Tag Archives: oatmeal

Healthy Banana Nut Cookies

To be honest, these aren’t really cookies, they are just cookie shaped. Their texture is more like banana bread. I saw this recipe floating around the internet and tried them, but I was missing the cookie crunch. So I added walnuts and just a few mini chocolate chips. These are a great healthy snack or breakfast option because there is no flour or white sugar (except what is in the chips). These keep about two, maybe three days as they are very moist...

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Perfect Buttermilk Pancakes

Just hearing the word pancakes makes me want pancakes. I never not want pancakes. But they have to be big, fluffy pancakes with a dot of salted butter in between each and a good amount of warm syrup poured over them. For this recipe, I use 2% milk (Lactaid for me) to make the buttermilk, but you can use whatever you like. I add oatmeal to the whole batter and then split it and add blueberries to one bowl and chocolate chips to the other.

2 cups milk
4 T...

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Baked Oatmeal


You will love this baked oatmeal recipe!  If your only experience with oatmeal has been with those little instant packages, you are in for a nice surprise here.  This oatmeal is moist without being mushy and it’s full of flavor.  This recipe will realistically yield about three servings, so if you are doubling it, use an 8×8 pan instead.

Baked Oatmeal

1/2 cup + 1 TBSP milk

1/2 cup sugar

3 TBSP melted butter

1 tsp vanilla

1 egg

2 TBSP canola or vegetabl...

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe is hard to beat! The butter gives the cookie its decadent taste and the shortening gives it the right amount of crunch. The healthy benefit of the oats help me to feel a little less guilty about all the sugar! This recipe makes about two dozen cookies, depending on the size. I usually saran-wrap half the dough, put it in a zip lock bag and freeze for “cookie emergencies”.

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup Crisco shortening
1 cup sug...

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