As my baby weight banishing crusade is in full swing I’ve been working out daily & desperately trying to eat healthier – a difficult task with nursing hormones forever steering me towards savoury & sweet treats. Enter my skinnyminny mother, sender of copious cut-out-of-newspapers-and-magazines-good-for-you-recipes-that-made-my-eyes-roll-and-are-now-a-possible-healthy-alternative-to-the-sweet-aisle-at-the-supermarket…
My first experiment in healthy treat baking are these beauties:
Good-for-you Peanut Butter, Banana & Chocolate Chunk Cookies! Sounds decadent & fattening, right? Awesomely, they’re not.
Here’s how to make ’em:
Grab: 2 – 3 very ripe bananas, 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup of oil, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 cups of oats, 1/3 cup shredded coconut, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp salt & 1/2 – 1 cup dark chocolate chunks or chips.
Mash the bananas, peanut butter, oil & vanilla together in a large bowl.
Add the oats, coconut, baking powder cinnamon, salt, chocolate chunks & mix well.
Drop spoonfuls of dough onto a baking papered (or greased) cookie sheet.
Bake at 180C/350F/Gasmark 4 for 10 – 12 minutes.
Let the cookies cool completely & enjoy the banana-y moistness of your healthy treat!
*These are good-for-you tasty – you won’t have to hide them from your hubby & it’s fairly easy to stop eating them once your need for something sweet is satisfied – a definite plus in the baby weight battle!