Now that I’ve enticed you with that delicious sounding title, I’m going to make you wait a little bit for it.
Such a tease.
First, lets have a little fun with numbers…because it’s Friday, and random posts are always better on Fridays.
Yesterday, I lifted 9,760 pounds with my legs. Yep, you read that right. Let me break it down for you:
Conventional Deadlifts: 1×8 @ 95 lb; 1×6 @ 110 lb; 1×5 @ 135 lb; 3×5 @145 lb
Bulgarian Split Squats: 3 x 8 @ 75 lb
Hip Thrusters: 3×8 @ 95 lb
Romanian Dead Lifts (RDL) 3×8 @ 105 lb
Add all of that poundage up, and that’s 9,760 pounds I moved with these legs. In about 40 minutes.
That’s equivalent to:
Almost 3 adult male giraffes.
About 1000 lb shy of the largest male elephant ever recorded
About 48 refrigerators
1,170 Gallons of water
That was fun, wasn’t it?
Now on to the feature presentation:
Banana-Oat Breakfast Cookies
Originally, I saw something similar to this on Pinterest, which came along with this picture:
However, the picture did not link back to a blog or webpage, and only had a brief description of the recipe with it. They look mouthwateringly good, though, so I decided to put my own spin on them with a few modifications. So, that being said, if YOU are the original creator of the above picture/recipe, I am not trying to steal your recipe and wish I could give credit where it is due! But alas, I can not.
So here goes, with my own additions in italics.
What you’ll need:
1 1/2 C Oats
2-3 Ripened bananas (I used 3)
1 C unsweetened apple sauce
Cinnamon to taste (I used about 1 tsp)
Handful of dried cranberries (I probably used about 1/2-3/4 C)
3 Tbs Almond Flour
1/4 C chopped dates
1/2 tsp Apple Pie Spice
What You Need To Do:
Mash up the bananas in a medium bowl, mix with applesauce. In a separate, larger bowl, mix up the remaining ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until incorporated. Glop onto a greased cookie sheet, and bake for about 30 min at 350 degrees. This makes about 1 dozen cookies.
*Make sure you grease the cookie sheet, or else the bottoms WILL stick. I learned this the hard way.
Easy Peasy, right?
And the best part is, they’re wheat and dairy free, with no added sugar, for those of you with sensitivities.
So there you have it, a super quick, easy, healthy “cookie” perfect for breakfast, a mid-day pick-me-up, or just any old time you want a snack! And they make your entire house smell like Apple Pie while they’re cooking. Bonus!
I also must add… Throw a little nut-butter on one of these puppies, and it’s kind of like a little piece of heaven.
Enjoy, and Happy Friday everyone!