We have, this weekend, an over-abundance of bananas in the kitchen. As they are already fairly ripe, and none of the three of us like them too gone, I pondered making porridge cookies with some mashed into the mix.

 

A quick google later, some tweaks during mixing, and huzzah! we have a new variety of signature biscuits : )

 

Considering I baked a choc chip and cherry version on Thursday morning, I think I'm doing rather well at trying new flavours of everyone's favourite snack. And this banana edition is healthier (contains less sugar) and a fabulous breakfast too!

 

 

recipe : makes apx 24 cookies

pre-heat oven to 180 (fan assisted)

ONE egg

2 or 3 mashed bananas (mine came to 225gm and I added 120gm of caster sugar because I like a little bit of sweetness : ) but you could add more, or even use a dark sugar for a more caramel flavour)

70gm melted butter

200gm Plain flour; sifted

one CUP cooked porridge; (optional extra – 70gm oats to thicken)

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

1/8 tsp salt

raisins (I like a generous serving, but 75gm would be enough for this one egg mix)

 

Beat butter and sugar together; add egg, vanilla and banana; then the porridge.

Beat in salt and flour; then fold in oats and stir in raisins.

Drop round amounts on a baking sheet and place in preheated oven for 10 mins; turn baking sheet and increase temp to 200 for further 10mins.

Transfer to wire rack to cool.

Enjoy your tasty baking!

 

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