Healthy Treats From Your Favorite Lumber Jack

Do you ever have one of those mornings where you start with a cute outfit, but then by the time you add layer after layer it is no longer cute?  That was me this morning.  Started with a simple outfit of black skinnies, cute glittery black flats (similar), and a white tee (best v-neck ever).  By the time I was out the door I had added a flannel, scarf, and puffy down vest over top.  Something went wrong, I now look like a lumber jack, a sexy one not actually sexy, but a lumber jack none the less. I blame February. 

In other news, this awesome place by my apartment called Uptown Market - which features beer galore, wine, and home brewing supplies - just got a new espresso bar and in celebration they are offering 1 dollar coffee drinks all week.  So, I obviously had to stop and get one. If you live in the Beaverton area you should totally support local and go here.  They have usually have around 6 beers on tap and a ton of other options to purchase, as well as wine and now coffee, too!  Plus, they often have a food truck in their parking lot and events (like trivia) in the evenings.  

Yes, i know that daily calendar pic is from Jan. 2nd and no, I don't care. How presh is the photo?!

Now, onto the good stuff!!!!! Today, I have not one, but two healthy treats for you!!!!! I tested them both out this weekend and they are super easy to make and even more awesome to eat. 

First up we have a 2 ingredient 'cookie'.  It's awesome (if you're into naners, that is). Here is the recipe I followed. 

{What You Need} 

::2 quite ripe bananas 
::1 cup of oats (I used the old fashioned kind)

::Technically those are the only ingredients you need, but you can add whatever fun extras you would like, such as: dark chocolate chips, cinnamon, honey, etc. 

{What You Do}

::Pre-heat oven to 350 
::Mash together 
::Bake for 15 mins

Always buy your honey in bear form. 

I pre-mashed my bananas a little bit before I added the oats so everything would mix a little more easily. 

Next, mix in all your goodies until the bananas are pretty gooey. This way everything will stick together when they bake.


Got that little sign for Bradley on Valentine's Day! And if you know me, that is saying a lot. I LOVE BACON. 

Post-oven goodness! 

For the second treat, my cousin, Kyndra, and I made No-Bake Energy Bites on Monday while I was busy being a Stay-At-Home-GF.

I didn't take step by step pics, but here are the basics: 

{What You Need}

::1 cup oats
::1/2 cup chocolate chips 
::1/2 cup peanut butter 
::1/2 cup ground flaxseed 
::1/3 cup honey 
::1 tsp. vanilla

{What You Do}

Mix everything together, let it chill in the fridge for a half and hour.  Roll the mixture into little balls with your hands and your finished product should look something like this: 

ballz! Photo cred - Kyndra!


<3 BB 


Kira said...

I totally need to try the banana and oat ones. So simple, even I could handle it!

Adventures in Dressmaking said...

Cute that you made that sign for Valentine's Day!! I just started eating grassfed beef and butter and pastured pork after years of vegetarian and vegan low-fat eating, and so I have just begun to appreciate bacon again. ;) Yummy Paleo diet! Cute idea for a sign, too!

Geoff said...

First point: I've never had a "cute outfit" moment, alas.

Second point: I want those bulldog bookends in pug form!

Kayla Moothart said...

I have a similar recipe to your second one and love it! Thanks for sharing a new way that I can try it.

blsmith6 said...

they are actually salt and pepper shakers! found them in the dollars bins at Target a while back.

blsmith6 said...

it's really hard to mess that one up!

blsmith6 said...

confession, I bought it, but i think it would be quite easy to recreate

blsmith6 said...

so simple, but so yummy!