Saturday, February 6, 2010

What to do with bananas

This was a favorite recipe as a kid and now my kids love it. I think they let the bananas go brown on purpose. I make it with whole wheat flour now. The kids prefer cinnamon chips - my dad always liked it with raisins.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

2 over ripe bananas
¾ Cup shortening
1 Cup Sugar
1 Egg
1 ½ Cups flour
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 ¾ Cups oatmeal
12 oz. bag chips (chocolate or cinnamon) or 2 cups raisins

Beat bananas, shortening and sugar together. Beat in egg. Add flour, baking soda, spices and oatmeal. Mix well. Stir in chips. Drop by the spoonful on a baking sheet. Bake at 400ยบ for 8 to 10 minutes or until starting to brown.


Martha said...

Yummy recipe, thank you.

Walk in the Woods said...

Yum! The Boy usually the nanas before they get too ripe, but when the do I toss them in the freezer to have on hand for brewing (yep - brewing) and for recipes like *this!*

Bonnie Story said...

Wow, this sounds great! I happen to have two bananas that will be perfecto!

mrsb said...

Sounds so good!!

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