Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cookie Carnival—Chiquita Banana Breakfast Cookie

Cookie Carnival

I finally got on the ball and made the Cookie Carnival recipe for this month.  You can join in the fun, too.  Just click here!

We had the choice of two cookies this month, these Chiquita Banana Breakfast Cookies or some Apple Butter Cookies from the Food Network Canada website.  I really wanted to make both, but this month has gotten away from me.  I wanted to make the Apple Butter Cookies and use the peach butter I recently made instead.  I still might make them soon.

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Since I seem to always have overripe bananas on the counter, I decided to make the banana cookies.  I felt that the Chiquita website posting for this recipe was missing a few things, but it wasn’t too big of a deal.  There is supposed to be shredded carrots in the recipe, but it doesn’t say when to add them.  And I felt like they were totally unnecessary to the recipe.  I love carrot cake and muffins and such, but the carrots in these cookies just didn’t seem like they belonged.  The recipe calls for 1/2 cup carrots, but I only put 1/4 cup.  Rebel me, I know.

The recipe includes raisins, but that also just wasn’t going to happen as I knew certain people around here wouldn’t eat them if they had raisins.  So mini chocolate chips it was!  These cookies are spiced up with some cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg, which I found to be a noticeable taste and actually liked.  I know that bananas make things moist and these were definitely that.  The flavor is great, so I don’t mind a very soft, flat, moist cookie. 

I didn’t even realize these were meant to be breakfast cookies until I sat down to start writing the post and with all the goodness in them, I can see why they would work perfectly as a quick breakfast.  We’ve just been enjoying them for snacks.  They have whole wheat flour, oats, bananas, carrots, walnuts—and an egg—all wholesome things.  Just don’t look at the butter, sugar and chocolate. ;)  No, really, it’s not bad.

I think these were a great way to use up some of those overripe bananas I always have on the counter!

10 comments:

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love the flavor and the plate!

Lisa said...

Oh, Katrina..those cookies look so oooey, gooey and delicious. I also love the banana caramel nuffins below. I always forget about my bananas and soon they're too ripe to even use in baking. This post will make me keep an eye on them :)

Eliana said...

Hmmmm - I have never made banana cookies before. They look and sound super delish and now I am going to have to make some for myself this weekend.

buttersweetmelody said...

They look so soft and chewy! Yum, I love bananas in everything! Thanks for this recipe, your site is always so helpful!

-Amalia

http://buttersweetmelody.wordpress.com

Jennifurla said...

The texture is awesome, very pretty

Mimi said...

My kid would love to have these for breakfast.
Mimi

jillbert said...

Glad these worked out despite the unclear recipe. They sound great - kind of like a muffin-ish cookie.

Paula said...

Your cookies look much more interesting and tasty than a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast.

Tessa said...

They sound great as either breakfast or a snack. I'm also always looking for ways to use up my brown bananas because we like them green around here =)

Tiffiny Felix said...

Yum! Love the plate, too! :)