Recipe – Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

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Hi y’all,

As you might know by now I am studying nutrition and dietetics in The Hague. The course is really interesting to me because all of my classmates have got a different opinion on what healthy entails. One of my classmates is a bodybuilder and eats loads of quark and chicken but my other classmate (and friend) is very interested in chia seeds, wheatgrass juices and other superfoods. Now, it is this friend who gave me the recipe for these delicious peanut butter oatmeal cookies. I was surprised at first because I never saw her eating anything that’s considered bad for your health. But, she told me these cookies are as healthy as cookies can get (I am not sure if I agree with her but alrighty…) and so I decided to share this recipe with you guys! I know how y’all love some good old peanut butter, so here it goes.

What do you need?

  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup of brown suger (preferably sugar cane)
  • A splash of vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • Whatever you like: raisins, dark chocolate (chips), hazelnuts, etc.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 120 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit;
  2. Mix the oats with the baking soda;
  3. Mix the peanut butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla with an electric mixer until it’s smooth. Add the oats and baking soda and extra ingredients such as raisins or dark chocolate (chips);
  4. Roll the cookies into tiny balls and flatten them with your hand onto the baking sheet;
  5. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes.

Quick tip:

Not a big fan of rolled oats? Put the oats in a food processor and turn it into an oat flour.

And that’s it! These cookies are super easy to make and it’s easy to tweak the recipe to your liking. Let me know in the comments how your cookies have turned out if you decided to bake them too.

Enjoy or as we say in the Netherlands: ‘eet smakelijk’!

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Recipe – Homemade Cereal Bar Cookies

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Hi y’all,

There won’t be a weekly weigh-in this week (or next week for that matter). I am not on my best behavior and I am going to Disneyland Paris this weekend so I already know what the scale is going to say. Something along the lines of: ‘I hate you, leave me alone! Get back to me when you’re slimmer again, selfish bastard!’. So I figured, why not upset the scale a little more? And that’s why I decided to bake some homemade cereal bar cookies I found on the blog ‘Once a Month Mom‘ by Tricia. Most of the recipe will look exactly like Tricia’s though I did make a few tweaks.

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What do you need?

  • 1 cup of butter, softened
  • 1,5 cup of oats, ground (or oat flour)
  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 2,5 tablespoons of apple sauce
  • 9 ounces or 255 grams of jam (any kind you like, I used blueberry jam)

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Directions:

  • Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 176 degrees Celcius.
  • Step 2: Use a muffin tin and add paper muffin cups or grease the cups with butter or cooking spray.
  • Step 3: If you don’t have oat flour in your pantry simply grind 1,5 cup of oats with a foodprocessor. It might take a while but it’s worth it!
  • Step 4: Mix all the ingredients, except for the jam, with your hands. If the ingredients don’t stick together add a little more apple sauce, it will do the trick.

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  • Step 5: Use 3/4 of your dough to fill the bottom of the cups.
  • Step 6: Create a dent in the dough and fill it with a little bit of jam.
  • Step 7: Take the rest of your dough and put it on top of the jam. Be careful, you don’t want the jam to seep out.
  • Step 8: Bake the cookies for about 20 to 25 minutes and let it cool down a bit. Now it’s time to attack them!

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Quick tip:

Are you unable to eat all the cookies before they go bad? Or do you love to mealprep? Then don’t throw these cookies away, freeze them! Simply let the cookies cool off, put them in a ziplock bag or Tupperware box (wrap them in wax paper first so they won’t stick to each other) and put them in the freezer. When you want to use them you can thaw them overnight or as Tricia suggests place them in a microwave and heat them for 30 seconds to 1 minute. The jam will be hot though so be careful when you try this out!

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Enjoy or as we say in the Netherlands: ‘eet smakelijk’!

When you’re craving for cookies what do you reach for?

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Recipe – Oatmeal Cookies

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Hi y’all!

Today I’ve got a recipe for you that will make your clean eating heart beat a little faster: oatmeal cookies! I found this recipe at We Heart Fit, but since this recipe is written in Dutch I figured I would make my own recipe post.

What do you need?

  • 100 grams of rolled oats
  • A ripe, smashed banana
  • 1 tiny cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon of chai seeds
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • And whatever you want

Yes, especially that last part is what makes this recipe so great! Add some chocolate chips, peanut butter, some chopped (unsalted and unroasted) nuts or perhaps some dried fruit (cranberries or raisins anyone?). Just use whatever you can find in your kitchen!

This recipe is super easy. Just mix all the ingredients in a bowl, roll a few little balls out of the ‘dough’ and put them on a baking sheet. Flatten the balls with the bottom of a glass and put them in the oven! What works best for me is putting then in the oven on average heat (around 225 degrees Celcius or 437 degrees Fahrenheit) for around 10 to 15 minutes.

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Bon appétit or as we say in the Netherlands: ‘eet smakelijk’!

What extra ingredient would you put in these super healthy cookies?

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