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Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies


Made with ripe, mashed bananas, these cookies are actually good for you.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


Combine flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda and oats; set aside.

Next, cream together shortening, brown sugar and granulated sugar. (I used my mixer.)

Then add:

1 egg, vanilla, 1 cup mashed banana (I used 4 small ones, for a very generous cup full).

Combine wet mixture with dry mixture, and add 2 cups chocolate chips (1 12-ounce package).

Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet (I used parchment paper instead), and bake 12 to 15 minutes, at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. - Jill, forum member

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