I am forever looking for new and creative ways to use up those last bananas that inevitably turn all kinds of ripe before we manage to eat our way through the bunch. From banana bread to banana jam to banana cake, I have all kinds of ripe banana strategies, but that doesn’t stop me from my ripe banana quest, and so this time I bring you…banana drops! They are like the love child of banana bread and oatmeal raisin cookies, and they go from ripe banana to delicious cookies in no time. Ready to use up those extra bananas? Let’s make them!
We are big granola lovers in this house. Crunchy, pretty healthy, what’s not to love? And usually our granola is the sweet variety that is usually the first thing you think of when you are thinking of granola (what, you aren’t constantly thinking of granola??), but every once in a while we like to shake things up around here and go for a savory version. One that is a little salty and peppery instead of sweet. It’s a fine fine thing to snack on with a glass of wine, but it can also be sprinkled onto all sorts of things. More on that later – first let’s make some!