Every week is crazy, this one especially so – faced with a deadline to finish the cover of my book plus a photo shoot for the fitness section, plus the three kids, two dogs, and well – life in general.
We relied this week on some good old standbys that I’ll share with you later in this post. Today, I found myself with a little down time in which Rowan and I whipped up some “cookies” with what we found left in the kitchen after our nutty week. These are not super sweet but they are SUPER tasty. This is a great after school snack for the kiddos and easy for toddlers to snack on as well. Plan ahead this weekend – make a big batch and your little guys and gals will have healthy and delicious snacks to take along while on the go!
2 bananas smashed
1/3 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup almond butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup raw walnuts
1 apple finely chopped
1/3 cup coconut milk
1 tbsp cinnamon (or more if your 2 year old is measuring…)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl, use a fork to smash the bananas to baby food consistency. Add the coconut flour, almond butter, and baking soda and mix well. Using a hand held chopper or food processor, chop the walnuts and apples to a very fine dice. Add the walnuts, apples, coconut milk, and cinnamon to the bowl and mix in remaining ingredients. Cover two cookie sheets with parchment paper and spoon heaping tablespoons of the cookie mix onto the parchment paper, placing an inch or two apart. Back for 25 minutes. Makes approximately 20-22 cookies.
We survived this week on lettuce tacos, a spin off of this recipe but I added curry powder, turmeric, garlic powder, a little cardamom, and mixed with some mashed sweet potatoes and topped with fresh cilantro, and a crock pot chicken similar to this one with one small can of El Pato hot sauce added to a whole chicken rubbed with sea salt and garlic powder. I threw in sliced onions, carrots and celery and called it a day. A fast breakfast earlier in the week was leftover steak from the weekend (chopped small for the little guy) with an awesome melon I found at the farmers market, a cross between a honey dew and a cantaloupe.