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"Cookie" Cluster Recipe with a side of fried computer

I have been wanting to share this recipe for a while now. Last night, I went to our computer to download the photos from the camera and then write the post and our computer froze up. It would not respond to ANYTHING, so finally, I shut it off and tried to turn it back on. It would not go back on and smelled like an electrical fire! I think it is fried! So, I am on our laptop and have no way to upload photos.

Since completely changing how I eat, I have been searching for good, healthy, recipes that my kids will also like. I want them to feel like they are getting "treats" while eating foods that are good for them. This recipe was originally called Protein Clusters and I got it on Transformation. I still make the protein clusters for myself, but modify the recipe for my children.

Here is the modified version:

2 Medium Bananas, mashed or 1 cup natural applesauce
1/4 cup natural peanut butter or almond butter
1/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
2 tsp baking powder
2 cups oatmeal (not instant)
2 eggs

I also add unsweetened coconut, pecan pieces, and chopped up 70% cacao chocolate bar to make them like a chocolate chip cookie. Or you can add raisins and cinnamon for an "oatmeal" cookie.

Mix all ingredients together and place a tablespoonful on a GREASED cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 8-10 min.

Enjoy!

Comments

  1. I think the key is to not call them protein cookies to the kids...it sets off their kid alerts for healthy foods.

    I think we should call them "yummy Oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips in them"

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