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All-Natural Oatmeal Banana Cookies



All-Natural Oatmeal Banana Cookies
Number of Servings: 10 or more Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 15 to 30 minutes Source: Recipe courtesy of U.S. Department of Agriculture; http://www.cookiemadness.net/?p=1392
Food Groups: Fruits, Grains
Main Ingredient: Rice, Pasta & Bread, Egg & Cheese, Fruit
Meal Type: Snack, Dessert
Origin: American
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes), Simple (6 or less ingredients) , Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It , Make Ahead , Vegetarian

Wholesome, easy, tasty cookies. They're like little piles of baked banana oatmeal with add-ins…which could be a good thing for breakfast or snacks.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup Butter
3 ripe Bananas, pureed in blender or well mashed
2 cups uncooked quick-cooking Oats
1/4 cup skim Milk
1/2 cup Raisins
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Melt butter or margarine in a microwave-safe mixing bowl.
3. Add all remaining ingredients, but WATCH the milk because you may not need all of it.
4. Let stand for about 5 minutes, until oats are wet.
5. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
6. For each cookie, spoon out about 1 tablespoon of dough and drop it onto the greased cookie sheet.
7. Bake the cookies for 15 to 20 minutes.
8. Let cool on the cookie sheet for about 1 minute.
9. Move the cookies to wire racks or a towel to cool.


Nutrient Information
Calories: 110
Total Fat: 5 g
Saturated Fat:
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 35 mg
Carbohydrates: 17 g
Protein: 2 g
Fiber: 2 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 90 mg
Iron:

Cook's Notes:

Substitute dried cranberries or chocolate chips for the raisins.

Be sure to use quick-cooking oats, not old fashioned.