Bananas! I looked around a few days ago and realized that we had A LOT of very riped bananas. I mean, to the point that no one would actually want to eat them just like that. It was a coincidence that I had planned to make a batch of Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies with a switched up (unhealthier) version of my Healthy Oatmeal Cookies! My friend from NYC had come to visit me a few weeks ago and had brought me some Baker’s Chocolate Chunks and I was ever so excited to get cracking on using them.
Instead, I went on Martha Stewart‘s site and searched up some new recipes and found this one to incorporate the abundant ripe bananas to my original plan. This was the end result:
It was for a Banana-Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies but all I needed to do was not put walnuts and I’d be right on.
Just to set things straight, I DID NOT end up with 3 dozen. I made crazy huge cookies so I got about 12 cookies and I had around 4 miniature ones since I was lazy to start another batch on another baking sheet. I also had to make a few modifications. For one, my flour supply is at all-purpose flour. Thats all I own so I just replaced whole wheat flour with all-purpose. Also, I ran out of butter, I realized I had maybe an ounce of butter max. So I had to use margarine instead.
These cookies looked good (and huge), tasted amazing and smelled like heaven. You know its one of the few recipes that the description actually matches the actual outcome. The smell of bananas as an ingredient and chocolate has always been great because it just fills the kitchen with the best aromas ever in the process that its just only baking in the oven. So this was fantastic! It said that its a mix of banana bread and chocolate chunk cookies and I think its right on at least! The cookie had the texture of banana bread for the most part and smelled like it too. The chocolate chunks and the oatmeal gave it that extra boost to the next level of being a cookie.
If you have time and love chocolate and bananas, you HAVE TO give this a shot! You won’t be disappointed.