Banana Biscuits

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!

I tried cooking them for longer, but it made no difference – what am I doing wrong – surely no biscuit/cookie should do this?!

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. Make sure you have taken the butter out of the fridge!
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the egg and continue to beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Fold into the batter the pecans or chocolate chips if using.
  8. Drop in dollops onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until nicely golden brown. Let cool on wire racks.

Makes about 30 cookies.

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