DD1 asked to make Banana biscuits. These were the first ones I found via google & I had high hopes…
My first attempt was ruined by me messing up the cup-to-gram conversion (I have corrected it below) & we threw them away.
My second attempt didn’t go much better – they didn’t look anything like the photo on the website & were (IMO) more like very thin sponges & I didn’t think were very nice at all, although the girls were happy to eat them!
- 125g unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 200g of sugar
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 2 ½ large bananas
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 220g plain flour
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground mace or nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
- 1 cup of pecans (walnuts and chocolate chips are fine alternatives)
- Make sure you have taken the butter out of the fridge!
- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg and continue to beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- In a bowl, mix the mashed bananas and baking soda. Let sit for 2 minutes. The baking soda will react with the acid in the bananas which in turn will give the cookies their lift and rise.
- Mix the banana mixture into the butter mixture. Mix together the flour, salt, and spices and sift into the butter and banana mixture and mix until just combined.
- Fold into the batter the pecans or chocolate chips if using.
- Drop in dollops onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 11-13 minutes or until nicely golden brown. Let cool on wire racks.
Makes about 30 cookies.