Archive for March 2014

Mini Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp flax meal + 3 tbsp water)
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • heaping 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda

  1. Preheat your oven to 300ºF and grease your cookie sheet.
  2. Mix together the flax egg in a small bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, vanilla extract, honey, and chocolate chips together. Add in your flax egg and mix to combine.
  4. In a medium bowl blend together the rest of the ingredients. 
  5. Pour dry ingredients into the wet. Using a fork or spatula, combine the dough together. If it seems too dry, add in a tablespoon or two of milk or water (I didn't need to do this).
  6. Scoop dough using a 1 teaspoon measuring spoon, slightly flatten, and place on your cookie sheet. These cookies will not spread in the oven. 
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

Berry Muffins for Two

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  • 3/4 cup oat flour (I grind my own using oats and a blender)
  • 1/4 cup demerara sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup mocha*
  • 3/4 cup frozen berries

  1. Preheat (convection) oven to 350ºF. Grease 2 ramekins.
  2. Mix together all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients, sans frozen berries, and combine until partially mixed.
  4. Add in the frozen berries and lightly stir to completely mix.
  5. Evenly distribute the batter into the ramekins. These make large servings.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the tops are golden and when touched are not firm, but slightly "wiggly". They will firm up as they cool.

  • I used mocha just because I had some sitting around in the fridge. Though I have not tried, I don't see why milk or strongly brewed coffee won't work. The mocha, however, lends only a very light (if any) flavor. It's nearly undetectable. 
  • This can also be made in the microwave. Grease 4 mugs and equally distribute the batter into each cup. Microwave each cup separately for 40-60 seconds so it can cook evenly.

Oat Pancakes

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  • 1/3 cup ground oat flour 
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/3 cup liquid (milk, water; I used homemade soy milk)

  1. Heat up a pan and grease with oil or butter.
  2. Mix together all the dry ingredients thoroughly, then pour in the liquid.
  3. Dollop the batter onto the heated pan. Once the batter begins to look "dry", flip the pancake over and wait another minute, or until the bottom is brown.
  4. Serve with toppings.

Yoghurt Oatmeal Face Mask

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  • 4-5 tsp yoghurt, preferably Greek
  • 1 tbsp ground oatmeal
  • 1 Vitamin E capsule

  1. Mix together the yoghurt and oatmeal.
  2. Break open your Vitamin E capsule and add it into your mixture.
  3. Apply onto a clean face and leave one for 20-30 minutes. 
  4. After time's up, rub the mask in circular motions over a sink to exfoliate. To prevent your sink from clogging, throw any excess mask into the trash rather than down the drain and wash your face with warm water. Pat to dry.