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WIAW + Cinnamon Chip Oatmeal Raisin Mounds

It’s Wednesday again!  Time is flying by…it’s almost March!  Only one more WIAW for this month and soon it’ll be time for a recap.  Ack!

I am still on my oatmeal kick!  Oatmeal, PB2, Protein, coffee, water, and mini chips…delicious and nutritious.  Who could ask for more?  Not to mention warm on the tummy.

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Lunch was a leftover egg roll from the other night and some unpictured spaghetti squash spaghetti.  (Squash mixed with red wine meat sauce, last nights dinner.)  I tried the squash with the kids and it wasn’t a big hit.  Maybe next time I will sneak them into the sauce…blend it up and toss it in.  Shhhh.   I can get them to eat the cabbage…deep fried with a crispy shell.  ^_-

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Dinner was this flaky lemony-dill tilapia with curry spiced rice and peas.  A side of pineapple (also unpictured…oops) to help round out the meal.  I have been trying to sneak in a serving of fruit with each dinner.

It came out a little blander than I had hoped.  Next time I will double the seasoning on the fish.

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Snack was a few pieces of this luscious chocolate.  Love the caramel sea salt!  (Chocolate is originally from a bean right…so veggie?)  No need to sneak that one.

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I also managed to eat a few of these tasty treats.  Cinnamon Chip Oatmeal Raisin Rounds.  I took out some of the sugar and subbed in apple sauce to keep them moist and the addition of the cinnamon chips ups the sweetness.  A little coconut flour makes these mounds as they don’t spread out.

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A little crunchy and lightly browned on the outside, moist and chewy on the inside!

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Cinnamon Chip Oatmeal Raisin Mounds

Ingredients

  • 1/2  cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2  cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4  cup granulated sugar (I used raw)
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2  eggs
  • 1  teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/4  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1  teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice (opt)
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt (opt)
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 3  cups Oats, uncooked
  • 1  cup raisins
  • 1/2-1 cup cinnamon chips
  • Directions

    Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs, apple sauce and vanilla; beat well. Combine flours, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Mix into wet ingredients.  Add oats, cinnamon chips and raisins; fold just to combine.

    Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets.  (I used a scoop to get a nice even amount and roundness.)

    Bake 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

I think next time I make these I will add some nuts!  Pecans perhaps?!  Yum.

Are you ready for all the March Madness?  Mustache March?  Yikes!

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