Saturday, February 18, 2012

Baking recipes

Tonight we'll be out late and I won't make it home in time to blog.  Instead, I thought I'd post a few photos of our baking adventures today. 

Tom made his very first omelet today!  

3 eggs
Onion (sauteed first)
Green peppers
Bacon grease

He thought it tasted to bacon-y, so maybe he can use butter next time. 

Not bad for a first-timer! (do you love the plate?)

While Tom was making an omelet, I made Cowboy Cookies (avocado-coconut), I got the recipe from

Avocado Coconut Cowboy Cookies
Makes about small 28 cookies
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 ripe avocado (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips, Enjoy Life dairy-free kind
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients, coconut through salt.
In another larger bowl, add in the remaining ingredients, mashing the banana and avocado with a fork. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing well. Make sure to work out any clumps of coconut flour.
Spoon out about 2 tablespoons of dough and form into a ball, placing it on a parchment lined baking sheet. Continue this process until you’ve created all of your round cookies. *I like my cookies slightly doughy in the middle after baking. If you want more of a cooked cookie, press down the tops slightly, flattening them out.*
Bake cookies for 20 minutes, or until golden browned.

Here's my finished product:

Time: It's a little time consuming to mix everything.
Texture: Biscuit-like.
Taste: The sea salt stands out, so don't add too much.
You can't taste the avocado. It's not really sweet (but I used agave syrup, and only two tablespoons), except for the chocolate chips. I only had leftover (from months ago) semi-sweet chips, so I need to  order some better ones soon.

So, really, it not really cookie-ish, but I think the kids could take them to school and feel like they're eating cookies, just like everyone else. And it's guilt free... even the chocolate chips (when you buy them dark) are antioxidants. They could even eat this for breakfast and I wouldn't feel guilty at all.


  1. Did they taste like a cookie or muffin?

  2. Didn't know something could taste too bacony. Glad to see Tom expanding his horizons and acquiring new skills.

  3. That omelet looks delicious & Tom looks great!

  4. Tastes like a very moist muffin.

    Thanks :)