Hello! I hope everyone is having one fab-U-lous week so far. Mine has been full of holiday shopping, perfume dodging and cookie baking.
Just wanted to say thanks to Averie! I received my awesome Amazing Grass package in the mail. Thanks so much!!
I cannot wait to try all this out. Im sssoo excited!
The rest of my day was pretty great as I got alot of stuff done. I rocked the gym during my lunch break today, 60 minutes of elliptical action with a 15 minute cool down on the treadclimber. Then made a fast lunch of leftovers. Im in need of some serious g-shopping so I scrounged. Cabbage and onions with egg whites. Did the trick!
After work, I came home and roasted up a spaghetti squash with some marinara, parmesan cheese and some seitan. It doesnt look too stellar on the plate but tasted great!
Aahh my poor little seitan strips look so sad. hahah.
I hit up some shopping later. I finished grabbin up some goodies for the blogger secret santa so I can send that out tomorrow. I'm so excited about it. I also found some things for Austin.
Aaaahh, what a sad little wrap job. I honestly did not inherit the beautiful wrapping gene. Oh well. My husband on the other does an amazing job. I wish he could have wrapped these for me.
In between bouts of crappy wrapping I did however make some killer cookies. These are amazingly delicious. Half the batter in my face, and a few when they came out of the oven. They are Banana and Date Oaties and they rock my socks off!
Banana and Date Oaties
3 ripe bananas
2 c. oatmeal
1 c. dates
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. maple extract
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. cinnamon
pinch of salt
Mash bananas in food processor until smooth but still a tad lumpy. Transfer to bowl and mix with oats. Then in the food processor mash you dates and then add this to the banana and oat mixture. Add rest of ingredients and stir to combine. (If you find you batter a bit wet just add a tad more oatmeal or even some whole wheat flour would work too) Then bake at 350 for roughly 15 minutes.
These were so tasty. Big chunks of banana with maple and cinnamon. They bake up in whatever shape you want. So mold away. I used a cookie scooper for mine so I got banana balls but you could always squish them down into a more cookie like shape.
And just in case your bananas are in need of protection, fear not!
The Banana Bunker protects smooshy banana accidents in your bag.
Whew what a relief.
And on that happy note Im out! I hope you are all having one fantastic week!! Happy Baking!