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Let me say this:  It’s not that this is necessarily a bad recipe, I just failed at it.  The original recipe called for microwaving the cookie-goo, but I really wanted that fresh from the oven taste.  That maaaay have been a mistake.  Also, when combining the ingredients, I just made a crumbly mess and had to add a little more butter to make it work.  Feel free to try this in the microwave for 1 minute, but I’m still not sold because of the crumbliness.  Let me know if you got it right!  I need to learn!

Instead, I would recommend trying out the Oatmeal Breakfast Bake, which is VERY cookie-like.  Swap out a few things for other things and I’m pretty sure you’ll get even more of a cookie taste.  If I get around to it, I’ll post my attempts to make the breakfast bake a cookie.  Until then, let me know if you tried it!!


  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 3 drops vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 1 egg yook
  • 1/4 cup bread flour
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips



  1. Mix all ingredients.
  2. Transfer to oven or microwave safe bowl (depending on what you do in step 3).
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 – 25 minutes in oven or toaster oven.  -OR- Microwave 40 – 60 seconds.

*So obviously, baking it was my first mistake.  After describing my failure to friends at work the next day, their response was “why didn’t you just make a batch of cookies?  You did almost the same amount of work and let it bake for longer.”  Truth.  Next time, I would just try microwaving this.

FAIL: Oatmeal Banana Cookies

Posted: 14th April 2013 by doomthings in Dessert, FAIL, The Foodening
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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.