These cookies are fruitful and delightful....very delicious.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In large bowl, combine oil, bananas, and vanilla until smooth. Mix in oats, oat bran cereal and salt. Fold in apricots and almonds. Drop dough by spoonfuls 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges are light brown.

Nutrition Facts

88.4 calories; 1.5 g protein; 11.7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 29.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2002
This cookie I modified a little and it is out of this world. I added 1/2 cup of sugar used pecans instead of almonds (thats what I had) for the cereal I used cheerios and I used only about a cup of the apricots. These cookies are better as very small drops half dollar size otherwise they tend to fall apart Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2006
hmm...these tasted...different. i liked the fact that they were healthy but they certainly didn't taste like cookies...don't get me wrong they didn't taste bad they just tasted like muffins...like mini-muffin blobs on my cookie sheet. I wasn't crazy about them since the banana taste was a bit overwhelming but my sisters ate these bite-sized muffin/cookies in one night. So they must have thought they were good. Just depends on what you like i guess. Read More
(5)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2002
This cookie I modified a little and it is out of this world. I added 1/2 cup of sugar used pecans instead of almonds (thats what I had) for the cereal I used cheerios and I used only about a cup of the apricots. These cookies are better as very small drops half dollar size otherwise they tend to fall apart Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2002
This cookie I modified a little and it is out of this world. I added 1/2 cup of sugar used pecans instead of almonds (thats what I had) for the cereal I used cheerios and I used only about a cup of the apricots. These cookies are better as very small drops half dollar size otherwise they tend to fall apart Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2005
This is delicious! Actually i did not have dried apricots and i ended up using raisins. You can also use apple sause insted of oil. Thank you for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2007
good for sugar-free and healthy Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2009
These turned out delicious with a few minor adjustments per the other reviewers: 1 banana instead of 2 (still has definite banana flavor) pecans instead of almonds added some chopped craisins and added 1/2 c. honey 1/2 t baking soda and reduced the oil by 1/8 cup due to adding honey. Also due to adding honey I reduced bake temp to 325 and baked for 20 minutes. They look great held their shape and were tasty! Will make again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2006
hmm...these tasted...different. i liked the fact that they were healthy but they certainly didn't taste like cookies...don't get me wrong they didn't taste bad they just tasted like muffins...like mini-muffin blobs on my cookie sheet. I wasn't crazy about them since the banana taste was a bit overwhelming but my sisters ate these bite-sized muffin/cookies in one night. So they must have thought they were good. Just depends on what you like i guess. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2005
I stumbled across this recipe and noticed that all the ingredients were stuff that I wanted to get rid of so having nothing to lose I experimented a bit... I halved the recipe and used All-bran Original cereals (let it sit in the wet mixture for 10min to soften). I didn't have enough dried apricots (only 1/4 cup) so I used the rest in apricot jam and omitted the oil to balance the moisture. I also used 3 packs of instant oatmeal (2 of which were peach & cream) sifting away the sugar to keep the oats and peach bits (exactly 3/4 cups). I kept the cookies small as advised and it yielded 45 mini 1-inch wide cookies. The texture was pretty good and it tasted very much like granola bars. It was also not too sweet. They stuck on the wax paper and fell apart though even after spraying it with PAM... Overall it's a nice VERY healthy recipe but I can't judge it more than that since I made so many modifications... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2005
I was agreably surprised by those cookies that do gain in being small and sweeter. I would opt for honey instead of sugar for the simple and healthy ingredients is what attracted me to them in the fisrt place; no bleached flour no milk no sugar etc. Really breat little snacks! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2006
Very tasty but tended to fall apart. I found that I needed to cook at a slightly lower temp. or the apricots burned on top. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2006
These cookies are incredible! The thing that caught my eye was the simple and wholesome ingredients. I actually replaced half the fat by using apple sauce as one recommended and they came out perfect! I would even recommend using other kinds of dried fruit such as cranberries instead of apricots. Some people recommended baking them in small drops as they do tend to fall apart. I kept that recommendation into consideration but instead filled a big spoon with the mixture and tightly packed it in before dropping it onto the cookie sheet. The cookies came out perfect size and shape without breakage! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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