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Cookies!

There is nothing that I enjoy more than a good cookie. Of all the desserts, cookies (especially oatmeal chocolate chip) are my  ultimate weakness…even more so in dough form. #imtherealcookiemonster #nomnomnom

LOVE that Jimmy Fallon skit!

Back to the cookies…

Right after the tiny man was born, a friend dropped off some peanut butter oatmeal cookies. Seriously….best.cookies.ever. EVER. Sure, I was overly hungry since I was breast feeding and all, but I have been dreaming about these cookies ever since.

Can I also take a moment to proclaim my love for peanut butter? Good. I lurve me some peanut butter. Currently, I’m all about making my own honey sea salt peanut butter. Can’t get enough.

Back to the cookies…

My friend just had a baby and I knew I had to bring her these cookies along with some other snacky foods. I got the recipe and it turns out that I have the cookbook where the most amazing peanut butter cookies came from. Vegan With A Vengeance by Isa Chandra Moskowitz is a great cookbook. Great recipes! I highly recommend it. Also, I had no idea that these cookies were hiding in there. Makes me wonder what other kind of amazing goodness is in there.

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Isn’t this a great picture? Yeah, I know. Well…this is why I am not a food blogger anymore. Ain’t nobody got time for taking pretty pictures and editing them inbetween poopy diapers and feeding times! #givemamaabreak #theytastebetterthanthispicturelooks #iphonephotography

These are some huge ass peanut butter cookies! I actually made mine smaller than the recipe said and they are still really good sized.

So…you want the goods??? Promise me you’ll make them and then come back here to tell me how ah-mazing they were? Ok…here ya go!

Big Gigantoid Crunchy Peanut-Butter-Oatmeal Cookies

Any recipe with “gigantoid” and “cookies” is a must make in my book! These are a crunchy cookie, but also a bit chewy. You can break off a piece easily, but there is a crunch to them. Perfect.

Ok. Get ready….get set…bake!

 

 

 

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Shake it Up

Wowsers! Last night we were in Tornado Watch mode. Kinda scary. Luckily, we are all ok and no tornados touched down. I have to say, because of being woken up by thunder and lightning, I am a bit tired today.

Even though it was rough, I did pull myself out of bed this morning to do some Jackie Warner in the living room this morning. After the workout, I was STARVING. Not hangry status, but pretty darn hungry. To satisfy the hunger, I grabbed a Snickers. It satisfies. JUST KIDDING!!! I made a delicious smoothie and I wanted to share the recipe with ya! If you don’t like bananas, tune out now.

Chocolate Banana Shake

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 C unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp homemade peanut butter
  • handful of spinach
  • 1 medjool date
  • 1 scoop Sun Warrior protein powder
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

Holy yum! This shake was delicious and nutritious. It has 375 calories, 22g protein, 10g fiber, and 55 carbs. Not to shabby for a post workout shake! I know others have probably posted something like this smoothie already, so this isn’t earth shattering or anything. I just wanted to share because sharing is caring and maybe you’ve forgotten the delicious combo of banana, chocolate, and peanut butter. I mean, I don’t know how you could forget, but…I’m not one to judge.

 

 

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Going bananas

There is something you should know about me. I like bananas, but only as long as they don’t have any dark spots on them. I can handle one or two tiny specs. After that, trash ’em. Ok, ok, instead of trashing them, I wait until they are good and spotted with roughly hundreds of little spots so I can make banana bread with them.

Mmmm. Banana bread.

I’ve pretty much found the best recipe for banana bread out there and it just happens to be vegan. Believe me, if you are vegan or not, you want this banana bread in your boca. Like now. Like right now.

It’s simple and delicious. I’ve followed the recipe step by step and it turns out great, but I’ve also made a few tweaks and it’s still pretty darn great. Maybe even better….Ok, it’s better. Trust me.

Recipe adapted from About.com:

  • 1/2 cup sugar (I use just a bit less than this)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (I head it up in the micro for 10-15sec, it’s not melted at all, but softened just a bit so it creams with the sugar better)
  • 2 cups flour (I use 1 cup whole wheat, 1 cup regular)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • few shakes of cinnamon- probably 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup soy milk (I’ve been using unsweetened almond milk and usually pour just a dash or two more in)
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or chocolate chips (it’s excellent just plain too! I’ve never added walnuts, but I sometimes split the batter and do one load without chocolate chips and one plain)

Pre-heat oven to 350. Combine the sugar and the coconut oil and cream. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon slowly to sugar and coconut. Add vanilla and soy milk. Add in bananas. I like to slice the bananas as I add them. Add in a splash or two more of soy milk if needed. Bake for 40-50 minutes. Enjoy!

Seriously, it’s the best banana bread recipe ever. I would not steer you wrong. If you don’t like my modifications, you can see the original recipe here. Any way you make it, you are going to enjoy it. I love eating it with some homemade peanut butter on top while it’s still warm. Mmmm. Takes me to my happy place.

I had four uber ripe bananas, so I made a double batch of banana bread. Two loaves are in the freezer for when Baby G comes. Oh yeah, the freezer is starting to fill up! It’s been banana bread for days over here.

Whenever I write about or talk about bananas, all I can think of is Gwen Stefani and Arrested Development. Does this happen to anyone else? That shizz is bananas.

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