It's been a crazy and rewarding Thanksgiving break. Yet I have nutritionally neglected myself and 'yinz' as well. Luckily, Steve bought me running shoes for my birthday, new Mizunos! I feel thinner already.
My poor 'pound hound' Lois Lane was feeling awful from a bout of pancreatitis and we were worried that she would have to be put to sleep (she's 15 years old). Luckily, after a few days of steroids and some IV fluids, she's feeling better.
With another round of holidays, I've decided to start baking again. I was inspired by this post from Tara Stiles.
I took the same idea of the recipe and made my tweaks as usual.
I use rules as guidelines as I find they inhibit my creativity.
So here's my take (since some of us live 100 miles from a Whole Foods or Trader Joe's)
Screw Sugar Oatmeal Cookies
- Banana, fresh, 3 medium (7" to 7-7/8" long)
- Olive Oil, 1/4 cup
- Oats, 2 cups
- Flour, white, 2/3 cup
- Salt, 1 tsp
- Cinnamon, ground, 1.5 tbsp
- Baking Powder, 1 tsp
- Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Chips,1/4 cup + 1 TBS
Mash bananas and stir in olive oil/chocolate chips, in another bowl mix oats, flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder. Drop by 2 tsp on a greased baking sheet (non-stick or Silpats work fine) and bake at 350 degrees for 8-12 minutes. I like to smash mine down before throwing in the oven.
Here's the 2.0 Version of the above recipe:
Add 1/4 cup peanut butter to above recipe, this will increase Calories to 157 ish.
Here is the calorie breakdown of my Screw Sugar Oatmeal Cookies cookies:
| 16 Servings
Amount Per Serving
|Total Fat||5.9 g|
|Saturated Fat||1.9 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.8 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||2.9 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||25.7 g|
|Dietary Fiber||3.4 g|