Where oh where has Kula Mama gone???
Well… Kula Baby is now a big brother! We welcomed his little sister about 6 weeks ago. I’ve re-entered the world of frequent feedings, diapers changes, swaddling, and cat napping to salvage some semblance of sanity. I don’t think I’m faking the sanity part very well yet. She’s cute as a button though, so that makes up for lack of sleep on most days 🙂
Cooking has become a weekend luxury, at least for the moment. Last Sunday we had a rainy, rainy day here in California. So instead of visiting the farmer’s market and running errands all day, we found ourselves at home with an open calendar. My husband took over Kula Baby duty and I slipped little sister into the ergo and started cooking. These “cookies” are pretty tasty. In my mind they are as good as any protein bar out there (depending on the amount of chocolate chips you include–I went light on them). My son sometimes likes the seeds, and sometimes does not–so depending on his mood I either add them in our leave them out. The cookies taste great either way.
- ¼ cup coconut oil (unrefined, organic)
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup almond butter (or any nut butter you choose, sunflower seed butter will react with baking soda and turn the cookies green however)
- 2½ cups GF oats
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup chocolate chips (use dairy-free if needed, you can also use dried fruit here instead)
- ¼ cup chia seeds (or any seed or chopped nut) (you can omit seeds if your kids don't like them)
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds (or any seed or chopped nut) (you can omit seeds if your kids don't like them)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl combine maple syrup and coconut oil until creamy. Add eggs, vanilla and baking soda. Mix well. Add almond butter and stir. Finally stir in the oats, seeds and chocolate chips. Place a spoonful of batter on a prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Depending on size this recipe will yield 20-40 cookies (mine were pretty big and I ended up with 24).
- days later we are down to 4 cookies. Scary.