It all started out with breakfast.
Does this look like a smoothie to you? It sure doesn’t look like a smoothie to me. And yet, believe it or not, it was based on a smoothie.
So I whipped out the Bullet and made the magic happen. Rather than blending the oat base at night and adding the rest of the ingredients plus extra liquid in the morning, I just blended everything up last night and stuck it in the fridge, knowing I’d be in for one very thick treat the next day. I didn’t dare thin it out with any extra liquid in the morning.
In my mock ‘Cookie Dough’ breakfast bowl:
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup almond milk
1 T chia seeds
40g frozen banana
1 T peanut flour
pinch of cinnamon + splash of vanilla
Blended all up and stuck in the fridge overnight. Topped with fresh berries in the morning. Now that’s a bowl of overnight oats if I’ve ever tasted one.
And it will be eaten again, and again, and again. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.
Oh but that’s not all.
Feast your peepers on some REAL cookie dough. Ten pounds of butter, sugar, and flour to tickle your taste buds.
Last year I made a million and one cookies for my mom to bring to the kiddies participating in a reading contest at the elementary school where she works.
Well it’s that time of year again and I stepped up to the plate, getting down and dirty with a whole lot of cookie dough.
Five dozen cookies, five pounds of Smarties and a whole pot of chamomile lemon tea later (to prevent dough snackage… it only half worked) and I was doughed out.
Big Batch Baking Prerequisites:
Healthy Breakfast: CHECK – mock oat-based ‘cookie dough’ is totally healthy)
Super Sweat Session: CHECK – 5.65 mile treadmill run and incline power walk, followed by planks, followed by 15-20 minutes weights. Sweaty biz.
Healthy Lunch: CHECK – Spinach+ tomato salad with buffalo sauce-coated tofu and crackers dipped in salsa.
Tea and Water: CHECK CHECK – definitely filled my liquid quota for the day.
Healthy Dinner (a post-requisite): CHECK – Runny egg, spinach and slightly crispy english muffin.
I miraculously survived the baking spree without a cookie dough hangover. Three cheers!
Though I did just put myself into a
Crack Bran Corn Bran coma.
My study buddy cereal.
And now my cookie dough day is done.
Though there might just be another batch of mock dough waiting for me tomorrow morning.
Are you a dough dipper? Or do you manage to keep your fingers out of the cookie dough bowl? And if so… how do you do it?
Reminding myself that salmonella wouldn’t be a pleasant experience didn’t help one bit.