Want a quick, easy, make-ahead breakfast? Hop over to Chocolate Covered Katie for her recipe for these fantastic, healthy oatmeal cupcakes. I made them last night and they were such a treat to wake up to this morning. Katie added chocolate chips, but I didn’t use them and they still turned out just fine. You can really get creative with different add-ins. Next time I think I’ll throw in cranberries and coconut (do those go together?)
I’ve found one key to avoiding junk food is having a healthy snack I can reach for when I would really prefer to reach for something else. I came across these “cookies” the other day and they are SO healthy and super easy to make. I must admit, they taste a bit like cooked baby food, because of all the banana in them, but I quickly got over that as my mouth thanked me for giving it something resembling the substance of a cookie. You can get the recipe here.
Just five simple ingredients The original recipe called for craisins, which I think would make it better and less -hmm- baby foodish. But, we were out of them, so I opted for raisins instead.
The original recipe does not specify the amount of cinnamon to add, so, looking back, I think I would have added a little more to give it a punch. (Does cinnamon punch?)
I ended up making the batter, then sticking it in the fridge for a couple of hours to run a few errands. This might be a good thing to do, even if you don’t have errands to run, as it makes the dough a little easier to deal with.
I’ll be truthful here: these babies don’t look incredibly appetizing to me, but they are good, just not super sweet. But, I think the longer I’m away from sugar, these types of natural snacks will taste better and better. If you want to make these, but want a little extra sweet, throw in a tiny bit of stevia or other natural sweetener.
P.S. I went to the cookout I mentioned in my previous post and was able to stay away from gluten! A hamburger patty without the bun is a lot easier to eat , anyway 😉