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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Peanut butter oatmeal cookie

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Peanut butter and oats... oh how I do love them together.  Are you a fan?  Throw in some chocolate, and it's even better.  These cookies can be the breakfast of champions... or a dessert... or whatever your little heart's desire, you know, when you are craving that sweet in the afternoon before your day is about to end.  Don't you love a diverse cookie like that?

I, for one love a cookie you can call breakfast.  It is fast, not too bad for you, and no clean up every morning, lol!  Can it get any better than that?  Of course, no need to twist my arm, cookies and I go wayyyy back.   

Oatmeal scotchies were something I grew up with and loved dearly as a child.  There was just something about oats and the sweetness of the butterscotch that rolled on my tongue and I think had me at first bite.  I began experimenting with oats when I found flour and I were no longer friends... and so the perfect partnership began.

I have tried so many oat cookie recipes over the years, all being different in their own way.  Sometimes I use a base I know I like and change it up a bit with different "extras", you know dates, chocolate, peanut butter, or whatever I have in the kitchen.

This is another easy recipe since you know I am all about the easy ones.  We will also begin with bananas.  I always have the best of intensions when I purchase them, and that never seems to help when they begin to turn brown.  Keeps me on my toes in creating new recipes with bananas.  **wink, wink**    

What you will need:

  1. 3 ripe bananas
  2. 2 c quick oats
  3. 1/2 c peanut butter
  4. 1/2 t sea salt
  5. 1/2 t vanilla extract
  6. 1/2 c dark chocolate chips (you can also use semi-sweet)  

Before they go into the oven 

What you will need to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mash bananas in medium size bowl 
  3. Add in remainder ingredients, mix well
  4. Spoon cookies onto cookie sheet
  5. Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees
  6. Remove from cookie sheet, let cool
  7. Enjoy

Baked and ready! 

Do you see how easy these were?  Mr. VS caught wind I was making fish for dinner and decided on a different dinner for himself of course.  If I was a good wife, I would have told him no sweets unless you eat your fish and veggies, but I did not stop him from eating a cookie... or two.  

Do you know how he chose to consume his?  He says to me, oh these are so good with vanilla ice cream.  I said, what??  "Well yeah, I broke it up and put over my vanilla ice cream".  I replied ok, now I know they are good and I can share, and thanks for the tip, I will share that as well.  Funny how he thinks of different things than I do.  He loved them as dessert, and I was thinking breakfast.

So no matter how you enjoy your cookies, now you have a new recipe to add to your arsenal.  Since we are talking recipes... how do you store your recipes?  I have a recipe box that stores all of my older recipes, but the new ones?  I started saving them on my iPad.

Which led to other thoughts... what happens if/when my iPad no longer works?  I think I am going to go analog on recipes.  Sometimes the old way of things is the better way, unless you can convince me otherwise.  

To me, there is nothing better than rummaging around in my recipe box, and seeing the handwritten recipe cards.  Some are my own writing, others are friends and family.  You know I am sentimental... I just really love looking at the ones that have been given to me.  

The ones with my grandmother's handwriting, wow, sometimes her handwriting is bad.  I do enjoy deciphering what she wrote though.  I know where I get my scribbly handwriting now.  I always wondered this, since both of my parents have exceptional handwriting.  Me?  It is atrocious!  Sometimes I am like what did I write?  I cannot read it myself!

I once had a client tell me he was amazed by my handwriting because he had me pegged as a large swoopy writer, apparently I give this vibe off... who knew?  I said sorry to disappoint and then laughed.  I am so not a gal who writes with large swoopy letters.  Mine are all over the place.  Oh, the stories I could tell about my handwriting alone, I would have you in stiches.  Sometimes it gets me into trouble.  

So, how do you store your recipes?  I am just curious.  I need a better system, and now you know I should never handwrite a recipe for you.  You may never know what to cook.  Enjoy your weekend, it sure has been scorching hot outside.  

I'll leave you with a cookie snatcher video, wonder who would take a bite, and then put it back?  How rude... 

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