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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Banana Oatmeal Chip Cookies

I love this picture.  Some insane, healthy cookies sitting in front of our two beautiful kids.  I won't pretend that I didn't set that picture up...

I finally got that picture up, in a frame and on display in our family room.  The pictures were taken by my friend Shawna back in October.  I'm so behind.

You should all be shocked I'm even posting recipes these days.  As each and everyday, I have the little miss hanging on my pant legs.  Everywhere I go.  She follows.  I leave the room, she cries.  I pick her up, she's happy.

I'm keep telling myself, it's the age.  As right around 9-10 months most babies get really attached to mommy.  We have not been the exception.

But, with a smile this cute, I don't really mind.  As much work as babies are, they really can lift your spirits at any given moment.

After the kids are in bed I've been reading this book.  At Christmas, my sister said she was reading it, so of course, I prompted her to mail it to me as soon as she was done.  I can't help it - I have an addiction to Hollywood gossip.

Let me just say this.  Kris Jenner works hard and from what I've read has been through some tough times in her life, made some bad, bad decisions, but in the end sounds like a pretty good lady to me.  Moving on.

These cookies!  I received the Carrots 'N Cake book for Christmas and this recipe comes from Tina herself.  Not a single person in this house disliked these healthy cookies, although the husband complained they had a few too many chocolate chips.  Whats with men and too much chocolate?  I don't get it.

Banana Oatmeal Chip Cookies
*makes 2 1/2 dozen*
1/2 c. flour (whole wheat, regular, almond, whatever)
1 c. oats
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. cinnamon
1 T. flax seed
1/4 c. agave nectar or honey
1/4 c. milk (regular or soy)
1/2 t. vanilla
1 T. canola oil
1 ripe, mashed banana
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1/4 c. chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a large baking sheet.  Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well, dough will be wet.

Place a tablespoon size of dough on sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, removing cookies and allowing to cool on a wire rack.

I made these on Saturday, they are gone today.  Enough said.

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  1. SweetcarolinescookingJanuary 17, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    These cookies couldn't be more perfect! Oatmeal and peanut butter? Yes please. Your little one is absolutely adorable. x

  2. Jolene (Everydayfoodie)January 17, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    I am totally addicted to Hollywood gossip too! I read all the magazines, and love every minute of it :-)

  3. Those cookies look delish! Also, that picture is absolutely beautiful...so sweet.