Müesli Mmmmmmm

Well it’s that time again. Endless chocolate cravings, salt cravings and the bottomless stomach that never reaches full. The desire for potato chips and froyo, Chinese food and anything greasy. So this month I set out to find a healthy alternative to TOM {time of the month as my sister and I call it because everyone knows what you’re talking about when you say Aunt Flo..}.

I eat like a professional fittie boss three weeks out of the month but that one week inevitably does me in. BUT NOT THIS TIME!!! Muahahahahahahaha :)

I love Bob’s Red Mill products and I’m always looking for something new to try. I happened upon a bag if Muesli, which I didn’t know they sold in the states and wondered what I could make with it besides breakfast. I’ve had it for breakfast in Germany :)

Never heard of Muesli? Well let me introduce you :) Muesli is a tasty blend of rolled oats, wheat, rye, barley, almonds, date crumbles, raisins, sunflower seeds and walnuts that was developed by a physician in the early 1900’s to meet the nutritional needs of his patients in the hospital. He discovered their diets were lacking fresh fruit and essentials that they needed to survive. It can be eaten hot or cold and is the perfect year round breakfast food :)

Well wouldn’t you know good ole Bob was one step ahead of me! There nestled on the bag was a recipe for Muesli Chocolate Chip Cookies. Everything in the recipe covered my cravings. There’s salty, sweet and crunchy just waiting to be made.

What You’ll Need:

1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Muesli :)

3/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour

2/3 cup Applesauce

3/4 cup Brown Sugah

6 oz of Chocolate Chips (this was too much in my opinion so you might want to try less.)

1/2 tsp. Baking Soda

1/2 tsp. Vanilla

1 Egg (If you’re completely vegan substitute 1/4 cup applesauce or 1/2 banana mashed.)

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Preheat your oven to 375* (mine cooked quickly so I might turn it down a hair next go round.)

Sift your flour, salt and baking soda in a bowl and set to the side.

Next, blend your applesauce, sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Fold the egg in and slowly begin adding your flour mixture.

Begin adding your Muesli :) then throw your chocolate chips in, give it a good twirl with the spatula and boom! You’re ready to place them on the cooking sheet. Lightly grease your cookie sheet. I prefer vegetable or grapeseed oil poured onto a paper towl and wiped onto the pan. I’m sorry but anything packaged with aerosol can’t be good for you.

20130715-211351.jpgYou’ll want to scoop it by the tablespoon. I used my handy dandy red cookie dough scooper :)

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Keep a close eye on them the first time you try. I almost burned mine because they cooked so quickly.

Remove from oven, let cool and enjoy!

Viola! A healthy snacking alternative. My dad even ate two and liked them :) (he hates healthy food unless he doesn’t know it’s healthy! hee hee)

XOXO!

Lemon

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