Monday, August 10, 2009

Yay! Testing out the Oven at my Condo

HOORAY! Today marks the day that I am living on my own! A little bit frightening, but a little bit exciting at the same time. I woke up this morning to a beautifully clear sky, and I was ready to start my day with a big breath of fresh air so I went for a 10k run. After an exhilirating early morning run, I decided that since my day wasn't going to be too eventful I would have some time to try out my condo oven! Having purchased a large bag of bananas (2 bunches for only $1.99) and knowing that I would not be able to eat all of the bananas before they go bad, because I'm now living on my own, I thought I'd use some in a recipe! Bananas also make a delicious post-run snack, so while I was whipping up a batch of Banana-nut-n-Oat cookies I decided to munch on a plain ol' banana... mmm, tasty!

So here it is! My first baking adventure in my new place!

Banana-Nut and Oat Drop cookies
Yields 17 cookies

- 1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 cup rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp each vanilla extract and almond extract
- 60g (1/4 cup) celeb margarine
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 medium banana
- 1/3 cup almonds, crushed

1. Combine oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside
  • Combine oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside

  • In another bowl, beat celeb and sugar. Add in egg and continue beating.

  • Add in flour mixture until blended, then add in semisweet chocolate, banana and almonds.

    Drop by tbsp onto a greased baking pan and bake at 375degrees for 11-13minutes!

    Steph said...

    I would feel so scared to live by myself. Not so much the being by myself part, but the 'I'm getting old part' The cookies look delicious! I've always wanted to try adding banana to cookies, but I was afraid they would turn too mushy. Thanks for the award!

    Palidor said...

    They look delicious! I like the idea of putting bananas in cookies. Usually I make bread, cake, or muffins.

    I'm sure you will have a great time living on your own. Hey, you need to have a housewarming party. :)

    silverrock said...

    If you don't want your cookies to get all mushy, the best way to add the banana flavor is to not completely mash them! I usually just chop them into small chunks and throw them into the batter.

    And yes, I must have a housewarming party, although I'm not quite sure what I would do?? I'm not so much worried about the menu (I can totally handle that), but what else should I have my guests do?? Charades? Is that too lame?