Today I almost achieved that most enviable of all titles: “Best Mom in the World.” It was sitting there, just out of reach. Tempting. Teasing. Whispering my name. Alas, as fate is such a fickle creature, my hopes of laying claim to it were dashed with one quick yell across the house: “I told you to brush your teeth! Get going.” I fell off the precipice to wallow with the mortal mothers, resounding choruses of “You’re so mean!” echoing in my ears. Such is life.
I fed my kids cookies for breakfast. Chewy, yummy, peanut buttery cookies. With chocolate. Justin was so excited he insisted he was going to tell his classmates. Kaleb just didn’t want to stop eating.
Now, before you judge me, know that these cookies weren’t just any old unhealthy treat. Besides the chocolate chips, these babies didn’t have extra refined sugar, oil, or flour added to them. It was like eating a glorified bowl of oatmeal and were healthier than most cereals to be typically found in our cupboard.
I just threw them together…I’ve listed the recipe of sorts below. It wasn’t exact. A little this, a little that. You can tweak until it suits your tastes.
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies
2 cups large flake oatmeal
1/3 cup peanut butter
2 mashed bananas (bah. nah. nah… you have to see Despicable Me 2)
drizzle maple syrup
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°. Mix all ingredients with a fork. With your hand. Use whatever works. Drop by spoonful onto baking sheet (I use a baking stone.) Bake approx. 15 mins.
They’re not a decadent melt in your mouth dessert cookie. They’re not even pretty to look at… but for a quick breakfast cookie or healthy snack to win you brownie points, they do the trick. You might just earn the moniker “Best Mom in the World.”