Banana- Oat Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The only way to improve on the comforting scent of warm banana bread is with the addition of chocolate. That’s just science. The only way to improve on chocolate chip banana bread is to individually portion it out into cookie form. Thus keeping you from treating a loaf of banana bread as a single serving…

AND there’s oatmeal in these- HEALTH FOOD!   This is a breakfast cookie let’s be honest…

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Inspired by CookingClassy

You’ll need:

1.25 cups all-purpose flour

0.75 cups + 2 tablespoon quick oats

0.5 teaspoon baking soda

1/3 teaspoon salt

0.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon

0.5 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 large banana)

0.5 teaspoon lemon juice

0.25 cup unsalted butter, softened

0.5 cup packed brown sugar

0.25 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg

0.25 teaspoon vanilla extract

0.75 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

0.5 cups chopped walnuts

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In bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon like you mean it.

Mash banana together with lemon juice. Blend with butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth. Mix in egg and vanilla. Slowly mix in dry ingredients until JUST combined. Fold in nuts/chocolate chips- feel free to keep some chocolate chips on the side to press into the tops of cookies before baking… they are the star).

Scoop dough (few tablespoons at a time) and drop on parchment lined baking sheet (spacing 2-inches apart). Bake in 350 degree oven for 11-12 minutes.

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