Food Network Challenge!
Last weekend, a group of us met up for an informal soccer game at my friend Matt’s house. Afterwards, as everyone sat around with a beer, one of my friends jokingly asked, “Where’s dessert, Katie? You always bring dessert.”
It’s true. I’m constantly pawning off food on friends, because I like to get as many opinions as possible before deciding if a recipe is worthy of sharing on my website. Well, somehow the joking ended with me standing in Matt’s impoverished kitchen, wondering what the heck I could possibly make with so few ingredients. It felt like an episode of Chopped!
When I saw raisins, my first thought was: No-Bake Chocolate PB Cookies.
But Matt’s cabinets were not only lacking in the peanut butter department, they also hosted absolutely no chocolate! None. Not one chip, not one bar, nothing. I wanted to run away, right then and there. (A person without chocolate should never be trusted!) Instead, I put on a brave face and took stock of the available ingredients. I had to improvise a little, such as using water in place of almond milk. Still, the cookies were a gigantic success, with everyone agreeing the recipe was blog-worthy.
Flourless Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies
They take under 5 minutes to prepare!
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 T brown sugar (If you prefer, click for: Sugar-Free Oatmeal Cookies.)
- 1 T plus 2 tsp white sugar or evaporated cane juice
- 2 T raisins
- 1 T oil or pre-melted margarine
- 1-2 T milk of choice (start with 1)
Blend first 5 ingredients together in a food processor or blender. (I used a Magic Bullet.) Mix with other ingredients, form into cookie shapes, and place on a greased cookie sheet. Cook 6 minutes at 375 F.
Click to see the Cookies’ Nutrition Facts.
This recipe makes a small batch; if I remember correctly, it yields around 11 cookies. (I made a much bigger batch for the group by tripling all the ingredients.)
When I brought the remaining cookies home for a photoshoot, someone kept watching me…
Waiting to pounce!
Want a cookie??
Question of the Day:
Do you ever watch the Food Network?
Oddly enough, I actually don’t like watching cooking shows. Maybe it’s because my job revolves around food, but in my free time I want to do things that have absolutely nothing to do with food!
Well, except I do often like to look at this website.
But that’s mostly because I enjoy the photography and artistic aspects of the photos. (I guess it can also be argued this isn’t really my free time; I’m observing others to try and improve my own photography skills.)