Almond Butter ‘Bombs’ or Blobs???

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This baking experiment wasn’t really a bomb per say, but it wasn’t a bakers dream…!

Sorry folks, no baking demo video as promised. My camera battery died half way through filming. LOL. Don’t you hate when that happens??

I’m sure that doesn’t happen to MARTHA!!!!!! bahaha.

Almond Butter Bombs

Dough:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa (I used Chatfields)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sucanat (or brown sugar)
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance, softened
  • 1/8 cup almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Egg replacer equal to two eggs (I used Ener-G)
  • 2 T coconut oil (added after to try to reduce the crumbly factor of the dough)

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 confectioners sugar
  • 2 T coconut oil
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. In a small bowl combine flour, cocoa, and baking soda; blend well.
  2. In large bowl, beat sugar, brown sugar, Earth Balance, and 1/8 cup peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and egg replacer; beat well. Stir in flour mixture until blended and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine filling ingredients and blend well. Roll filling into one-inch balls.
  4. For each cookie, with floured hands, shape about 1 tablespoon cookie dough around one peanut butter ball, covering completely. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 – 9 minutes or until set and slightly cracked. Cool on wire racks. Makes 30.

Adapted from Vegan Diva.

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The taste?

They tasted good although the dough I made was quite crumbly! The cookies didn’t spread out nicely when cooking either. All and all this recipe needs some major tweaks! I tried to make it healthier by changing lots of things so I am sure that is why. See original recipe if you want a version that turns out better!

Rating: 6.5-7/10 (I’m quite harsh though!)

It may go up a bit when I try them a day later… I will report back if so.

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I made bombs or as Eric called them ‘blobs’ LOL

His tasting plate:

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His comments:

  • “They taste like chocolate”
  • “They are chewy. I like that they are chewy”
  • “I’ll have more”
  • “I still prefer your oatmeal raisin cookies, but these are good”
  • “They are crumbly”

He’s a simple man what can I say!!!

Not earth shatteringly good, but not bad either. I’m sure with a few tweaks they could be stellar (or again, just revert back to the version by Vegan Diva).

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3. Check out my Skinni-mini Glo Buns over at Whits Getting Fit!

Here is what Whitney said:

Here is the link to my review on the Glo buns. I couldn’t wait to try them when I got home tonight and good reason; they are awesome! My dad loved them so much he ate three. Of course three of those are about a third of one Cinnabon.

I also loved your Flax and Oat Power Muffins. They are really tasty; but I did not see any nutritional info on them. Do you have any or just some rough numbers? Thanks so much for doing what you do and providing the rest of us with healthy delicious goodies to snack on!”

Yes, I do have nutritional info on the Flax and Oat Power Muffins. It is actually at the bottom of that post (end of the recipe). Hope this helps! :)

Nutritional Profile (per muffin):

200 calories
9 grams of healthy fats (from flax and olive oil!)
6 grams fibre
6.5 grams of protein

It has been a crazy busy day today and I still have not had time to do my workout! Going to do it now…this is why I RARELY leave my workouts until the end of the day- I hate working out at night when I am tired. Actually, I find my biggest hurdle at night is just getting dressed and ready to exercise, but once I get going I often have as much or more energy than I do in the morning. I think at night time it is all mental for me! I’ll put some Office on and get a few cathartic laughs going ;)

Check my run page later tonight to keep me accountable!

Tonight’s question: What time of the day are you most energetic to workout?

Off to tackle the mental challenge, treadmill, and then the BBBC!

Tomorrow’s FRIDAY already!!! Wow, gotta love short weeks! NIGHT PEEPS! :)

Coming up tomorrow:

HOT TOPIC FRIDAY: Are Food Blogs Here To Stay?

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Katherine May 28, 2009

I’m definitely not an evening exerciser! I find I enjoy morning or afternoon workouts best, but it depends on how well I slept the night before. Good night’s sleep = awesome morning workout.

I know you’re planning to tweak the recipe, but the “bombs” look delicious!!

Hope you have a good workout and a great night.

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ari May 28, 2009

i think those look really good! but did you use peanut butter or almond butter? lol cause the title says almond butter but the directions and ingredients say peanut butter =0

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Alison May 28, 2009

My mouth totally watered looking at these pics!

I’m an AM exerciser too. It totally gets me charged up for the day, I feel more confident and feel like I make better choices when I work out first thing in the morning. I also like to have it done and not hanging over my head, worrying about what might come up or how I’m going to schedule meals and snacks around it.

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Kiersten May 28, 2009

Your title says “almond butter” but the recipe says “peanut butter” Make up your mind woman! ;)

I usually workout in the afternoon. I’ll workout in the morning if I know I won’t have time later, but I’d prefer not to. I have much more energy in the afternoon.

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Carrie E May 28, 2009

I’m an afternoon exerciser. I work from home, so oftentimes going to the gym is the only way I can noticeably transition from “work mode” to “home mode.” I am so used to it that if I exercise in the morning, I have trouble concentrating on work tasks for the rest of the day!

Also, I tried your mini cinnamon buns and they were delicious! Love your blog, thanks for all of the great recipe ideas :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 28, 2009

My bad its almond butter!! :)

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Heather May 28, 2009

Well those almond (you meant almond not pb, right?) butter bombs sure do looks and sound good! The recipe should be fun to play around with to get them to your liking. Be sure to share it once it’s up to Angela-standards! ;)

I’m more of an afternoon workout gal. I’m still a little too sleepy in the morning to get energized, but by afternoon I want to get moving! During the schoolyear, however, I have no choice but to workout in the evenings. I’ve gotten pretty used to though, so I don’t mind too much!

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Bec May 28, 2009

wow those look amazing!

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Clare May 28, 2009

Those look fantastic!

I’m an afternoon/early evening work-outer. It’s my way to destress and work out frustrations after a day at work. I use it as a good transition and so I don’t come home grumpy and frustrated from a tough day at work.

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Eat, Live, Love, Dream May 28, 2009

Yum yum yum!!! Can you bring those to me tonight?! Thanks! hah! a girl can dream.

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Annie-Rose May 29, 2009

Haha Eric’s comments make me laugh. I think you’d be hard-pressed to find a man who would analyze it any further :)

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Kari @ running, living, eating, learning May 29, 2009

There is nothing wrong with blobs when it comes to baking! I think they look great :)

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e May 29, 2009

Last night I wanted my dh to see your sage green walls/white wainscoating in your “all over the place” post and my husband goes “wait stop go so fast go back”. So I did and what did he want to see……..yup your green monsters!!!! He further says “that is exactly what the pics on my cell look like except she makes hers look better in the fancy cocktail glass.” He will drink them but not on a regular basis. But I guarantee he would be willing to be a taste tester like Eric for all the great sweet treats. congrats on all your licensing w/your bakery.

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e May 29, 2009

I should have added that I send my gm pics to hime at work to keep me accountable.

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Barbara May 29, 2009

Hi Angela~

I plan to try my very first GREEN MONSTER this weekend..wohooo

I’m an early morning workout person. Generally during the weekdays i get up at 4:15 or Dark-thirty and hit the gym for weights and spin or HIIT. I find that my energy lags in the afternoon and my workouts aren’t as intense.

The “blobs” look mighty tasty…

Cheers and Happy Friday~

Barb

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