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Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy Friday!! Are you excited for Memorial Day weekend? I know I am!!

I’m so glad you all enjoyed my Nutrition Q & A! Your comments were all so sweet! I am so proud to be a cancer survivor and I do my best to support the cause. I plan on writing a more detailed post on it in the future.

On most days, my day starts at 6:15 a.m. My alarm goes off at that time every morning. Sometimes I wake up to it… sometimes I get woken earlier by you know who.

This day she slept in till 7 a.m., so I was able to get breakfast ready for her before she woke up.

This is her “Mom why are you taking a picture of me so early in the morning with egg on my face?” face. 🙂
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On the menu for Miss M was a scrambled organic farm fresh egg, chopped kiwi, and a toasted whole wheat english muffin with Crofter’s Super Fruit Spread.

She ate all the egg and kiwi, and picked at the English muffin.

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It still amazes me that two brown eyed people conceived a child with some of the bluest eyes I’ve ever seen!

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My mission for the day other than taking care of my little munchkin was to purchase a large suitcase and play around with a new cookie recipe.

M and I are traveling to Minneapolis to visit my brother 🙂 We’re so excited! But… traveling alone with a baby is tough. There are so many items to pack… hence the need for a very large suitcase!

Here are just some of the items I will be traveling with:

  • Stroller
  • Car Seat
  • Car seat base
  • Pac-n-play for her to sleep in
  • Tons of diapers
  • Wipe
  • Multiple changes of clothes
  • Snacks
  • Travel Meals
  • Toys to keep her occupied
  • Not to mention a million odd and ends and my clothes too!

Between my husband and I, we had accumulated a lot of REI dividend points, so I ventured to REI and ended up purchasing this monster of a suitcase! Its not the most attractive suitcase… but with all the points we earned it was practically free! Score!!

I was also able to squeeze in a yoga class. My yoga studio has childcare now! I’m so happy about that because no childcare = no yoga 🙁

I also experimented in the kitchen.

I’m such a messy baker!
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I’ve seen these cookies before but have never attempted to make them. I decided to add my own little twist to them and try to make them into a healthy snack.

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I used whole wheat flour and flax meal as the base. These cookies were so moist and dense! It made for the perfect afternoon snack!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (softened)
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 14 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup flax meal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream bananas and butter together. Add sugars and vanilla. Mix until creamy. In a separate bowl, combine flour, flax meal, salt, and baking soda. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix until combined.

Drop by rounded tablespoon onto cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let cookies set on cookie sheet for a few minutes, then move to a cooling rack.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Do you have any big plans for the holiday weekend?
My husband will be in town so we’ve got lots of fun family time planned 🙂
Have a great weekend!!!!

23 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on May 28, 2010 at 8:27 am

    I am such a messy baker, too. Seriously, stuff gets EVERYWHERE. Inside in my camera crevices. 🙂

    Have a wonderful weekend! Just love Marin!

  2. Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said on May 28, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Look how blue her eyes are! WOW!

  3. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on May 28, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Wow, those are blue eyes for someone with brown-eyed parents. I wonder if they’ll darken as she grows up. Enjoy the trip! We’re headed to Charlottesville, VA this weekend. I’m all about taking a much-needed break.

  4. Ameena said on May 28, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Oh my gosh that is the cutest picture ever!! She is adorable.

    Traveling with a baby is so difficult, I feel your pain! I waited until Maya was 3 before I took her anywhere. Before that things just seemed to overwhelming for me. 🙂

  5. lynn @ the actors diet said on May 28, 2010 at 11:34 am

    i’m a very messy baker too – which is why i stick to box mixes!

  6. Jenny said on May 28, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Ms. M is GORGEOUS. Seriously.

    And those cookies sound fantastic! I have to ripe bananas that need using and I’ll just use butterscotch morsels since I can’t eat chocolate. Will let you know how it goes!!! 🙂

  7. Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) said on May 28, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    OMG, M is just toooooooooo precious! 😀

    I’m a messy baker, too. Those cookies look delish.

    Jenn

  8. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on May 28, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Dear Marin,

    I love your sweet little face. And your momma’s awesome recipes 🙂

    love,
    Heather

  9. Katie@Cozydelicious said on May 28, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    These cookies look wonderful! I’ve been trying to work in more flax and what better way than with some chocolate? Yum!

  10. Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] said on May 28, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Yummy looking recipe. Are the cookies ‘fluffy’ though? …because I’m not a fan of cake-like cookies.

    Happy Cookie Friday!

  11. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said on May 28, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Yumm! Did Miss M approve?!? 🙂

  12. Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary said on May 28, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Hi 🙂 I just stumbled upon your blog from reading your comment on Caitlin’s blog (that you went to Texas A&M). My best girlfriend will be moving there bc she got a job as a proff at your alma mater… for some reason I decided to check out your blog and really dig it! Can’t wait to read through all of you old posts…
    So… Just wanted to say… “hi I’m Mary” 😉 nice to meet you, I like your blog!

  13. Stacy (StacyGrowsHealthy) said on May 28, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Your daughter is adorable! My toddler is such a light eater in the morning, I wish I could get him to eat egg. We are lucky if he gets down an english muffin.

    Good luck traveling alone with the baby. It is for sure tiring!

  14. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on May 28, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    She is just too sweet! Good eater for breakfast too! We have no plans this weekend, but that is ok. We are going out of town next weekend for work, but friends will be there too. Have a great weekend with your family!

  15. Mo@MommyRD said on May 28, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    We’ve been traveling a lot with Ava. My advice would be to only pack the amount of diapers/food you need for the plane, and buy the rest when you get there. Also, have a DVD player for the plane with her favorite show.

    We are going to Minneapolis twice this summer! My whole family still lives there. It’s beautiful there right now.

  16. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries said on May 28, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    You have the CUTEST daughter on the planet. There, I said it. And, stop with the baked goods! I can’t keep up. I still have to make the pineapple coffee cake! Have so much fun on your trip 🙂

  17. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on May 29, 2010 at 12:16 am

    It still amazes me that two brown eyed people conceived a child with some of the bluest eyes I’ve ever seen! –OMG my hubs has dark brown eyes and hair (very jewish) and Skylar is so light. I am light but i thought my hubs would dominate. but he didnt 🙂

    mpls. I grew up there!

    all the baby gear. ugh. yes. traveling w a kid is HARD

  18. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on May 29, 2010 at 7:50 am

    I have been totally craving bananas lately so I’m going to make this cookies for sure! They don’t call me Joanna Banana for nothing! 😉

  19. Aunt Cindy said on May 29, 2010 at 9:48 am

    I am not sure when you are leaving, but I would betcha that L and L can find a baby item rental place and you could rent lots of the items you listed. We did that when Jackson came to visit and it was very inexpensive. Got a bed, high chair and playpen. Have a wonderful time!!

  20. cassie said on May 30, 2010 at 11:28 am

    chocolate and bananas, umm, my two favorite things.. i have to try this cookie recipe.. enjoy time with your brother…. beautiful picture..

  21. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on May 30, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Her meal looks pretty darn tasty!!! And she looks too cute eating it! 🙂

    Enjoy the holiday weekend with your hubbie!

  22. sophia said on May 31, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Wait, so YOU don’t have blue eyes? Wow…her eyes are seriously like crystal. So precious and engaging and beautiful.

    This recipe was made for my best friend. She loves banana, chocolate, AND is conscious about her health. MUSt bake these for her!

  23. Jill@MySoCalledHealthLife said on June 1, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Your little one is SUCH a cutie!!

    Also these cookies sound delicious. Bananas and chocolate are a match make in food heaven 🙂

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