Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Banana-Oat Cookies

Instead of butter and eggs, these chewy drops contain peanut butter and banana.

Prep: 20 min.
Bake: 10 min. per batch

Makes 20 servings

Nonstick cooking spray

1 large banana, mashed (1/2 cup)

1/2 cup chunky peanut butter

1/2 cup honey

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup nonfat dairy milk powder

2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. baking soda

2/3 cup dried cranberries or raisins

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly coat large cookie sheet with cooking spray; set aside.

2. In large bowl, combine banana, peanut butter, honey, and vanilla. In small bowl, combine oats, flour, milk powder, cinnamon, and baking soda. Add oat mixture to banana mixture, stir until combined. Stir in dried cranberries.

3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheet. Flatten dough mounds slightly. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to wire rack; cool.