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The Best Banana Oatmeal Cookies You Could Ever Eat

The Best Banana Oatmeal Cookies You Could Ever Eat

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Do you love banana oatmeal cookies? They are one of my favorite cookies ever! In this post, I will teach you how to make the best banana oatmeal cookies that you will ever taste! These cookies are absolutely delicious, and they are also really healthy for you. So if you are looking for a tasty treat that is good for you, these banana oatmeal cookies are the way to go!

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I know I mentioned that my Momma passed recently. I have reviewed her photo albums, journals, and recipe books to see what I wanted to keep. The stories that come out of this treasure trove melt my heart and fill me with incredible joy simultaneously. Like the story behind The Best Banana Oatmeal Cookies You Could Ever Eat.

The Best Banana Oatmeal Cookies You Could Ever Eat

My Momma was just 4 years old when her Momma passed from breast cancer. One of her fondest childhood memories that she wrote about in her journals was the Banana Oatmeal Cookies that her Momma made.


My Momma played with this recipe for YEARS, trying to get the cookies as large as she remembered them being. She was trying to make Banana Oatmeal Cookies that were as big as her hand. I laughed as we picked 5-inch Banana Oatmeal Cookies up once as they fell apart. I asked her how big her hands were when she was four, and her Momma made them for her.

If you are curious, a 2-inch cookie holds up just fine, even a 3-inch one. It simply was a matter of considering the actual specifics of the real situation.

Is oatmeal with banana healthy?

By all means, yes! According to Healthy Eating:

Both oatmeal and bananas contain soluble and insoluble fiber, each of which helps you maintain proper bowel health. Soluble fiber also helps lower your cholesterol level, so increasing the amount in your breakfast by adding a banana to your oatmeal is a healthy choice.

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Have ripe bananas?

The next time you ask, “What to do with lots of ripe bananas?” Try making this Banana Oatmeal Cookies recipe instead of the ol’ banana bread standby. (Little) Hand down, they beat out our Banana, Maple & Bacon Muffins to Drool Over recipe and our Banana Pancakes Recipe.

If you look at the ingredients, these are pretty healthy for you. Not quite the same caliber as our Breakfast Cookies, but I wouldn’t cringe if our kiddo grabbed one or two of these with a glass of milk on a busy morning.

Now, let’s make those cookies!

Banana Oatmeal Cookie Ingredients:

  • 3 c sifted flour
  • 2 c sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cup lard – or unsalted butter.
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 3 bananas
  • 3 ½ c quick-cooking oats
  • 1 c nuts

How to make Banana Oatmeal Cookies

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Sift flour, sugar, soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon into a mixing bowl.

how to cut in lard for banana oatmeal cookies

Cut in lard.

A quick demonstration on how to cut butter or lard into flour for a recipe when baking

Add eggs, bananas, rolled oats, and nuts.

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Mix it all together well.

banana oatmeal cookie dough

Shape dough into small balls and flatten them as you place them on an ungreased baking sheet.

Pro Tip: Some people use a small ice cream scoop to make them all the same size.

Bake on an ungreased sheet at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Take them off the baking sheet quickly and pop them onto your wire cooling rack. I know you should wait for them to cool down before enjoying them, but I only let them cool a little it before I am tempted to grab one and rip into it.

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How do I make my cookies less crispy?

According to King Arthur Flour:

Using lower-moisture sugar (granulated) and fat (vegetable shortening), plus a longer, slower bake than normal, produces light, crunchy cookies. That said, using a combination of butter and vegetable shortening or even using all butter, will make an acceptably crunchy chocolate chip cookie.

I personally love them the way my Momma’s recipe turns out. I think it is worth making another batch this week. I’ll have a cup of coffee, enjoy a cookie, and watch the bird feeder as I reminisce about my Momma.

FAQs

Q: Can I make these cookies gluten-free?

A: You can easily make these banana oatmeal cookies gluten-free by using a gluten-free flour blend. As for the oatmeal, all oatmeal is naturally gluten-free but if you need a bag that’s been tested and confirmed gluten-free, then look for the ones that specifically say “Gluten Free”. Some oatmeal on the market is processed where other grains are, and cross-contamination could be a problem for you.

Q: How many cookies will this recipe make?

A: This recipe will make about 24 to 36 cookies, depending on the size of your cookie.

Q: My cookies turned out too crispy; what can I do?

A: You can try lowering the oven temperature slightly and bake for a little longer. Another option is to use a combination of butter and vegetable shortening in your recipe. This will make an acceptably crunchy cookie.

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Yield: 36 cookies

The Best Banana Oatmeal Cookies You Could Ever Eat

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This is the recipe my momma used to make

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 c sifted flour
  • 2 c sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cup lard – or unsalted butter.
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 3 bananas
  • 3 ½ c quick-cooking oats
  • 1 c nuts

Instructions

Sift flour, sugar, soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon into a mixing bowl.
Cut in lard.

A quick demonstration on how to cut butter or lard into flour for a recipe when baking
Add eggs, bananas, rolled oats, and nuts.

Mix it all together well.

Shape dough into small balls and flatten them as you place them on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake on an ungreased sheet at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Take them off the baking sheet quickly and pop them onto your wire cooling rack.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g

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