Soft Banana Oatmeal Spice Cookies

I am a “chewy cookie” girl. I like a little crispiness on the outside, that gives way to a chewy (maybe even a little gooey!) inside. Case in point, my Crispy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. However, I occasionally have equal-opportunity cookie moments.

Like when I bake up a batch of these soft little banana cookies. These cookies came about just like most banana recipes I would guess. I had a few over-ripe bananas on my counter that needed a purpose. They sure found it.

These soft and sweet banana cookies are perfect for using up over-ripe bananas. With warm fall spices, they'll make a great after-school snack. Gluten-free!

These little spiced gems will remind you of the cookies your grandma used to make, or maybe that you wished she would make! They are almost cake-like and loaded with all sorts of goodness like oats, banana, flax and cinnamon. And butter, of course!

Oh, did I mention that they are gluten and egg-free? I used a combination of oat flour and Pamela’s Artisan Flour Blend. Delicious! Did you know that oat flour is super easy to grind yourself? It is such a frugal way to have a wheat-free flour option. Just remember, if you are very strictly gluten-free, to purchase certified gluten-free oats. You can also buy pre-ground oat flour.

These soft and sweet banana cookies are perfect for using up over-ripe bananas. With warm fall spices, they'll make a great after-school snack. Gluten-free!

If you’re in a hurry, you can drop scoops of dough onto a pan and skip the rolling in cinnamon-sugar step. I think they are prettier this way though, and the cinnamon-sugar adds a little extra sweetness.

Mmmmm.

These soft and sweet banana cookies are perfect for using up over-ripe bananas. With warm fall spices, they'll make a great after-school snack. Gluten-free!

Soft Banana Oatmeal Spice Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 small-medium very ripe bananas, mashed (about 1¼ cup)
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup Pamela's Artisan Flour Blend (or other blend)
  • 1 cup oat flour (see post for details)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • Extra cinnamon and sugar for rolling.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mash bananas. Stir in flax and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, combine the flour blend, oat flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices, and oats. Set aside.
  4. Beat together butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add banana/flax mixture, sour cream and vanilla to butter mixture and beat well.
  6. Add flour mixture. Stir well.
  7. Batter will seem a little thin at first but will thicken quickly as the flours get absorbed.
  8. Scoop dough and form into balls. Roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  10. Enjoy!

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