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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.
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Just made the carrot muffins too -- yummy!
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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!
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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.]
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I'm getting soo hungry!:
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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!!!
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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?
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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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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!
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Awesome! I'm totally making these tomorrow!!!
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Awesome! I'm totally making these tomorrow!!!

Let us know how they turn out!
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Gonna have to try all of this!! YUMMY!!
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These were AWESOME!!!!! Thanks!
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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.
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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.
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Yum. I'm getting some bananas tomorrow!!!
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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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Ahhh, thank you for the bump!!!!

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Cookies!!

Sub me, baby.

(I'm 39 weeks pg; I need baked goods, stat!)
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Mmm these sound great!

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Hey, thanks for bumping my concoctions!

The chocolate-chocolate-chip-peanut-butter-oatmeal cookies are still our favourite around here.

We are dairy-free now, so I have substituted coconut oil for the butter. It isn't the same, but they're still pretty good.

I've also tried almond butter in place of peanut butter. It really changes the recipe a lot, in a funny way. I wouldn't recommend it.

There's currently a batch of these (with butter) in the freezer, uncooked and rolled into little balls. My husband reaches in and pops one in his mouth a couple times each day ... And then complains about being fat ...
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YUM! They all sound so good, I wish it wasn't too late to go bake.
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I'm back! With another super-duper yummmy no-refined-sugar recipe!

This one is based on a recipe at epicurious.com for "Jose's Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies." I've made a heckuva lot of modifications, though. We loved the original recipe, I can't believe this modified one is even better!

Jose and Kristin's Chocolate Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

In a large bowl, mix together:

1 1/2 cups thick-cut oatmeal
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

In a mixing bowl, cream together the following, until consistent texture:

1.5 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup honey
1/4 cup maple syrup

Beat in:

1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 cup peanut butter (the real stuff, nothing but ground peanuts - I use crunchy)

Add one at a time:

2 large eggs

Then add the dry stuff.

Add just until well combined:

one 12-ounce bag semisweet chocolate chips
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, grated or finely chopped

Put the whole shootin' match in the fridge for a while, to let it set up a bit. Form cookies into balls and flatten the balls into cookie shapes.

Bake in a barely 325* oven until they're done (10-15 minutes). They'll brown a bit before they're actually cooked inside - a result of the honey/maple syrup and flaxseed meal.

Makes about 60 smallish cookies.

***

I usually double this recipe. Put it into the fridge after mixing, wait a few hours. Then I roll all the cookies into balls, and put them in a Tupperware in the freezer. When we want a few cookies, we just flatten the balls into cookie shapes and stick them in the toaster oven for 10 or 12 minutes at 300. Very easy, and loads better than having a whole batch of cookies sitting on the counter, where they'd be eaten in about a day!

p.s. Maxwill129: I forced myself to make a breakfast snack today, just so I could snap this photo of a cooked cookie!
Just wanted to bump this thread, because these are the most awesome cookies ever.... The frozen dough balls are also super tasty.....
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:54 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Too weird you bumped this now! I have just added a couple new cookie recipes to my repertoire. I'm chasing a toddler around currently, but hope to get down here to add them today.
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Does the kind of Flaxseed Meal make a difference? I've always bought Bob's Red Mill Golden Flaxseed Meal. But when I was to the store last, I also saw Brown Flaxseed Meal. Any difference? Which do you use?

I can't wait to try these cookies (both recipes!) :
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Hmmm, I just saw flaxseed meal at Trader Joe's the other day and wonered where I could sneak it into our menu - this will do nicely! Thanks!
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