||[Jan. 23rd, 2009|05:23 pm]
2009 Weight Loss
Ok so my attempt at making healthy and tasty cookies is over for the day. I tried twice and improved as I went and found something that fills my need for a tasty snack when Im craving cookies or chips or something. Sure it doesnt compare to oreos or cupcakes haha But I was just looking for a good alternative to snacking on raw veggies. Im sure I will make em different every single time since its easy to switch around ingredients.|
Now here is one of the simplest recipes ever haha
First up..the ingredients!
1 3/4 cups of oats (i used some organic no name ones)
3/4 cup mashed up bananas (1 large or 2 small...or a couple medium ones with bites out of em haha)
1/2 cup dried currants (no sugar added kind. i dont think i saw any with sugar added but i was going to get cranberries but couldnt find any that didnt have added sugar)
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (I used a fruit cup that was apple/blueberry)
1/2 lemons worth of juice
1 pinch of cinnamon (literally a pinch. i know a pinch translates into something in some kitchens but i just pinch with my fingers and call it a pinch haha)
Step 1 - Put the bananas, applesauce, lemon juice and half the mango into the blender and blend the crap out of it.
Step 2 - Chop up the other half of the mango into lil chunks
Step 3 - Mix the blended stuff and the chunks of mango and the dried cranberries up in a big bowl.
Step 4 - Mis the cinnamon into the oats and then mix it in with the fruit.
Step 5 - Wait about half an hour or so. The oats absorb lotsa juices and stuff and it kinda melds together better. You can totally skip this part. I did for the first batch but they turned out a lil dryer and oatier tasting haha Oatier is a word!
Step 5 - Spray a cookie sheet or something lightly with nonstick spray
Step 6 - Make them into lil balls and flatten em out slightly. Mine were about the size of a piece of pepperoni (I miss pizza haha) they dont spread out so feel free to put em nice n close.
Step 7 - Stick em in the oven at 375 for about 15 minutes. This part Im not totally sure on because I have no sense of time and always forget to look at what time it is when I put things in. So just keep an eye on em and take em out when the bottoms are kinda brown and they arnt oozing fruit juice or anything.
So thats what I did today! Mostly I just wanted to see if it would work. Basically its just a matter of getting the right consistency of oats n fruit which isnt that hard since I did it first try. I just adjusted fruit for taste and consistency. The first time I chopped up all the mango and it made them not stick together as well. They still worked out though. The first time I had no nonstick spray too so I just dipped the bottom of the balls in oats before I put em on the tray. They didnt stick but it does add more oaty calories and makes them dryer. But without spray or oats on the bottom they totally stick! Oh and I say half a lemon of juice because my second batch I accidently used a whole lemon and they turned out quite zingy. My roommate things theyre great though. So if you like things zingy add more lemon juice. I like things zingy I just like mangoes more and it takes away from the mango goodness.
The end! Well not really haha Im sure I will make these a buncha times with various fruit combos.
p.s. I figured out theyre about 25 calories each which isnt so bad.