Almond Butter Cookies, a’la Tara Stiles

Hello, hello! Today I want to share with you my favorite healthy cookie recipe, ever. Tara Stiles, aka my new obsession, posted this on her blog not too long ago. I tried it immediately and have been hooked ever since. I thought it was only fair to share it with all of you as well!

Almond Butter Jumble Cookies

  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 2 tbsp. egg replacer and 6 tbsp. water
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 tbsp. maple syrup

Mix together. Use your hands. Get messy. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. The end! SO easy and SO good. You can add/substitute cranberries, raisons, walnuts, peanuts, peanut butter, cocoa powder, coffee grounds, or basically anything else in the whole world that you like. Okay maybe not anything….

Check out her website for tons more awesome videos, recipes, and just good stuff.


Speaking of good stuff….


Yup. That was waiting for me when I got home last night. I was SO excited! As you can see, I snagged one before I could even take the picture. So far I’ve tried the raspberry/dark chocolate and the coffee/dark chocolate, and both are fantastic. I had a cup of coffee this morning, followed by the coffee flavor, and I was so darn happy all morning. Coffee yogurt is the way to go. I knew they would be, but it’s nice to have experienced these yummy lil things for myself now! Thanks Chobani! Smile


Still speaking of good things? Yeah, we are.


I am never buying things in stores anymore. Online shopping is the way to go. Getting mail is seriously so much fun. If you ever want to be pen pals or send each other goodies, I’m totally down Smile with tongue out


Things are going well! Really, really well. I am busier than I ever have been in my entire life, but I’m really doing things I love. I have 2 more new personal training clients that I just adore. I got 2 new nutrition clients as well. I’m definitely happy that it’s Friday…this week needs to just go ahead and wind itself down. I do have an extremely busy weekend as well, but things just seem better on a Saturday; am I right?

Also, three of my shows ended this week (The Bachelor, Biggest Loser, and Pretty Little Liars)! That leaves me with 5 extra hours a week. Sure, I multi-task while watching these shows, but they are not going to be added to my to-do lists now. That’s kind of a sense of relief, but I’m also really sad they’re done. No worries, I still have 8 shows that I watch each week :x

What is your favorite TV show in the whole wide world?


  1. Yay for Chobani gift boxes!!!! I got mine yesterday too!

  2. That Cho box is amazing! I have been to most of the stores near me and still havent found the bites. I’m hoping to grab some this weekend while i’m visiting Cincinnati. *if you wanted to use real egg would that be equivalent to one egg?

  3. Kate @ Quarter Century Southern Living says:

    So Jelz of your Cho Box!! I have SO many favorite TV shows!! You know I am all about ‘The Bachelor’ :) And the ‘Biggest Loser’!! So good :)

  4. Those cookies sound fabulous! I am a huge PB cookie fan, but have never tried an AB version. I will have to make these, especially since they are vegan!

  5. Omggggg cookies and chobani??? I’m sooo jealous haha…that recipe looks awesome! Definitely book marking for future use :)

  6. One of my favorite guilty pleasure tv shows is Teen Mom. It’s so crazy all the drama these girls go through.

    • allison.hayes91 says:

      Ugh, yes! Caitlin is actually from like, 20 minutes away from where I live now. Not sure if she still lives here or not?

  7. Allison, can I just tell you how happy this whole post made me? Between all your goodies you’ve received & where your at both mentally and physically in life, I just couldn’t help but smile! You truly are an amazing person & deserve it all <3 Continue shining & seeing the good in everything.

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