In my mind I knew I needed to be working on something other things but I had some overripe bananas staring at me. At my house I buy bananas and two things happen. Either the are gone in a day and I’m wondering if we got a monkey I didn’t know about , or they sit on the counter and over ripen. This week it was the later of the two. This is how these Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies were born, nobody ate the bananas. I have several other recipes if you have bananas you need to use Maple Banana Cake or a little easier Apple Butter Banana Bread.
I am a cookie lover!! I love them soft , chewy , crisp …well let’s just say I have never met one I didn’t like. These cookies are soft and chewy and almost have a cake like texture. If you bake them a little longer then they do get a little more crisp. No matter how long these are baked they are just to die for.
First off , start by mashing the bananas real good with a fork. I don’t like lumps so I mash them well. I found 3 medium bananas came out to a cup.
Cream together butter and both sugars until nice and fluffy.
Blend in mashed bananas.
Blend in egg and vanilla extracts.
In seperate bowl sift together Flout, salt , baking soda and cornstarch.
Slowly blend the flour mixture into the wet mixture.
Fold in Oats until incorporated the fold in the chocolate chips.
Scoop dough out onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 11-13 minutes .
Let them cool slightly and transfer them to a cooling rack.
Enjoy while warm or let them cool…I love them warm with a big glass of milk.