Friday, January 1, 2016
Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Cookies
January is national oatmeal month. Here in southern Illinois where the weather is super cold and a big bowl of oatmeal helps one start the day of right. I believe the national month is pretty fitting. While, I love a big bowl of oatmeal there are so many other ways that oatmeal is used. My grandmother baked up cookies quite often and I loved them all. My favorite I would have to say were her chocolate chip banana oatmeal cookies. Yummy!!!!
Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cups oats
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon canola oil
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon skim milk
1 medium ripe banana, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix the oil, skim milk, banana and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until everything is combined. Using a cookie scoop or large spoon, scoop the batter onto a cookie sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges turn a golden brown. Let sit for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
(Source: Recipe adapted from Bethenny Frankel)