I was craving some sort of oatmeal cookies the other day, and I had a bag full of banana halves from my toddler deciding he doesn't really dig bananas anymore, so I decided to make some banana cookies. These are soft and delicious.
Oatmeal Banana Bread Cookies
1 1/2 cups flour (I did half all purpose and half whole wheat)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp clove
1/2 cup softened butter
1/4 cup applesauce
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup mashed banana (about 3 bananas)
1 3/4 cup old fashioned/rolled oats
1 cup chocolate chips or nuts or a combo thereof.
Preheat oven to 375
Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and clove.
In another bowl, mix butter, applesauce, brown sugar, egg, and banana.
Mix wet and dry ingredients until just combined. Add oats and chips/nuts.
Drop by the spoonful (or cookie scoop) onto a ungreased cookie sheet or Silpat.
Bake at 375 for around 12-15 minutes. Cookies are still soft, but just barely starting to brown on the edges.
Store in a closed container in a cool place.