>Snack Attack: A New Twist on Oatmeal Cookies

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Husband and I don’t share too many vices. He hates shopping, for one. However, we both have an uncontrollable and insatiable craving for freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. I came across this less-guilt recipe on Bethenny’s natural cooking blog. I decided to whip up my own version using what I had in my pantry.

They were delicious, and even husband downed 5 or 6 when they came out of the oven. Read more for the improvised recipe.

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I used:

1 1/2 cups wheat flour
3/4 cups quick-cooking plain oatmeal
1/2 arrowroot powder
(I keep this on-hand for making natural deodorant)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/3 cups Ghiradelli chocolate chips
1 tsp canola or vegetable oil
1/3 cup skim milk
1 mashed banana
1 tsp molasses

You can compare my ingredients to Bethenny’s, and come up with your own variation. 

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Start by combining the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Don’t skimp on the chocolate chips, ya’ll!
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Then, in a separate bowl, take out your aggression on an innocent, unassuming banana. Toss in the rest of your wet ingredients and combine them all together.

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Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and mix it all together until it’s well-combined. I did this with my hands — the same way my mom taught me to make meatloaf when I was 8.

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Your dough should look something like this. If your unsuspecting husband takes a bite of it thinking it’s regular cookie dough, he’ll probably make an “ick” face at first, but then it will grow on him.

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Roll the dough into little balls on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, and smoosh them down with a fork. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 12 minutes, or until the edges are golden.

I tell myself that eating a dozen of these sweet things is better than regular chocolate chip cookies.
You agree, right?

16 thoughts on “>Snack Attack: A New Twist on Oatmeal Cookies

  1. >I was wondering about the amount of arrow root. It said 1/2 arrow root. Would that be 1/2 cup; 1/2 teasp; 1/2 Tablsp? Would love to know rather than guess. Sounds like a wonderful recipe.Thanks,Lawnrang

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