Cinnamon Banana Bread

Happy Monday everybody! Hubby and I are on vacation in Florida this week, but have no fear, I’ve got a whole week of banana recipes scheduled for you guys while we’re away. I will be more or less unplugged for the next 9 days and I can’t wait to just spend some time getting some quality R&R with my Hubby!

I made this one day when I realized our freezer was getting overrun by the frozen over-ripe bananas in there. I searched for a recipe and doctored it up based on what I had in the kitchen.

Since I still have quite a few bags of cinnamon chips left from my trip to Hershey’s, I decided to throw those in too. The oats gave this bread a great texture and the cinnamon chips just took the flavor over the top. If you don’t have cinnamon chips, you could surely make this bread without them, but it just wouldn’t be the same.

You see that crack on the top of the bread? It was filling with a gooey cinnamon molten river due to the melting of the cinnamon chips. It’s weird that I love cracks in the tops of quick breads, but when it comes to cheesecake, I can’t stand them, even though they don’t have an impact on the flavor. I’m weird like that…

And you’ll notice that I topped the bread with more cinnamon and sugar. I sliced up the bread and wrapped each piece individually so Hubby and I could throw a piece in our lunch bag in the morning. By the time we’d get to work, it was the perfect temperature to enjoy.

The other way we enjoyed this bread was to toast it in the oven or a toaster oven until the edges were crispy. YUM!

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Cinnamon Banana Bread

Yield: 1 loaf

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup uncooked old fashioned oats
1/2 cup cinnamon chips
1 Tbsp canola or walnut oil
2 eggs, beaten
3 large bananas, ripe (~1 cup)
cinnamon sugar to sprinkle on top

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a loaf pan and set aside. In a large bowl, stir together dry (first 8) ingredients.

In a smaller bowl, mash bananas with a potato masher or fork. Add oil and eggs and mix thoroughly.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well.

Pour batter into pan and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake until top of loaf is firm to touch, 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes. Flip out and cool on a wire rack for another 10 minutes.

Recipe adapted from Joy the Baker

 


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47 Responses to “Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies”

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    Liz — February 14, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Thank you for the nice recipe. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your family.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — March 5, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Oh yum, I adore thick chewy oatmeal cookies 🙂 these look like perfection!

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    kayla — May 11, 2014 at 7:54 am

    “2 dozen large cookies” my butt! i followed this recipe and got 16 cookies the size of my 17 month old’s fist 🙁 they’re kinda bland, not a big fan. i’ve had much better!

    • beantownbaker — May 12th, 2014 @ 4:56 pm

      Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy this recipe 🙁

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    Denise — May 30, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Making my second batch of these delicious cookies. The best Oatmeal/Raisin cookie recipe I’ve tried. Thank you!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:06 pm

      So glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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    Bella Z — May 31, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    These were fantastic. I only got about ten cookies from the batch so I made sure to double it the next time. Everyone loved them. 🙂

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:08 pm

      Glad you liked these 🙂 I have updated the recipe to reflect the yield change.

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    Jenn — June 11, 2014 at 8:25 am

    The cookies were thick, moist and chewy. This is an awesome recipe! Definitely doubling the recipe and adding some m&m’s next time. My family loved them, thanks!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:12 pm

      Adding M&Ms is a great idea! I’m going to have to do that next time myself.

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    dixie — August 9, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Just made my 4th batch! And I must say, I’m a great big fan of oatmeal raisin cookies and these were perfection!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:29 pm

      Wow, 4 batches! That’s awesome. Glad you have enjoyed them.

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    Garmtz — August 10, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    While it only yielded 17 cookies for me, they were chewy and yummy! Will be baking more soon! 🙂

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:29 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them.

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    Jacquoline — August 22, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Thank you for the recipe!

    I bake your cookies for our homeless clients at our “lunch club”. I can honestly say that a batch of 24 disappears within 5 – 7 minutes flat. 😉

    Definitely the best oatmeal cookie recipe I’ve ever tried.

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:31 pm

      So glad these are a hit for you!

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    Pam — August 28, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Made these last night. Still chewy in a ziploc today. These are the biggest, softest homemade cookies oatmeal cookies ever. I doubled and got 28 fist size cookies. I like mine with extra flavor, so I doubled the cinnamon and vanilla and added a few dashes of pumpkin pie spice. I also substituted dried cherries for raisins Delicious and a smidge tart. If you want your family and friends to question whether you actually made these or bought them in a bakery, this is the recipe for you!! Thanks beantownbaker!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:32 pm

      So glad you enjoyed these cookies!

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    Naomi — August 29, 2014 at 10:10 am

    I loved this recipe. If they didn’t turn out well, you didn’t do it right! However, the measurements only made 8 large cookies. But they were chewy and delicious so I’m just going to try doubling the mixture 🙂

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:32 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it. I’ve updated the yield in the recipe.

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    Becky — October 22, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Three words: Yum, yum, yum! I’m not a fan of oatmeal raisin cookies, but I made them because my boyfriend likes them. I’ve been converted! Thanks for the recipe.

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    Sati — November 8, 2014 at 12:33 am

    I am always looking for different oatmeal raisin cookie recipes and really enjoyed this one! My husband said yummmy too while eating them. I will definitely save this recipe for future use. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    Melissa — November 9, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Just made a double batch of these. They TASTE amazing, but are flat as pancakes. Does anyone know what I’ve done wrong??

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    Tiffany — November 12, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Followed the recipe and While these tasted great they came out a lil dry not too sure why ??? I will try again

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    jenn — November 23, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    How many calories per cookie?

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    Yazmin — January 4, 2015 at 4:23 am

    Can I substitute the flour for self raising flour?

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    joe — January 21, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    I got 9 perfectly huge cookies. Delicious and hearty using whole rolled oats. I think this time I’ll plump the raisins in some vanilla rum.

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    Kasia — January 25, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Oh my god I think I may have died and gone to cookie heaven…
    I made these tonight and they are hands down the BEST cookies I think I have EVER tasted. EVER.

    Just in case anyone is interested I made a few adjustments for food allergies…

    Replaced the egg for 1/4 cup unsweetened Apple sauce

    Subbed the all purpose flour for the same amount of cassava flour… I think tapioca could work too.

    I also only had half the amount of unsalted butter as I ran out so I made the rest of the measure up with lard.

    Thanks for the incredible recipe – I’ll definitely make these again…and again…

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    Marianne — February 6, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Do you know how many grams one cookie would be?

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    Julie — February 13, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Been baking your cookies now for a few months….love them!
    Make a version using ‘fake butter and fake br sugar’ and nobody knows the difference!!

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    Alese — February 20, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Wow, these are the BEST oatmeal cookies I’ve ever had, and I bake a lot. I can taste a little baking soda, but it’s a great recipe. I plan to lessen the baking soda next time. I am so happy I found this recipe, because my other recipe from a cook book was not even edible. I will be making more oatmeal raisin cookies for now on. THANKS.

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    Cassie — February 27, 2015 at 1:48 am

    Listen people. This recipe is the one for you. My cookies turned out to be effing amazing, do you hear me? Of course you don’t. This isn’t audio. DO YOU SEE THESE WORDS? DO YOU UNDERSTAND THEM? These cookies were so good. The recipe made 11 med-large cookies in total for me. And guess what? I ate 8 of those in the span of 12 hours. Needless to say I paid for it, but it was worth it. These cookies are amazing. They held consistency. They were thick yet cooked all the way, and still chewy…. Just. Heaven in my mouth. Hallelujah. Amen.

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    Karin — March 19, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Hi, looking at the recipe. What happened no baking powder? Why?

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    Grace — May 15, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Great!

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    Matty — September 24, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Loved these!! Oatmeal are my favorite and THESE were the best I’ve ever had! I’m wondering if there’d be a way to incorporate pumpkin into these? …and maybe replace raisins with choc chips? Thoughts?

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    Marla — November 6, 2015 at 9:03 am

    I goofed and thought I had raisins when I didn’t, and didn’t have quite enough brown sugar. So, I made them with dried cranberries and substituted a bit of white sugar to make up for the brown sugar. They spread out more than what is pictured, but baked up beautiful and tasted wonderful. Can’t wait to make them the “right” way, but it all worked out! Thank you for sharing!

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    Cindy @ Natural Health - Natural Beauty — December 20, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Oatmeal is a very wonderful food to me. I love using it for my breakfast. Your recipe sounds so delicious. I’ll try this. Thank you for sharing.

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    Lori — December 30, 2015 at 2:34 am

    My husband always talks about how much he loves oatmeal raisin cookies. After five years, I have finally made them… I found this recipe, and needles to say, I will NEVER use another recipe. He has eaten oatmeal raisin cookies all over the world, and loves these best… Your recipe, with all my love thrown into them, how can I go wrong. Thank you so much for the wonderful recipes

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    Geoff — March 2, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    just made these after following recipe to the letter.. all I am saying is what a waste of ingredients. not using this site/blog again.

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    Jeana — June 7, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    I make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies all the time. I love these cookies. I have made them as written and with extra dark chocolate chips and cranberries. Really good both ways. I keep frozen cookie dough in my freezer and make 2 at a time for a quick snack or dessert. I use an ice cream scoop to scoop out, put in my lock and lock containers and freeze. I haven’t bought store bought cookies for years.
    Thank you for this great recipe.

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    laura — June 12, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Hello,
    Can I make cookie bars with these? Will the cooking time be different?
    thank you

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    Marciehatter — August 3, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Just about to make my second batch of these in two days – amazing 🙂

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    Erin — September 5, 2016 at 8:55 am

    These are wonderful cookies! I make two dozen at a time and only use 1 1/2 stick of butter and a little less of the brown sugar than called for. I add two heaping cups of raisins and they are super delicious!

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    Ann — November 15, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    I tried these after trying different recipe’s,i have to say these is the best I have ever had,soon as I made them they have done,only a empty plate left,i have to make them twice a week,i don’t it them in the fridge for a hour,i just make them into a small ball and,press gentle on top and cook them on my silicone mat,love them,i also but a bit of melted chocolate on top of some of them.

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    Meme — December 24, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Tried this recipe twice, both times were a hit. I was concerned about the 2/3 cups light brown sugar, but they actually taste good, for a less blander cookie I would a add more sugar according to taste preference.

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    Mary Alice — May 27, 2017 at 8:49 am

    I adore these cookies…and so does everyone I’ve shared them with! Over the years, I’ve tried variations and come up with a couple changes that work for me. I use Vietnamese Cinnamon and extra strength Mexican vanilla, and I double the amount. Voila – perfect for me!

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