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>Snack Attack: A New Twist on Oatmeal Cookies

03/14/2011 16 Comments

>Snack Attack: A New Twist on Oatmeal Cookies

03/14/2011 16 Comments

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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?

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16 Comments

  • Wobisobi 05/17/2011 at 12:29 am

    >Yum Yum!!

  • Cassandra Igo 05/17/2011 at 12:29 am

    >Those look DELICIOUS! I would definitely try this recipe out, minus the banana (I'm not big on that yellow fruit), haha.

  • colletteosuna 05/17/2011 at 12:29 am

    >Hi Keira….these look great, and easy…..my kind of recipe…I love oatmeal:)Stop by and say Hello:)Enter my Free People Giveaway!!♥

  • Eliise 05/17/2011 at 12:29 am

    >I've been meaning to make oatmeal cookies for some time now and adding a banana sounds quite clever. Thanks for the tips :)

  • 2Anchor 05/17/2011 at 12:29 am

    >These look delicious! However, when I saw the second picture, I got abnormally excited about the Publix brand! I miss Publix so much…they should have them up north!http://2anchor.blogspot.com

  • 2Anchor 05/17/2011 at 12:29 am

    >These look delicious! However, when I saw the second picture, I got abnormally excited about the Publix brand! I miss Publix so much…they should have them up north!http://2anchor.blogspot.com

  • eclecticflair 05/17/2011 at 12:29 am

    >Those look SO good! It's practically torture for you to post these without sharing! :D Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

  • shealennon 05/17/2011 at 12:29 am

    >I have to say, I love all your foodie features lately. I'm getting some great ideas! These look delicious AND good for you.

  • Agentsuperstar 05/17/2011 at 12:29 am

    >Can not wait to try this. :)

  • Amy 05/17/2011 at 12:29 am

    >Looks yummyhttp://amyfashionblog52.blogspot.com/

  • Christina 05/17/2011 at 12:29 am

    >Hey, a dozen cookies is almost eating a whole banana…gotta get that daily dose of fruit ;) Can't wait to try this variation.

  • Marn_b1 05/17/2011 at 12:29 am

    >These look fantastic!

  • Marn_b1 05/17/2011 at 12:29 am

    >These look fantastic!

  • Lawnrang99 05/17/2011 at 12:29 am

    >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

  • Theresa Neubauer 05/17/2011 at 12:28 am

    >They look delicious, almost like a little scoop of banana bread in your mouth, aren't they?? Only better, I suppose :-)!http://www.neu4bauer.blogspot.com

  • Juliette 05/17/2011 at 12:27 am

    >I am SO following you. I love your shoes, many of your outfits, and your baking! I LOVE to bake.http://shoesnjules.onsugar.com/

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