Banana Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
So soft and full of flavor - these cookies are delicious!
Medium Mixing Bowl (2)
- ¾ cup shortening
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas about 2-3 medium banana
- 1¾ cup quick oats
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1½ cups chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease baking sheet and set aside.
Cream shortening and brown sugar in large bowl at medium speed until well blended, then beat in egg.
Add one cup mashed banana and mix until creamy.
In a separate bowl, mix together oats, flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda and nutmeg, then stir into creamed mixture. Fold in chocolate chips.
Using a cookie scoop , drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto prepared baking sheet (if you don't have a cookie scoop, just use a medium-sized spoon to drop cookie dough onto pan. This cookie dough will be too sticky to roll into balls).
Place cookies 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
Bake for 15-17 minutes, then remove from oven and let cool 1-2 minutes on baking sheet, then remove to a cooling rack.
To make these cookies healthier you can:
-Switch out milk chocolate chips for dark chocolate chips, or sugar free chocolate chips.
-Use coconut or whole wheat flour, in place of all purpose flour.
-Use honey or other natural sweeteners in place of the sugar.
-Use apple sauce in place of shortening or butter
Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg