By blog team member, Kiran. To learn more about Kiran, check out our team page!
Don’t you just love it when you see a recipe that you want to make and then you realize you have all of the ingredients on hand? Me too! I do a little happy dance. Because otherwise I either (a) run out to the store to get the ingredients (not the best use of time), (b) file the recipe in my recipe folder, or (c) put the recipe in my handy dandy organizer and plan to make it in an upcoming week. Nope, with this recipe for Banana Oatmeal Cookies you can skip right to (d) and MAKE IT NOW! Because aside from black walnuts, I’m pretty sure you’ll have everything on hand.
So let’s talk about those black walnuts. Lisa created a recipe for cereal bars that our partner Hammons sponsored recently, and we’re excited to bring you another recipe today. This was my first introduction to black walnuts, and I was interested in some of the benefits that they offer. Black walnuts are bolder and earthier – yes, earthier definitely describes them. Nutritionally speaking, they deliver more protein than any other tree nut and also offer fiber and omega-3s. They are typically used in baked goods, lending themselves well to savory dishes, or as a crunchy topping on yogurt, oatmeal, salads, etc.
You can find black walnuts at many stores or purchase them directly from Hammons. So grab a bag when you are out at the store so that they become a regular staple and you can skip right to (d) as mentioned above :).
These Banana Oatmeal Cookies would be great as an after-school snack, a throw-in for the lunchbox, or even doubled up for a different on-the-go breakfast. Why not?!
Let me know if you try these and what you think:).
- 2 bananas
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup walnuts (I used black walnuts)
- ¼ cup raisins
- ¼ cup chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life brand)
- Preheat to 350° F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a high speed blender (or food processor), puree bananas, melted butter, and maple syrup.
- In a medium mixing bowl, place the oat flour, rolled oats, baking soda, and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
- Add wet mixture from blender and mix.
- Fold in walnuts, raisins and chocolate chips. Scoop onto the prepared cookie sheet and flatten.
- Bake 13 - 15 minutes. Cool and enjoy.