My Saturday night plan involved staying up late, mixing myself a drink, then settling in on the couch to clear out this week’s shows off my DVR.
None of that happened.
All day, I had been feeding my puppies the maple banana dog treats that I made them earlier that morning. I kept sniffing them because they smelled so good. They just kept eating them, happily, while I had nothing.
I had two really ripe bananas left, so I decided to make myself banana oatmeal cookies. Why should those little punks be the only ones having a treat today? I ended up making the cookies, stuffing my fat face, and falling asleep on the couch. So typical.
To make Steel’s Maple Banana Human Treats, you will need:
1 1/2 cups of flour
2 large bananas, mashed
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) of butter, melted
1 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of maple syrup
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups of oats
In one bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
In another bowl, mix the brown sugar and butter together. Once that is blended well, add the mashed bananas, egg, vanilla, and maple syrup.
Slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture. Mix together well.
Add the oats last.
Once everything is combined, cover the dough, and refrigerate it for at least a half hour.
When you’re ready to bake, make tablespoon-sized mounds on cookie sheets covered with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
When they’re done, they should be golden on the bottom, but soft on top. Because you refrigerated the dough, the cookies won’t flatten out like most cookies.
This should make about 3 dozen Maple Banana Human Treats.
Now go enjoy them in front of your dogs. Let’s see if they like how it feels!