It is a gray rainy day here in Chicago. I am trying my best to tune into a positive wave instead of falling into depressive mood. Clearly, it’s time to add some sun to my kitchen and bake our favorite oatmeal cookies. The whole process will take no longer than 30 minutes; and at the end there will be a big bowl of nutritious and delicious snacks ready.”Energy cookies” is another name of this creation.
I tried so many different recipes of oatmeal cookies and then concocted this one. It can be a creative substitution for morning porridge, perfect to-go breakfast (cookie+banana=love) or easy snack for busy student, office worker, mom or someone else.
It is worth it to try! I promise:)
- 1 cup oatmeal
- ½ cup oat flour
- 2 heaping tablespoon peanut or almond butter (or any nut/seed butter you like)
- ½ cup pecans (or any other raw unsalted nuts, seeds)
- ½ cup raisins
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup ghee or coconut oil
- 4 tablespoon maple syrup (these cookies are slightly sweet, if you like cookies sweeter add additional spoon or so of the syrup)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- splash of vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Mix well all dry ingredients together
- Mix well wet ingredients until smooth.
- Combine everything together and stir it well.
- Make 12 or so little balls, then flatten it a little.
- Put in the oven for 20 min
I looove experiments with oats which is a great source of fiber and iron. I prefer to use organic old-fashioned rolled oats. By the way it is not gluten-free. You can easily find a gluten-free version of rolled oats, but it will not be organic as far as I understand (correct me if I am wrong). You can also check my other ideas such as homemade healthy granola, thin crunchy cookies, chia pudding.
Wish you a great day full of fun and sun!