Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pioneer Woman Cooks - Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Ever wonder if a cookbook is worth the $15 you pay for it? Yeah, me too. Wouldn't it be nice to see a test run of those recipes before you hand over your hard earned cash?

My thoughts exactly. So here's a test run of Pioneer Woman Cook's Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies. To see the receipe on her blog, click on the name of the cookies. If this recipe is any indication of her book, it's worth the $14. 47.

The cookies are easy to make, they have a wonderful flavor to them and they are healthier alternative to the same old chocolate chip cookie I'm so fond of eating....I mean making. :)


  • 1-½ cup Butter, Divided

  • 2 cups Old Fashioned Oatmeal

  • 2 whole Bananas

  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar

  • ⅔ cups Granulated Sugar

  • 1 cup Crunchy Peanut Butter

  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla

  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt

  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda

  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour

  • 1-½ cup Whole Wheat Flour


  1. Take one stick of butter (1/2 cup) and melt it over low heat.

  2. Add two cups of oatmeal to melted butter, toast for five minutes.

  3. Got a kitchen aid? Toss your two bananas in there and set on 3rd notch until mashed.

  4. Add sugars and vanilla to bananas.

  5. Add peanut butter. (I was out of crunchy so I used smooth)

  6. Let toasted oatmeal cool. Add to peanutbutter/banana mixture.

  7. Separately combine both flours, sea salt and baking soda.

  8. Combine both mixtures and mix well.

Bake at 375 for 11 minutes.


Anonymous said...

I thought they were good. Thanks for making them.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy Christina's home made items very much. They are really good and are the strongest things fighting against my diet.

SSJ said...

I'm not normally a fan of either peanut butter cookies or oatmeal cookies. However, somehow when these flavors are mixed together with banana the result is delicious! I wasn't expecting to enjoy these cookies as much as I did, but now I'm glad I tried them.

Anonymous said...

Great recipe! The cookies were soft and not flat, very tasty too.

HSC said...

Sorry but I want to be honest. I wasn't a fan of these cookies compared to others you have blogged about.

The texture was nice but something about the peanut butter and cooked bananas just didn't please my tastes.

Thanks for sharing though.

For a healthy, hearty cookie I really like old fashioned boiled raisin cookies.

Could be because that's what I grew up with and came to appreciate?

Anonymous said...

I agree with HSC. Not my favorite. They were soft, which I love about your cookies, but the taste was off. Can't quite put my finger on it.