Honey Banana and Cranberry Oat Cookies
Last weekend me and my daughter were looking for some things to do in the kitchen, it was a good time for a father and daughter bonding as I was always busy at work and come home really tired. She already started showing interest in cooking and baking so I thought why not make an easy recipe that she can easily get her hands on baking. I guess she would really love the idea as sometimes I saw her trying to bake her own bread by experimenting on flour and yeast I even saw her piping using some melted chocolate, a cut up plastic bag and a patterned wax paper. Now for a start I guess the easiest for her to bake was a cookie and that’s one of the first baked goods I also made, I really enjoyed it at that time (and even now) so I told her that we will be making some, she was stoked. Now after we decided on what to bake we immediately started thinking of a flavour that we can make out of the ingredients we currently have in our pantry. After looking around we had gathered some banana, oatmeal, cinnamon and dried cranberries but we are missing an important ingredient for cookies which is sugar. It was a bummer but after looking further we found a jar of unused honey and decided to use that instead, this will be also the first time I will be using honey for a cookie. We started mixing, then shaping and baking and the final outcome was this totally unique cookie flavour which we call Honey Banana and Cranberry Oat Cookies, it was fruity and chewy as well.
1 cup flour
3 cups rolled oats
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup honey
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 large overripe banana, mashed
1/2 cup dried cranberries (craisins)
1 tbsp cinnamon
- In a mixing bowl combine butter, honey, egg and banana. Using an electric mixer beat at high speed until it is creamy in consistency.
- Add flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon mix until blended well.
- Stir in oats and dried cranberries.
- Place a scoopful into greased baking sheets. Then bake at a 180C preheated oven for 18-20 minutes.
- Once done place in a wire rack and let it cool before consuming.