Tried a Recipe from "Chris Carmichael's Food for Fitness"

I'm continuing to read Chris Carmichael's Food for Fitness, a book provides nutritional guidance to athletes of all ages. Over the weekend, I decided to make Road Trip Cookies, a recipe that's included in the book. These cookies are made with bananas, butter, eggs, white and brown sugar, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, rolled oats, walnuts, and raisins. They have a CPF ratio (Carbohydrate-Protein-Fat) of 63-6-31. The book uses CPF ratios to help athletes plan daily food consumption.

My wife and I have both tried the cookies and they are a good snack. Two of them are about the same number of calories as a Clif Bar, although slightly lower in carbohydrates and significantly lower in protein. The cookies are very moist and taste something like banana bread to me.

The biggest problem I had making the cookies is misunderstanding the directions. They said "Drop {the cookie dough} by tablespoonfuls on greased baking sheet." I grabbed a table spoon from the drawer and scooped up a spoonful of dough for each cookie. The table spoons in our silverware drawer are bigger than a tablespoon from a set of measuring cups, so the recipe made only half as many cookies as I expected. This is an easy thing to fix for the next time, and not a significant flaw in the recipe.

Now that I've succeeded in making one of the two dessert recipes in the book, I'm going to try to make come main dishes. You can expect to see another couple of articles about "Chris Carmichael's Food for Fitness" in the near future here on Operation Gadget.