies


Am I allowed to change the name of a recipe? I think I read somewhere that if you change three or more ingredients in a recipe, you can call it your own...in which case I would think you can do whatever you want to it, including change the name, right? Well, we're gonna pretend I changed three or more ingredients. Nobody will ever know.


I walked into the kitchen confident that these cookies were going to be awesome because I didn't have to substitute anything. The ingredients were already healthy substitutes, so I knew there was no chance of me messing these up like I did my last oatmeal raisin cookies. Ugh, so embarrassing.


But of course, it really isn't a Culinary Couture classic without me messing something up. I just spent about twenty minutes writing this post and talking about how I had no idea know why the cookies didn't become golden brown and how I barely tasted any oatmeal. I was writing the recipe and just about ready to hit the publish button and that's when I saw it. 1 and 1/2 cups of uncooked rolled oats and 3/4 cups of all purpose flour. I did the opposite. I am such a genius.

In the end though, it wasn't such a bad trade-off. The cookies were still moist and delish. And even though they didn't taste like oatmeal, I didn't mind. I'm not a big fan of oatmeal these days. I'd pick cookies that taste like bananas over oatmeal any day of the week, and especially on the days they show up unexpectedly. 

Oatmeal Banana Bread Cookies

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Ingredients:

1 and 1/2 cups uncooked rolled oats 
3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
About 3/4 of a medium banana
1/2 cup raisins

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl – make sure to blend it well enough that there’s no chunks of banana.

Place rounded spoonfuls of dough onto a cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, until light golden brown. Remove from oven and let the cookies finish baking on the cookie sheet for about 5 more minutes. Enjoy!

Recipe from Clean Green Simple

1 comment:

  1. LOl I have been making mistakes these days as well. I forgot baking soda in some cookies the other day they were like rocks :p

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