Monday’s Recipes

Monday’s baking expeditions were so successful that I decided the recipes needed a page of their own.  The best part is that you probably have all of the ingredients in your kitchen…Happy Baking!





Mint Chocolate Chip Almond Butter


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2 cups raw almonds

1/4 teaspoon salt

1-2 teaspoons Sucanat (sold at WF) or raw sugar

3/4 cup mint and chocolate chip mix


-Roast almonds in oven at 325 degrees for 12-15 minutes, rotating occasionally to prevent burning.

-Remove almonds from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.

-Place almonds in food processor for 8-10 minutes until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.

-Add salt and sugar and process until combined, about 1 more minute.

-Stir in chocolate chips to warm mixture until melted.

-Allow to cool (or place in fridge) for 10 minutes.  Add more chocolate chips for texture if desired.



Taste testing is encouraged!



Trail Mix Oatmeal Cookies (aka ‘Empty Your Pantry’ Cookies)

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Follow the recipe below from How Sweet It Is

My modifications are added in Orange


1/2 cup butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cups rolled oats

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used mint and chocolate chips, but any chips will do)

1/2 cup rice cereal

1 cup trail mix of your choice, chopped finely in food processor for 1-2 minutes (I used raisins, peanuts, and banana chips)


Preheat oven to 375.

Beat butter and sugars with an electric mixer until smooth. Add egg and vanilla, mixing well until combined, about 2 minutes. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon with the mixer on medium speed. Beat in oats. Mix until dough comes together. Add in 1 tablespoon milk if the dough is crumbly. If dough is still crumbly, add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until it comes together. Fold in chocolate chips, rice cereal, and trail mix. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Remove dough from fridge and roll into big 1 1/2 inch balls. Set on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Lightly press down on dough to flatten it. Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes. I baked mine for 8 minutes.

Get creative with your additions.  Clean out your pantry and throw in whatever delicious treats you find!




4 thoughts on “Monday’s Recipes

    • My best friend is the one who taught me that cookies are all about the butter. I actually was prepared and remembered to leave it out so it was PERFECT for the mixing. They were a fun cookie to make and I’m excited to see what I can throw in them the next time.

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