Banana Apple Oatmeal Cookie Smash

Mercy Polhemus

By
@wonderiris

I created this cookie because I had one overripe banana sitting on my counter, barely enough applesauce in the jar to make it worth keeping in the refrigerator, and my daughter claiming I never made a "granola cookie" that she could eat as breakfast.


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Serves:

Makes about 4-6 dozen cookies (depending on how big you make them)

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter, unsalted, softened
1/2 c
shortening
1 medium
overripe banana, mashed
1/2 c
applesauce, unsweetened
1/2 c
sugar
3/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
2 large
eggs, room temperature
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
1/4 tsp
clove, ground
1/4 tsp
ginger
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
2 c
oatmeal, uncooked
1/2 c
raisins, or cranraisins
1/2 c
nuts, chopped
1/2 c
coconut, shredded or chunks

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper, or grease them.
2
Mash banana and mix in applesauce to make 3/4 cup total. Adjust applesauce amount based on how much mashed banana you have. Mix in vanilla. Set aside.
3
In separate bowl, mix together oatmeal, craisins, nuts, and coconut. Set aside. I had coconut strips so I cut them into chunks to add. I have made these other times and simply added shredded coconut.
4
In a separate bowl whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Set aside.
5
In mixing bowl combine butter and shortening. Mix until incorporated. Add sugar and brown sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing completely in between additions and scraping sides of bowl before next addition.
6
Mix in applesauce/banana mixture until incorporated.
7
Add flour mixture in two batches. Mixing until just incorporated, and scraping down sides of bowl.
8
Mix in oatmeal mixture and blend until just incorporated. At this point if your batter is really sticky, add more flour, 1/4 cups at a time until it is scoopable. You want it to be a little sticky, as it makes a better cookie.
9
Scoop onto cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes. Watch carefully as each oven bakes different. I bake mine exactly 10 minutes and they are perfect. Remove from pan and place on cooking rack. Enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast, Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American