Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Comforting Banana, Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies

Here's another banana cookie recipe. Although many of the ingredients are the same as the previous post from last week's banana cookies, these have a completely different texture. They are very cake like. I found this recipe over at Food Blogga. Susan has some wonderful recipes and this is definitely one of them. I'm not a big fan of raisins so I substituted them with craisins. I love dried cranberries (also had a ton left from last week I needed to use up!) I also threw in some chocolate chips (so what else is new...). These really are worth making since they are different from the average cookie and really, really good!!!!

1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup mashed bananas (very ripe, approximately 2 large bananas)

2 1/4 cup all purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp cloves

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

1/2 cup pecans, lightly toasted

1/2 cup dark raisins (I used dried cranberries)

Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar; beat in egg, vanilla and bananas. In a small bowl mix flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Add to banana mixture and beat until just combined. Stir in oats, pecans and raisins (dried cranberries). Drop 2 tbls of cookie dough 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. These will spread. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until firm and golden brown. Let cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to rack and cool for 15 minutes.


Lisa said...

I haven't had a homemade cookie since the holidays. Now I want one.

Dragon said...

I love any kind of baked goodie with bananas. This looks amazing.

Donna-FFW said...

Love the combination!! I have a couple of banana posts coming up soon, and your recipe was the inspiration, Ill be sure to mention it!! Love your posts!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I have been on a cookie baking kick and would love to try these!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love this! And I have bananas in my fridge! SWISH!

Natashya said...

I love the texture that oatmeal gives to cookies. These sound really tasty!

Pam said...

Mmmm. I love banana oatmeal cookies. I like that you added craisins. They look tasty.

Anonymous said...

Those cookies look amazing! Hey, I am in Maryland, close to your neck of the woods! We should have a recipe exchange!


Kevin said...

Another great looking cookie with bananas!

noble pig said...

Okay those look explosively delicious! Wow...so thick and yummy.

Emily said...

Bananas are SOOOO good. I can't get over them. These cookies look nice and puffy and delicious. I need one. Or two.