Orange Glazed Banana Oat Mounds may sound a little unusual, but as far as oatmeal and banana cookies go, they are pretty good! They are thick, chewy, cake-y and have an interesting flavor. The orange is used only in the glaze, so even though these have orange in the title, you can easily omit that flavor and swap in some vanilla.
Small Batch Banana Oat Recipe
The recipe is adapted from Cookies by the Dozen, so it makes 12 cookies. The only real changes I made to the ingredient list were adding a handful of chocolate chips and dried cranberries to half the batter. They were definitely an upgrade to the Orange Glazed Banana Oat Mounds.
Orange Glazed or Not
This is a super easy recipe and worth trying if you like a little hint of orange (or Clementine) in things. And again — if you’re not a fan of orange, you can still make these. Just substitute a little milk for the juice and add a small splash of vanilla to the glaze.
Just a Dozen Orange Glazed Banana Oatmeal Mounds
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 105 grams
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest I used a clementine
- 3/4 cup quick cooking oats not instant (60 grams)
- 1/2 cup toasted chopped walnuts or pecans
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened (56 grams)
- 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 70 grams
- 1 large egg white
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup lightly packed mashed banana
- 2-3 teaspoons of orange juice I used 3 teaspoons clementine juice
- 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips and/or cranberries optional
- First, adjust the oven rack so that it’s in the top third of the oven.
- Have ready an ungreased or parchment lined baking sheet.
- Mix together the flour, baking soda and salt, then mix in the nutmeg and orange zest. Add the oats and nuts and stir until thoroughly blended. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy, then add the brown sugar, egg white and vanilla and continue beating until creamy and light.
- Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir by hand until well blended, then add the banana and stir until blended.
- Drop batter by heaping tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheet and bake cookies 12 minutes at 375, turning tray after the first 7 minutes.
- Let cool slightly, then remove from tray and cool on a wire rack. When cool, mix together orange juice and confectioners’ sugar and drizzle over cookies.
Hi Sandy! Thanks so much for the comment and for following me all these years. Congratulations on the weight loss, too.
I have also followed you for years…since 2007! Cookies are my favorite things to eat and bake. I have made a number of your recipes through the years but I’m guilty of not commenting… I recently lost quite a bit of weight and can’t keep cookies in the house now that the children are all grown and gone. (I can’t eat “just one”!)
But with a small batch, it might be possible! I had forgotten about that category, but I will be referencing it often! Thanks for continuing to post recipes!
So glad you tried those brownies! I’ll try to seek out more recipes in 8 inch and 9 inch pans.
Anna, I can’t wait to try these!
I too love the smaller recipes!
The Cape Town brownies were fantastic!!!!!!
Thank you for your wonderful recipes!
Of course I had to order the Just a Dozen book as soon as you mentioned it!!! These look really good – I’m going to try them this week. Oh, and I love the book. A dozen is just the right number of cookies for my family so I appreciate the small batch dessert recipes!
Hi Bonnie! Thanks for letting me know you are interested in the small batch recipes. I used to make small batch recipes all the time, but after a while I started wondering if people didn’t want to go to all the trouble of baking just to have 4 to 12 cookies. But these days it seems like more and more people are making small batch desserts, so I guess the small batch and just a dozen recipes are helpful. I still refer back to a lot of those recipes. If you try any of the old ones from that category, let me know. The recipe for Chewy Oatmeal Cookies is particularly good, though they do spread quite a bit. https://www.cookiemadness.net/2008/09/big-flat-chewy-oatmeal-cookies-small-batch/
I have followed you for ages but never noticed the Just a Dozen title until today. And am I glad I did! I bake just for myself now and having the recipes at hand might spur me to do more.