Lincoln randomly started begging for cookies this afternoon so I decided to appease him. If you know me, you probably know that I struggle with getting my son to eat anything. If the boy wants cookies, he gets cookies.
I found a basic recipe for Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies on Allrecipes, and added my own embellishments and substitutions, as usual. I tried to make them super healthy and still tasty.
The ingredient list:
Note my substitutions. I also added milled flax seed and a bit of cinnamon.
It wasn’t absolutely necessary but it seemed like the perfect opportunity to use my Kitchenaid Mixer, that I so rarely get to use.
- In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites and brown sugar. Beat in peanut butter, applesauce bananas, honey agave, flax seed and vanilla.
- Combine the oats, flour, milk powder and baking soda; gradually add to peanut butter mixture, beating until combined.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
The recipe ended up making over 30 cookies! I couldn’t even fit them all in my container.
They turned out really light and fluffy and delicious! Of course by the time I finished baking them and they had a chance to cool, Lincoln no longer wanted anything to do with cookies and wouldn’t even touch one. Doh!
Please take a look at my recipes page, I updated it today to include some things I had previously forgotten to add.