My sister in law, Jennifer found this recipe one day and every one jumped at the chance to make it, like the same day she posted it on Facebook, lol. She also has a food blog, The Rookie Cookie...with some interesting tales of her own :)
I am not wild about Bananas. I like banana bread and I like sliced bananas in cold cereal...but that's about it. I'm also not to wild about blueberries. I like blueberry muffins and blueberries in other certain foods...but I'm pretty picky about these things. But to combine the two...a little to much for me. But...I thought I would give this particular recipe a try for the snacks after the Awana Grand Prix race that took place last night. These cookies are called Banana Oatmeal Blueberry cookies :)
What I liked about this recipe was that added ingredient of Cinnamon. It always adds a lot of flavor to foods. But I haven't actually done much cooking with oats. I've attempted to make my own home made oatmeal in the crockpot many times and it always ends up disastrous. So I was looking forward to baking with oats and it coming out successfully. Am I the only ones who gets mix happy with your ingredients? I could just stir and stir the dry ingredients...I just think it's fun. Boy, am I a nerd.
So the next thing I got started on was the wet mix ( that's what I call it) and that only involved white and brown sugar, butter, honey and eggs. Yummy! I love honey. It makes everything taste good. In the picture I posted...I'm missing the egg and honey because first you mix, er cream the butter and sugars. I used a blender because in my opinion it's more efficient than my hand, haha! Thennn, you add the delicious golden honey and the beautiful bright egg. And you get this gorgeous creamy batter that smells sweetly of honey. You can add a touch of Vanilla as well...but I forgot to, so oh well.
It's funny because I had to fight for the last 3 bananas that we had hanging on our banana tree in the kitchen. Josh takes a banana with him to work almost every morning and Grace almost gets a banana with her breakfast daily. So Josh was a bit confused as to why I told him he couldn't take the bananas with him. He made a point of telling me, but you hate bananas! Well, that is true, lol. But I explained to him than I needed them to bake cookies for, and he was like...okkkaayyy. If you know Josh...then you can just about imagine how he said that, heehee.
Soooo there you have it...3 beautiful ripe bananas just begging to be smashed by malicious shiny silver fork. Isn't it vindicating to see something you don't really like to be kind of...I don't know...beat up, pushed down, and shown who's boss? I had a lot of fun smashing those Nanners, lol.
Mix all the ingredients together so they all feel the love and your set to go for the blueberries. I had frozen blueberries on hand...and they worked fine. You have to thaw them out and then drain them. Which is a little annoying because blueberries just leak juice. Which...can get everywhere...Not on me but, all over the mix.
But once everything is combine, gently gently gently, combine the blueberries to everything else.
Preheat your oven to 350 and place a nice dollop on a greased baking sheet. I was skeptical about the cooking time. It says to bake for 10 minutes...but, sure enough 10 minutes was a perfect baking time. Golden on the bottom and moist on the inside. The kids at the Awana Grand Prix gobbled them up and Grace and Josh especially loved them. There were enough leftover to send home with my in-laws and to have Josh being some to work as well :) I would make these again...but probably only for a big event...just because I'm not a banana person.