Whenever I have an overripe banana I tend to bake muffins out of it but this time I thought why not try cookies instead as my stash of cookies was anyways over. To my pleasant surprise these Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies turned out delicious so had to share this recipe with you all.
If you are a banana and oatmeal lover you are sure going to like these. These are super easy to make plus are eggless and vegan. I added a few chocolate chips to these as we love chocolate chips but you could instead replace these with raisins too. These have a nice crunchy as well as soft chewy texture which I love. I tend to refrigerate these cookies as they contain banana and this way they stay good for 4-5 days. They get a little soft the next day but still taste amazing.
Now to the recipe..
1 large Ripe Banana
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ to ½ cup packed brown sugar or to taste (Depending on how ripe your banana is)
¼ cup oil
1 cup old fashioned oats ( instant or quick cooking oats can be used too)
½ cup whole wheat flour
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup chopped walnuts (or any nuts of choice)
¼ cup chocolate chips (used mini)
Preheat the oven to 350F. In a bowl mash the ripe banana and to it add the vanilla extract, oil and brown sugar. give it a good mix till the sugar dissolves. Now in another bowl add the dry ingredients i.e. whole wheat flour, oats, baking soda, salt, walnuts and chocolate chips. Give it a good stir so that everything is mixed well. Now add the dry mixture to the wet one. Mix well till all is well incorporated.
Line the baking tray with parchment paper. Place a tablespoon of the batter on the baking tray about inch and half apart. Then using fingers press the dough to flatten it. Add some chocolate chips on top if you like. Bake on ungreased baking tray for about 10 mins - 15 or until you see the edges turning golden brown. bake for additional 5 mins for a crispier cookie. Remove from the oven and let them cool on the tray for 1-2 mins and then transfer on to wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled completely store in airtight container.
That's it, our our vegan and eggless Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are ready. Eat these on its own or with a glass of milk or tea/coffee for breakfast/snacks. Enjoy!!