LOVE HARDER , EAT BETTER & EXPLORE FURTHER
Plop. How hard you sit down after an ultra into the nearest chair (or dirt pile). Plop. Exactly how you scoop these cookies out onto a pan. Plop. I think its also a name for a horse turd? Which these totally look like.
I like easy recipes - ones I can dump everything into my food processor, make some noise and shove in the oven. Especially post-mudrun, mid-taper, when I feel like I'm going to pull my hair out.
Our sweet tooth is ridiculous - we literally run to keep off the love handles that would surely find us if I made buttercream frosting on the reg. Good thing these cookies are low in refined sugar and are sweetened with a bit of molasses and dried fruit. High fiber and a kick of protein from oats and peanut butter these tasted great after dinner, pre-run and mid-cycle.
3/4 Cup Flour (I used King Arthur Wheat)
1 1/2 Cup Oats
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/4 Cup Molasses, +1 or 2 Tbsp Depending on Sweetness
1/4 Cup Water/Nut Milk
1 Large, Ripe Banana
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Chopped Apricots, Raisins, Nuts, Chocolate Chips, Coconut Flakes, Nickels, anything you want...
1. Preheat over to 350 Degrees F
2. In food processer, process flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt for about 15 seconds. This mixes all the ingredients together, breaks down some of the oats and leaves a nice texture.
3. Add Vanilla, Molasses, Banana and Peanut Butter. Process on low until a dough begins to form. Add extra molasses and/or water as needed to get that gooey, cookie dough texture (easily forms balls, doesn’t crumble).
4. Either in the food processer or in a bowl, gently mix or pulse in raisins and apricots.
5. Grease cookie sheet and form dough. We made about 7 cookies with this recipe, but this could also be flattened and cut into bars of any size. [End up eating a bunch of cookie dough - hey! It’s Vegan!]
6. Bake for 20-25 minutes in preheated oven - check bottom of cookies to make sure they don’t get too brown or overdone.
7. Eat alone or top with some honey/peanut butter/fruit or be a fiend like Luke and cover it in dark chocolate syrup….
If you like 'em let me know! Post recipe-attempts or improvements! My next batch will probably be bar shaped with some walnuts/pecans in the mix...
Luke Hough & Liz Canty
Liz Canty and Luke Hough. Co-habitants who like to run, race, explore and drink much too expensive beer. Read along through the awesome, the sweaty, the daily life and the occasional bickering over which running shoes are the best…