Wednesday, December 9, 2015


I usually just go into volunteer at Hillcrest Thrift Shop on Tuesdays. Last week Cindy asked me if I could also come in on Thursday for the middle shift. When I have an extra shift, I don't usually bring a treat for them to eat, but since I had gotten some bananas the week before that had been donated for the volunteers. I decided to make these Banana Drop Cookies.

The volunteers were surprised to see me walking in, but especially surprised when they realized I had brought a treat with me. There was only one cookie left at the end of my shift.


3/4     cup vegetable oil
1          cup sugar
1          cup mashed bananas
1          egg
1          teaspoon vanilla 
1/2      teaspoon baking soda
1-3/4   cups all-purpose flour
1          teaspoon baking powder
1/2      teaspoon salt
1/2      teaspoon nutmeg or cinnamon (I did use nutmeg)
1          cup rolled oats (I think I could have used more)
1/2      cup nuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 

Combine the oil, sugar, bananas, egg, and vanilla in a mixer bowl and beat well.

Sift together the baking soda, flour, baking powder salt, and nutmeg.

Add to the oil mixture and mix well.

Stir in the oats and nuts.

Drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 8 - 10 minutes or until light brown.

Remove to cool completely on wire rack.


  1. que ricas son estas galletas, me gusta la combinación del plátano y la avena.

    1. Thanks, Claudia, It is a different way to use bananas besides banana bread. Enjoy.