Banana Oatmeal Cookies



25 servings

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

These soft, spicy cookies will make your house smell very nice while they're baking. And they taste good, besides.


  • 3/4 cup butter , or margarine
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 large, ripe bananas , cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup pecans , or walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon , (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg , (optional)


  • Dump the butter, sugar, egg and bananas into a blender or a food processor and blend, scraping down the sides a couple of times, until the mixture is smooth. Add the pecans or walnuts and process briefly – just until the nuts are chopped.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Hand your child a wooden spoon and have her stir while you pour in the banana mixture. Depending on your child, she may need a little help getting it well mixed -the batter will be thick.
  • Plunk the cookie batter, by heaping teaspoons, onto an ungreased cookie sheet, about 1 ½ inches (4 cm) apart. Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned on the bottom, and firm but not crunchy.