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Banana Oatmeal Cookies

To help interest my kids in cooking, I started with this recipe from my childhood. My mom made these oatmeal banana cookies when I was young. Now my children like them as much as I did, and we quadruple the recipe to serve our large family. You can't eat just one of these goodies packed with chocolate morsels. —Jaqueline Wilson, Armstrong Creek, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2)
  • 1-3/4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients; beat in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg, bananas and oats; mix well. Stir in chips and nuts.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake until golden brown, 13-15 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 97 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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