Anyone who knows me know that I am not a cook or a baker and seldom do anything more of either of those duties, than I have to in order to survive. When I do make something out of necessity, it certainly isn’t fancy and I often substitute ingredients in the recipe for something that I actually have on hand. It has been mentioned (once or twice) that I was never domesticated.
Anyway, I had 3 over ripe bananas this morning and thought about making banana bread, but decided to look online for other ideas. First recipe I found was Banana Peanut Butter Cake. This looked very yummy, but it called for 5 eggs and I only had 1 in the house. I looked further and found Banana Oatmeal Cookies, and thought the ingredients were basic enough that I should have them.
So, I mashed up the bananas and then realized I didn’t actually have any oatmeal, except for a few instant oatmeal breakfast packages.
I had Maple & Brown Sugar ones and the recipe called for brown sugar so that would do. I had 4 individual packs and those went into the mashed bananas and I mixed them up. I added some butter (but didn’t measure it – looked like about 1/2 cup), but decided it probably wouldn’t need any more sugar than what was in the oatmeal packs. I didn’t have any ground cloves either, but otherwise I pretty much followed the recipe. 🙂 I thought about adding chocolate chips, and decided against that. Everything goes good with chocolate chips though.
Amazingly enough, they turned out ok. I’m always surprised when that happens!
If you are interested in either of these recipes, you can click on the name of the recipe above to find them.