Cookie Monster

Cookie Monster is the nickname given to me by my wonderful wife.  That or El Snackito and that is because I am always perusing the house for a snack.  An apple is a snack.  Carrots and Celery is a snack.  Rip’s Big Bowl is a snack, but the real snack for me is cookies.

I seriously love cookies.  Cookies of all sorts.  Oatmeal.  Chocolate Chip.  Pignolis.  It just doesn’t matter but there is a problem that I have encountered.  I have gotten rid of oil in my diet and recipes usually call for oil.  I have all but gotten rid of eggs in my diet as well and again recipes call for eggs.  So I started searching for vegan cookies but none really hit home and then I thought about Chocolate Oatmeal cookies.  Not chocolate chip but chocolate and how would I get that into the cookie.  I figured some cocoa powder would work, but then I thought about what I want the most after my workouts.  Right now I am drinking an Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie (contact me for recipe) and sometimes I’m left wanting more.

Maybe I could use the chocolate recovery powder that is a 3:1 Carb:Protein powder and that would be perfect for recovery.  I could wash it down with a Honey CorePower……my mouth literally started to water.  Then on the way to the kitchen I decided to skip the protein powder and just make the cookies with ingredients I thought would hold together and make a great tasting cookie.

Here is what I came up with and they did taste great.


Ingredients:  1c Whole Wheat Flour from Grapevine Grains*, 1.25c Organic Rolled Oats from Grapevine Grains*, 1/2c Raisins, 1 Flax Egg (1 Tbsp Ground Flax Meal soaked in 3 Tbsp Warm H2O), 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda, 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon, 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg, 1 Banana (smashed), 2 Tbsp Homemade Peanut Butter, 1/2c Organic Unsweetened Applesauce

* You can get a 10% discount on these great products from Grapevine Grains by using the discount code CTER

Servings: 8

Nutritional Information (per serving): 179 calories, 3.4g Fat, 32g Carbs, 4g Fiber, 5.8g Protein, 11g Sugars

Nutritional Breakdown: 70% Carbs, 13% Protein, 17% Fat


  1. Preheat oven to 350*
  2. In large mixing bowl add all dry ingredients and combine well.
  3. In separate bowl add all wet ingredients and combine well.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
  5. Using an ice cream scoop distribute cookie batter evenly on a silpat on a baking dish.
  6. Place in oven and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack to allow to get to room temperature.
  8. Once at room temperature enjoy.



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  1. Jen says:

    mmm sound tasty!
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  2. rw says:

    sounds good!

    (why have you cut out oil from your diet? all oil? no nut, coconut, flax oil or anything?)

    • CTER says:

      I watched the Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue and they pointed out that oil is nothing but fat. If you look at Peanut Butter it has oil added to it and it isn’t necessary. Nuts have all the fat they need. Olive oil is processed even though it is the good fat I am eating the olives themselves.

      My food tastes much better now b/c the oil isn’t present and the side benefit was I dropped 3 lbs and kept it off.

      I also eat more avocado than before to get the fat my body needs.

  3. Johann says:

    I’m a cookie and cake freek (monster) myself. My favorite snack and carbo loading treats.
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  4. Jeff Irvin says:

    Cookies are my weakness too. Damn things own me.
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  5. YUM!!!!!!! Love these!!!
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  6. lindsay says:

    i was gonna say – i think applesauce can be a sub for oil. you know, in my expert cooking experience ;)
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