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Old 03-18-2009, 06:30 PM   #21
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I don't eat oatmeal in a bowl. I had too much of that as a kid.
However, I have been know to make up a batch of these babies and pull a few out of the freezer for breakfast. Microwave for
30-40 seconds til soft. These are also excellent to take along on a hike or a road trip.

Peanut Butter Health Cookies

Makes 3 dozen medium size cookies.

Equipment:
Standmixer or a really strong arm. Standard power bowl mixer cannot do the mixing job.
Small ice cream scoop with release (manual release mechanism is a must)
4 Qt mixing bowl if no stand mixer
2 non-stick cookie sheets
Heavy duty alum foil for cookie sheets if not non-stick
Cooling rack covered with parchment paper or very clean plain white paper
Flat plastic spatula

Ingredients:
1 C granulated sugar
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C oil (prefer canola)
2 eggs
1/4 C milk
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 C crunchy peanut butter
4 C rolled oats (not instant)
3/4 C walnuts (or peanuts or pecans)
1/2 C mixed jumbo raisins (SunMaid) if desired

Instructions:
Beat oil, sugar, and eggs til creamy. Add milk, salt and soda, mix well.
Add peanut butter, mix well. Add oats and walnuts, mix well on lowest speed.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow oats to absorb moisture and dough to stiffen. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
IMPORTANT - Spray both cookie sheets (alum foil) with non-stick food spray.
Use small ice cream scoop to form balls of dough. Pack dough into scoop and flatten top. Arrange dough balls 2" apart on cookie sheets.
Bake for 11 minutes max in oven. Cookies will be soft to touch.
While baking the 1st batch, form more balls on a cooking spray coated plastic plate for the next batch. Let cookies cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack, using flat plastic spatula.
Store excess cookies in zip-loc bag in freezer when completely cooled. Storage: up to 4 months.
Eating: If possible, microwave 30-40 seconds for warm cookie effect.
Recipe is pretty vague. Could you provide a few more details? Just kidding. This sounds so good that I'm printing it out for my "cook" to try.
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:36 PM   #22
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Recipe is pretty vague. Could you provide a few more details? Just kidding. This sounds so good that I'm printing it out for my "cook" to try.

Remember what I used to do for a living...
They are addicting. And very filling - I can eat maybe 3 at a time.
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:46 PM   #23
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I haven't had anything to do with oats for some years. Back in the day it was:

- go to grainery
- fill wheelbarrow with oats using shovel
- fill trough for horses
- rinse, repeat.
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Steel-cut oats

Buy them in small bulk. Pressure-cook for 10 minutes or so at full pressure (2 red rings for the Swiss Rikon pot).

Pour eggnog over the resulting glop! Irish Cream works, too, but does interfere with 'operating machinery' after breakfast.
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Energy or Protein

If I'm going to do something active for a few hours: I'll nuke some oats, slice up a banana and top it with honey. It's loaded with simple and complex carbs so a great source of energy.

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A good post workout snack is protein pancakes:
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup egg whites
1/2 cup cottage cheese

Blend all three together and cook like regular pancakes. They don't taste quite the same but are loaded with protein.
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Here's the oat-based energy bar recipe that I use. Works great:

Screw Powerbar, Make Your Own Energy Bar - RoadCycler.com
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1 cup water, bring it to a boil

add in approx 1/2 cup whole grain, old fashion oats over a low flame. let it cook over a low flame until most of the water dissappears

add in to a bowl with
-frozen blueberries and
-raisins

delicious and very healthy
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Here's the oat-based energy bar recipe that I use. Works great:

Screw Powerbar, Make Your Own Energy Bar - RoadCycler.com
TY!
I am definitely going to make these, using chocolate morsels cuz I'm lazy and FIREd.
I have dried cranberries and mango flavored pineapple chunks in the freezer. I will add those for some fruit flavor.
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Two ways:
1) raw muesli I've bought from Real - has raw oats, chocolate shavings and dried raspberries - awesome with yogurt or just milk
2) thermos oatmeal - night before take 1/2 cup of steel cut oats, a bit of salt and butter and place in thermos - pour 1 cup of boiling water over oats and stuff - screw on lid, leave overnight, wake up to perfectly cooked steel cut oats - add whatever you want onto them
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about 1/4 cup of quick oats (steel cut irish brand from trader joe's)
about double the water
1 or 2 tblspoons of ground flax
nuke 2.22
stir add raisins and/or blueberries (from freezer)

mix, lace with honey splash of soy milk and i'm done!
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