WIAW & Chia Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Good morning everyone

Special thanks to Jenn over at Peas and Crayons for hosting another week of WIAW


My day started at 5:30 with this awesome speedy run!  It left me feeling high all morning!  After the run, I did my Tank Top Tabata!  My arms were burning!


I prepped breakfast the night before and dug right into my overnight oats.  Of course, I topped with my the homemade chia peanut butter because this stuff is seriously addicting!  I also enjoyed my coffee, which consisted of almond milk and coffee.


After breakfast we decided to bake some cookies.  Part of the reason was that I need to finish up this peanut butter without actually sitting with the jar by myself and consuming the entire thing!  We made these Chia Peanut Butter Cookies, but I made some modifications.


  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup  spelt flour all purpose or gluten-free flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of coconut sugar
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter ( I used my homemade peanut butter)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dark or semisweet chocolate chunks or chip

The results….


Breakfast really kept me full and around 11, after Sara and I had her story hour at the library I had an apple.

Sorry, recycled picture

Sorry, recycled picture

I had a lunch work meeting which I brought Sara too, so I didn’t really get to photograph lunch.  Actually, I didn’t really eat much at the meeting.  They had deli trays, which isn’t really my thing.  There were some veggies and salads which I munched on but it didn’t do the trick.  When we got home around 2:00 I chowed on this leftover bowl of Kabocha Squash tots from the night before!  AMAZING!

IMG_3145Before we ran off to gymnastics class I prepped this for dinner!  I found it on Pinterest last week!

Hummus chicken was a HUGE hit!  The best part was that the veggies were part of the recipe and all done in one dish!  I added some quinoa on the side.  Awesome pinned dinner that I will for sure be making again!

IMG_3158Did you think I would end the day without some of these?


So good and the best part is that you really can’t feel so guilty after eating them!  The recipe makeover was a huge success.

Do you have any new Pinterest discoveries?

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20 Responses to WIAW & Chia Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Helen says:

    Would like to hear about the hummus chicken.

  2. I made some butternut squash shepherd’s pie that I found on pinterest. And some cauliflower rice risotto. Both so good!

    I love when recipes work out like that. Your hummus chicken looks great.

  3. dindu1989 says:

    The chia peanut butter looks amazing! I’ve always been hesitant to try making my own pb but now I may have to just do it!

  4. Greta says:

    Yup, the squash looks heavenly!
    As well as the cookies – especially with a homemade PB. Mmm!

    • The sea salt has some an amazing flavor!!! I highly suggest using unsalted nuts and then adding in some sea salt– perfect taste and I could still taste them in the cookies!

  5. Sarah says:

    I am so envious you are a morning runner! I have such a hard time doing this before work.


  6. kimathungryhealthygirl says:

    I’ve been wanting to make those cookies and I love your modifications! I also have been addicted to making nutbutters lately, but I need to try your recipe and add chia seeds. Tomorrow, I’m posting my Snickerdoodle Cashew Butter…..believe me it’s to die for! Happy WIAW!

  7. kimkrueger21 says:

    Wow, great job on a killer run! I did a 5K in 27 last night and was dying! Thanks for sharing the chicken recipe–totally just went and pinned it! 🙂

  8. raceready says:

    Nothing beats the runner’s high, and such a well deserved one!

  9. Yum! Chia Peanut Butter sounds delish! I tried to make a “Nutzo” type butter the other day but it turned out a little dry. Oh well, I never mind trying and sampling nut butters 🙂

  10. Those cookies sound awesome!!

  11. I’m finally getting into Pinterest…pinning a lot of “to make” recipes!

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