My friend’s class was having a potluck the other night and since I will take any excuse to bake for a bunch of people, I decided to make cookies for her to bring. I didn’t have much time or supplies, so I scrounged together the random ingredients I had and actually came up with something pretty delicious! She said everyone loved them. The only problem is they dry out a little the next day if you don’t seal them up really well- they’re best eaten the day you make them.
Oatmeal Choco-Banana Cookies (adapted from Vegan Cookies Take Over Your Cookies Jar)
Makes about 2 dozen
1 ripe banana
1/3 cup oil
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2 cup quick oats
optional if on hand: chocolate chips or walnuts
1. Preheat your oven to 350° and grease two cookies sheets.
2. Mash up the banana really well in a large bowl, then mix in the oil, sugar and vanilla.
3. Add in the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cocoa. Stir until combined, then add the oats. Add a little water if the dough is too crumbly.
4. Roll dough into balls and flatten them onto your cookies sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes- do not over bake or they will dry out!
Mmm these ingredients make such a great cookie combination!