banana oatmeal cookies

26 Apr

This is a great oatmeal cookie recipe.  If you’re like me, you always have brown bananas on your counter (or frozen in your freezer).  The recipe says it makes 30 cookies, in which case they would be 2 WW pts+ a piece.  I have never been a baker who is able to make the stated number of cookies.  I made 20, with a points plus value of 4 each.  You can find the original recipe on Kitchen Parade.

I used Bob’s Red Mill shredded, unsweetened coconut.   I usually buy it at Fred Meyer, but I just found it at the Orowheat Bakery Outlet on South Hill, next to Michael’s, at a great price.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (I use SaltWorks Vanilla Bean Sea Salt for all my baking)
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Melt butter and combine with sugars, banana, egg and vanilla extract in standing mixer.  Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Add to banana mixture.  Stir in oatmeal and coconut.

Drop cookie dough onto a baking sheet lining with parchment or a Silpat.  Bake 12-15 minutes or until set and lightly brown.  Cool slightly and remove to a cooling rack.

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Posted by on April 26, 2011 in baking, desserts, points plus


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