This is a recipe from Moogie. Our crew prefers the straight Oatmeal Cookies but this is a good recipe if you have ripe bananas on hand.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
1½ c flour
1 c sugar
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1 t salt [I omit]
¼ t ground nutmeg
¾ t cinnamon
¾ c shortening (part butter) [1/2 olive oil + 1/4 c orange juice or milk]
1 egg, well beaten [1/4 c "egg product"]
3 medium bananas, mashed fine
Combine sifted ingredients with creamed ingredients and add:
1 3/4 c oatmeal [Mom's recipe calls for “Quick Quaker Oats, but I think the regular oatmeal that I use works just as well]
½ c chopped dates
½ c chopped nuts
Mix until well blended.
Drop 2 inches apart on non-stick or well-greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.