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Because who doesn’t like a warm batch of cookies.

Good morning chickadoodees! How are you on this fine Indulgence Friday morning?

I am dandylicious, mainly because I baked up a storm in my kitchen last night.

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You see, my AP Bio teacher has been an amazing teacher all year, and someone who I’ve enjoyed talking to about the Padre, running, healthy food, almond butter, and nutrition.

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To say the least, he basically rocks my socks. And through all of these hard times the past few months, he has taken tons of time to meet with me during my free periods and go over things from class that I didn’t understand, since many times it was not exactly easy to stay focused. (If you would like to know more about my last few months, you can read about them here.)

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So, what better way to thank someone than to bake them some yummy deliciousness?

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Um, I don’t really think there is.

Cookies are always the way to go.

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Obviously I had to concoct something brand-spankin’-new. Which meant thinking of one of the most delicious combinations known to man, and creating it in moist, chewy cookie form.

I would call this one a “great success” (name that movie!).

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These are moist, flavorful, and most of all, nutrition- and protein- packed. And as usual, they are gluten-free, vegan, and completely sugar-free. So basically dessert is okay any time of the day.

And I’m okay with that.

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This one’s for you, Doc!

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Chocolate-Covered Banana Cookies

Adapted from my Orange-Cranberry and Raspberry Amaretto Cookies

Makes 12 Large Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup almond flour (almond meal)
  • 1/3 cup quinoa flour
  • 1/4 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1/3 + 1/4 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1/4 cup NuStevia Baking Blend
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp. chocolate extract
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk (I used unsweetened So Delicious Coconut)
  • 1 block of chocolate, roughly chopped (I used Baker’s unsweetened)
  • cacao nibs, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease a cookie sheet with coconut oil.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. In a smaller bowl, mash one of your bananas until it is almost liquidy, and then add the extractives and 1/4 cup of non-dairy milk.
  4. Add wet to dry, and mix thoroughly. Add more non-dairy milk as needed to make a cookie dough that is stirrable, not tough or stiff. You want your dough to be wet enough to spread itself into a cookie shape, but firm enough to hold its shape once plopped down.
  5. Fold in your chopped chocolate. Peel your second banana and chop into small pieces. Fold into the cookie dough.
  6. Scoop dough by the tablespoon onto your cookie sheet and sprinkle with cacao nibs.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until a toothpick poked into the center comes out clean.
  8. Try not to burn your tongue eating one of these straight out of the oven.

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Okay I ate approx. two of these straight out of the oven. Sorry DSmith, had to taste test Winking smile

But lezzbehonest, these were the most moist, delicious cookies I have ever tasted. The combo of the sweet, baked banana and the shockingly bitter chocolate makes for a killer combo!

It is basically like banana bread in cookie form, but better. And there’s chocolate. And we all know everything is better with chocolate:)

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Since they were such a hit with (my tummy) and the fam, I am making another batch later this afternoon. So Hollie, be sure to demand one of these cookies tomorrow!

I love Indulgence Friday🙂

See you tomorrow bloggy boos!! Indulge big today:)

Something to Think:

Today in the locker room at my gym, I heard a woman with her daughter and remarked how blissful it is to be a child. She responded with, “Yeah, well I’m a slave!”. For a moment I thought she was joking, but she looked honestly upset. Are some parents actually resentful of their children? I know this is not something I have ever come across. Do any of you have some thoughts on this?

How are you celebrating Indulgence Friday?

Tell me about your yumssss!:)

What is your favorite cookie flavor?

Currently, this one. Banana bread in cookie form, plus chocolate. It does not get much better than that my friends.

How do you usually thank people?

I love baking because you get to lick the bowl and “taste test” Winking smile

xoxox,

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p.p.s. I just realized I sounded WAY more serious than usual today. Maybe it is because I am getting ready for college decisions to come my way? Lots of big life decisions are coming up in the next two weeks, and I am both excited and completely freaked out. Wish me luck love doves:)

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FREAKING Out.

Good morning lovies! Hope everyone had a good Monday Smile

But as for the title of this post, I am actually FREAKING OUT for at least 3 reasons.

1. I am getting my wisdom teeth out tomorrow!! AHHHH

I hate needles and all things surgical, especially the thought of people I don’t know poking around in my mouth…

Slash I won’t be able to eat or drink anything after midnight tonight which will be REALLY hard for me, since I eat all the time and I’m always a ravenous beast when I wake up in the morning. So, surgeons, if you get a growl or two don’t freak out, it’s just my poor tummy:(

Double slash I’m going to have chipmunk cheeks and do crazy stuff that I’m making my padre record on video…get excited to pee yourself.

Triple slash I have a college interview Saturday and let’s just pray to GOD that I still do not look like THIS by then:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.  My Econ term paper is due tomorrow.

Any paper is a good reason to be fuhhhreakin out, especially when it’s a term paper. All-nighter, anyone?

Slash my Econ teacher is hilarious, only he would make “QUAZINOTOLICIOUS x 2π” an answer choice with THIS sucker as an illustration:

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Love my life.

And to be serious, the thought of going under the knife tomorrow (okay, it’s a teeth pulling, but it’s STILL SURGERY) is semi-distracting. But tomorrow was the only time when I could get my toothies out before midterms, and I canNOT wait a whole ‘nother month to get these babies extracted.

In my mind, I know I would turn into Dracula.

Stand back, this girl needs her ibuprofen!

3. I have a Lit paper due Friday.

Hopefully my chipmunky condition won’t impair my essay-writing skills (skillz? hollla). Slash I will be bloggy blogging while I’m stuck on the couch with chipmunky cheeks and up on vicodin. I’ll be relying on you all to entertain me. And my dog, Lilly – I think she has dog ADHD? If that’s possible, she’s the poster dog for it. I love her:)

 

So, tonight I’ll be prepping loads of smoothified-food for myself to slurp tomorrow. Basically anything that I usually eat will be slurped in pureed form. Sounds gross, but maybe if I eat it with a spoon it will be like soup?

My dinner last night was a BEAST of quinoa, hummus, and raisins with a salad, but I didn’t snap a picture because I was STARVING after my run. Slash I actually wasn’t that hungry, but my runner self just wanted food and knew my muscles would like it.

You’re welcome, muscles.

So, here’s a picture of dinner from a couple nights ago, times two and plus a banana with almond butter..and an Orange-Cranberry cookie😉

IMG_3266That would be dal (dhal? dahl…?) made by yours truly, with red quinoa. I LOVE this stuff, it tastes and smells like Grape Nuts cereal which I used to scarf when I was an itty bitty child while all the other little girls were eating lucky charms. Healthy eating starts young:)

 

What are your favorite smoothified foods?

I love Green Monsters…groar!:)

What’s your favorite running workout?

I love speed intervals and hills…zooooom!

What are your tips for getting wisdom teeth out? Do you have any funny stories? Tell me and make me laugh:)

xoxox,

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