Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies, a rich and gooey snack, better yet with a good cup of coffee or a nice cold glass of milk. Minimum calories for maximum flavor.
I didn’t always have a good relationship with food. I had a love and reject kind of experience during the years. As a child and kid my appetite was healthy, my great grandma, grandma and mamma, made sure we all ate pretty good. Other than meat that I’ve always disliked, I liked most foods, especially pasta and sweets.
I was a pretty kid with a cute little paunch and cheeks, that developed into a teenager and young woman eager to fit in and caring more about her look and weight. That eventually led to an almost obsessive attention to what I ate and slowly but inexorably to that mirror distortion that made me always feel overweight even though I was almost starving myself. All through University and during my first marriage I was a skinny woman attentive to calories intake and wanting to stay fit, always practicing sports and checking the mirror for reassurance. My first husband did not help, he was even more weight conscious than me and always picking me if I put on a gram. I still loved my sweets, but felt guilty every time I touched one. In the end, that was just a phase; it passed, and my love for food made its way back into my life. Cooking, baking, sharing food and the table with friends and family returned to have their central role, but that watchfulness is still relevant in my life. Now this passion is shared with Loreto, and this food blog is our way to show our enthusiasm for everything food related. Every now and then I have this “fear” of feeling “fat” after I’ve eaten, and Loreto reassures me that this is not case, giving me plenty of rational anecdotes to relieve the irrational. Like he says “challenge that voice” 🙂 .
Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies, perfect to satisfy your sweet craving while keeping fat and calories to a minimum.
Let’s give a look at some of the ingredients of these Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies:
- The banana replaces much of the butter (only 2 Tbsp here!) and is potassium rich;
- the quick oats add fiber and provide the lovely chewiness;
- the coconut sugar offers more vitamins and minerals than regular sugar and its low glycemic index doesn’t spike your blood glucose and insulin;
- the cinnamon is one of the most delicious and healthiest spices on the planet: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and much more;
- the dark chocolate is very nutritious, a powerful source of antioxidant, may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, etc.
Does this mean that you can exceed? Well, no, they are indulgences to be enjoyed in moderation, but that shows you that you can stay healthy, look amazing and eat delicious real foods. This recipe is adapted from one found in Candice Kumai’s “Pretty Delicious” cookbook, that draw my attention right away in the Library and had to come home with me. Candice was a former model turned chef and her recipes look and taste delicious, and most important are easy on the waistline. Exactly my kind of thing.
You’ll love the soft, gooey texture of these Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies. The predominance of the banana is felt in every bite, with its sweet and rich flavor. The cinnamon, coconut sugar and dark chocolate provide a wonderful blend of tastes complimenting the moistness of the oats and the luxuriousness of the banana. Being Italian and mornings usually starting off with a cappuccino and some kind of sweet, these Banana Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies were the perfect addition to our Italian breakfast.
Song of the day: “Team”, by Lorde.
You’ll find many cookies in our archive, I love baking them and eating them. If you like Oatmeal in your cookies, try our:
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