Friday, April 27, 2012

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This week has been a really busy one for me ! Spring days are always like this ! So many happenings and so much chores. The one thing I don't like about Spring is weed picking ! With one light shower comes a truck load of weeds.But this time ,it is so warm for a Spring here ! Isn't mother nature acting so weird this year ? I feel so. I really hope we get some nice rain showers soon,though I'll have to break my back to get rid of all the weeds

I  Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Some weeds have really beautiful flowers and how I wish they were just garden plants ! Or maybe I can pretend that they are ! I was picking weeds in the yard and lil M came to "help" me. He was furious when I picked his favorite dandelions and kept on telling me how cute and pretty they are.

  Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

After the chores, when we get back inside the house,he would love to have a little treat like these cookies ! Yes, he deserves it. If you have some over ripe bananas in your pantry, make these cookies instead of banana bread for a change. I love banana bread, but now I must say, I love these cookies as much as I love my banana bread. So from now on, when I have some left over bananas,it will be tough choice.

  Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

We all loved this cookies and they disappeared in couple of days .I have already told you several times how picky is lil M when it comes to baked goods. He absolutely love these cookies and he had them for breakfast,desert,snack and whatsoever reason he could find.My daughter is picky too,but she likes everything that has chocolate in it, except for Oreo cookies !

 Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

After baking something,I wait biting my nails, for the response from both my kids. If they love it I have a winner ! If you or your loved ones love banana bread and chocolates, this is the cookies for you. Go put on your apron, get your oven warmed up and win their heart with these cookies !

  Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Yield: ~ 30 cookies


White whole wheat flour- 1/2 cup
All purpose flour- 1/2 cup
Rolled oats- 3/4 cup
Ground cinnamon- 3/4 tsp
Baking powder- 1/2 tsp
Baking soda- 1/2 tsp
Salt- a pinch
Butter,softened- 1/2 cup
Light Brown sugar- 1/2 cup
Mashed banana- 1/2 cup
Egg- 1
Pure Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
Chopped walnuts (optional)- 1/2 cup
Chocolate chips- 3/4 cup


1.Preheat oven at 350 degree F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2.Combine flours,oats,cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda and salt in a bowl and keep aside.
3.Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, banana and vanilla.
4.Add the flour mixture into this wet mixture and mix until blended.
5.Drop 1 tbsp of dough on cookie sheet,2 inches apart.
6.Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are golden.
7. Let cool in the cookie sheets for a few minutes before cooling on a wire rack.
8.Store in an airtight container.


1.The original recipe calls for all purpose flour, I substituted half of it with whole wheat flour.
2.Cinnamon in the original recipe is 1/2 tsp. I added more, since I like cinnamon flavor.

Recipe adapted from: Crazy About Cookies


  1. Very beautiful clicks.I agree Spring makes us spring around and do things all the time.

  2. Gorgeous photos! These cookies sound perfect!

  3. I love these cookies! Gorgeous photos!

  4. Cookies look superb..will try sometime.....Love your clicks..Beautiful..

  5. Oh wow, these look to thick and soft and delicious! I LOVE chocolate and banana together. Plus the oats make these good and hearty!

  6. Super addictive and gorgeous cookies..

  7. These cookies look so thick and addictive - I can imagine how brilliant they would taste with some milk :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. wow perfectly made cookies,luks brilliant...

  9. absolutely yummy. Banana in a cookie, I think I have to make it myself to see the texture:) Thanks for the recipe :)

  10. Aww! It's so nice lil M joins you in these activities. and banana in a cookie sounds fascinating! bookmarking this Namitha! Thanks for sharing!

  11. mother nature, definitely, she's acting out. Its supposed to be hot here, its raining every other day. Makes taking pictures hard. Anyway, i love a good old rustic cookie like these :)

  12. A good wholesome cookie for the kids and of course for us too.

  13. cookies all time fav ...thanks for sharing

  14. Timing couldn't be better since I have Bananas sitting on my counter that need to be used sooner than later :).Now I know what I have to so with them!!Lovely pics!

  15. lovely cookies. i would love to have some...

  16. U can take some our rain if u like,it has been raining for almost 3 weeks now ..
    Love the cookies !

  17. great cookies and bet your garden is lovely

  18. Wholesome and perfect cookies,kids will love it

  19. Banana cookies looks so yummy n perfect.

  20. These sound really great! I like the flavor combo and the fact that they are made with white whole wheat. I do not like weeds either. I wish my flowers would grow as fast as the do:)

  21. I cleaned my yard too, plucking the weeds is great workout :)
    The cookies are a nice treat after a hard work!

  22. My mom made these this morning. OMG. So good!!

  23. Oh..these plump cookies look so cute..oatmeal and chocolate chips..Mmm..want a bite now...
    Lite Bite

  24. Lovely cookies! Very tempting and surely extremely addictive.




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