Banana Oatmeal Cookies


  • Makes25 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.

This article was originally published on Jun 01, 1998

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