You might remember a month or back when my brother Jay came and visited. We went to the demolition derby his son was competing in and went garage saling too. When we were garage saling we ended up at one that had cookbooks for sale. I do not need another cookbook. I have them coming out of my ears and anymore, I rarely use them. I end up making all of the favorites and ignore the recipe books…but the person was selling them cheap, five for one dollar…and they did have church recipe-type books (my favorite). I do like to have something to flip through when I’m eating supper by myself.
What the heck? What’s one more cookbook (oops, five more cookbooks after all it was 5/$1, right??)
This is the latest one I paged through…
As I was looking I was curious. I wondered what the notations meant. Did an “x” mean good or bad or simply that the person tried the recipe. Then I came across the Banana Oatmeal Cookies. That recipe had a lot of notes around it including one that said “very good”. Hmm.
I had all the ingredients needed.
Plus I had some bananas that had seen some better days…so what better to do than to try the recipe?
I followed the noted changes of using a 350-degree oven and using an extra 1/2 cup of flour. I used butter. I always use butter nowadays.
I also skipped the raisins and added these instead. They are a mix of chocolate chips, caramel pieces and peanuts.
They turned out great. I did add chocolate chips on top. I personally would have liked them just fine with raisins but other family members prefer chocolate chips.
These were really good. They were a great break from banana bread. The cookies are more cake-like and remind me a bit of a breakfast bar with oatmeal in them. I’ll definitely make them again. I can never make good calculations with bananas. Thankfully there are good things to do with them when they do go bad.
Anyone have any other good banana recipes? I’d love to hear them.