Thursday, May 24, 2012

Chewy Banana and Oat Cookies

Sokehah Cheah | 2:24 PM | | |



M
y three musketeers bought me a 'Baking' book by Carla Bardi for Mother's Day which will come in handy when I need some inspiration thinking of what to bake or cook.  I was lazing around flipping through the pages and I sat up when I spotted this interesting recipe.  It is a cookie recipe that has smashed bananas as one of the ingredients.  Bananas in a cookie?  Other than cakes, I've never tried making cookies with bananas and I was very eager to try.  So, here it is .........















Baked these for about 14 mins. to achieve a chewy texture but if you prefer them to be more crispy, just bake them 2 to 3 mins.longer.  These are best consumed within 2 days and just reheat any leftovers if any.

Recipe for Chewy Banana and Oat Cookies  (adapted from Carla Bardi's 'Baking' book with modifications)

Ingredients
  • 100 gm wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100 gm rolled oats
  • 60 gm walnuts, slightly toasted and chopped coarsely
  • 90 gm sultanas
  • 120 gm butter
  • 80 gm light brown sugar (reduced from 100 gm)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 large overipe banana - 200 gm - smashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp orange zest
Method
  1. Combine wholemeal flour, baking powder, rolled oats, walnuts and sultanas in a mixing bowl.
  2. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
  3. Add in the egg and beat till just combined.  Mix in the smashed bananas, vanilla and orange zest.
  4. Fold in the flour mixture till well blended. Let the mixture rest in the fridge for 20 mins.
  5. Spoon 1 dessertspoonful of  mixture onto a parchment lined baking try, place them  2 inches apart.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg C for 12 - 15 mins. till light brown.
  7. Let cookies cool on tray and then transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Makes 50 cookies.
Note :  Cookies tend to be soft the next day probably due to the presence of  bananas, so just reheat.



I'm linking this post to  Cookbook Sundays # 31  hosted by  Couscous & Consciousness

24 comments:

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  1. Cheah, these cookies definitely are flavourful with all these ingredients. Haven't tried baking cookies with wholemeal flour. Must KIV this.

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  2. These are so lovely and I definitely want to bookmark as I just saw Cook.Bake.Love using banana to make muffin. So I can make both recipes together.

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  3. Hi Cheah, these cookies certainly look yummy! I made a similar version tonight. I made Jamie Oliver's wholemeal Oat Cookies+some dried fruits. 2nd time of making but still haven't posted yet. I can imagine that your cookies will be finished very soon!

    Oh, just browsed your recipe, it's a great idea to use some orange zest. I will try it in the future(if I remember).

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    1. Will look forward to your post. Cookies are great with dried fruits and the addition of orange or lemon zest does enhance the flavour.

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  4. Looks so yummy and simply!
    I was looking for some new idea to make cookies and now I think I should put some walnut and banana lol

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    1. Go for it, taste superb when fresh! Something different.

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  5. Mmmm...that's healthy cookies! Love all the ingredients. I don't think these will last 2 days in my house :D Thanks very much for sharing. Hope you have a great week.

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    1. You're most welcome, Mary. They lasted 3 days!

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  6. Cheah, these cookies must be so delicious. I love chewing on oats. It's simply addictive. Thanks for the recipe. & have a great day cause it's sugar high Friday.lol. :o)
    Kristy

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    1. Yes good exercise for the teeth. You enjoy your weekend too!

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  7. I just kept some bananas for cheese cake ... hmm enough for these cookies. They look good.

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    1. Why not! You can have the best of both worlds!

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  8. Interesting recipe, I too have not come across bananas in cookies! I love your banana hanger!

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    1. Give it a try, Jeannie. Oh, the banana hanger is one of my 'prized' possession.

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  9. Sound chewingly great cookies! Healthy too with walnuts and wholemeal flour!

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    1. Yes, all good nutrients rolled into one!

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  10. your cookies looks very crispy, i think i'd love to bake it longer for more chewiness :)

    -FiSh
    @ ohfishiee.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for dropping by. If you bake them a little longer, the cookies won't be chewy, instead they become more crispy.
      A shorter baking time will make the cookies chewy in the centre and crispy at the sides.

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  11. Adding banana in cookie, this is new to me. I think to have this cookie with a cup of tea, must be good.

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  12. oh yes, one day i want to try banana in cookies too!! thanks for sharing, maam!

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  13. Wow, I have never heard of using bananas in cookies like this, but I'm totally intrigued. In fact, I've got a couple of bananas right now that were destined for muffins on the weekend, but I'm thinking I might try these cookies instead.

    Thanks so much for sharing these at Cookbook Sundays.

    Sue :-)

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    1. You're most welcome. I was curious too. Never heard of banana cookies!

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