Thursday, June 30, 2011

banana chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

i am so excited about this cookie, i cannot be held responsible for my actions.

i might jump off of a building, thinking i can fly.

or possibly attempt to memorize a whole book. (not a small one. i'm talkin' the bible here, people.)

or maybe even walk from winona lake, indiana to banff (canada) just to see G, so that he can taste this cookie.

it's seriously the best cookie recipe i've ever created on my own.

alright. sorry. enough bragging.

but for real. if you're looking for a cookie that isn't loaded with white flour but still has that fresh-out-of-grandma's-oven taste? this is the cookie for you. and don't just eat one of them. because that would be:
a) nonsensical
b) impossible
c) ridiculous

banana chocolate chip oatmeal cookies with alternative flours
makes 36-48 small cookies

1 c butter
2 c brown sugar, loosely packed
2 eggs
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1.5 c brown rice flour
1.5 c oat flour
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
2.5 c oatmeal
1 c chocolate chips

- cream butter and sugar together. add eggs and bananas. set aside.
- combine flours and baking soda with salt and add to banana mixture.
- fold in oatmeal and chocolate chips.
- bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 6-8 minutes or until slightly browned. allow to cool on cookie rack. serve!


  1. I know a lot of folks who don’t eat eggs (they’re allergic, for health reasons, or concerns about animal cruelty). Here’s an awesome site that gives tips on cooking and baking without eggs:

  2. That's great - I only eat cage free eggs, when I do eat them. Thanks for the website...

  3. Girlfriend, I made cookies like this a little while back, and then put some homemade ice cream in the middle, wrapped em in saran wrap and stuck them in the freezer. The banana made the cookies moist enough so they were just right for eating super cold- they weren't solid as a rock. I used exclusively oat flour, haven't tried brown rice flour yet. But these cookies are so good!!

  4. I love banana cookies! So tasty. My mother made wonderful ones when I was a child. It is really exciting to use other kinds of flour. Do you think that there are any nutritional advantages to the alternate flours?

  5. catie! YESSSS!

    stevie : i really do think these flours are more nutritionally potent. i'm really convicted about the white flour thing - it seems to me that the process it goes through, really breaks down/eliminates what nutrition it does have. with other flours like oat and brown rice, they are less processed and more likely to meet the needs of our immune systems and increase good fiber, not to mention they're a little more friendly on the figure! that's my take on it, anyway :D

  6. Wow, with a recommendation like that I'm excited too! They certainly look and sound delicious!
    *kisses* HH

  7. I've never baked with brown rice flour before but you're so effusive over these cookies I think I might just be convinced to give it a try :-) The cookies look terrific!

  8. Yum! These look delicious! I love oatmeal cookies.

  9. My husband will love it,he loves chocolate and bananas combo. Thanks for share.