The Booodseees

Banana-Oatmeal-Olive-Oil-Dark-Chocolate-Chip Cookies (a.k.a. BOOODCCC’s, a.k.a. The Booodseees).

With banana, oats, olive oil, and dark chocolate, these cookies have a wholesome-but-not thing going on. They’re chewy but crisp on the edges, not overly sweet, and extremely chocolate-y. I love how you really can just throw everything together, and then 10 minutes later your home smells divine for the rest of the night. Make them! Enjoy! And then please, have another.

1/2 cup banana (one small banana)
1/3 cup olive oil
1 egg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup oat flour (or 1 cup oats, for a chewier cookie)
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)


1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease the cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.

2. In one bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In the other bowl, mix the olive oil, brown sugar, vanilla, egg, and one smooshed banana until lovely and light and creamy.

3. Then, add in the sifted ingredients and mix just until blended.

4. The best part: stir in the dark chocolate chips! (And the walnuts, if you like nuts in your booodseees.) Drop cookie dough one spoonful at a time onto the cookie sheets, leaving a bit of space between them.

5. Bake about 10 minutes until the edges look golden and lightly toasted. Let them cool on baking sheets for a few minutes, if you must. Or, just eat them hot out of the oven.

Happy Wednesday Delicious!

Natalie Eve Garrett is an artist who cooks.