Good morning people!
Hope your Monday flew by. I feel as if this week is going to fly by, so I’ve been planning out everything I need to do the next couple of weeks.
Yesterday was quite interesting. I was home all day and was able to finish my school work for the week which was awesome. Only a short lunch break, and I tried to get focused to get it all done. I’m one of those people who don’t like to extend projects over a course of the week. Rather spend a whole day baking 5 batches of cookies then make it over 2 days.
Leftover lentils, kale and avocado salad, and sprouted english muffin.
Afterwards, I went to work, and when I got there I was amazed. My managers had started to put up Christmas decorations in the breakroom. They had promised to let me help even though I was closing, so they left me little projects to do once I got there.
Pretty cute, huh? It’s only half of it, but I thought it was cute. I basically got paid to put up Christmas decorations for half my shift. Holler. Sometimes I realize I don’t give my managers enough credit. They do try and make this a fun welcoming environment for their employees, and even though we don’t see eye-to-eye on how to run the store, in the end they are always down to talk and here what you have to say.
Now on Fridays post, I know I promised you something sweet. I didn’t forget, but rather chose to talk about something else. So here are some healthy mid-week cookies. I made them as part of my cookie challenge. Here’s to get you through the week with something sweet, until the weekend comes to splurge 😉
Healthy Oatmeal Cookies
adapted from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2 tbs ground flax seeds
- 2/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350. First, vigorously mix almond milk and flax seeds in a larg bowl (very important since that acts as a binder.) Then add in sugar and oil and mix until a caramel. Mix in the vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, spices, and salt. Combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until blended. Fold in the oatmeal and raisins.
Roll into 1 inch balls and spread them out on the baking sheet. Slightly press down on them before placing in the oven. Bake for 10 minutes. Once finished, brush a little layer of maple syrup for a shiny and sweet finish. Enjoy!
Yields about 20 cookies
Today I’m keeping busy with yoga, applications, and maybe some cooking. With breakfast in my stomach I’m ready to begin
Enjoy the day people!