Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

One day the Kitchen Witch was craving sweets badly. Trying to stick to a healthier lifestyle (and having over ripe bananas on the counter), I found myself creating a new cookie that's a touch easier on the figure. I can't say that I was overly impressed by this cookie. But, then again, they weren't too horrible either.

The texture of these is more cake like than cookie like. And I won't lie, I liked the chocolate drizzled ones a LOT more than the raisin ones. So much for 'diet cookies' LOL :)

I guess the real secret behind 'diet cookies' is that they aren't the best tasting things under the sun, so after 2 (a serving size) you're really OK with that. And maybe that's not a bad thing after all.

Banana Oatmeal honey cookies
makes 36 cookies (18 servings)
3 over ripe bananas
1/2 c honey
1/4 c butter
1/4 c brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 c buttermilk
1 t vanilla
.5 c whole wheat flour
1.5 c AP flour
1.5 c old fashioned oatmeal
1 t baking powder
1 t salt
1 t cinnamon
2 oz chocolate chips melted
1 cup raisins, plumped

Cream butter, sugar and honey together until smooth and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.

Add dry ingredients in 3 stages, scraping down sides of bowl after each addition. The dough will not be very stiff, more like thick pancake batter. Top with raisins, if desired.

Using a small cookie scoop, form cookies on a sheet tray. Bake at 350* for 12 minutes, or until browned on bottoms and set on top.

Drizzle tops with melted chocolate.

Nutrition Facts provided by SparkPeople Recipe Calculator
18 Servings (2 cookies)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161.6
Total Fat 3.6 g
Saturated Fat 1.9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.1 g
Cholesterol 18.8 mg
Sodium 165.7 mg
Potassium 114.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 30.6 g
Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
Sugars 10.6 g
Protein 3.1 g


Tonya said...

I can make up a recipe for dinner. I can alter a recipe with good results. But I am AMAZED at your ability to make up a recipe out of your head for a baked good that turns out edible. Must be magick.

Scuttleboose said...

... mouth... watering... yum.
Have you ever tried using agave in baked goods?

Jenn said...

Andrea, you amaze me with your skills in the kitchen! And the pictures, make me want to eat all of them!! mmmmmmmmmmm.....

Feisty Irish Wench said...

omg, visual foodgasm! The kids ate all the bananas already, otherwise I'd be off to make this one.
BTW, left you a reply to your comment ;)

Anusce@Ciao-Chow said...

I am always impressed at how bananas can save the day!!!

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