Banana Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Since I had a day off from work on Friday, it was a working day yesterday. I still had a lovely lie in though, after Jimmy and I had a little bit too much wine the night before.
This breakfast was needed.
I did some work until I was hungry again a couple of hours later. I’m going through a phase of being constantly hungry for some reason.
Lunch was quick to make because I had leftovers from Friday night.
A little while later I had a cereal snack to get my fix for the day.
Dinner was also really easy to put together after my cooking marathon on Friday. I just had to cook some rice and heat up the curry I prepared earlier!
I followed this recipe for kale and potato curry, but in the absence of kale I added savoy cabbage instead. The only other change I made was adding a tin of tomatoes when I was reheating it yesterday. I like things with lots of sauce so the tomatoes bulked it up a bit and added to the flavour, I think.
I loved not having to think about cooking yesterday, but I must have missed it a bit, because the urge to bake cookies hit.
I checked the cupboards and found I had most ingredients to bake Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies which I baked about a month ago, before my mam got here.
The key ingredient I was missing was chocolate chips. I decided to experiment with some cocoa powder instead. It worked out well. They are really tasty. They won’t be sticking around for long. I took a cookie straight from the tray for Jimmy and I to taste test and look at the shape it left.
You can find the original recipe on Sweet Tooth Sweet Life and I’ve written my slightly modified recipe below. I’ve also written the measurements as I know them, since we use grams and not cups here. Enjoy!
(makes 24 cookies)
- 128g plain flour
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 30g softened butter
- 50g white sugar
- 100g brown sugar
- 2 overripe bananas, mushed
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 128g oats
- Preheat oven to 175*C.
- Line baking tray with greased parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set this aside.
- In a large bowl, mix the butter, white and brown sugar and bananas until thoroughly mixed together.
- Add the egg and vanilla and mix them well.
- Slowly add the flour mixture and fold it in. Mix well.
- Finally, stir in the oats.
- Using 2 spoons, put small drops of the mixture onto the baking trays. Make sure you leave a 2 or 3cm between each cookie.
- Bake for about 14 minutes.
- Allow the cookies to cool before digging in!