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post #61 of 98
I made the peanut butter cookies tonight, and the other cooke recipe earlier this week -- YUM to both!

I also made the seminary muffins posted above.
post #62 of 98
Just made the carrot muffins too -- yummy!
post #63 of 98
We're big fans of the peanut butter/oatmeal/choc chip cookies here. I have to say my favorite part is the flax meal. Every time I find a little seed it's a treat. Dorky, I know.

I hadn't used flax meal before and am now in search of more recipes. Thanks for getting me started on this kick!
post #64 of 98
Thread Starter 
Hey ladies! I just made a double batch of the Jose cookies, and have finally decided (after making three batches this way) to go back and change the original recipe I posted.

I decided the additional Tablespoons of flour, on top of the 2 cups, isn't necessary. They're much happier (and more moist) without it! Also, I have been making them with completely whole wheat flour lately. Super yummier.

So! Just updating with that one line change. It now just says 2 Cups of Whole Wheat Flour.

[I also finally got 'round to grating the six ounces of chocolate (as opposed to finely chopping) a few batches ago - holy completely different cookie! My word. I was amazed.

This last batch only had five ounces total: 2.5 were grated, 2.5 were finely chopped. It's my favorite batch yet.]
post #65 of 98
I'm getting soo hungry!:
post #66 of 98
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post #67 of 98
Mama, these are the only cookies we make around here! Do you remember that I posted a question on how to omit the oatmeal because DH hates oatmeal and wouldn't eat them? He finally tried one the other night- and LOVES them!!! Thanks again!!!
post #68 of 98
Those oatmeal/pb/choc. chip cookies sound soooo good. I can't wait to try them. One question though, I don't have any maple syrup on hand...can I use all honey?
post #69 of 98
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by maxwill129 View Post
Do you remember that I posted a question on how to omit the oatmeal because DH hates oatmeal and wouldn't eat them? He finally tried one the other night- and LOVES them!!! Thanks again!!!
Ah ha! I knew he would! What boy can resist pb and choc together? Great news.

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Originally Posted by andreac View Post
Those oatmeal/pb/choc. chip cookies sound soooo good. I can't wait to try them. One question though, I don't have any maple syrup on hand...can I use all honey?
But of course!
post #70 of 98
Awesome! I'm totally making these tomorrow!!!
post #71 of 98
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Originally Posted by andreac View Post
Awesome! I'm totally making these tomorrow!!!

Let us know how they turn out!
post #72 of 98
subbing
post #73 of 98
Gonna have to try all of this!! YUMMY!!
post #74 of 98
These were AWESOME!!!!! Thanks!
post #75 of 98
I've made something similar to this (from The Pregnancy Cookbook by Hope Ricciotti) that doesn't really call for scads of peanut butter (more like a tablespoon or two), and lots of oatmeal. A significant portion of the oatmeal (if not all? it's been awhile since I baked any of these, but I don't think it's all) is finely chopped in a food processor, which makes something like an oat flour. They definitely taste/seem more like chocolate chip cookies than oatmeal cookies, in texture and taste, and the peanut butter adds a wonderful touch....such a complex flavor. It's not peanut buttery in a typical chocolate-and-peanut butter pairing, though. So though it sounds similar (especially in the choc chips & the shaved chocolate), it might not be a similar flavor in the end. I love the finely processed oats, though.

I generally use all whole wheat pastry flour (she calls for part ww, part unbleached), and sometimes just use chips if I don't have chocolate to grate. But it seems similar in that it calls for chocolate chips and a chocolate bar (grated), plus oatmeal, ww flour, and peanut butter. No flax seed in my recipe, though.

I have always loved those cookies. Lots of "there," there if you know what I mean.

There's also a recipe for raisin bran muffins that I remember as being pretty good. It calls for a "decent" brand of raisin bran cereal, plus buttermilk, plus molasses. It might even be blackstrap molasses.
post #76 of 98
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post #77 of 98

super easy chocolate cake/brownies

post #78 of 98
Thread Starter 
So glad I deleted the other banana muffin recipe I posted. I tried going a completely different route tonight ... Oh yum. Here goes:
Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Preheat oven to 325

Combine in a medium bowl, then set aside:
3 C whole wheat flour
1 C oatmeal
1/3 C flaxseed meal
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

Smash to a slimy mess, then set aside:
2 C bananas (about 4 large over-ripe ones)

Beat until you couldn't possibly beat it anymore:
1/2 C (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temp
1 C honey (or honey and maple syrup combination)

Add bananas, beat some more

Add:
4 eggs, beating between each egg

Add the dry stuff, alternately adding
1/2 C hot water

Mix until well-combined.

Spoon into buttered muffin pans - if you fill them about 3/4 full, you'll get 24 muffins. Bake until tester comes out clean - about 20+ min.
After my first round, I think there's room for experimentation - maybe putting a few sprinkles of sugar (gasp!) on top, or adding some choc chips, nuts or cinnamon. But they're pretty darn good on their own, as well.

*I recommend halving the recipe, as they're much better right out of the oven. (A little chewy after overnighting in a container, although still yummy.) Hard to gobble up 24 muffins in one day.
post #79 of 98
Yum. I'm getting some bananas tomorrow!!!
post #80 of 98
OK, I want to make the choc/oatmeal/peanutbutter cookies to bring to a school funciton for tonight, but it's a nut free school. Any suggestions for omitting the pb?
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