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Old 04-22-2020, 02:21 PM   #16
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I'm glad everyone likes them as much as us!

Before the social distancing, I took them to our weekly brunch group where lots of high sugar treats show up. Everyone loved these so I knew it wasn't just me.

Yesterday I tried some muffins from Running With Spoons. She has a lot of recipes with more nutrient dense ingredients.

My kids really liked these (they are not DF), but I don't advise adding extra chocolate chips to the top, I did and they burned. Also, I doubled the recipe and my food processor was gasping. Next time, I'm still double the recipe but I'll do it in two batches, it blends really quickly.

https://www.runningwithspoons.com/ba...ogurt-muffins/
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Those muffins look good too. I'll have to hide bananas the next time we get some because they disappear here.
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I've started buying massive amounts of bananas to help with the boredom baking.

I normally don't bake much. Lately it's been three times a week. I decided I had to make most of it healthier versions.

When I had all little kids, I used to bake a lot and had a good set of recipes that used mostly whole foods, etc. When life got busier, I hardly baked at all so it didn't matter if I made regular things. This stay home business is kind of like have 3 toddlers and a newborn again. It's strange!
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I had to dig up this old thread bc I failed to bookmark the recipe.

This time I doubled the recipe since last time it lasted about a half minute with a regular batch.

I also did dried cherries instead of raisins with the cranberries. Bc ds doesn't like raisins (though will eat in stuff, like did the cookies last time) and I had exactly a 1/2 cup left from almond cherry muffins I did.

Finally, this time I will chill overnight.
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These cookies went over well in my house today. Super duper easy; only 4 ingredients - oats, bananas, a nut/seed (I used almond butter), and chocolate chips. I made half with chocolate chips and half with raisins.
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Old 05-06-2020, 12:55 PM   #21
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Finally, this time I will chill overnight.
Overnight made a big difference. Much more height on them.

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These cookies went over well in my house today. Super duper easy; only 4 ingredients - oats, bananas, a nut/seed (I used almond butter), and chocolate chips. I made half with chocolate chips and half with raisins.
I will have to try them. I already made 24 muffins already this week for snacks (lemon blueberry - those are the ravenous monster ds favorite and orange almond- but if I substitute raisins for chocolate chips I too have all the ingredients on hand so can do those without another run to the store.
Also, going to look at her larabar recipe - I love larabars.
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I have the dough chilling for the Protein Cookies, so we can finally try them tomorrow.
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I'm going to make both recipes now and chill for baking tomorrow.

I need to try and make some that aren't "bumpy." My 4-yo asks me to please make "flat cookies, not the bumpy ones." (She wants regular chocoalate chip cookies even though she likes these.) I'm going to try blending the oats to a fine flour, first, and adding chocolate chips without any nuts or fruits. See if she'll go for it.
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I went to try the 4 ingredient ones and noticed we are down to 1 banana (we had 2 mid day). So itll have to wait.
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I went to try the 4 ingredient ones and noticed we are down to 1 banana (we had 2 mid day). So itll have to wait.
That's been happening rather often around here, too! (The other day there were two small bunches of bananas - 4 or 5 each - two days later, none! Secunda ate half of those herself )
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Ok, I made the 4 ingredient cookies today. I used raisins rather than choc chips.

I doubled the recipe and the ravenous monsters my family ate them in one sitting. My dd liked them, my ds thought they were ok and dh didn't like them much.
the nice part was we had no muffins out and ds said can we get muffins out of the freezer and I said hold on, I have these cookies I want to make. And soon they were ready to eat.
The bananas could have been a little riper. I got them at the store today and tried to get the ripest ones.
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I made that recipe, too. We liked it but I thought they were a little bland. Then I realized they don't have vanilla. If I make them again, I'll add vanilla.

Tonight I made the other ones, in the first post, but with mini chocolate chips and no cinnamon. Kids loved them. I prefer the regular, with craisins, but these were good and I ate too many of them. But I don't feel icky, which is nice.
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I made them with caramel extract.

Vanilla has gotten so expensive over the last year or two so I've been experimenting with other flavorings. Caramel is good (it works really well with most nut/seed butters), but I haven't been able to find it recently in a natural version, only imitation. There are plenty of pure extracts at the grocery store, though. I want to try those cookies next with dried apricots, and probably some orange extract/zest. They might even be good with rosemary.

Oh, FYI, the Ocean Spray low-sugar cranberries she linked to in the recipe are sweetened with sucralose (Splenda).
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