Thursday, October 15, 2009

Banana Oatmeal Cookies to the Rescue!

These cookies have a mission beyond what any other cookie claims it can do, are you ready for this? These cookies were designed to ease my PMS! YES, I'm telling you the truth. I came across this recipe while trying to find a "healthy" oatmeal cookie recipe to make for my family since all of us these days are watching what we eat. Even when you're dieting you still want something sweet, in fact, you'll tear the kitchen apart in search of it! So I saw this on another website ( ) and decided to give it a try.

I had my lovely little helper by my side as usual and my trusty stand mixer (love that thing) so I got to work. Adding in bananas and Flax to help with cramping, butterscotch chips for yumminess and oatmeal for vitamin B6, the batter started coming together. I left out the peanuts that the recipe calls for because I wanted to keep it as low fat as possible but looking back now I should have thrown some in, they help with moodiness apparently.

I left plenty of room on the cookie sheet between each one because I didn't know how they would spread, they ended up not spreading at all and looked like little clumps of oatmeal coming out of the oven (that picture is of them before going in). So I flattened out the next batch and put even more on the sheet. They came out more cookie-like.

They weren't exactly what I expected them to be, so I got mad and threw them across the kitchen.....KIDDING! They were good enough to keep and my family loved them (my picky one wanted more after having had two already!) Did they ease my PMS? I can't say that they are miracle cookies but I haven't been craving things like usual. Maybe next time I'll grind up some Midol and throw it in there.......hmmmmm, new "pharmaceutical" cookies. Could be my niche?


  1. I'm loving your blog! Also, I found an INCREDIBLE, healthy, low-fat, low-calorie banana bread that I just made, and it tastes like it's so bad for you! I'll try to remember to get it to you if you want it!

  2. Thanks Amanda...definately want the BB recipe!

  3. Can you make a liquid form and then have an IV of it constantly pumped into my arm? They look delishhh! You could be on to something sis, for realz.

  4. Sign me up for the first batch of pharma-cookies.

  5. Wow, I thought there might be a high demand for those but who knew I'd be going international so fast! Kelly, you'll be on the mailing list! Beck, they aren't bad enough to by-pass the mouth, I think you'll like them. Let me know when I should make some more ;)