I fell off the sugar wagon again last night. This is why cheat meals might be more detrimental to a clean eating diet, because really, how can you say no to a funnel cake sundae that someone orders during your cheat meal lunch, and then go back to very little sugar and no dairy for 6 whole agonizing days? Because I’m not willing to give up all sugar (just as much unnatural sugar as possible), I’ve been having to find alternatives to curb that sweet tooth, without resorting to the icky artificial sweeteners out there, especially the day after a cheat meal.
This simple four ingredient chocolate chip “cookie” recipe helps not only with the sweet tooth but is easy to make for those of you who might be like me and abhor cooking. It still has sugar in it, but not nearly as much as a regular cookie and it can be vegan-friendly (use vegan chocolate chips).
Healthy Chocolate Chip ‘Cookie’ Alternative
- 2 ripe bananas (The riper it is, the more banana flavor it has)
- 1 Cup Rolled or Quick Oats
- 1/4-1/2 Cup semi sweet chocolate chips (The Ghirardelli 60% cacao is sooo good)
- 2 TBSP Natural Peanut Butter (I use the Costco brand)
In a bowl, mash the bananas. Then add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Roll into 1-inch balls (or just plop them by the spoonful) and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes.
You can also add coconut flakes, flaxseed or maybe some crushed almonds to them. Be creative! I just love them plain.
We double the recipe since there is never enough!