Dec 17

Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Dough

Trying to catch the bouquet at a wedding is a delicate thing.

For you see, under no circumstances do you want to look desperate. Because if you think you’re going to get a husband by throwing your elbow into some girl’s jugular…you would be mistaken.


Why all this random talk about jugular punching? Well, this past weekend my boyfriend’s sister got married.

There were only four of us single girls going for the bouquet so my thought process was… “These are my best odds yet. 1 out of 4. I totally have a chance to catch this thing. And it’s my boyfriend’s sister’s wedding. Oh yes. This would be special. I think I want to catch this bouquet.”


So as the bouquet was spiraling through the air towards us, all I was thinking was, “don’t look desperate, don’t look desperate, don’t look desperate.” You should now realize that I’m one of those people who cares far too much about what people think of me.


So the roses were coming right at me. I reached up with one hand (because I reasoned that going for the bouquet with two hands would just look too desperate). I felt a rose in my hand. And then, out of the corner of my eye, I see a girl leap through the air towards the bouquet. As she’s soaring through the air she striped the precious bouquet (well, most of it anyways) from my hands. (I included the video from the wedding below. I’m the one who ends up bouquet-less…second from the right.)


Oh goodness. She was on the ground with the bouquet. And I was standing holding one rose in my hand that had broken off as she pulled the bouquet away from me. So I stood there, acting like I didn’t care because like I said…the last thing I wanted to look was desperate.


But in my mind, I was being all dramatic.

Goodbye pretty roses.

Goodbye cute picture of me holding the bouquet with the bride

Goodbye more pressure on the boyfriend to propose.

Next time, just forget it. I’m going to be all out desperate.


But in the meantime, I’ll channel my desperation somewhere else. Somewhere delicious. Somewhere like cookie dough.

Yes, I’ll just be desperate for this cookie dough.

Somebody get me a spoon.

Actually. Forget the spoon. I’ll manage just fine without.


Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Dough

makes 16 balls of cookie dough

1 cup oats

1/4 cup oat flour

1/8 tsp salt

1/3 cup pecans, roughly chopped

4 dates, pitted and roughly chopped

1 large banana, mashed

1 tsp cinnamon

3 Tbsp peanut butter

3 Tbsp honey

2 Tbsp ground flaxseed (optional)

In a large bowl combine the oats, oat flour, salt, pecans, dates and ground flaxseed(if using). In a separate bowl combine the mashed banana, cinnamon, peanut butter and honey (combining those 4 ingredients makes something heavenly, you have been warned). Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir. Use your hands to make sure everything is evenly incorporated. Roll the dough into 16 small balls. Store in the refrigerate in a resealable container.


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13 comments on “Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Dough”

  1. Can’t wait to try them! I love recipes of which I have all the ingredients on hand!

  2. AHA! Love this! You did a good job not looking too desperate. Also, just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster award, just check out the post on my blog today to learn more :)

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  4. Oh yes. Totally robbed. I love how you just stepped back and smiled :)

  5. That video is hilarious. I love the other girl’s launch, leap and snatch approach – dramatic, yes but totally desperate ;)

    I am making those cookie dough balls this week – YUM.

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  7. I stumbled across your blog, and I’m in love with this recipe and the almond butter green smoothie – you have a knack for delicious and healthy. Thank you!

  8. IS there any nutritional info you can provide? Calories per cookie, how many does the recipe yield, protein info, etc. Thanks—sound delicious

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