Summertime is all about fresh produce: strawberries, watermelons, berries, bananas, peppers, herbs, the list is endless. But what do you do when your once fresh produce turns on you? I’m talking spotty, black, soft bananas. Let’s be real, nobody wants to eat those, but everyone hates wasting food (i.e. money). Well ladies and gents, I am here to save your bad produce and your wallet from the dumpster. Next time you find yourself with a couple of bananas a bunch of monkeys wouldn’t even eat, try this homemade banana cookie recipe that is sure to make you GO BANANAS!
This recipe is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S!
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup stick butter/margarine
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup mashed bananas (about 1 1/2 bananas)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups quick oatmeal
Mix all above ingredients together with an electric mixer, form into small cookies and bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown at 350 degrees.
You can stop with the cookies or add this frosting on top which makes them even more delicious! While cookies are baking prepare the frosting by bringing the following ingredients to a boil over low to medium heat. Tip: mix all the ingredients together first, stir frequently, and remove from heat when the first bubbles start to form.
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup milk1/2 cup butter
Let the frosting mixture cool then stir in 1 pound (2 cups) of powder sugar; spoon over top the cookies and devour!