I was really considering sitting out on this month’s. I like bananas, but they don’t always like me, and the hubby is not a big fan of nutmeg. As I was searching for a recipe I came across something that I thought would work.
I haven’t made a recipe from Jessica at How Sweet It Is for a long time. This recipe for Breakfast Cookies caught my eye, especially when it called for a little bit of banana and a hint of cinnamon. I thought cinnamon … nutmeg … I can substitute. I have never made breakfast type cookies and they kind of remind me of scones.
This recipe is chock full of all kinds of good stuff! Whole Wheat Flour, Oats, Flax, Peanut Butter and Fruit! All hearty stuff needed for an active Ranch Wife.
I did make a few small changes.
1. I used Nutmeg vs. Cinnamon to meet the challenge requirements.
2. I omitted the Chocolate Chips and added an equal amount of Craisins.
3. I opted for Craisins vs. Dried Cherries.
1 large egg
1/4 C. Brown Sugar, loosely packed
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
2 Small Ripe Bananas, mashed
1 1/2 Tablespoon Honey
1/4 C. Butter, melted
1 1/2 C. Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1 C Old-Fashioned Oats
2 Tablespoons Ground Flaxseed
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter, melted
3/4 C. Craisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, mix flour, oats, salt, baking soda, nutmeg and flaxseed together, set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk egg and sugar together until smooth. Add in vanilla, banana, butter and honey and mix until combined.
Add in dry ingredients, gently mixing gently until the batter comes together.
Stir in melted peanut butter.
Fold in Craisins.
Using a 1/4 measuring cup or a large spoon, drop dollops of batter onto a baking sheet, placing them about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until set and lightly golden around the edges.
Cookies will hold their form during baking and but get a bit puffy and fat. Makes about 12-16 cookies, depending on how big your scoop is.
These puffy cookies have a hint of sweetness and a strong taste of whole wheat goodness! Just when you are least expecting it a trace of peanut butter, honey or banana hits your taste buds.