Cookies, Food, Gluten Free

Absolutely Everything (except flour!) Oatmeal Cookies

I made this recipe for a friend’s mom who is celiac and craving sweets. These cookies contain no gluten, just make sure you buy certified gluten-free ingredients. The recipe itself is extremely adaptable and goes well with just about any combo of ingredients and add-ins!

Absolutely Everything (except flour!) Oatmeal Cookies

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs (or 4 egg whites, and 1 whole egg)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  • ¾ cup chopped peanuts, walnuts, pecans (or 1 cup flaked coconut)
  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips (or M&Ms!)

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat peanut butter and butter until well mixed. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder and baking soda and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl.
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Stir in the oats, nuts and chocolate.
  4. For chewier cookies – let dough chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour. For crunchier cookies, skip this and just get straight to the baking!
  5. Drop by tablespoon full onto parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until edges start to brown. Let sit on cookie sheet for at least 1 minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

 

*Can also make giant cookies, ¼ cup in size. Place these about 4 inches apart and bake for 15 minutes.

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Food, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Snacks

Chocolate Protein Bars

So these are an adaption on a recipe I found in one of my many cookbooks. As soon as I find the original source, I’ll cite it.

But until then, enjoy this recipe for grain free, egg free, dairy free snackies that are high in protein and actually taste good. I make two batches of these each week. One for me and my wife, and one for her best friend. This recipe gets the gold stamp of approval from hard working police officers and military folks!

Chocolate Protein Bars

PREP: 15 minutes      BAKE: 50 minutes     TOTAL TIME: 1hr 5min

MAKES: 24

INGREDIENTS

  • 2/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2/3 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup green pumpkin seeds
  • 8 Deglet Noor Dates (honey dates)
  • 2 cups almond meal/ground almonds
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
    (or be fancy and go half white chocolate and half dark chocolate! Or get really fancy (and horribly expensive) and use cocoa nibs)
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 4 tbsp whey powder
  • 4 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • up to 1 cup honey/maple syrup/whatever sweetener you want
    (…or don’t, if you have an aversion to awesomness…whatever, it’s up to you.)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup almond butter (at room temperature, I can’t stress this one enough. Unless you’re looking to skip arm day at the gym that butter needs to be room temp.) 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 200 F. Line a 9”x13” baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor combine: coconut, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and dates. Blend the hell out of it until it’s kinda like coffee grounds. Pour into large bowl.
  3. With a spoon, stir in almond meal, coconut flour, chocolate chips, wanuts, whey powder, cocoa and honey (if you’re using it.)
  4. Stir in coconut milk and almond butter.
  5. Smoosh into pan.
  6. Bake for 50 minutes, or until firm to the touch.

Recipe easily halved, but really…why would you? But if you want to: Cut all ingredients in half, bake in 9”x9” for 50ish minutes

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“A Directory of all things Wonderful”

…please http://www.boingboing.net don’t sue me for using that.

I started this blog an embarassingly long time ago, and just never kept it up. So, recently I cleared out all my early 20 somethings ramblings and decided to start anew!

People keep asking for my recipes, so I figured I’d stash them here. I’m also a big fan of craft projects, picture taking, bike rides, and other wonderful rants. So if all goes to plan (which things rarely do) they’ll go here as well!

Rock on kids.