Sweet tooth. Two words that describe me perfectly, but I don’t always like to admit it. I’d prefer Kale Queen or Health Nut or something…but, alas, I have always craved an enormous amount of sweets. I remember my first taste (and 2nd helping) of chocolate mousse at a hotel restaurant as a child. Sneaking Oreos out of the kitchen and eating ice cream almost every night as a teenager. (It’s a miracle I wasn’t an obese child…truly, amazing.)
But I’d like to have a healthy heart, mind and life, so chocolate mousse cannot be added to my morning Fruit Loops (or even sugary cereals, for that matter). But one cannot live fully without a little fun, so let’s make some oatmeal cookies. But not boring, crusty, gross cookies. We’ll make creamy, chewy, filling oatmeal ball cookies…no bake! Let’s go.
Apple PB Oatmeal Cookies
2 cups cooked oatmeal (steel cut/Irish oats!)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 apple, diced into the smallest bits you can
2 TB natural peanut butter
STEP ONE: After you’ve cooked the oatmeal, let cool for a few minutes (but use when still warm). In a medium bowl, add cinnamon to oats and stir. Then blend in peanut butter and fold in apple bits.
STEP TWO: Roll into ping-pong ball sized balls. Store covered, in the fridge. Eat a few for bfast, as a pre- or post-workout pick-me-up, or just for fun. Yay!
Happy weekend, peeps. I’m off to Youth Sunday planning & a little Shawn Smith tonight. Ole!