Recovery Day – Caving into Your Cravings

It’s that time of year where all we want to do is sit down and eat sweets at every opportunity given–and with this holiday season in full swing, it’s hard not to.

Last week, I suggested that if you’re hungry you should load up on more vegetables and fruits if you’re still hungry after a plate of food. However, sometimes we want something a little sweeter and *need* to cave into our cravings. Below is a gooey, satisfying cookie that is sugar-free for your indulgence. Although it is still a dessert, it’s less sugary that a slice of pecan pie and a good substitute for other caloric-dense desserts. 

Banana Chocolate Cookies | Yields 12-16

2 medium bananas mashed
2 eggs
1.5 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp chia seeds
2 Tbsp flax seeds
3 Tbsp (naturally sweetened) chocolate chips

1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees. Mix eggs, banana, and oats.
2. Add in cinnamon, chia seeds, and flax seeds. Add in chocolate chips last until just mixed.
3. Roll dough into cookies and place on baking sheet. Bake until golden-brown on the edges.
4. Let rest on a baking sheet until soft. Enjoy!

*Credit Nikita Tiffany. Follow @niki.eats for more cool food action!

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