Just a little short and sweet note from Elly:
Last weeks concept that I explained was about how every day is a way to start over. This week, I’d like to share my thoughts about how there is something in all of our lives that helps us stay together and live in the present moment. This week my Mom and I made cookies, which turned out to actually taste like banana bread. In every recipe there is an ingredient that helps all of the ingredients stay together. One of the main ingredients in this recipe is banana. Banana was the one content of this recipe that helped everything stick together to create the round and firm cookie form. In relation to life, there is something in each one of our lives that holds us together. It doesn’t matter what that something may be, but it helps you stay above the mid-line… as Jen Meister would say. This something could be referred to as the “glue.”
This “glue” could be a person, an activity, a hobby, a quality in us or someone else, or even a place that we like to go to that helps you feel grounded in our lives. In essence, whatever this so called “glue” may be, it should always make us happy. I believe that the summer is the best possible time for any person to become thoughtful and aware of what the “glue” is for you in life. The summer is a time to relax and enjoy ourselves more than we may during the busy school year. Summer is the best time to reflect on the year and look forward to what’s to come.
Just like the banana in this delicious recipe, figure out what holds you together and make sure to appreciate that every day. Try this week! Even though in life things may fall out of place, you can always put the pieces back together. Remember, especially now that its summer… life’s a beach and we’re just playing in the sand! Enjoy yourself even more than you already are with this delicious cookie recipe. If you happen to love the Agave Oatmeal Cookie recipe that my Mom has blogged previously, you’ll love this one too!
Recipes: Banana Bread Cookies
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2/3 cup almond meal
- 1/3 cup fine shredded coconut
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 6-7 oz. chocolate
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Combine in one bowl the bananas, vanilla, and coconut oil. Mash the bananas, vanilla, and coconut oil until it becomes a mixture.
In another bowl, combine the rolled oats, almond meal, shredded coconut, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder and mix together.
Pour the banana mixture in with the dry ingredients and mix together. Fold in the chocolate while mixing.
When all of the ingredients are mixed together, form the mixture into 1 ¼ inch balls on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Cook for 12-14 minutes.