Hello, friends! Sorry for the lag in posts, but homework has basically been dominating my life. ‘Tis the fate of a college student, I’m afraid. I’m sure you understand 🙂 Truthfully, I probably should be reading right now instead of blogging, but a girl needs her break, you know!
For the last TWO posts, I’ve been promising a recipe, and *drum-roll*…….I’m finally posting it! Hooray!
I’ve been intrigued by the idea of flourless peanut butter cookies, and finally got up the gumption to give them a go. And the verdict? Success! I made flourless Oatmeal Peanut Butter cookies, and, well…lets just say they got roommate approval 🙂
They’re small, yet filling. Sweet, but not too sweet. And SOOOOO soft! The middle is just perfect – chewy, dense, soft…and peanut butter. And honey! What more could you want in a cookie? You won’t even miss the flour, I promise.
And for the record – these cookies are great with a glass of milk as dessert, but I think they’d also be great with a glass of milk and a banana for breakfast! Cookies for breakfast? Yep! And here’s why……
See these ingredients? No, I’m not missing any. Yes, this is everything. Margarine, peanut butter, applesauce, oats, honey and baking powder. The combo of healthy fats and protein, with a little bit of sweet could certainly set you up for nice jump-start to your day!
And did I mention these cookies are CAKE to put together?
Soooo…yeah. Mix everything in a bowl. And mix it well! We don’t want any random dry oats!!
Plop spoon fulls on a ever-so-lightly greased cookie sheet. This is known as the “prebake” stage. In case you were wondering.
Then, put them in the oven for a bit, do your dishes and then…..
EAT COOKIES!!!!!!!! Some say you should let them cool. I say…why eat cold cookies when you can eat warm cookies?
Flourless Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
Adapted from: Carrots N’ Cake
1 1/4 cups rolled oats (add a little more if need be)
3 tbsp honey (scant)
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup applesauce (banana would probably work too!)
2 tbsp margarine, softened
1. Preheat oven to 350* F.
2. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well combined.
3. Portion cookies onto a greased baking sheet, 1-2 inches apart.
4. Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until desired consistency.
5. Move to a wire rack (or to your mouth!)
I hope you enjoy these cookies! They’d be great with chocolate chips or nuts added to the dough. Or frosting on top. Mmmmm!
Aaaaaand back to the homework!