So I came up with a recipe for banana cookies by a kind of accident one day, when I had some dough leftover from making a banana cake.
How does one end up with leftover dough from making a banana cake you ask?
It isn’t quite the standard for me I have to say. It was only because I had so many ripe bananas laying around and of course, they shouldn’t be wasted.
You can always freeze ripe bananas and use for banana ice cream (or nice cream, as it is also known). But the freezer was already quite full, so I decided to bake a banana cake instead.
I love banana cake, but it needs very ripe bananas. If the bananas are not ripe enough, the cake will just be plain boring. And a boring banana cake is just, well, boring.
So back to the banana cookies (if you are a bit confused here, I promise you, it will all make sense in a few short seconds).
So I was baking my banana cake, and just wanted to check if it was baked all the way through. For some reason I decided to take the out of the oven to check.
Shouldn’t have done that. Really shouldn’t have…
I somehow dropped the cake, tried to catch it in mid air, made it flip over, land on the open oven door bottom side up. Thankfully, I’m the kind of person who always remembers to close the cupboard underneath the oven, as to not make a mess. No I’m not…
So unbaked banana cake all over the oven, the cupboard underneath the oven, the floor… Just everywhere.
Stubborn as I am, I insisted on finishing the bake. It was ‘only’ the middle part of the cake that was now floating around in my kitchen, the outer part of the cake has somehow survived.
That part of the cake ended up being quite crunchy/chewy/cookie-ish, and my boyfriend suggested I skipped the banana cake-thing next time, and made cookie instead.
So I had ripe bananas left over again, and it was time to make banana cookies. How difficult could it be? I already made almost perfect banana cookies by accident.
Apparently, the banana baking is not on my side.
My first attempt was a little improvised and turned out kind of banana flat bread-ish. Delicious taste, but not quite what I was after.
So I had a few tries before I found the perfect banana cookie recipe.
They are delicious, easy to make and you can even imagine they are quite healthy due to the banana. Kind of…
- 60 grams brown sugar
- 60 grams lactosefree butter
- 1 eg
- 1-2 very ripe bananas
- 60 grams dark chocolate
- 80 grams glutenfree oats
- 50 grams finely sifted spelled flour
- 1 teaspon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- Maybe 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Melt butter and let it cool.
Mix sugar and eg and whisk for about 5 minutes until it is light and airy.
Add butter and keep whisking.
Mix the dry ingredients in another bowl.
Mash the banana until there are no more lumps.
Sift the dry ingredients into the sugar mixture. Mix everything carefully with a spatula.
Chop the chocolate.
Now add the mashed banana and chopped chocolate and mix.
Now it is time to place your cookies on a baking tray. Make little balls of the dough using two spoons. Don’t place the cookie too close to each other.
Bake your cookies at 175° C for about 10-12 minutes.
Let them cool before eating.