It’s no secret. I LOVE COOKIES! I think that they are the single greatest food on the planet, and I have been known to ask for birthday cookies instead of birthday cake. That is why I was super excited to find a recipe for healthy banana cookies. Yes! Not only did these cookies promise to be cheap and healthy, buy they also required only two ingredients which I love: bananas and oatmeal. I could absolutely not wait to try out the recipe found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNgqo8rlnzA
However, despite my enthusiasm, I failed. I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about cookie making, and I can tell you this: cookies are not supposed to be bouncy, rubbery, squishy, or shiny. My cookies managed to be all of these things. Better yet, when I bit into them, it tasted a lot like a raw plantain. Yuck.
So maybe it was my own fault that this didn’t work out. First of all, I didn’t use a food processor; I used a blender. I didn’t know if that would really matter, but it probably didn’t do much to help my case. Second, I didn’t make 4 huge cookies like the video suggested. Instead, I made bite-size treats because that is how I like my cookies. I ALWAYS make small cookies. No exceptions. Also, I didn’t use an overripe banana. I used an slightly greenish one, which definitely messed up the whole experience. As soon as I peeled the banana, I knew that the cookie wasn’t going to turn out. Lastly, I didn’t make banana ice cream to put on them. I am sure this was the ultimate cause of my demise. I thought that peanut butter would make a nice topping, but I would sure not recommend it.
Now, I must admit it; I have not completely given up on these guilt-free cookies. I think that I may make a few modifications to what I did (like, I might actually follow the directions) and try them again. I really want these to turn out because I really want to be able to eat a cookie without feeling guilty. Stay posted; there may be another baking story coming soon 🙂