Tag Archives: oatmeal

Last Minute Christmas Cookie Guide

23 Dec

ChristmasCookieGuide
It is t-minus two days to Christmas and you haven’t baked your cookies yet? What kind of masochist are you? Oh my bad, you’re actually still looking for a parking space at Target. Your commitment is admirable, but now you have previous few hours to get that cookie platter stacked that you promised to bring to the party.

Red’s got your back. Now, depending on your situation, here is what I recommend… Continue reading

Vegan Blondies

4 Nov

Vegan Chocolate Chip Blondies | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Vegans are like rabbits. They eat carrots and they multiply… you know, like rabbits. I wonder if their feet when cut off and attached to key chains are lucky? Being that they are vegan, they would probably disapproved of me testing this theory.

I swear my circle of vegan friends has doubled this year, and as much as those rascally rabbits love my Chocolate Stout Brownies and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, I’m in the middle of my “bar stage.” Don’t worry, I’m not frequently bars by myself ordering cheap beer and eating peanuts for dinner, this is far more sinister: have you noticed pretty much all of September was bar cookie posts? What can I say, I’m lazy. I like not having to wait to scoop out another dozen rounds of cookie dough and not having to prepare parchment paper for cookie sheets. Continue reading

Chocolate Revel Bars

1 Oct

Chocolate Revel Bars | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
You’ll forgive me if this post is similar to the last one right? You wouldn’t deny an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie in bar form would you?

I told you that most of my baked goods need to be ultra portable, so I often resort to bars since they: a) pack easier, and b) hold up better to rough-housing Delta baggage handlers. Continue reading

Monster Cookies

29 Jul

Monster Cookies | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
There are many things monstrous about these cookies:
1. They require a full jar of peanut butter
2. You’ll need a stick of butter in addition to the jar of peanut butter
3. They require four cups of oats
4. You add 1.5 cups of any and all mix-ins you like
5. The dough is monstrously addictive

Oh yeah, and it’s a Paula Deen recipe and some of you may think she is a monster. Continue reading

Backpacker Bars

25 Jul

Backpacker Bars | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
What happens when you combine blondies and a granola bar? Backpacker bars! You thought I was going to say blondola bars didn’t you?

I believe the fine folks at Betty Crocker dubbed these “backpacker bars” because a) they give you “energy” on a camping journey through the wilderness and b) they make a great backpack snack for the kiddies. We can debate the accuracy of these assumptions, including if peanuts, chocolate, sugar and flour really make for lasting “energy” or a good “snack,” but one thing that is not up for debate on this blog: oatmeal + chocolate + peanuts = delicious. Continue reading

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

3 Jun

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
I know I just posted Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl cookies to the blog last week… and P’Nutty Slutty Brownies the week before that.. and Peanut Butter Cup S’more Bars before that, but is it too soon to post another peanut butter and chocolate recipe? Am I becoming a two-bit chocolate peanut butter pony?

I stumbled across this recipe looking for a new chocolate chip cookie recipe and, hello, when you look at the photo how can you NOT Pin It and bake them? Lucky for me (and now you) these are as good as they looked, which can often be a rare occurrence where Pinning is concerned. Continue reading

Ode to the Egg

21 May

So I fell off the map again for two weeks – what you want to do about it? It’s a blog, not a job. I went on vacation. Sort of.

I was playing with Porsches.

CORE autosport Porsche

I was gazing at beaches.

Monterey California

I was eating peanut butter and jelly cupcakes.

Suzie Cakes | PB&J Cupcake Continue reading

Biscoff Oatmeal Cookies

29 Jan

Biscoff Oatmeal Cookies | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
OK runners, let’s be honest; we enter half marathons, marathons, 15Ks, 5Ks, for the swag. The t-shirts, the medals, the water bottles… the free samples at the expo. I rely on those expos to stock me up on my Luna Bar, Lara Bar and Cascadian Farms granola bar samples. They’re the perfect size for traveling. Not to mention the coupons and discount apparel. Ok fine, we all want to set a new PR too.

At the Hot Chocolate 15K in Atlanta, I encountered a new vendor of samples: Biscoff. And this wasn’t just a sample, it was a full size jar of Biscoff spread! Of course, as a Delta frequent flyer, I’ve had more than my fair share of Biscoff cookies and as a food blogger, I’ve been well aware that Biscoff makes a “cookie spread” similar to peanut butter. So it’s odd that I never bought a jar of Biscoff spread at the store before. Maybe this was destiny? Continue reading

Honey Almond Granola

7 Jan

Honey Almond Granola | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Granola is tricky. It leads a double life. It wants you to believe that it is healthy with its oats, nuts and dried fruit, but you are wise and know its game. You know that where there is crunchy sweetness, there is calorie dense sugar, butter and maybe even some flour, but damn it if you don’t let it seduce you time and again anyway. But you know what? At least you made it. At least you’re in control of how sweet it’s going to be, how crunchy it’s going to be, what kind of flavors you’re going to use and the fact that there’s no artificial ingredients or preservatives in it. And that is why you should make more granola. Continue reading

Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies

18 Dec

Iced Oatmeal Cookies | Adventures of a Hungry Redhead
Call me old fashioned, but this cookie and me were destiny. I wasn’t looking for the perfect iced oatmeal cookie, but it found me.  It stared up at me from Pinterest with a look that said “I may look like just an average oatmeal cookie, but I’m special.” It was the holiday season, so I figured oatmeal cookies would ship well and be enjoyed by anyone with a soul (conveniently, I only ship cookie gifts to those with souls).  From the elegant simplicity of the recipe to the first test bite, to the icing droplets, this cookie saw right through me and it won me over.

I already have a go-to oatmeal raisin cookie recipe, but that’s like comparing apples and oranges. Those cookies are thick and chewy and the raisins are pops of sweetness. These iced oatmeal cookies are thin — soft in the middle with crisp edges — and the icing melts in your mouth adding just the right amount of sweetness to the cookie – like a perfectly glazed donut. See, donut,  it knew my weakness. Continue reading

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