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banana apple oatmeal cookie smash

Recipe by
Mercy Polhemus
Whitefield, ME

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.

yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For banana apple oatmeal cookie smash

  • 1/2 c
    butter, unsalted, softened
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 md
    overripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 c
    applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1/2 c
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 lg
    eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    clove, ground
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 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

How To Make banana apple oatmeal cookie smash

  • 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.