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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tasty Thursday: Apple Banana Oatmeal Cookies

I found this recipe somewhere online (I genuinely forget where) and after some tweaking really love it. These cookies are perfect for little ones who don't need a ton of sugar, but want a yummy treat. I made these yesterday for C's daycare class and the teachers definitely appreciated a lower sugar treat for the already hyper kiddos. ;-)

Even when they're cooled, these cookies stay soft with a muffin top type texture. Feel free to add nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips - whatever your fancy!


1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups quick oats
1 cup over ripe banana, mashed
1 apple, skinned and grated


Sift together the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
Cream together the butter, sugar, and egg in a separate small bowl.
Blend the creamed butter mixture into the medium bowl with the dry ingredients.
Add the oatmeal, mashed banana, and grated apple - fold together. Blend until mixed, do not over beat the mixture.

Drop a scoop of batter (about a 2" sized glob) onto a greased cookie sheet (parchment paper works well too) and bake at 400 degrees for about 11 minutes. Cool and store in an air tight container. Enjoy!

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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