Sunday, March 21, 2010

Ok call me crazy but last week I was craving oatmeal raisin walnut cookies and banana nut bread at the same time. So I decided to combine the two into one recipe. For this recipe I went to my tried and true Oatmeal Cookie Jiffy Mix. As you may know from my other oatmeal cookie recipe this mix lends itself to a variety of experimental cookies. You will get roughly 18-20 cookies out of this recipe.


1 box Oatmeal Cookie Jiffy Mix
1 egg
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 very ripe medium banana mashed to a baby food consistency
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (can increase if desired)


Empty box of mix into large bowl, add egg, butter, mashed banana, and chopped nuts and mix well.

Let mix stand for 10 minutes to stiffen.

Drop 1 teaspoon of mix on cookie sheet about an inch apart for expansion.

Bake at 380° for 10-12 minutes. (experiment with your oven) Normally I would cook them at 350° but I increased the temperature due to the added moisture of the banana.

Remove from oven and place on cooling rack (if you can stand to let them cool).

There you go, you are done. Enjoy. Next time I will be trying out the recipe with an oatmeal cookie recipe recommended to me by another blogger. This does not mean that I won’t continue to keep my Jiffy Mixes in my pantry. I am rebuilding my recipe book because I won’t always be in a place where the mix is readily available to me.

So until next post Itadaki masu!


pegasuslegend said...

perfect and I like they are simple and quick they way I like them`

Bento Box said...

I just shared the Donnie Darko bento with my toddler, but I still have room for some of these yummy looking cookies! And why not a glass of milk - mmm heaven! :o)

allingoodfood42 said...

Thanks Bento Box, I enjoy these cookies with my daughter too.

allingoodfood42 said...

Hey Claudia, I guess I am just a very simple cook at heart. By the way I love your knock off cookies. I used to be a GS so these will be perfect when I get that craving.

Pam said...

Ummm! The look delicious! Very easy and I bet nice and cake-like.

allingoodfood42 said...

Hi Pam, Yeah it came out so well with that touch of banana taste. When I try it totally from scratch I'm going to add 2 banana to make the taste stronger. I will post it up to let everyone know how it comes out. Thanks for stopping by.