A batch of these Cinnamon Banana Oatmeal Cookies and a glass of milk makes a great after school snack. Or a great treat to indulge in when you are watching the weather...
This past weekend has been one of so many emotions. Scratch that. It's been a month of crazy emotions. We moved across country, unpacked, took our oldest to college, and then faced a hurricane. Talk about crazy town.
We had ever intention of riding out the storm in Florida, but when the path turned to the west coast I started to freak a little. It didn't help that I had family starting to text me and telling me we should leave. I get it...they were worried, but those kind of texts actually don't help.
But by doing that it it played into my fears, and I made my family pack up and leave in 3 hours. My husband really thought it would be ok to stay where we were. Our house has hurricane windows, and we have a generator in case the power went out. But did I listen to his reasoning? No. Well, kind of because before we pulled out I was having second thoughts about going.
I knew that God would protect us no matter what, but when a storm that size is staring you down you tend to lose control of rational thoughts. The only thing I could control was getting our family to a safe spot. We packed a few things, prayed that our house and neighborhood would be safe, and jumped on the road to see family and friends in Indiana.
It was a long weekend, as I watched the storm pummel the west coast. We had just spent all our money to move all of our belongings to a new home, and now it was uncertain what would happen to everything there.
The only thing I could do was pray that God would move the storm through quickly. I also had to pray for the peace of mind to just realize that it didn't matter what happened to the house because it was just stuff. I think that mindset helped keep me from being more worried.
By the grace of God, He allowed the storm to move up and around our city with minimal damage. It was a miracle to watch the storm jog around towns on the coast. Hopefully, we will be able to head back home in a day or two to see the extent of what actually happened in our neighborhood.
The week before the hurricane arrived, I did a lot baking. Baking is one of my stress relievers. It helps get my mind off the craziness of life when I can make and eat things like these Biscoff s'mores pudding cookies. Bring on all the cookies!
A few years ago I made these outrageous oatmeal banana cookies. The candy bar on top was a great idea!
I had a few ripe bananas on the counter this week, so I decided to make another batch of these cookies. This time I used cinnamon chips and made them a lot bigger. Yup, that was a great idea.
These cookies ended up with a crispy edge and a chewy center. Now normally I prefer fat and puffy cookies. A batch of these cinnamon caramel cookies never last the day around me.
But after one bite of these cinnamon banana oatmeal cookies, I am now hooked on flat cookies. I'm already dreaming of other things I can mix into the dough when we have more ripe bananas. What would you recommend???
- Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies from Barefeet in the Kitchen
- Chocolate Candy Bar Cookies from Your Home Based Mom
- Butterscotch Cookies from Shugary Sweets
I just tried these and they are my new favorite cookie! I halved the recipe and made one scoop without the cinnamon chips and one scoop with to see which I liked better. Without the chips they are really good. With the cinnamon chips they are off the chart great!! Thank you for sharing 🙂
Yay! I am so glad you liked this cookie! It's definitely one of my favorite cookies for using ripe bananas!
These cookies are absolutely AMAZING! I didn’t have an cinnamon chips so I just went without but WOW! They are so good!
So I can't tell...did you like them? LOL! Just kidding!? Thank you so much for letting me know how much you loved them. I love and appreciate all the feedback!
That's right. There are no eggs in this recipe. The banana takes the place of them. I hope you give the recipe a try!
I don't often leave reviews for recipes, but these blew mine and my husbands socks off in terms of Oatmeal cookies! Usually oatmeal cookies get a bad rep. But I think the banana was a huge game changer in these (I'm wondering if substituting for pumpkin puree would work too....I know the water content is higher, I may try using 1/2 cup pumpkin next time?) Either way I'll be looking forward to not eating our bananas now, so that I have spoiled bananas to make these with :o)
The only mods I made was I only used 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips, and I added in 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. I've never seen cinnamon chippits, I'll have to keep my eyes open and try them with those. This recipe is now in my cook book, with several **** next to it (to indicate a winning cookie!)
Thanks so much!!
Yay! I am so excited to hear that you and your husband loved these cookies so much! They are one of my favorites too! And I think they would be amazing with pumpkin substituted for the banana! I'll definitely be trying it out and see how it works!
What about peanut butter chips? I love a little PBS on my banana as a snack...just sayin'!
You could totally use peanut butter chips instead. That would be amazing as well 🙂
averie @ averie cooks
So glad you are safe and I cannot even imagine the month that you have just gone through! Major hugs!
I would inhale these cookies 🙂
I'm allergic to bananas! Can I substitute applesauce? Thanks!
Was a nice surprise to see you and Jeremy this past weekend! We will continue to pray for your families safety as you will travel back ???? and I am so excited to have all the ingredients in the house to make these cookies so I think you can guess what I am going to be making soon! ????