Monday, January 3, 2011

Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Just because it's a new year doesn't mean we have to stop eating cookies!

Here is an option for a less sweet cookie perfect for a mid-morning snack. Sometimes I find cookies with peanut butter too overpowering. Even though I LOVE peanut butter, sometimes peanut butter cookies are just too strong. The banana and peanut butter compliment each other well in this cookie. It is a much better way to enjoy this combination than eating a messy banana covered in sticky peanut butter. Too bad it's not as healthy!
This cookie is very chewy, and the rolled oats provide added texture and more chewiness. If you are looking for a sweeter option, try mixing in some mini chocolate chips. Do allow these cookies to cool completely before digging in.

Happy New Year!


1 cup all purpose flour 
1/2 teaspoon baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/2 cup brown sugar 
1/2 cup sugar 
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 large egg 
1/2 cup peanut butter 
1 small mashed banana
1 1/2 cups rolled oats

Preheat oven to 350F.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, cream together sugars and butter. Beat in egg until smooth, then mix in the peanut butter and mashed banana. Mix in flour mixture. Stir in the oats.
Shape dough into tablespoons and place on baking sheet.
Bake for 12 minutes.
Yields 18 cookies.

1 comment:

  1. this looks so good.. oh my, i know my sister would love this. thank you for sharing this.