Banana Oatmeal Cookies II

Banana Oatmeal Cookies II

129 Reviews 13 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 15 m
Recipe by  JEMIMA

“This recipe is as close as I can get to the delicious cookies my mother use to make when I was a little girl. Spicy oatmeal cookies with banana and walnuts.”

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Original recipe yields 3 dozen



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together shortening and brown sugar. Beat in egg and mashed banana, then stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves; stir into the banana mixture. Mix in rolled oats and walnuts. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets. Leave room for spreading.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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This recipe is a great beginning, but a few changes are necessary to make the cookies the type that everyone raves about: 1.Add a banana to the mush and a quarter-cup of oatmeal for more banana flavor, otherwise you barely get the taste . 2. Skip the cloves, add another teaspoon of cinnamon. 3. Add a 1/2-3/4 teaspoon of baking soda so that the cookies rise a bit, they don't in the original recipe. 4. Switch half of the white flour w/ whole wheat flour, it tastes the same and is much healthier. 5. Use white choc. chips!--huge difference, goes much better w/ banana taste. These changes make the cookies superb, and your friends won't stop asking for more!



This deserves five stars. (And I'm stingy with giving out five star ratings.) The cookies are soft, slightly spicy, and absolutely delicious. I didn't have cloves so I used a bit of pumpkin pie spice and the results were fantastic. The cookie sheet was ravaged by my husband and I before the cookies even had a chance to cool. EDIT: January 29, 2009 I've been making these for a few years now and they are always awesome. I add a bit more banana and vanilla and some nutmeg and extra cinnamon- I like a lot of spice in my cookies. I have also used butter and margarine or a mix because of the whole trans fat thing. (No more margarine for me!) I have also added milk chocolate chips to half of the cookies for my hubby. Still a keeper after all these years! :)



This is a good cookie, it's just not a great cookie. Other than using butter rather than shortening I followed the recipe as written. This is not short on flavor, as the oatmeal, banana and nutty flavors are all prominent. It has a rustic, whole grain texture, not cakey at all, just that of a chewy oatmeal cookie. There is nothing wrong with the recipe, but it will never make a chocolate chip cookie move over.

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Amount Per Serving (36 total)

  • Calories
  • 116 cal
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs
  • 14.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 86 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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