Peanut butter-Banana-Chocolate-Oatmeal Cookies

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I feel like it might take you longer to say that recipe name than it does to bake these cookies.

In an attempt to get rid of the excess amount of peanut butter that was residing in my kitchen, I looked up a couple of recipes. Originally my plan was to make peanut butter granola, but then I found a recipe for peanut butter-oatmeal cookies and just couldn’t resist. I haven’t made cookies in so long!

This is the recipe source I used, but I adapted it (I only had one banana, and no coconut oil or agave sirup, so I split the amount in half and worked with what I had at home).

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Ingredients

1 large, ripe banana
1/2 tbsp sunflower oil
1 tbsp honey
1/4 cup of peanut butter (the original source said creamy, I used chunky and I like that it has the extra crunch to it!)
1 1/4 cup of rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
a pinch of salt
1/2 cup of dark chocolate (I chopped it myself, but chocolate chips work just as well) I used more because… chocolate!

What to do

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a baking sheet with baking paper.
Mash the banana in a large bowl. Add the peanut butter, honey and oil, mix until it is smooth. In a medium bowl mix together the oats, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add it to the banana-peanut butter mix and stir it together. Add the chocolate chunks and stir until it is well blended.
Use 2 spoons and drop the mix on the baking sheet. Bake for around 10 minutes or until the cookies set.

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Obsessions: Salted Caramel Ice Cream

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I was always kind of weary about things that are both – salt and sweet. I’m not a huge fan to be honest so I regarded recipes about salted-caramels with sort of a strange fascination, nothing more.
Then I saw Häagen Dazs offer salted caramel ice cream and I thought “Why not give it a try?”.

And now? Now I’m obsessed. It’s such a gorgeous combination – the slightly salted flavours balancing out the usually too sweet caramel. It’s perfect as a side to dessert – like cookies, brownies and cakes. I’d never have thought I’d be so delighted by that combination.

Further proof of what my parents always taught me: Try to give everything a try – you might be surprised.

/Melange and a glass of tap water.
/Warm chocolate cookie with a scoop of salted caramel ice cream.
/Cozy outfit for way too cold days in what should be spring.

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