FAIL: Oatmeal Banana Cookies

This is the first FAIL post.  There will be more.  Sometimes things seem like a good idea and turn out horrible.  Normally, I like to credit the blogs and websites where I find recipes to mangle and change to suit my foodening moods.  For FAIL posts, however, those sources should be protected and so will not be credited.  Who wants to find out that someone doesn’t like their recipes.  No one!  That said, if one of my recipe-regurgitations fails for you, I want to know!!!  Sometimes fails are necessary!

Getting back on track, I thought this was going to be a rockin’ recipe.  It only uses two ingredients!  Bananas and quick-oats.  I have both of those on hand all the time so I thought it would be a fun replacement for cookies.  Who doesn’t want to eat cookies for every meal?  This recipe basically insured that I could have a cookie whenever I want!

“Hey!  You can’t eat cookies for lunch!”

“Oh, NO???  Bananas and oatmeal, WHAT!”

Yeah, that fantasy died with my first taste of the most spongy, squishy cookie ever.  I do have to say that the taste seemed OK although my hoosband didn’t really like how strong the banana was.  It’s possible they could have stayed in the oven for a bit longer, but then the outsides would have been crispy and burned.  Ew.

Here’s the recipe for those of you who want to try it.  I really want this to work.  Let us know if you tried it, what you changed, and if it turned out well!


  • 2 super-ripe bananas
  • 1 1/4 cup quick-oats
  • splash of vanilla (optional)
  • chocolate chips (optional)
  • craisins (optional)


  1. Mix bananas and oatmeal well.
  2. Include optional add-ins if desired.
  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased/parchment-papered baking sheet
  4. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes at 350 degrees F, or until golden (if you can tell).

This is what mine looked like.



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