Banana Oat Meal Cookies with Raisins.

All these Banana Oatmeal Cookies are hands down the best banana flavored cookie I've ever had. Not only are they really are moist and chewy for days, they are unmistakably banana-y.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Banana can be one of those flavors that may get lost when you bake with this. It can be really delicate taste. It always bums me out when that happens, because I LOVE the taste of banana. And so does the hubs.

So when good flavored banana treats come along, we move a little mad for them.

These cookies make the listing of banana items to go crazy for. With no doubt.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

And they are so moistthey melt in your mouth. Additionally, using both oats and banana inside them, they're basically healthy, correct? And perfect for breakfast!

Making them is equally as easy as eating them.

You have the typical suspects -- butter, brown sugar, white sugar, an egg, vanilla and mashed bananas. You begin with mixing all those lovely ingredients together.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

I must warn you. The odor of the mixture -- using the banana -- is equally intoxicating. The hubs was in the kitchen making the dough together with me (we made a deal that included him with me) and we had to work hard not to place our faces, or even a straw, straight into it.

Then you add all the dry ingredients (which means you only use one bowl yay!) And combine it all together!

To bake them, spoon about a tablespoon of dough and produce a thick disk, instead of a ball. They spread somewhat when baking, and thus don't place them too close together. Bake them for about 10-12 minutes to get a fine, moist cookie. So yummy!

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

One additional thing I love about this recipe is where it came out.

My grandmother (my dad's mother ) passed away in 2008. Once I started draining a lot a couple of years back, my uncle gave me her cookbook that he'd had didn't use. I've had it on my list to create numerous her desserts since.

My father and I left her gaufrettes (a French cookie -- my great grandparents were French) a year or so ago. It was a custom for my grandma to make them every Christmas! She gave everyone a large tin of them, which was really a feat with 6 sons.

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Banana Oatmeal Cookies

I know exactly how much of an effort it was! My goodness. She made them with a traditional gaufrette iron that goes over an open fire. My dad and I had them on the cooker. They cook very quickly and you have to be exact. Too little time and they sort of disintegrated into the iron. As long and they burnt to the iron and we had to scrub it out.

My father was pouring the batter and taking away the cookies, I had been working the iron, the hubs was time things. It took quite a few tries to get it , but they were so good! I have tried to create them on my own and it works. I'd like to share the recipe, but the dang irons are all so tough to discover. And pricey. At some point, I would love to just make a cookie cutter with the exact same gaufrette taste.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

For today though, I am sharing these cookies. I really don't think I ever had them when she made thembut they're from her book.

It is such an enjoyable recipe book to look through, also. There are so many handwritten pages, including clippings and newspaper recipes which were taped to the book. I adore the way they used to go to my blog write recipes in the paper -- they had the man who filed it is title and cute little tales. It is so enjoyable to read through them! What another time on the planet!

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Anyways, I do not really know where this recipe came from. The paper appears like it had been on a flier from their square dancing class or something (they were big into square dance ). It is definitely from West Virginia, in which they lived.

Either way, I am so glad to finally share a recipe out of her book with you! I made a couple of changes to make them thicker and puffier and they are delicious. There'll be more to come from her recipe book, but for now like the banana.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

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1 cup brown sugarpacked

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup mashed bananas

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

2 tsp cornstarch



2. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, cloves and cornstarch and mix until blended.

3. Stir in yogurt.

4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

5. Flatten dough a little bit, into thick discs. They will spread a bit when boiled.

6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges just begin to golden.

7. Remove from oven and cool on cookie sheet for 3-4 minutes, then move into cooling rack to finish cooling.

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