this moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual (inspired by soulemama). A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see.

Wishing you all a peaceful and beautiful weekend.



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It’s been about a month now that my cravings have calmed down however Tuesday night around 10:00 pm I was hit with the biggest craving for some homemade chocolate chip cookies. Seeing as how it was 10:00 pm and I was getting ready for bed there was no way I was going to start baking so I planned on having to satisfy my craving till the next day. Not being a huge fan of chocolate chip cookies (when not pregnant obviously!) I was in search of a new recipe, something a bit healthier and the perfect recipe was given to me by my friend Sarah.

Mix up dry ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup white flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Mash 1 banana with 1/2 cup melted coconut oil (or butter) and 3/4 brown sugar. Add dry ingredients to the banana mixture. Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips (raisins or chopped walnuts can substitute) and 1 peeled and graded apple, although I added 1/4 cup of apple sauce. Bake for 20 minutes at 325 degrees and craving satisfied!

These cookies were the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had! Not too sweet and not too loaded with chocolate either as I’m not really a big fan of chocolate. I also loved the added texture and flavor from the oats. This recipe is definitely a keeper! This recipe was also great to make with Owen as I didn’t have to worry at all about him eating the uncooked batter and he did indeed love the batter. The cookies himself he didn’t try but fruits are about the most sweets he likes to eat.

Thank you Sarah for the lovely recipe, you definitely helped me satisfy my craving in the best way.



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