I can't let January pass us up without a new, super healthy YUMMY cookie recipe!
This one is REALLY good my friends :-) AND...... I do not feel in the least bit guilty having two (3, 4 maybe 5) of these for breakfast. Ha! You can easily make these gluten and sugar free if you want.
The SECRET to making these (and lots of other) healthy cookies is make sure and use REALLY ripe bananas. Regular yellow bananas just won't do the trick.....they have to be over ripe and soft! I always keep a zip lock bag of peeled, over ripe bananas in my freezer.
What I enjoy most about these cookies is they have this great dense texture - an almost hearty feel. The chocolate isn't so bad either - hee,hee. I will also tell you, these are even BETTER the next day (another fact with a LOT of healthy cooking recipes) I put them in a zip lock bag and refrigerate them.
Selina's Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
2 RIPE bananas
4 Tbsp NuNaturals Cocoa Syrup (or the mint syrup if you adventurous!)
(or 3 tbsp unsweetened Cocoa Powder sweetened with 3 tsp NuNaturals Stevia )
3 Tbsp egg whites
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c almonds ground to an almond flour
2 cups oatmeal divided (1/2 c turned to oat flour)
6 scoops (or 90 grams total) protein powder (regular, vanilla or chocolate is fine)
1/2 tsp baking powder
Dash of salt
1/2 c chocolate chips
*you can use healthy sugar free chocolate chips and gluten free oatmeal for health issues if you want!
Nutritional Info for one cookie:
Calories - 106
Protein - 5.9
Fat - 3.8
Fiber - 1.4
Macros: 48% carb/ 21% protein/ 31% fat
I am sold on them, one of my favorites for sure. (And one of my FAMILIES favorite, yes, I even got the "yummy approval" from my kids!)
NOW for the GIVEAWAY - YAY!
I have quite a few friends going off sugar so I better see you guys enter - ha!
FOUR readers will receive a huge gift package of:
Bottle of Cherry Vanilla NuStevia liquid
50 packet box of NuNaturals Nustevia White Stevia Packets
Bottle of their new NuStevia Cocoa Syrup
Bottle of their NuStevia Mint Cocoa Syrup
AND a fun free bonus product. :-)
NuNaturals can't ship to PO Boxes BUT they can now ship WORLDWIDE :-) You can fill in just 1 entry or all 4. Either way, I think it will be pretty great odds of winning :-)
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If you want a few other healthy recipes to use or pin, here are a few great ones from past posts:
Slightly Healthier (but still a bit naughty) Chocolate Chip Cookies:
Here's to staying healthy in 2015 - Enjoy my friends!