In Search Of: the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Part 22: Banana, Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Pecan Cookies

This is a recipe I found on another food blog.

  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 3/4 cup white or brown sugar (we used brown sugar)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (omitted because we use salted butter)
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup pecan pieces, chopped

1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Mash banana. Combine in large bowl with sugar, butter, egg and vanilla.

3. In another bowl, mix salt (if using), flour and oats. Add to banana mixture. Mix in chocolate chips and pecans.

4. Drop spoonfuls onto baking sheet and bake 15 to 18 min (ours only took about 10-11 min).

Verdict: Maybe it’s just because the last cookie recipe was so good, but I didn’t enjoy these as much. To me they tasted more like a banana bread recipe in cookie form than an actual cookie. I think that’s why my mom loved them as much as she did. They didn’t really have a lot of sweetness to them, which is something I look for in cookies. My sister thinks that if you got rid of the pecans and substituted raisins for the chocolate chips it would make a better cookie. I may try that.


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