Thursday, August 5, 2010

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

I adapted this recipe from Jessica Seinfeld's book Deceptively Delicious. I made some adjustments to her recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies- adding more banana in place of zucchini puree and swapping chocolate chips for raisins. The result was a very moist, muffin-like cookie. Have you tried any other recipes from her book?

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 brown sugar, packed
6 tablespoons margarine spread
1 1/2 medium bananas, mashed
1 egg white
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line two baking sheets with parchment.
In a bowl combine flour, oats, baking soda, and salt. Set Aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the brown sugar and margarine. Next add in the mashed bananas and egg white. Stir until just blended.
Gradually add in the flour mixture. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop by heaping tablespoons onto the baking sheets. Bake 12-15 minutes.
Yields 18 cookies


  1. Sounds like banana bread in a cookie- yum!

  2. wow....banana's and chocolate chips in oatmeal cookies....what a great cookie!! I don't know why I never thought of adding anything but raisins....your sound so much better!

  3. I'm just doing a banana series on my blog. If I had any bananas left, I'd make these. They look great! I'll buy some tomorrow and wait for them to ripen.

  4. Yummy. I love banana baked goods, though I don't think I've had it in cookies yet.
    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
    *kisses* HH

  5. These look so good! I love everything banana!

  6. oh yum! I love the sound of this combo!

  7. How healthy!! I'll so have to try these! Thanks!

  8. finally made mine! I've linked back to your post. thanks :)