Happy Sunday! I hope you had a great week. It has been super busy here at my house as I get back in the swing of things post holiday. Between work, Ironman training, and chauffeuring my kids all over the place, I am struggling to keep up. However, when my son asked me to bake his favorite cookies for his Birthday this week, I gladly obliged. I love baking, so it was fun to make a big batch of Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies. These cookies are a great treat and I have been known to eat 1 or 2 for breakfast. It’s like eating oatmeal right? I have shared a gluten free version of this recipe on my blog before <click here>, but the birthday boy requested the full on gluten version, so here it is!
- 1 3/4 Cups of Quick Cook Rolled Oats
- 1 1/2 Cups of Flour
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
- 3/4 tsp Salt
- 3/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 8 Tbsp (1 stick) of Unsalted Butter, softened
- 1 Cup of packed Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Cup of Cane Sugar
- 1 Large Egg
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 3/4 Cup of Milk Chocolate Chips
- 3/4 Cup of Banana, sliced, then cut into quarters
- Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 375 degrees.
- Combine the Oats, Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Cinnamon, & Salt in Medium Bowl and set aside.
- In Large Bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the Butter and Sugars until combined, about 1 minute.
- Add the Egg and Vanilla Extract and beat until Blended.
- Slowly add Flour Mixture, 1 cup at a time, use low speed on mixer to blend.
- Next, gently fold in Chocolate Chips and Banana with a wooden spoon.
- Place rounded tablespoonfuls of the dough onto a lined baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Try to make sure there is a piece of banana and chocolate chip in each one.
- Next, use the palm of your hand or the bottom of a glass to gently flatten the mounds of dough.
- Bake for 11 to 13 minutes, or until Cookies begin to slightly brown on the bottom.
- Transfer the Cookies to a wire rack to cool.
How was your week? Do you or your family have a favorite cookie? Do you have a recipe that you make gluten-full and gluten-free? Do you eat cookies for breakfast? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.
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