Desserts for your Diet, Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Desserts for your Diet

Desserts for your Diet: Who doesn’t love dessert? Every now and then, we all want something sweet to satisfy our cravings. While anything and everything can be consumed in moderation, there is a lot of healthy dessert recipes that are not only guilt-free but they’re actually good for you! Shocking isn’t it? These recipes are super healthy and will have you putting down Ben and Jerry’s ice cream tubs and whipping up your own, healthy and satisfying desserts in no time! Most healthy recipes are fairly easy to make and require little time to make each item, which is great for individuals who are busy and often on the go!

Desserts for your Diet

The most important thing is to identify healthy items that not only taste delicious but that are good for you as well. For example, dark chocolate, peanut butter, and fruit are all items that have some sugar in them but they are also healthy items when incorporated into our meal-plan correctly. Peanut butter, for example, is actually good for you! Keeping that in mind, however, you do not want to overindulge on peanut butter as it can cause havoc on your waistline. When eaten correctly, a peanut is a healthy fat that provides a great deal of protein. Eating peanut butter before your workout is a healthy choice and will not only provide much-needed protein to get you through your exercise session, but it will also provide a great deal of energy as well. First, let’s look at a few dessert recipes that involve a few of these items such as peanut butter for all of you peanut butter lovers out there!

Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Desserts for your Diet

Ingredients:

  • 2 very ripe bananas (Not too ripe, you do not want them runny)
  • 1⁄3 cup peanut butter (Aim for natural peanut butter without the hydrogenated oils!)
  • 1⁄2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1⁄2 cups raw oats
  • 1⁄4 cup shredded coconut

Directions:

  1. The first thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 350.
  2. Peel bananas and place in a bowl. With a fork, mash bananas and gently mix in peanut butter. Mix in the peanut butter slowly as it has a thick consistency and it will stick to the bowl. Next, mix in apple sauce, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla.
  3. Once you have your mixture blended well, stir in the coconut and oats. Make sure to stir in the oats and coconut well as you don’t want dry coconut or oats.
  4. Start by using a tablespoon to measure out scoops of the mixture and place on a cookie sheet. The cookie sheet needs to be sprayed with a non-stick spray or lined with wax paper.
  5. When placing tablespoon scoops onto the cookie sheet, use the back of the spoon to flatten the cookie onto the tray.
  6. Set your timer and bake for around 12 minutes. The top of the cookies will be golden brown when finished. Make sure you rotate your cookie sheet at 6 minutes.
  7. Once their done, allow the cookies to cook and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts: Serving size- 1 cookie 49 calories 1.4 grams of protein

Desserts for your Diet

Now that you’ve tried one yummy peanut butter cookie recipe, here’s peanut butter and a chocolate cookie recipe. Below you will find a delicious combination of peanut and chocolate that will fulfill your sweet tooth and your soul! You really can’t get much better than peanuts and chocolate together. Better yet, you can’t get better than chocolate and peanut butter mixed together into a cookie! Double yum! Now, let’s get baking those healthy cookies.