Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day Treats

Happy May Day! When we were growing up, I remember filling berry baskets with Easter grass and little treats, running up to our neighbors' porches, leaving a basket, ringing the bell, and running away. It was our May Day tradition. Thanks for the memories, Mom! In honor of this sweet day, I have two treats to share:

1.)  This recipe is straight from the May Fitness magazine, but I had to share. I've made 'breakfast cookies' before, but they've contained far more sugar and chocolate than I would normally include in my morning meal. I've made baked oatmeal as well, but it's always more eggy and spongy than I'd like.

This recipe combines the virtues of both: it's as wholesome and low-sugar as a bowl of oats, but it has the portability of a cookie. I will probably stick with my oatmeal most morning, but two or three of these cookies with a smear of peanut butter will be great in a hurry. More likely than not, though, these will serve as my bedtime snack since I can't keep sneaking chocolate chips from the freezer any more!

Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

1 cup of oat flour (simply process 1 cup of oats in a food processor until a fine powder forms)
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1 banana
1/2 cup raisins
2 Tbs ground flaxseed or chia seeds
2 Tbs chopped walnuts
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp honey
1/8 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and place on greased baking sheet in golf ball-sized scoops. Bake for 11-14 minutes. Makes 18 cookies.

2.) Congrats to Katie! According to the random number generator, you won last week's scripture print drawing. Head over to the Naptime Diaries Etsy shop and shoot me an e-mail with which print you'd like. I wish I could buy one for everyone, but keep an eye on this shop and blog because she will offer discounts once a month or so.

Happy May Day!


  1. You always got into doing May baskets. You were so excited about them
    you got your brothers to participate ! Those were fun times, were they not ? Love you, Mom

  2. I eat cookies for breakfast every day. The non healthy kind.

    1. Bahaha been there as well. But then I end up eating sugar all day long and having a sugar hangover the next day!