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Buttery Biscuits

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope everyone is having an amazing week so far.

Today’s recipe will be very short and simple: Buttery Biscuits! All you need are 2 main ingredients and the rest are staples you should already have in your pantry. I had leftover heavy milk and oat flour so I thought I would put them to good use. These are so soft and delicious; it’s hard to eat just one biscuit. Perfect for a side dish for dinner or even just a snack. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1.5 cups of heavy milk/cream

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: oat flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt, until combined.unnamed.jpg
  3. Add about 1/4 cup of heavy milk and mix slightly.
  4. Add the rest of the heavy milk and stir to combine.
  5. Knead the dough in the bowl or on a floured surface for about a minute.
  6. Place the dough in a baking pan or tray and spread out the dough in a rectangle so that it’s about an inch thick.unnamed-1.jpg
  7. Bake at 425 degrees F for about 15 minutes and then broil on low for 5 minutes.unnamed-2.jpg
  8. Cut into squares. Spread some butter on it.
  9. Plate and serve!unnamed-5.jpgunnamed-3.jpgunnamed-4.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • None! Because it’s that quick and easy.
  • Just kidding- you can totally use regular all purpose flour if you want.

I know you’re mouth is watering just thinking about a buttery biscuit. Go make these now!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Brotein Balls

Hi everyone! It’s officially spring and I couldn’t feel any more happier.

Last week, my friend, a gym-head requested some chocolate peanut butter oatmeal protein balls. Although I find myself wanting to go to the gym during the week, I find it difficult to accomplish as being a doctoral student with a side job that requires a good amount of physical activity takes up a lot of time. On top of that, you can add a dash of studying to that every day. I do try to go to spin class every weekend if there isn’t a social event hindering it. Anyways, these protein balls are very easy to make and require no time at all. They’re perfect for an extra kick of protein if you’re on the go or even perfect for a dessert and snack! These can be made with countless variations and flavors, which I will list at the end. Warning! These are super addictive. Let’s get started.

Ingredients:

  • 0.5 cup of Whey protein powder
  • 1.5 cups of Oatmeal
  • A dash of Cinnamon
  • A dash of Vanilla extract
  • A dash of Cocoa powder
  • Loads of Chia seeds
  • Chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cups of Peanut butter
  • A spoon of Honey
  • 3 tablespoons of Almond milk

Directions:

  1. In a very large bowl combine the whey protein powder (I used vanilla), oatmeal, cinnamon, chia seeds, cocoa powder (omit if using chocolate protein powder), and chocolate chips.FullSizeRender-7.jpg
  2. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Next, add the peanut butter, honey, and almond milk.FullSizeRender-6.jpg
  4. It’s time to get messy! Use your hands and combine everything together.
  5. Pretend your kneading dough.FullSizeRender-8.jpgFullSizeRender-5.jpg
  6. Roll into bite sized or large balls and place side by side in a container.FullSizeRender-2.jpgFullSizeRender-1.jpg
  7. Store in fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving!FullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender-3.jpgFullSizeRender-4.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This recipe yields about 12 large protein balls.
  • You can omit the cocoa powder if you have chocolate protein powder or you can even just make vanilla protein balls.
  • Feel free to substitute chocolate chips with raisins.
  • If you don’t have almond milk, substitute with regular milk or even water.

These are so yummy to eat and I already have other flavors and add ins in mind for next time! Spare 15 minutes this weekend and definitely make these delicious protein energy balls. They’re a great source of protein and satisfy your hunger before your next meal.

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hi everyone! I hope everyone is having a fantastic week so far. I can’t wait to get back to cooking real meals after my last 2 midterms are over next week.

Today, I will be sharing my quick and easy recipe on Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, which happen to be gluten-free. I’ve had a huge bag of oatmeal from Costco laying around so I thought I might as well put it to good use. These are super delicious and very easy to make. I find that eating an oatmeal cookie satisfies your craving for a chocolate chip cookie, as one makes you full since it has all that oatmeal!

Let’s get started!

Ingredients: (Makes about 12 cookies)

  • 1 and 1/4 cup of Ground Oats (to make oat flour)
  • 1 and 1/2 cup of Whole Oats
  • 3/4 cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Butter
  • 1 tablespoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup of Chocolate Chips

Directions:

  1. In a food processor or equivalent to a Nutri Ninja Auto‑iQ, add 2 cups of whole oats and pulse until it becomes oat flour. It’s ok to make more to store in your pantry. Set aside.IMG_7986.JPG
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar until smooth.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and egg.IMG_8059-1.JPGIMG_8058-1.JPG
  5. Stir in the ground oat flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.IMG_8060-1.JPG
  6. Add in the whole oats and chocolate chips and mix until it resembles dough.
  7. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes so the dough stays firm.
  8. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, pack the dough into the measuring cup and turn out the dough onto the baking sheet. Make sure to only place 6 cookies per baking sheet as they tend to spread out while baking.IMG_8061.JPG
  9. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Let them cook for 5 minutes and then serve!

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Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • You can leave out the salt as it just enhances the sweet taste of the cookies.
  • Make extra oat flour! – It is such a great alternative to all purpose flour.
  • Be sure to use the measuring cup to place your cookies on the baking sheet. The smaller the better as they spread out while baking.

I hope everyone can make these sometime this week! They’re super easy and fast to make and so delicious to eat! A very great treat to have on hand if you’re ever craving dessert.

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

-Mitz

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Breaded & Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Hi everyone! I hope everyone is having a less stressful week than I am! It’s currently midterm szn so I am currently living on caffeine and easy go-to meals and snacks. I will go back to posting real food recipes in about 2 weeks.

What’s more healthier than regular fries? Breaded and baked sweet potato fries! They’re super easy to make and can be eaten as an afternoon snack or even accompany your evening meal.

Let’s get started:

Ingredients:

  • Sweet Potato
  • Italian Bread Crumbs
  • Egg
  • Italian Seasoning, Oregano, Garlic Powder, Parsley
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Cayenne Pepper

Directions:

  1. Wash the sweet potato and cut in half.
  2. Cut each half of the sweet potato into long french fry like pieces.FullSizeRender-6.jpg
  3. Set half of the sweet potato fries aside.
  4. In a bowl, beat an egg.
  5. In a separate bowl, pour your bread crumbs (estimate about half a cup) and add more of your Italian seasoning, oregano, garlic powder, and parsley. This will add a lot of flavor. Transfer to small plate so it’s easier to bread your fries.FullSizeRender-7.jpg
  6. At this time, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and line your baking sheet with parchment paper and coat with baking spray or simply just coat your tray with baking spray if you don’t have parchment paper.
  7. Place each sweet potato fry in the beaten egg and make sure to coat it thoroughly.
  8. Then place the fry in the plate of breading and cover the fry entirely.
  9. Transfer to the baking tray.
  10. Repeat until the first half of the sweet potato fries are done.
  11. Next, get the rest of your sweet potato fries and place in a bowl.
  12. Lightly coat with olive oil and a pinch of salt and cayenne pepper.
  13. Place each sweet potato fry one by one on the baking tray, making sure each fry is spaced out.FullSizeRender-8.jpg
  14. Place baking tray in the oven at 400 degrees F for 30 min or until lightly browned.
  15. Broil on low for 5 minutes.
  16. Let cool for 5 minutes and then serve!FullSizeRender-10.jpgFullSizeRender-9.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • Use whatever seasoning you like; you don’t even have to use extra seasoning at all!
  • If you want your fries crispier, broil on low for an additional 5 minutes.

I hope everyone can make these sometime this week! They’re super easy and fast to make and so delicious to eat!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

-Mitz