So we're a dairy free, soy free, citrus free and egg free household now. Phew, that was a lot of free's in one sentence. Well, I guess we are only until little man weans. Figuring out Nash's food sensitivities could've (and should've) earned me a detectives license. But once we figured them out, we are smooth sailing in the fussy category. It was like someone handed me my baby back. He cries only when he needs to, which makes parenting life so much easier for both of us.
But with that being said, our diets have sort of changed dramatically. I've always loved nut milks and rice milk, but you know how I craved cow's milk non-stop when I was pregnant? Yep, gone are the days. And ice cream...don't even get me started. It's my one true foodie love and indulgence. So it's time to bust out the ol' ice cream maker and figure out some dairy free dessert concoctions for this lady.
I was also a boiled egg annihilator for my protein kick in the morning. I've had to really learn to add nuts to my morning oatmeal and make sure I'm getting a full serving of protein to start my day. If anyone else is in the same boat and loves a certain protein powder that covers these parameters, PLEASE share the details in a comment below. Our whey powder isn't dairy free...boo!
But these here delish breakfast cookies...ARE DAIRY FREE, yay! We love grabbing them if it's a morning on the go and Walt has been taking a few with him in the morning...and we all know how annoyed I get with my non-breakfast eating man. So I'm super pumped to find a recipe that he likes too. Plus, it's so easy and healthy! Love me some breakfast cookies...nom, nom, nom.
Craisin and Peanut Breakfast Cookies
1.5 cups of oats
2-3 super ripe bananas
1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
1 cup craisins
3/4 cup peanuts (whole or crushed)
1 tbsp Cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix all and spoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. Cool and enjoy!
As my niece Minnie would say, "These look like banana slugs!"
Anything with these two ingredients...I'm always a fan of. Love me some cinnamon and applesauce!
And I never tire of these little guys. They're my healthy candy!
Gotta pack in some protein for good and lasting measure.
The mix master flex, showin' off his skills! And another gold star for this recipe is the fact that you can EAT THE DOUGH and not worry about salmonella - SCORE!
"What are you making over there, Momma?"
The goods are ready for some oven lovin'!
And the house smelled like breakfast cookie heaven. We popped them right into a tupperware and have been noshing on them ever since.
Not to mention, they gave Walt some good Daddy energy after a long day at work...which is perfect for airplane flying time with his Bubbarooni.