Banana Oatmeal Cookies

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Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Many times, during the day or week, you may feel the urge to eat something sweet. We all have a sweet tooth and sugar is the foe to our diets. Sugar is basically a drug and it can become addicting. The number of calories in desserts is also another problem. Nobody wants to feel guilty with what they eat so this recipe is one to go for. With only 60 calories per cookie, this recipe is not something to feel guilty about! Regular chocolate chip cookies have about 80 calories and loads of sugar. This banana oatmeal cookie, on the other hand, has absolutely no added sugar! Along with its non-guilty pleasure, this cookie has only two ingredients. If you would want to add more to this recipe with raisins, almonds, or shredded coconut, you can.  And even better it’s 21 Day Fix approved!

Ingredients:

2 Large Bananas

2 Cups of Gluten Free Oats

Steps:

Step 1: Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2: Now blend the oats. You can use any grinder, like a coffee grinder, or food processor. The consistency should feel like flour.

Step 3: In a large bowl, mash the two bananas and then add the oat flour you made.

Step 4: Mix the mashed bananas and oats together. You can also add a ½ cup of almonds, teaspoon of vanilla extract, etc. at this time.

Step 5: Spray a pan with non-stick spray. Add tablespoons of the dough onto the pan and flatten with a spatula. If the dough keeps sticking to the spatula, wet the spatula a little so that it won’t stick to the dough.

Step 6: Put the cookies in the oven and cook for 9-12 minutes. Then take them out and put on a cooling rack.

 

               This recipe will make about 16 cookies. As you can see, it is super easy to make and does not use a lot of ingredients. Often times, we have an urge for some kind of dessert and make a bad choice. We choose the worst foods like ice-cream which has a whopping 118 calories in just a ½ cup. This is a lot! Compare a 60 calorie cookie to an 118 calorie ½ cup of ice-cream. It is a much better decision to go with the cookie. This cookie is quick to make too, so there will be little mess and you can have it in your belly within 30 minutes!

Container equivalents: 1 yellow for 2 cookies

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Don’t Deprive Yourself!

               It is also important to remember that we should not keep ourselves away from desserts. Many times we think we must stay completely away from these foods. We think it will completely ruin our diets and make us gain weight. The truth is, it will not! It is all about moderation and choices. You can choose to make these low-calorie cookies and save yourself from eating hundreds of calories from eating a cup of ice-cream. You can also choose to not eat these foods daily. Once-in-a-while it is O.K. to eat high-calorie foods, but don’t do it all the time. Eating desserts during the holidays, for examples, is alright. Know that you will work hard later in your workouts or not eat like that every day. When denying yourself these foods, you can even wind up breaking and over-indulging in bad foods. So, don’t deny yourself a once-in-a-while treat but moderate yourself.

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