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Oatmeal Banana Walnut and Raisin Cookies

So, I’ve made banana muffins, banana bread and now it is time for banana cookies! My desire for this wonderful ingredient is yet to subside. And after tasting the delight of the normal oatmeal and raisin cookies I made a couple of weeks ago I thought it would be interesting to mix the two ideas and so ended up with Oatmeal Banana Walnut and Raisin Cookies!

The cookies turned out beautifully soft with just a mild hint of a banana flavour (I might add more next time around) and the walnuts added a wonderful little crunch. I think you could also use this recipe to make a sort of flapjack tray bake, but I’ll get back to you on that one when I try it.

Recipe

115g unsalted butter
220g light brown sugar
1 egg
110g ripe banana, mashed
1 tsp vanilla extract
125g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
245g rolled oats
40g walnuts, chopped
40g raisins

  • Preheat the oven to 175°C and line a baking tray with grease-proof baking paper
  • Cream together the butter and sugar, beat in the egg and mashed banana and then stir in the vanilla
  • In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt and then fold into the banana mixture
  • Add in the oats, walnuts and raisins and mix until fully combined
  • Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the baking tray (allowing room for spreading), flatten slightly with your fingertips and then bake for approx 10 minutes until they start turning golden on the edges
  • Allow to cool on the tray for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack
  • You will probably have to bake these cookies in batches as this recipe makes about 30 or so.
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2 comments on “Oatmeal Banana Walnut and Raisin Cookies

  1. snookydoodle
    June 26, 2011

    These look great, I m trying these :)

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