Today I have a special treat for you. My little sister made up a yummy, sugar and gluten free recipe that she is sharing with us. She’s pretty funny, so I’m sure you will get a kick out of this post. Read on…
My name is Heather and I am a sugaraholic! For the past couple months I have not denied myself anything! I have left no cake unturned, no cookie uneaten. Along for the ride on this crazy train was my husband Steve. We are each others instigators. “Go ahead honey, you eat that second Ding Dong. You owe it to yourself!” To say we are supportive of one another would be a huge understatement and that can be a problem.
Over the holidays, I am pretty sure 1/4 of our diet was sugar. My sister Kathleen sent me a large canister of my favorite cookies and peanut brittle (she makes the best peanut brittle in the whole world). I ate it in one day, every single, 5 zillion calories of it! I didn’t even feel guilty. Im not sorry. It was so good and I would do it again!
Anyway, Steve and I decided that we are completely out of control! There was nothing left to do but detox. Jan. 1st came around and the fun began. We cut all sugar out of our diet. I also gave up dairy and gluten. The first week was brutal!!! Day 8 Steve was having a nervous breakdown and needed something sweet.
I found a recipe online for a healthy version of a chocolate milkshake. It claimed to taste just like a frosty. It did not! It tasted like dirt! Today, I had a rough day and I was desperate! I needed something sweet immediately or I was going to fall off the wagon so hard that I would have bruises. I looked online again but I was scared to try another recipe, I decided to wing it.
I rifled through my cabinets and what I came up with was pure magic! Really yummy, healthy cookies. Can it be so??? I gave one to Steve, which was the true test. He has an aversion to all things healthy. He liked it. He really liked it!
Next, I gave one to Hobie. Okay, truth be known, he spit it out, but he is 6 and he doesn’t like anything. I then gave one to Sky. Sky is one of my “special kids” as Kathleen calls them. She has celiac disease. These little babies are gluten free so she can have them. She loved them! I am marking this recipe down as a huge success. You should try them!
Gluten Free Banana Cookies
– 2 ripe bananas mushed up
– 1/4 cup all natural, no sugar added peanut butter
– 2 teaspoons of local raw honey (please use local, raw honey. I beg you. The stuff you by in the grocery store is junk!)
– 1/2 tsp pure vanilla
-2 dashes of cinnamon– 1 cup of GF old fashioned rolled oats
– 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (okay technically this does contain sugar but not a lot and dark chocolate is really good for you.)
Mix it all up, put it on a cookie sheet on some parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 min. Makes about a dozen.
Thanks so much Heather. You know I’ve been looking for a yummy recipe that tastes like junk, but isn’t.
What’s your favorite go-to healthy sweet?