Recently I embarked on trying to write out all of the recipes I know/love so that I can get a bit better at varying what I cook, because I always forget how much I can actually make. It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut of repeating the same 3 or 4 meals. In the process, I made these little recipe cards, inspired by the super cute ones Rifle Paper make. Now before I start meal planning I can flick through the cards if I’m feeling uninspired. I thought I’d share them here in case anyone else wanted to get their kitchen, or at least their dinners, organised for the new year.
I’m also sharing one of the recipes I was most excited to write out which is an adapted almond version of Oh Lady Cake’s now iconic Lazy Girl Peanut Butter Cookies. I like to make a big batch of these at the start of the month if I’m feeling super together and have them as an afternoon snack at work. I can’t get through the afternoon without a snack, but these are way better for you than chowing down on half a packet of biscuits and they’re just as tasty as a hobnob, they’re also pretty protein heavy to keep you full.
Just in case you can’t read my writing, this is the recipe all typed out.
2 cups rolled oats
10 medjool dates, or 15 regular dates soaked in warm water for 10 mins
4 tbsp flaked almonds, a little extra to decorate
1/2 cup peanut butter
6 tbsp almond milk (or any other nut milks you have to hand, you can use ordinary milk but the cookies won’t keep as long)
Pinch of salt
- Basically chuck it all in a food processor. More precisely, process the oats and almonds, then add the pb (I’d melt it in the microwave first if it’s not one of those super runny ones) and process, then the dates (all chopped up to help the blending), then the milk.
- Once it’s all blended up either roll it out and cut into bars or make it into little balls then flatten them to make cookies. If I’m rolling them out, I sprinkle some extra almond flakes on top at the end then give it an extra roll to make them pretty.
- This recipe usually makes about 20 little cookies for me, or 10 or so bars – so 2 weeks of afternoon work snacks.