Chewy Apple Banana Oat Cookies – Thermomix & Regular

Chewy Apple Banana Oat Cookes - Thermomix

Oh hi, do come in and get comfortable. It’s been a while since I’ve shared a sweet treat and these soft and chewy Apple Banana Oat Cookies made in either the Thermomix or using a regular method are what I have to tempt you with today.  You must help me eat them as I’ve already scoffed about 5 with my cup of tea this morning!

As you may or may not know I’m forever casting about for new ways to use up bananas at the end of the week.  I’m sure if I actually bothered to check I’d find that the most common ingredient that shows up in my recipes would be bananas.  You see, I can never predict if raw bananas are going to be in or out of favour with the girls each week – well I can predict that they will be out with my fussy one but bananas are something that Miss E blows at bit in the wind about but they will always eat banana bread!  Kid logic.

I got bored making banana bread week in week out so I set myself a challenge to come up with more creative ways to use them (I’ll put a list together at the bottom with some of my favourites) anyway moving quickly along before you have the chance to think “lady get a life”, this week, because nobody had been food shopping because I was bailed up with a truly hideous case of the flu and grocery shopping didn’t appear to be a priority for anyone else, hmm,  along with the usual browning bananas was a lonesome apple and a pile of oats that didn’t get made into ANZACs.

And there you have the inspiration for Apple Banana Oat Cookies – the chewy part in the title came later as they ended up having more of a cake like texture than crunchy biscuit.  I suppose if you wanted you could put them in muffin cases and call them muffins but cookies is what I was after and cookies is what we have, soft and delicious. One smart taste tester in the house has dubbed them “flat cakes” whatever, they are perfect for morning, afternoon tea and the lunch boxes and even breakfast if you need to!

Chewy Apple Banana Oat Cookies - Thermomix or regular methods

First up then the regular method to make them and then the Thermomix version okay?

What you need:

1 apple, doesn’t matter what, grated

1 C (2 – 3) ripe bananas

170 g butter

1/2 C raw sugar

1 egg

1 1/2 C plain flour (I used GF)

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

2 C rolled oats

*optional 1/2 C crushed nuts if you are using them only use 1 1/2 C oats

What you do:

Preheat oven to 200 C and line 2 baking trays with baking paper

Grate the apple and mash the bananas set aside

Cream together the butter, sugar and egg

Sift in the flour, baking soda and cinnamon and combine

Add the oats, apple and banana and nuts if using.  Gently combine being careful not to over mix

Drop scoops of batter onto the prepared trays and bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden and firm to touch

Cool on the trays for about 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely (or enjoy warm!)

Makes about 24. Store in an airtight container for about 2 – 3 days

Chewy Apple Banana Oat Cookies – Thermomix

Ingredients

  • 1 apple, cored and roughly chopped
  • 2 large or 3 small ripe bananas
  • 170 g butter
  • 100 g raw sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 180 g plain flour (I used GF)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 200 g rolled oats
  • *optional 50 g crushed nuts if using reduce the oats to 150 g

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C and line 2 baking trays with baking paper
  2. Put apple and bananas in TM and blitz Speed 6 / 10 seconds. Set aside in a separate bowl.
  3. There's no real need to clean out the bowl if you don't want to. Add butter, sugar and egg and cream together Speed 5 / 1 minute
  4. Add the flour, baking soda and cinnamon and combine. Reverse / Speed 4 / 6 seconds
  5. Add the oats and apple and banana mix and gently combine Reverse / Speed 3 / 40 seconds
  6. Drop scoops of the batter onto the prepared trays for about 15 - 20 minutes or until they turn golden and become firm to touch
  7. Allow to cool on the tray for about 5 minutes then turn out onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely (or enjoy them warm!).
  8. Makes about 24.
  9. Store in an air tight container for 2 - 3 days.
http://www.boiledeggsandsoldiers.com/2016/04/apple-banana-oat-chewy-cookies/

Some of my other banana related recipes are:

Coconut Maple Bananas for breakfast

Date & Banana Bread

Pear, Banana & Cranberry Muffins

Banana Oat Cake

Banana Breakfast Smoothie

and last but not least because I’m sure you’ve got enough now…

Chocolate Banana Mascapone Cheesecake

How do you use up bananas? Got a banana recipe to share? 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 comments on “Chewy Apple Banana Oat Cookies – Thermomix & Regular

  1. Nancy | Plus Ate Six
    April 26, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    I am losing the banana battle big time. My hubby will only eat pristine yellow ones – as soon as there is a one brown mark on the skin he won’t touch them. Doesn’t make sense to me because you eat the inside not the skin….I’m forever freezing bananas to use in smoothies. I’ll be making chewy oat cookies next though 🙂

    • Vicki
      April 27, 2016 at 8:31 am

      My freezer is so full of bananas too. I’ve got another recipe that you may like deep into the blog somewhere but you whip up frozen bananas with some maple syrup and then top with almonds, salt and more maple syrup – a yummy dessert or treat. The cookies are very soft but the flavours are good.

  2. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    April 27, 2016 at 6:57 am

    I’m with Nancy in the FHD (Fussy Husband Department.) My husband has decided he doesn’t care for bananas anymore which is fine, because that means more for me! I freeze the brown ones for smoothies and any left overs are a great excuse to get baking. These look awesome and they are perfectly timed too! Did you know Saturday is National Oatmeal Cookie Day?!

    • Vicki
      April 27, 2016 at 8:32 am

      I did not know that! I love how you know all the national days. These could also be called mini flat cakes as well as cookies as they are cake like in texture which makes them a bit different but still yummy! x

  3. Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry
    April 28, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Ooh, apple and banana is a seriously good combination Vicki! I also buy a whole heap of bananas each week and end up freezing most of them for smoothies if I’m feeling too lazy to bake a banana bread or muffins. So sorry to hear you have had a terrible flu – that’s no good at all. I hope you are feeling fully recovered by now!!

    • Vicki
      April 29, 2016 at 8:42 am

      Thanks so much Lisa, much better now x

  4. stephanie@stephsjoy
    April 28, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    oh yum! the little boy loves bananas though we always seem to have them left over. will have to try this out!

    • Vicki
      April 29, 2016 at 8:43 am

      I hope he likes them! xx

  5. Liz @ travellingtabletales
    April 29, 2016 at 10:59 am

    These look amazing. I have been invited to a Thermomix party in a few weeks and I can’t wait to see one in action. Thanks for sharing.

    • Vicki
      May 2, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      I will be interested to hear what you think of the Thermomix.

  6. Steph Donohue
    February 14, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Do you think these could be frozen?

    • Vicki
      February 15, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      I think so. To be honest I haven’t tried – they all get eaten but I don’t see why not.

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