Since I can’t remember the last time I baked from scratch, I decided that should probably ease into it. So yesterday I made a baby batch of just 4 cookies.
(yes – “baby batch” is in fact a technical term.)
This recipe can easily be doubled, which, I’ll probably do next time. But for now…
adapted from Dreena’s Super-Charge Me Cookies
- 1/2 cup regular oats
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup smooth almond butter (peanut butter would work too)
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium-sized bowl combine oats, flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. In a separate bowl whisk together the almond butter, maple syrup, oil, and vanilla. Add wet mixture to dry and combine – you’ll probably have to get your fingers in there because the dough is pretty thick/crumbly. Form the dough into 4-6 tightly packed balls, then flatten them and place on greased baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack for at least 10 minutes.
I made four (large-ish) cookies, but you could easily squeeze out one or two more – especially because these are pretty filling. They’ve also got a great sweet and salty flavor going on, and – since there’s oats in them – can easily pass for your “healthy” breakfast. You’re welcome.