Banana, Oat and Walnut Cookies

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    30 minutes

    These yummy banana, oat and walnut cookies have the added spice of cinnamon and cloves. Serve these to guests with a large pot of tea.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 36 

    • 170g margarine
    • 1 cup (155g) packed brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 3 cups (270g) rolled oats
    • 1/2 cup (60g) chopped walnuts

    Directions
    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:5min cooling  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease baking trays.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together margarine and brown sugar. Beat in egg and mashed banana, then stir in vanilla. Combine flour, bicarb soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves; stir into the banana mixture. Mix in rolled oats and walnuts. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto prepared baking trays. Leave room for spreading.
    3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Allow biscuits to cool on baking trays for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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    114

    This recipe is a great beginning, but a few changes are necessary to make the cookies the type that everyone raves about: 1.Add a banana to the mush and a quarter-cup of oatmeal for more banana flavor, otherwise you barely get the taste . 2. Skip the cloves, add another teaspoon of cinnamon. 3. Add a 1/2-3/4 teaspoon of baking soda so that the cookies rise a bit, they don't in the original recipe. 4. Switch half of the white flour w/ whole wheat flour, it tastes the same and is much healthier. 5. Use white choc. chips!--huge difference, goes much better w/ banana taste. These changes make the cookies superb, and your friends won't stop asking for more!  -  14 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    61

    This deserves five stars. (And I'm stingy with giving out five star ratings.) The cookies are soft, slightly spicy, and absolutely delicious. I didn't have cloves so I used a bit of pumpkin pie spice and the results were fantastic. The cookie sheet was ravaged by my husband and I before the cookies even had a chance to cool. EDIT: January 29, 2009 I've been making these for a few years now and they are always awesome. I add a bit more banana and vanilla and some nutmeg and extra cinnamon- I like a lot of spice in my cookies. I have also used butter and margarine or a mix because of the whole trans fat thing. (No more margarine for me!) I have also added milk chocolate chips to half of the cookies for my hubby. Still a keeper after all these years!  -  26 Mar 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    38

    This is a good cookie, it's just not a great cookie. Other than using butter rather than shortening I followed the recipe as written. This is not short on flavor, as the oatmeal, banana and nutty flavors are all prominent. It has a rustic, whole grain texture, not cakey at all, just that of a chewy oatmeal cookie. There is nothing wrong with the recipe, but it will never make a chocolate chip cookie move over.  -  07 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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