What I Ate Wednesday #14: Chocolate Peanut Flour Cookies
I originally started this What I Ate Wednesday journey going very much as “here’s a breakfast, lunch, and dinner list”. But my last post was a tad different, it was more “here’s some stuff I’ve been eating lately”. I actually like the way this works better for me, and I think the posts are just a little more interesting this way, more content and all – so for now I think I’m gonna stick with this whatever floats my boat kind of format.
My oatmeal pictured looks all cozy doesn’t it? I ate this on the couch with a fuzzy blanket. Oatmeal tastes better with a fuzzy blanket. It was my regular oats with chia seeds, crystallized ginger, raisins, and sliced almonds. Oats were good. But I think that pizza you see stuffing my face with was my favorite. It was very last minute. I peeked in my fridge when trying to decide what I was going to eat for lunch. I used a flat out, a butt load of eggplant I had roasted the night before, some kale, smidge of pizza sauce, mozzarella, and chili flakes. Baked that baby until the flat was nice and crispy. It was so easy, and so darn good. I ate the entire thing. (PS: apparently I’ve become super okay with posting terrible unflattering no makeup photos of myself).
Some less pretty eats appear to be a lunch plate I had prepped that included chicken tenders, leftover vegetable curry, and a mess of broccoli. Also a salad with shrimp, cilantro, greens, peppers, and a dressing I made using rice wine vinegar, peanut sauce and a little sweet chili sauce. Almost like a spring roll – minus the roll!
Ah yes, this lovely gooey mess was a treat after lunch. I had a sweet tooth – I also had half a banana in the fridge (I have this weird thing where I rarely eat a whole one at a time – don’t ask). It. Was. Good. All hail half the random banana in my fridge.
- 1/2 or whole banana
- mini marshmallows
- chocolate chips
- graham cracker
- Slice banana down the middle. Add mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. Crush graham cracker and put on top. Sprinkle the whole she-bang with cinnamon if you so choose. Wrap in foil and broil for about 5-6 mins. Remove from oven unwrap foil. Place back into oven and broil for a few more mins until marshmallows are desired toastyness!
So that’s not really a recipe per say – as it moreso is just a damn good idea, which I saw on pinterest. Narf. So here’s another recipe for you.
These are a little chocolate cookie made using peanut flour! These aren’t your regular “cookie” – they’re obviously a healthier version. They turn out as nice little puffs of goodness. So if you’re thinking buttery, flat, crispy, these aren’t those. But they are tasty!
- 1/4 cup peanut flour
- 1 Cup Quick Oats
- 1/4 Cup Sugar (granulated/baking type of your choice)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2-3 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
- 3 Tbsp. Almond Milk
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp. Coconut oil - or other oil
- 1 Tea. vanilla
- 1/2 Tea. Peanut Butter Extract
- Dash of salt
- Mix applesauce, sugar, egg, milk, extracts and coconut oil. In separate bowl combine oats, cocoa powder, and peanut flour. Mix wet and dry ingredients and drop by spoonfuls onto greased sheet. Cook for about 8-9 mins at 350 degrees.
I know someone had mentioned that they were unable to find peanut flour where they live. I actually haven’t bothered looking here locally. My peanut flour comes from iHerb. Super prices and fast shipping. Use QIR667 for a discount if you’re a new customer. PB2 who?!