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Two Sisters, Serial #19 and Banana Oatmeal Scotchies

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So it looks like winter is here–a month early!

At least that’s what one would gather by looking at the weather map or watching some poor sucker shovel six feet of snow in upstate New York or going bouncing out the door in your light jacket only to run back inside to dig your down parka out of the back of the hall closet (I know that darn thing is in here somewhere!). But don’t tell the boss you were late because you couldn’t find your winter coat. Tell her your battery died or your door was frozen shut or your dog’s tongue got stuck to the water bowl (ouch!).

But where was I? Oh yeah–winter arrived a month early. And here at R&R we’re determined to do something about it. Now we could all go outside and huff and puff like the Big Bad Wolf and try to blow all that cold air back into Siberia where it belongs, but between that and shoveling the snow we might get a collective heart attack and then where would we be?

So we’ve got a better idea. You know how good a warm bowl of banana butterscotch oatmeal feels on a cold winter morning. No? Well try it tomorrow–you’re in for a treat! And what we’ve decided to do to battle Old Man Winter (how come winter is a man? because he’s so grumpy all the time!) is turn that warm and comfy breakfast food into a take anywhere, eat anytime cookie–Banana Oatmeal Scotchies! That way, whether you’re in the car on the way to work (no time for breakfast) or out on an afternoon power walk or (Heaven forbid!) shoveling snow, you can still get the wholesome boost of that warm bowl of oatmeal without the mess or the prep time.

We’ve got you covered here at Reading and Recipes (and it’s not in snow).

banana oatmeal scotchies

Banana Oatmeal Scotchies

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

2 Tablespoons light brown sugar

2 Tablespoons granulated sugar

1 egg white

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 ripe banana, mashed

6 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

pinch of salt

1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

3/4 cup old-fashioned oats

1/3 cup butterscotch chips

banana scotchies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and set aside.

Beat together the butter and both sugars until well combined. Add the egg white and vanilla and mix into batter. Stir in the mashed banana and make sure all of the ingredients are well incorporated. Slowly mix in the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and cornstarch, careful not to over mix the dough. Lastly, fold in the old-fashioned oats and butterscotch chips.

Divide the cookie dough into 8 balls and place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 9-11 minutes, or until they just begin to turn golden brown. Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 8 cookies.

banana oatmeal scothies cookie

{Adapted from Life, Love, and Sugar}

Click below to listen to or read Serial #19 of “Two Sisters”.

Two Sisters, Serial #19, audio © Jeffrey Anderson

Two Sisters, Serial #19, text © Jeffrey Anderson


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