Echo’s Friend’s Cookies

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Yesterday Echo went back to Doggy Day Care and had a blast again at Camp Run-A-Mutt South Bay! While I was there I got to talking with the awesome manager Julie about the adoption event coming up. She mentioned that they have vendors at these events and asked if I baked dog treats. Later when I was with Lindsey we cooked up an idea. 20130329-191507.jpg

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While she was there today Lindsey and I ran all over so I could get all my Easter groceries. We also bought all the supplies for making awesome, mostly organic, non-GMO dog treats! Here’s what we made:

Peanut Butter Banana Crunchies
Adapted from Witty in the City

1 Banana (organic)
1 C Oat Flour
2/3 C Rolled Oats
5 TB Peanut Butter (non-GMO)
1 egg (non-GMO)

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• Pulverize 2 C rolled oats in a food processor. 20130329-194319.jpg

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• In a mixing bowl – Mash 1 banana

• Add 1 C oat flour
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• Add 2/3 Rolled oats and 4-6 TBSP Peanut Butter20130329-194702.jpg

• Add 1 egg20130329-194755.jpg

• Combine well 20130329-194822.jpg

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• Prep your counter for rolling out.
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• Roll out and cookie cutter! 20130329-200421.jpg

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• Bake at 350 until lightly browned on the bottom and 1/2-3/4 of the moisture as evaporated.

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I even did some itty bittys

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After they were all done and cooled we took them to Camp Run-A-Mutt for them to check out, feed to their pups, and send home with other camper parents to take home!

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Lindsey designed the Tags and I made the ingredient labels. Team effort business building!

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20130329-201819.jpg She made a second kind of treat also that she will cover on her blog soon-ish!

Banana Carrot Sticks!

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Also check out:

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

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Skinny Banana Cookies

Last night after I dragged Lindsey and Echo on a 1.25 mile walk with me I decided to try creating a recipe for a lower calorie but still satisfying cookie!

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Here’s what I came up with:

Skinny Banana Cookies

3 Bananas (Mashed)
2 TBSP Oil (I used blood orange olive oil)
2 Eggs
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Vanilla
2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 C Flour
1 1/2 C Oats
3/4 C Puffed Rice Cereal
1/4 C Mini Chocolate Chips (I used 1/2 C which was a little to much)

• Add banana and oil, mix.

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• Add 1/2 C Sugar, mix.

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• Add 2 eggs, mix.

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• Add Vanilla, Cinnamon, & Nutmeg, mix.

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• Add Baking soda, Baking Powder, & Flour, mix.

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• Add 1 1/2 C Oats, mix.

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• Add 3/4 C Rice Cereal, mix

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• Add 1/4 C Mini Chocolate Chips, mix.

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• Scoop onto parchment lines cookie sheets, Bake at 350 for 8 minutes!

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Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Banana “Pancakes” Gluten free

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My new friend Jessie texted me today to show me her recipe for Banana “Pancakes”. She came over and made them with Lindsey, Nicolle, & I. They are gluten free, completely flour free pancakes, almost more of a crepe.

The ratio is 1.5 Banana to every 2 eggs. Depending on how much you want to make.

• Slice up you banana. I think we did 6 bananas.20130120-225841.jpg20130120-225851.jpg

• Put your bananas in a bowl and add eggs. (We had 6 bananas so we used 8 eggs.)

• Mash them together, leaving some medium/small chunks.

• Oil your griddle very well, Coconut oil is best. Though coconut oil will start to scorch if it gets to hot.

• Cook them like a pancake. Keeping the griddle well greased throughout.

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• Cover a plate with paper towels for excess oil.

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We ate ours without any syrup or toppings and they rocked! Though they would be good with honey or jam as well.

Try them out and let us know what you think!

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Banana Muffins with Chocolate chips

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So here is the second half of Wednesday night baking with Lindsey. While she was making donut “poops” I made Texas Sheet Cake and this banana bread (which I made as muffins with chocolate chips. Both recipes were handed down from my Grandma Gile.)

These are great for weekend breakfast or snack. (Much healthier without the Chocolate chips though, obviously)

• Add 3/4 C. Sugar, 1/2 C. Oil, and 2 Eggs and mix until frothy.

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• Add 1 C. Mashed Bananas, 1 tsp. Vanilla, 1 tsp Cinnamon, & 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg and mix really well (it will be more frothy now).

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• Add 1 3/4 C. Flour, 2 tsp. Baking powder, 1/2 tsp Baking soda, & 1 tsp. Salt (once again lol) mix well.

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• Add 1 to 2 C. Chocolate chips & nuts (if desired).
• Scoop into muffin cups.

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• Bake @ 350 for 16-22 minutes (depending on the size of your muffins) or you can always make it a loaf.

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Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site