Spring Sweets

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I'm cutting back on eating so many sweets, I swear! While I've been away living at University, there are a few things that I've missed and that my sweet tooth misses as well. And that's homemade cookies. As soon as spring break rolled around, I knew I had to whip up a batch. 
Still trying to eat healthy while being home can be a challenge, finding a few alternatives to certain ingredients in a recipe can actually be quite easy!
I've made oatmeal cookies before (you can read that post right here), this was a bit different. 
These don't have flour or eggs! 
For this recipe you will need:
2/3 Cup (58 g) old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 banana
1 cup peanut butter 
6 Table spoons brown sugar
1/4 cup butterscotch chips
1/4 cup white chocolate chips

One thing that was special about this recipe that I tried, was that I actually made my own peanut butter using this recipe from Sallys Baking Addiction. It made it even healthier and it's very simple to make as well! Though it is a simple recipe, you certainly do not need to make these, and while Sally used honey roasted peanuts, I used just plain salted peanuts as I wanted to try it out for myself and did not have honey roasted in my cupboards!

To start making these, take a medium bowl and add in the oats, cinnamon, and baking soda. In a seperate bowl, mix in your peanut butter, banana, and brown sugar. It's okay if it's not creamy, as I didn't use an egg. While I was doing this I got quite nervous but it turns out well!

After mixing, add in the butterscotch and white chocolate chips!
Now chill the cookie dough for 30 minutes in your refrigerator and preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit! (176 Celsius).
You'll now need two baking sheets, and if you don't like cleaning them after I would suggest using parchment paper. It comes in quite handy. And after your cookie dough is done chilling, you can scoop small balls onto the sheet, pressing down lightly to make sure they flatten. 

After this, my cookie dough balls were kind of greasy/oily looking and I blotted them with a napkin to take it off. I placed about 9 cookies on one try and 5 on the other. You can certainly spread these out more evenly than I did! 
Bake for about 9 to 10 minutes. I think mine were in for about 9. 

After baking, take them out and let them cool.
These cookies are delicious and I was pleasantly happy with the fact that I couldn't really tell I had even put banana into it. Thinking about it now, I don't think I can at all. 
 I think these are actually going quite fast at my house, which is always a good sign and I will probably make more! Especially if I can take them to my dorm room for a little snack at some point! 
I hope you enjoyed this recipe! I love baking and the fact that I can when I'm home, is great! 
Are you making any goodies lately? I feel like spring has brought the little baker inside of me! 
Hope you all have had great weeks! 
Thanks for reading! 
xx
Kenzie


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17 comments

  1. I just love homemade cookies. I can't live without them. I need to try this recipe out. Great post.

    LEJA

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  2. I love homemade cookies, they are the best! The oatmeal cookies I make have apple & cinnamon. I make them really big so they last longer :p I like your recipe: chocolate and P&B? nothing can beat that! I will definitely be trying it. Have a great day, Kenzie!

    I leave my recipe on the link below in case you want to see it:
    http://memoriesofthepacific.blogspot.com.es/2014/07/mondays-we-cook-oatmeal-apple-cinnamon.html

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    1. I love homemade cookies! You're right! :) I will definitely check yours out! I love trying new recipes!! :)
      xx

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  3. They look so good! I got to try this recipe.


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  4. OMG this sounds and looks sooo delicious!
    I'm not a big fan of white chocolate so I think I would change that for dark bitter chocolate
    (It also balances out the sweetness of the peanutbutter a little bit).
    Thank you for sharing this! I'm now craving cookies. xD

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    1. That's a good idea too! You definitely don't have to keep the white chocolate in! I just added it for fun as I always use dark chocolate! :) xx

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  5. I absolutely love your blog name and the look of these!! haha
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  6. Wow so easy and they look solo good! I have to try these :)

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  8. Oooooh so yummy!! I love sweets a little too much :D hehe <3

    Christina
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  9. Looks yummy! I'll have to try this.


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  10. They look yum! I was just talking about baking some cookies tomorrow. It's my favourite thing to do. You should try the brookies recipe on my blog herehttp://lovehijabgirl.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/recipe-lily-pebbles-brookies.html?m=1, it's not very healthy but it's a lovely treat once in a while. You'll love them x

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