Friday, February 5, 2010

Waste Not Want Not - New Cookie Recipe!

Last night as I was packing my lunch for today, I noticed that there were 2 bananas that were at that point of ripe that they would either need to be pitched or used in some sort of baked good. 2 bananas is one banana short of making a good banana bread (much to my brother's dismay), so that was out of the question. Then while I was in the shower this morning I decided I would give a whirl at creating a cookie recipe with them.

It worked fabulously! And since I'm participating in Thing-A-Day again this year, it doubled as my "thing" that I created for today. And so without further a-do, may I present to you....

Danielle's Banana Oat Bran Cookies!

- 1-1/4 cup unbleached flour
- 1-1/4 cup oat bran (I used Old Wessex brand)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup toasted coconut
- 1/3 cup slivered almonds or chopped walnuts
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup brown sugar

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine first 7 ingredients in large bowl (flour through nuts). Create a well in the middle and set aside.
- Combine last 3 ingredients in small bowl (bananas through brown sugar). Pour into well in dry ingredients and combine, making sure not to over-stir.
- Using a spoon, scoop about 1.5-2" dollups of batter onto the cookie sheet.
- Bake for 9 minutes, rotate cookie sheet 180 degrees, cook for another 9 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet before moving to cooling rack.

These cookies are pretty darn good - and they passed the ever-important "Husband Taste Test". If you try them, let me know how yours turn out!

1 comment:

Steve Athanas said...

I tried some of these, and they were excellent. My wife is probably a better baker than you are, though. She's very talented - much more so than you.