New Healthy Cookie Recipe

My friends are getting used to me trying new types of recipes that are low in fat, low in sugar, and low in calories!  I love it when they ask things like “Is this one of those HEALTHY recipes?”

It makes me smile, laugh, and think of ways I can trick them into eating broccoli cookies?  

I have sort of given into the fact that I love baking, and in order to maintain my current healthy lifestyle, I must find new recipes!

Thus I have to tread into enemy territory…. Pinterest. 

(Anyone else get caught in the web of desserts and crafty projects!)

It is a fickle friend, if I am not careful, I quickly am walking down the road of danger desserts. (Like S’more cookies, 7 layer rainbow cakes.)

I found 2 different recipes that seemed pretty simple.  There were a lot that you have to buy lots of different kinds of milk or oils or almond flour meal.  I didn’t want to have to spend an arm and a leg just for some cookies.

Skinny Chunky Monkey– I figured I would just direct you to the link!

Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip

These I adjusted a little, but I loved the finished product.

3 Ripe Bananas
2 1/2 cups of Oats
1/3 cup of Applesauce
1/3 cup of honey
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup Dark Chocolate Chips

Mash up the bananas and then mix in everything else.  I used a hand mixer to mash up the bananas and then I folded in the chocolate chips at the end.

Scoop tablespoon sized drops onto a cookie sheet.  Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.    
Store the extra in the freezer, the banana will go bad if you leave out at room temperature.

Nutrition: 45 Calories, 1g Fat, 30.6mg Sodium, 58mg Potassium, 9.2g Carb, .8g Fiber, 5.7g Sugar, .6g Protein

These are great because the have basically no fat and no added sugar.  I am keeping mine in the freezer so I can have a couple after lunch or with my afternoon snack!  They definitely have a banana bread type taste, but I don’t feel guilty after eating them!

Hopefully before the summer is over I can try out some more healthy Pinterest recipes!


Any recipes that you have found that are healthy versions of guilty indulgences?

Oatmeal Banana Pancakes!

I neither claim ownership over this recipe or want credit for it’s awesomeness, because I got it from a friend over a month ago and I was really excited to try it eventually.

My roommate received a  food processor for her birthday. (I felt wrong using first, but I don’t think she would mind.) 

(It was also the present that prompted this comment from her teenage sister: “You know you have been single too long when you are receiving gifts that should be on a wedding registry.”) (Teenagers! I know!)

However, I want to share it because I loved it and at least one of the four people that were at my house last night liked it.   

(One said, “It doesn’t taste like a pancake but it’s good.”) 
(It’s okay she owes me for comments that I made about her cutting her hair into a pixy cut. “That’s risky” might have been one.)

Oatmeal Banana Pancakes
(I had to remember to take a picture because I knew I wanted to share the recipe!)
4 Egg Whites
1/2 cup of quick oats
1 Banana
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp flaxseed
1/2 tsp baking soda
Dash of milk (You might want to add a little more if you think the mixer is too thick.)
Directions: Mix all the ingredients together in a blender or a food processor.  Then I put about a 1/3 of a cup scoop into the pan.  It made about 5 servings.  
Here is the caloric breakdown for those that are interested.  If you make bigger ones, the calories might be different.
1/3 cup scoop- 80 Calories, Fat: 1.4 g Sodium: 254.6 mg  Potassium: 149.8 mg Carbs: 12g Fiber: 2.2g Sugars: 3.3g Protein: 5.4g