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Saturday, February 2, 2008

Bluth Banana Cookies

While browsing through flickr/blogs, I came across Joyful Abode. Totally fun. I was intrigued by her recipe for Chewy Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies, aka "Curious George Cookies." I couldn't stop thinking about them for a few days... a good sign I should go to the grocery store and get started. So, I did.

I made a few adjustments. The big one: My version is vegan. The little ones: Deleted cloves, reduced flour, more chocolate chips

I think my adjustments are such that this cookie could actually be considered a version, or cousin of "Curious George" and therefore deserve a new name... hence, "Bluth Banana Cookies."

Bluth Banana Cookies

1 cup vegan sugar (no cane sugar)
1 cup vegan butter, slightly less, Earth Balance is my favorite
3 teaspoons Ener-G egg replacer
4 1/2 tablespoons warm water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, slightly less
5 ripe bananas, mashed
2 1/2 cup roll oats (not quick oats)
1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat Oven to 375

In a large bowl, cream together sugar and "butter"

In a small bowl, combine egg replacer and warm water, whisk until frothy and no lumps

Add egg replacer and vanilla to sugar/"butter" combo, stir to evenly distribute

Sift in flour, baking soda, and cinnamon

Stir well until blended

Mix in bananas and oats until well combined.

Mix in chocolate chips.*

Drop onto baking sheet, smoosh them down if you like flatter cookies, they won't spread much during baking.

Bake approximately 10 minutes. Remove while still "raw" looking for chewy cookies.

For GOB Bluth Banana Cookies, reduce oatmeal to 2 cups, add 3/4 cups chopped peanuts

*The dough for these cookies is highly delicious, please consider that it is also vegan and will not kill you with salmonella. Please indulge.

Bluth Banana Cookies Mosaic

1 comment:

nikki said...

these cookies were delicious. Uhm, why no post about roasting cinnimon rolls? that was fun!