I spent a fair amount of time baking this last weekend. It was
pretty rainy here, which isn’t something that happens often, and that
is a great time to warm up the house with the smell of something good
coming from the oven.
I had some overripe bananas, so I decided
to look for a new recipe, short of the yummy banana bread, that I could
make. I found this really tasty recipe for Banana Cookies!
The recipe is from a cookbook called “Wholehearted Cooking” by Terry Joyce Blonder. Here’s the recipe:
1/2 c honey 1 tsp baking powder
1/2 c brown sugar 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 c. vegetable oil 1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 egg (I used egg substitute) 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 c mashed bananas 1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 c whole-wheat flour (pastry flour) 1 c rolled oats
1 c unbleached flour 1/2 c chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
1. Preheat over to 375 degrees
2. Beat together honey, sugar, oil, egg and banana
3. Sift together the flours, baking powder, salt & spices. Sitr in the oat and nuts.
4. Pour the wet mixture into the dry. Stir with a rubber spatula until the batter is evenly moist but still lumpy.
5. Drop the batter by large tablespoonfuls onto the baking sheets. Don’t crowd the cookies because they will spread a little.
6. Bake for about 25 minutes, until firm and golden.
Makes about 2 dozen. Very good, a new family favorite!