Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day and an EASY recipe!


Traditionally, Labor Day is a day of rest for all us hard workers. However, if you are in a creative field you know we almost never take time off! So here is a very quick and easy and gluten free recipe that's delicious and healthy. Then at least you won't have to work hard at a treat. This recipe is one in my upcoming cookbook, Starke Deadly Delicious, full of recipes inspired by my Starke Dead mystery series.


2 large ripe or very ripe bananas
1 cup of quick oats

In a food processor liquefy the bananas and then add the oatmeal and mix together. Bananas are different sizes, so if the mixture seems too thin to hold the cookies together, add oatmeal. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes on a greased or parchment covered cookie sheet (depending on size of cookies). The oatmeal makes the dough sticky so make sure to prepare the sheet. Freeze well.

Delicious this plain way but easy to add:
¼ cup of chocolate chips
¼ cup of crushed walnut pieces or other nuts
1-2 teaspoons of cinnamon or nutmeg or cardamom
dried fruits: cranberries, raisins, blueberries, etc.
1 teaspoon vanilla, or lemon extract, or rum flavoring extract (very tasty with rum, cinnamon and walnuts)
Be careful not to add too many additional ingredients—the dough won't hold together.