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Cookies are what make the world a better place. In fact, even those who don’t particularly have a sweet tooth can’t help but reach for one! But you don’t necessarily need to feast on store-bought cookies–you can make some at home, fairly easily. Actually, you can whip up a batch in about 30 minutes or less to satiate those dessert pangs.
But, you cannot deny that in spite of cookies being loved by one and all, the sugar and calories in it force people to stay away from them.
Well, we believe no one should deny themselves anything, and looking for healthy version options rather than abstaining is a better way to live life. Hence, we’ve got for you a super healthy cookie recipe.
Made from oatmeal, these cookies pack a punch of nutrients. To begin with, they’re a rich source of the fibre beta-glucan which is said to be good for heart health. And not just that, beta-glucan makes you feel fuller even on a small portion and hence, will keep you away from snacking frequently.
What’s more? Oatmeal is full of vitamins and minerals such as manganese, zinc, iron, vitamin B1 and B5, and folate. Hence, consuming it adds to your vitamins and minerals quota, keeping you healthy.
Add all this to a cookie, and there’s no reason for you to not eat oats! Here’s how to make a healthy oatmeal cookie.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 cup of oats
2 bananas, mashed
¼ cup chocolate chips (optional)
Here’s how you can make these no-sugar oatmeal cookies:
1. Put the oats in a blender and run it for about 10 to 15 seconds to make it finer and hence, easier to cook. You can avoid this step if you’re using instant oats.
2. Mix the oats and bananas. Once done, fold in the chocolate chips. You can also add pinch cinnamon for the essence but it is entirely optional.
3. Pinch out small portions and make small balls out of these. Flatten these but only slightly.
4. Preheat the oven at 350°F. Place the cookies into the oven and bake for 11 to 14 minutes.
There you go! That’s all you need to do to make these healthy oats cookies. They make for the perfect snack and can also make for a filling breakfast on days when you don’t have too much time. Moreover, one cookie contains approximately 50 calories which means you can munch on these free of any guilt.
So, you see, you don’t have to abstain from cookies. You just have to make sure they’re healthy. Use this recipe to pack a punch of health while also satiating that sweet tooth.