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When it comes to maintaining a healthy diet, my weakness is generally always dessert. I’m not a picky eater and I really do like healthy foods—even vegetables. However, I always like to have a little something sweet at the end of my meal or as a snack throughout the day.
Unfortunately, most desserts are packed with saturated fats and sugars. It can be really frustrating if your sweet tooth is calling but you want to be healthy! Because of this, I created this chocolate chip cookie recipe that curbs those cravings without all the bad stuff.
Now I’m not going to sit here and pretend that these cookies taste like Pillsbury, but even my boyfriend loves them! They have more of a fluffy texture than most cookies do, but they taste great especially when you warm them up. Throw in a glass of almond milk and you’ve got yourself a guilt free dessert or snack. I hope y’all enjoy them as much as I do!
Rachel’s Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup lowfat butter (I always use Fleischmanns)
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup stevia
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups of whole wheat flour
3 cups of oats
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
- Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl or mixer, cream together butter, banana, stevia, and brown sugar.
- Add in the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
- Gradually beat in the baking soda, flour, and oats.
- Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts and/or coconut if desired.
- Drop rounded tablespoons onto baking sheets
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Cool and enjoy!