Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are not “healthier”.  They are simply my favorite cookies ever of all time!!! Real Cookies It seems like everyone is always searching for a “better for you” dessert, right?  Let’s face it, we all LOVE dessert!  You might find black bean brownies, avocado cake, and low carb everything.  But how do these desserts taste?  Well, in my humble opinion…TERRIBLE!!!  When it comes to dessert, I am a purist.  Give me the real thing so I can enjoy it.  Enjoying it means slowing down a little,…

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Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes

The whole family will love these made from scratch pancakes.  They are easy and taste delicious! Makes 10 pancakes (about 4” diameter) 1 cup Dry Whole Oats 1.5 cups Boiling Water 1 cup All Purpose Flour 2 Tbsp Sugar 2 tsp Baking Powder 1 tsp Cinnamon 2 Eggs 1 tsp Vanilla Extract ¼ cup + 1 Tbsp Milk 2 Tbsp Canola Oil In a large mixing bowl mix the oats with boiling water and let stand for 3-4 minutes.  In a separate small bowl, blend flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon. …

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Overnight Oats

Busy Mornings I know you have at least heard about Overnight Oats.  These recipes seem to be everywhere right now, so what is the big deal?  Are they really that exciting?  Yes, in some ways they are.  Many people don’t eat breakfast for a variety of reasons, but a major one being that they don’t have time.  Overnight oats are a great solution for the busyness of the morning routine especially because you don’t have to cook them! Health Benefits of Oats Oatmeal has loads of soluble fiber which has…

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ChocoCoconut Butterscotch Cookies

Chocococonut Butterschotch Cookies These easy, gluten-free cookies are full of fantastic flavors! Prep: About 20 minutes Bake Time: 12 minutes at 375 F Makes 30 Cookies This amazingly easy cookie recipe is gluten free and full of amazing flavors!  I came up with this idea from a dessert my mom used to make called 7-layer bars.  They are really high in sugar, and so I tried this recipe to make them a little more balanced!  I love the flavor of the maple syrup in these!  They are also dairy-free for…

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Oatmeal Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

A perfect Holiday Treat.  These cookies are healthier using avocado in place of butter, but you won’t be able to tell at all!  These mint cookies are the perfect flavor for the month of December. Makes 32 Cookies Total cooking time: about 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 Whole Avocado 1 cup Brown Sugar 1 Egg 1 tsp Vanilla Extract ¼ tsp Peppermint Extract ¼ tsp Salt ½ tsp Baking Powder ½ tsp Baking Soda 1 cup Oats 1 cup All-Purpose Flour 2 Tbsp Unsweetened Baking Cocoa ½ cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips…

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Vanilla Almond Granola Bars

These bars are simple and easy!  Full of goodness with healthy fats, fiber, and protein, they make an excellent on the go snack!  They are gluten free too! 1.5 cups quick cooking oats ½ cup sliced almonds ¼ cup sesame seeds ¼ cup chia or hemp seeds 1 tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp salt 1 cup almond butter ¼ cup honey ¼ cup pure maple syrup 2 tsp vanilla   Stir together all dry ingredients (oats, almonds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, cinnamon, and salt) in a large mixing bowl.  In a…

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