Most of my readers enjoy my blog because of the health-conscious, innovative, and tasty recipes I post. But I like to say that variety is the spice of life, and sometimes it’s important to deviate from the norm. That’s why Were Talking About Food is proud to present its first dessert recipe.
Why haven’t I posted desserts before? In a nutshell, desserts are difficult. Sure, I can follow a recipe like anyone else. But to make your own dessert recipes takes considerable understanding of baking ratios and ingredients. So, after many attempts and patches of burned, bitter, and overall bad cookies, I’ve finally perfected a recipe that I think is blog-worthy.
I’d be lying to you if I said this cookie was healthy. Sure it has some fruit in it as well as some oatmeal. I tried to go organic when I could, but by no means is this a healthy food that I would eat every day. Nevertheless, I think balance and moderation are important, and that sometimes, we just need to eat a treat
(or five). If you’re the kind of person that might get tempted by a bunch of cookies, by all means divide the recipe in half. Or freeze a majority of the cookies and only take them out as needed.
Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yields 2-3 dozen cookies
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flower
3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup quick oats
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, plus more for decorating
1. Combine the flour with the baking soda. Set aside.
2. Beat the butter until it is smooth and creamy. Add the white and brown sugar. Keep beating until combined (you might need to use an electric mixer for this).
3. Add the egg, vanilla, and bananas. Mix by hand until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
4. Add the flour in batches until it is evenly combined. Add the oats and chocolate chips. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
5. Drop onto a greased cookie sheet in heaping teaspoons. Sprinkle 3-4 additional chocolate chips on each cookie before baking.
6. Bake at 375 degrees (Fahrenheit) for 12-13 minutes.
These cookies are absolutely divine! I am thrilled that I was able to develop a cookie recipe from scratch that tastes great! Moreover, because this recipe includes banana, I didn’t need to use as much sugar as I would for a traditional cookie recipe. Happy eats everyone!
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