Going bananas

I go through a ton of bananas in a week. I eat one in a green monster every morning, and John brings one to work most days. In reality it's pretty easy math to figure out how many we need in the week... but somehow we end up eating more or less, and when it's less... you end up with brown overripe bananas. And there is only so much banana bread one feels like eating. So instead of bread this past week, I made cookies. Delicious amazingly soft and chewy hot out of the oven cookies.

Here's the bad part, they were only ehhh once they cooled off. SAD. I'd make them again, but plan on less... or having people over to gobble them up. Because out of the oven they tasty buttery and gooey and decadent. The next day, they taste... kinda bland, and ehh texture. But based on how tasty they were hot I had to share this recipe and not just scrap it.

Do you have recipes where things taste great day 1, but not so great day 2?

Banana chocolate chip cookies
recipe by steph chows
dry
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup oats (old fashioned)
1 tsp baking soda
dash of salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbs flax

wet
1 large ripe banana (mashed)
1/3 cup brown sugar packed
1/2 cup apple sauce
1 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup chocolate chips

In a small bowl mix together dry ingredients. In a medium bowl beat together wet ingredients. Add dry and gentle stir, add in chocolate chips and stir until everything is incorporated. Drop heaping tablespoons on a silicon mat lined baking sheet and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Eat warm with a tall glass of milk.

Use dark chocolate chips and serve with a non dairy milk to make these vegan.



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7 chews:

Ashley Bee said...

That's strange how the flavor changed so much. I wonder why... But they seem like delicious little things either way :)

Tracy said...

Mmm, they look delicious! And, I don't know about you, but whenever I use applesauce in cookies I feel like they aren't as good the next day - maybe since cookies soften naturally when put in a container or a bag, they get too soft from the added moisture from the apples? I'm not really sure if that's the culprit or not, but I feel like it happens to me a lot so I just thought I'd throw it out there. In any case, I'm sure we wouldn't have a problem devouring these immediately. ;-)

Jeanne said...

I've never had luck with bananas in cookies.

Casey said...

Tracy, that's an excellent theory! I wonder if using a nut oil (to keep it unsaturated and semi-healthy) as extra moisture would do the trick.

natalie@thesweetslife said...

hmmm i've been meaning to try banana cookies! bummer they were only good the first day!

It's definitely a hazard of taking the butter out. We'll just need to eat them all warm!

The problem is the husband wants as little fat in his cookies as possible, even if it's the heart healthy kind! Silly husband :)

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