So, yesterday afternoon while the kids were napping, I had an “itchin’ for the kitchen.” In other words, my house was a mess and I was looking for an excuse to ignore it. Thank you, Beka for providing the perfect excuse. Sweet and healthy-ish? Yes, please.
I used old fashioned oats, and that seemed to work fine. (I’m curious if you could replace the oil with banana, but I did not try it…) Since I only had one can of chick peas, and no vehicle to run to the grocery store, I decided to go with a half recipe. This was also a good plan since once again, my tiny food processor was limiting my mixing capabilities.
But the half recipe worked… barely… and the mix turned out well. I used milk chocolate chips and a smidge of butterscotch chips b/c I was a little short on the chocolate. (Next time, I’d like to try dark chocolate… YUM!)
I had no idea what pan to use, and of course, didn’t bother figuring it out until after I had made the mixture. She used a 10 inch pan for the whole recipe, so I decided this silicone bread pan would work for about half.
35 minutes later…
20 minutes after that (with only Adelaide and I around to eat it…)
It probably loses some of its “health value” if you eat a 1/4 of it in one sitting. (But… it’s better than a 1/4 a pan of brownies, right?) Adelaide said, “Mom, it’s like a cookie pie!” Shawn came home and ate some immediately. I asked him how he liked it and he sheepishly admitted to having a second helping. I later confessed that there were beans in it, and that didn’t seem to bother him. I’m pretty sure he snagged some on his way out the door this morning. Elsie was the only one who wasn’t a fan, and I’m not sure why.
I’d definitely give this recipe 5 dollops. The ingredients are things that are easy to have on hand. The directions are basically one step making this recipe tasty, quick, and easy. We will definitely be making this again.
(And a side note, I totally felt like a healthy, earthy, hippy, green mom as I took my kids on a picnic today. We had mexican quinoa, carrots, bananas, tortilla chips, and cookies made from beans. 🙂 You all are broadening my horizons when it comes to foods we eat in our house! Thanks!!)