So, what is a gal to do when she has several overripe bananas and she doesn’t want to break out the tired old banana nut bread recipe? Well, she turns them into cookies! The wonderful aroma of these things are still hanging in the kitchen and I’m thinking a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top with maybe a drizzle of caramel sauce would be the perfect way to end the day.
Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 c. all-purpose flour
½ c. butter, softened
¾ c. granulated sugar
¾ s. packed brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 c. old fashioned quick oats
6oz. pkg of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°.
Grease a 12”x16”x1” baking pan. Set aside.
In large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix in bananas.
In medium bowl, combine flour with baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Whisk in quick oats. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients until well combined. Stir in mini chocolate chips.
Turn dough out onto baking pan and smooth out evenly. Bake approximately 25 minutes or until golden brown on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool a couple minutes before slicing into squares.