"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Desserts, Sweets & Cookies & Candy > Cookies
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-16-2011, 01:08 AM   #1
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2
Question Banana coconut oatmeal cookies - too soft

Hi

I've conjured up my own recipe for low fat banana coconut oatmeal cookies. They taste GREAT just out of the oven but instead of turning into the yummy soft cookie after a day or so they go too soft and lose every bit of crunchiness. This is what i use:

3 bananas mushed
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp coconut essence
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1.5 cups wholewheat flour
1.5 cups oats
1 cup coconut
1 tsp baking powder
i then add coconut cream if the dough is too dry so i get a sticky dough

i have to cook them for a while on low temp, otherwise they dont get crunchy at all. i cooked them at 150 degrees C for almost 30 mins.

as i said, the crunchy outsides and soft middles are delicious but they dont keep, they just go really soft.

i realise this isnt a traditional cookie recipe because i'm trying to keep them low fat/low sugar for my diet

what is it that makes cookies crunchy? lots of butter?

__________________

__________________
Anneke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 11:25 AM   #2
Head Chef
 
Josie1945's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sunny Central Florida
Posts: 2,003
Welcome to DG.

It could be the whole wheat flour. You might try 1/2 Whole Wheat and 1/2 AP flour.Or maybe it needs another egg. The recipe sounds great.

Josie
__________________

__________________
Practice Random Acts of Kindness ( RAK ) Makes you feel great too
Josie1945 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 12:09 PM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Zhizara's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 12,537
Maybe just too much banana. You could try a little less real banana and add some banana extract?
__________________

If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.
Zhizara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 02:38 PM   #4
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Metro New York
Posts: 8,764
Send a message via Yahoo to ChefJune
Try 2 bananas rather than 3, and be really careful with that coconut cream.
__________________
Wine is the food that completes the meal.
ChefJune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 03:24 PM   #5
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 32
You know, I've always wondered why banana was often a flavor neglected in many of my favorite dessert esque- treats... like ice cream or maybe some banana filling instead of a rasberry one in a piece of chocolate... i adore banana :) Please do me a favor and tell me if you've found the "soft" problem, and adjust the recipe and give it to me so I can make some nice ones for myself! :)
__________________
kookiblob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2011, 09:10 PM   #6
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2
hehe i'll do my best.

im sure banana flavouring would be a better substitute for so much banana but im allergic

i'll try it with half normal and half WW flour and less banana, maybe just put the banana on top

edit: oh and its really just a splash of the cream.. might try it with no cream as well
__________________
Anneke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2011, 10:52 AM   #7
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Metro New York
Posts: 8,764
Send a message via Yahoo to ChefJune
Anneke, I've been thinking about this cookie, as it sounds like it would be really tasty. Maybe if the bananas were not "mushy?" Instead, cut them into small dice -- use bananas that are not quite so ripe, maybe they would not mush out.
__________________

__________________
Wine is the food that completes the meal.
ChefJune is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
banana, coconut, cookies, oatmeal, recipe

Banana coconut oatmeal cookies - too soft Hi I've conjured up my own recipe for low fat banana coconut oatmeal cookies. They taste GREAT just out of the oven but instead of turning into the yummy soft cookie after a day or so they go too soft and lose every bit of crunchiness. This is what i use: 3 bananas mushed 1 egg 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 1/2 tsp coconut essence 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup butter 1.5 cups wholewheat flour 1.5 cups oats 1 cup coconut 1 tsp baking powder i then add coconut cream if the dough is too dry so i get a sticky dough i have to cook them for a while on low temp, otherwise they dont get crunchy at all. i cooked them at 150 degrees C for almost 30 mins. as i said, the crunchy outsides and soft middles are delicious but they dont keep, they just go really soft. i realise this isnt a traditional cookie recipe because i'm trying to keep them low fat/low sugar for my diet what is it that makes cookies crunchy? lots of butter? 3 stars 1 reviews
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.