Friday, August 23, 2013

Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Dates and Almonds

The heavy monsoon rains intensified by the tropical storm these past few days resulted in suspension of government offices such that the working members of the family had no choice but to stay home. Time to rest, bond together around the table, while doing some social networking, or in front of the TV to get some news updates on the extent of the damages caused by the flood, if not watching a movie. 

With the whole family at home, I had to think of what to prepare and serve on the dining table. Good thing I had a number of dishes lined up, waiting to be experimented on. I started the showcase with Mushroom Tortilla which I featured early this week. Click here for the recipe.

In the evening, I tried for the first time Jill's Banana Oat Cookies
Original recipe from Jill's Simple Daily Recipes

I was so attracted at her cookies which I found in one link party that I had it pinned!I don't like raisins and shredded coconut very much so I used dates and almonds instead. Wow, my family loved it! Ayana Grace doesn't like nuts but she gave the cookies a thumbs up! I also gave some to a friend who gave me the dates and almonds. :)  

I wasn't able to take good photos of my experiment after they were cooled. Just straight from the cookie sheet.
 Thank you, Jill, for sharing your recipe!
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  1. So glad the cookies were a hit, Garden Chef. I like the way you changed them up. Dates are my favorite! I'm going to try them next time ;D

    1. Thank you, Jill! I'm sure I'll make more of these again soon!

  2. Super healthy, lots of flavor. Thanks for sharing your cookies with us on foodie friday.

    1. Thank you, Diane! It's a always a pleasure linking up with you.

  3. This cookie recipe sounds interesting! I love banana and almonds, so I think I'd like it. I'm not a big fan oc coconut either, but I do like raisins in my oatmeal. :-) Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

  4. Looks absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist!
    Come on over and link up your latest post.


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