This post is coming to you a little late today because of the snow day we had. Though it was just a couple inches of accumulation, it was enough for even the University of Louisville to close, so Nick had the day off. It was nice to spend some unexpected time together; we even went on a spontaneous trip to Please & Thank You after they announced they were offering $1 hot chocolates all day. Then I was on nanny duty for a while, but we played marbles and watched Girl Meets World, so it was all good.
Anyway, today I’ve got a recipe that’s…not hot chocolate, but it does taste like a treat. I first mentioned Nick’s “concoction” here. Though its creation has been simplified and streamlined since then, Nick still takes this same jar every day in his lunch (along with an apple, a banana, an avocado, and two oranges…he’s a true creature of habit.)
We really do refer to it as the concoction, but I felt that I had to come up with a more attractive name for this post… And although I call it a “cookie” it’s full of nutritious ingredients that provide healthy fat, protein, fiber, and even iron from the cacao power. Boom!
1/4 cup peanut butter*
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1 tablespoon flax meal
1 sprinkle cinnamon
1/2 cup oats
Put the peanut butter in a jar. Add the honey, cacao, flax, and cinnamon. Use a knife** to stir it all together. Add the oats and cut into the mixture with the knife. Put the lid on the jar until you’re ready to dig in! Serves: probably two, or one very hungry twenty-something male (joking!)
*Natural peanut butter works best because it’s so creamy and smooth, but I imagine any peanut butter could work.
**Trust me, a knife works much better than a spoon to cut the oats into this thick mixture.
Tell me, do you eat the same lunch every day, or do you mix it up? If you pack a lunch, what kinds of things do you like to take?