Recipe- Banana Breakfast Cookies

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted something other than Monday’s Musings or Friday’s Five…sorry! I’ve been super busy with school and work, so figuring out how to cram all of my homework in on the weekends has been the extent of my creativity lately. It’s sad.

Last week, I ran out of coconut Chobani on Monday, but I didn’t really have the time nor desire to go to the grocery store, so I had to get creative with my breakfast. After PB&J toast one day and oatmeal with cookie butter the next (LOVE cookie butter, but still super burnt out on oatmeal from my 5-month obsession my sophomore year), I decided I needed something different. I remembered a few recipes for muffins made with overripe bananas and oats, two of the only ingredients I really had to work with, so I decided to peruse Pinterest for some inspiration. I found this recipe for Banana Oatmeal Cookies and was instantly sold.

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I halved the recipe and added a few extra ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:

-1 overripe banana

-1/2 cup oats

-1/4 cup chocolate chips

-1 tsp cinnamon

Here’s what you do:

1. First, mash the banana and oats together until thoroughly combined.

2. Then, mix in the chocolate chips and cinnamon until incorporated.

3. Form into rounded tablespoons and space evenly on a greased cookie sheet. My batch made 7.

4. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until firm.

So easy, right? I stored them in a Tupperware container in the refrigerator and zapped them in the microwave for about 15 seconds in the morning, and they were delicious! A wonderful way to start the day, and pretty healthy! I’m thinking about making a big batch and freezing them so I can just have them whenever!

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Monday’s Musings

 

 

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It’s Monday again! I hope everyone had a good weekend- I know I did! I had a pretty quiet Friday night, due to the flash flood that hit College Station right as my roommate and I were driving home from dinner. That gave me the perfect excuse to break out the yoga pants and long-sleeved tee and curl up with with a cup of tea and a few articles on family & health communication and media audiences. Yes, I did homework on Friday night, but it had to be done. Then on Saturday morning, I slept in and went shopping with my roommates before my parents came into town for the Rice game. It was a pretty good game, but it was a super late night! On Sunday we went to church, and my parents took me grocery shopping, which is always my favorite.

This week I decided to change the tune of Monday’s Musings. I feel like my last few have been more on the serious side, so I decided to have some fun. I came across this graphic on Pinterest, and I’m obsessed.

 

workin' for a birkin

 

First of all, I like this a lot better than Twerkin’ For a Birkin, because I would never be caught dead twerking, even for a Birkin. Although a Birkin isn’t quite on my Prioritized Purchase List (yes, that’s a real thing that I have), the sentiment is the same. As of right now, I only have Tory Burch Reva flats on that list, because I recently purchased the other items (Kendra Scott earrings & a “big girl” purse), but I’m sure I can find something to add to it. The point is, I love working because (among many other reasons) it allows me to invest in the things I want. It also makes me feel like a grown-up to know that I’m working for the things I want, which makes them much more of a treat- and much larger of a decision! Hopefully one day I’ll be workin’ for a Birkin, but for now I’ll just stick to things within my college-girl budget.

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Friday’s Five

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Happy Friday! I’m so excited that I finally have time to blog this week. It’s been busy, but I think I’m adjusting to my new schedule. I also had a shift in my work schedule so I got to sleep in until 9:15 yesterday, which was simply magical. Here’s what I’ve been loving this week:

1. Another Royal baby is on the way! 

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AN HEIR AND A SPARE! Kensington has announced that Kate is indeed pregnant with the second royal baby. As we know, I love Kate, and I’m always happy to have a legitimate reason to be obsessed.

2. 15 Signs You’re the Taylor Swift of your Friend Group

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As happens once per week, I found a Buzzfeed article that perfectly describes my life. Except the one about always dating a boy. But even when I don’t date them, they still turn out to be jerks. But the rest of them are spot on, so I guess I’m the T-Swift of my friends. I mean, I never miss a beat & I’m lightning on my feet, so it’s casual.

3. Aggie Football

kyle-fieldAggie football is back in action, and I’m so excited! Last week’s game was a little frustrating, because there was a 2-hour weather delay (it never rained), and so I ended up leaving with my sister and brother-in-law at half time…sars. But this week the Aggies play Rice, which is extra special because my dad played football there! He’s SO excited, because we rarely play each other, and it’s fun to have a little rivalry going!

4. Coffee sugar cookies

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I came across this recipe for Coffee Sugar Cookies on Pinterest, and I’m dying to give them a try. It’s two of my favorite things in one!

5. Sassy School Supplies

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This sassy ban.do pencil pouch and motivating Kate Spade agenda (I chose the Large in Green Painterly Cheetah) are sometimes the only reason I do my homework. I also like to flash them around when I’m in class so everyone around me knows that they’re in the presence of the Queen of Sass.

That’s all for meow!

I’m linking up with Amy & Karli today for Oh Hey Friday!

 

Have a great weekend! That’s all for meow!

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Monday’s Musings

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I survived the first week of school- but you may have noticed the lack of blog posts throughout the week. It was a crazy busy week, and I barely had time to cook dinner, much less blog about it! That brings me to my quote for this week:

diamond quote

 

This week was seriously out. of. control. I mean, I had my first mild outburst of the semester on Wednesday. WEDNESDAY. Like, it had only been three days. I feel like I already don’t have time to do all of the things that I want to do, and I don’t even have homework yet- help. I was super tired at the end of this week, and found myself wondering how I’m going to do that all semester. However, it is only the first week, so I need to give it a chance and try to get organized before I completely freak out. This week, as things get a little busier, I’m trying to remind myself of the above quote. I know that if I’m able to handle everything that I have to do and all the stress that comes with it, it will turn out for the best. My job is teaching me valuable skills for the future, my extra classes for my Health Communication certificate will give me a chance to learn more about the field I’m interested in, and all of my extra activities will lead to a fun senior year. If anyone has any tips on how to handle a super busy schedule- send them my way!

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Monday’s Musings

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Not only is it Monday, it’s the first day of school! My LAST first day of school…wow. The last first day for now, at least- I’m sure I’ll go back sooner rather than later. But I do have one more year to get through, and it’s definitely a busy one! I’m taking 12 hours (which is not unbearable, but still) and will be working almost 20 hours per week. I’ll also be trying to squeeze in all the fun because YOSO- You Only Senior Once. It’s definitely going to be a challenge, but I’m excited about it! Here’s a great quote that sums up how I feel about today:

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I’ve always loved the first day of school. I’m always excited to learn new things- I guess that’s what happens when both of your parents are teachers. It’s also a great fresh start, and a chance to make new friends and maybe even make better grades (HAHA). So for all of you starting school today, get on your way- great things are waiting!

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