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
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour 105 grams
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon freshly grated orange zest I used a clementine
- ¾ cup quick cooking oats not instant (60 grams)
- ½ cup toasted chopped walnuts or pecans
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened (56 grams)
- ⅓ cup packed light brown sugar 70 grams
- 1 large egg white
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup lightly packed mashed banana
- 2-3 teaspoons of orange juice I used 3 teaspoons clementine juice
- ⅓ cup confectioners’ sugar
- ¼ 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.