Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Banana-oatmeal breakfast cookies
Start with bananas.
Mash 'em. Just in case you didn't know what mashed bananas looked like:
Add the oatmeal, peanut butter, vanilla extract, salt, sugar, chocolate chips, and walnuts.
I tried an experiment of baking these in muffin tins. It kept the cookies nice and round but created a weird edge to them so...not really worth it?
Banana-oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
Adopted from Chocolate Covered Katie
1 ripe banana
1 cup quick-cooking plain oatmeal, divided (gluten-free if desired)
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mash the banana in a large bowl. Place 1/2 cup of oatmeal in a magic bullet or other blender/food processor and blend for approximately 30 seconds, or until the oatmeal looks like coarse flour. Add the oatmeal flour and the rest of the oatmeal, along with the peanut butter, vanilla extract, salt, sugar, and cinnamon. Stir to combine and then fold in the walnuts and the chocolate chips.
Bake for 15 minutes or until cookies are light golden brown.