Oatmeal Kiss Cookie S’mores

Oatmeal cookies slathered with sticky-sweet marshmallow fluff and topped with Hershey’s kisses. An irresistible twist on what seems to be everybody’s favorite these days the campfire s’more. Or is it s’mores?… 

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Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chewy oatmeal cookies packed with oats, raisins and walnuts. When I say chewy I mean it.

They come from King Arthur Flour’s Cookie Companion, a cookbook that classifies oatmeal cookie recipes by how crispy, crunchy, chewy and soft they are. You gotta love that…. 

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Double Chocolate Chip Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

It’s no secret I have a serious sweet tooth. A sweet tooth that demands dessert every day. Plunk a plate of cookies down in front of me and my sweet tooth won’t even bat an eye. Cookies just aren’t enough to satisfy it. Until now.

Double Chocolate Chip Walnut Oatmeal Cookies meet my sweet tooth…. 

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Monster Marshmallow Cookies

Monster Marshmallow Cookies are chock full of hearty ingredients like oats, rice cereal, chocolate chips, pecans and marshmallows. Every bite is bursting with all sorts of scrumptiousness! They fast became favorites in my house.

Aside from cake, cookies rank as the second most sought after sweet in my house. Not something you would know from reading my blog, because I haven’t given them even half the attention they deserve…. 

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Baked Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is a special treat for breakfast and perfectly acceptable to eat at any and all hours of the day including for dessert!

Cubes of apple laced with peanut butter dominate every bite of this thick and creamy oatmeal with crunchy walnuts and warm notes of brown sugar and cinnamon…. 

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Banana Oatmeal Blender Pancakes w/ Brown Sugar Pecans & Strawberry Butter

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Is there anything better than waking up to a steaming hot stack of syrup drenched pancakes? I love them but want to crawl into bed and go back to sleep after. Until now. These are delicate, light, and airy from the egg whites. Not at all like cake on the inside. Instead, the middles are soft and creamy, almost like a custard bursting with naturally sweet bananas. Their topped with a rich, strawberry butter and toasty, brown sugar pecans. The flavors are a delicious compliment to each other.

And best of all? I didn’t need a nap.

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
(adapted from Sarah Dussault)

1 cup of whole grain oats(like Quaker)
1 whole egg plus egg whites to make 1 cup total
1 small banana or 1/2 large banana, fairly ripe
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Blend all ingredients together in a blender until well combined.

Pour onto heated(low-medium) griddle or skillet that has been lightly greased. I used about 1/8 of a cup to make small(silverdollar) 2″ pancakes. When the tops get bubbly flip and cook through. Top with strawberry butter, pecans and a drizzle of real maple syrup.

Makes about 22 – 2″ sized pancakes.

Brown Sugar Pecans

1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar

Toast the pecans in a dry saute pan over low-medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
Add the butter, melt and toss the pecans to coat. Add the brown sugar and toss
to coat. Saute for a minute or two. Remove from heat.

Strawberry Butter

Mix equal parts room-temperature butter and strawberry preserves together.

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Banana Oatmeal Pancakes