This recipe is incredibly versatile! The flavor combinations are almost endless, and best of all, they're nicely sweet without any added sugar! All you really need are the oats and bananas, but I've incorporated some of my personal favorite add-ins to the recipe. I also find they stay more moist and delicious if they're kept in an airtight container after cooling.
Place oats in a food processor or blender, and process until they resemble the texture of flour (I've skipped this step before and just used the whole oats. The cookies still come out tasty, just a different texture).
Combine raisins with oats to minimize raisins sticking together.
Combine all other ingredients in a bowl, then add the oat raisin mixture. Mix well. Drop cookies onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. They will not change shapes as they bake, so you may want to flatten them into circles a bit.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. Let them cool then store in an airtight container.
This treat is quick and easy to make! The flavor will vary based on the type of milk you use and how much sweetener you add in the form of dates and bananas.
Ingredients: (to make about 4 servings)
Combine all the ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Transfer the mixture to one container or individual serving dishes and refrigerate for about 4 hours or overnight.
NOTE: The chia seeds will tend to keep the final product a little “lumpy” but you can blend it a bit longer to make the final product smoother if you prefer
For the hot days of summer, this is a great way to cool down with a sweet and crunchy snack or dessert.
Place fruit in a bowl and allow it to sit about 15 minutes so it slightly softens. Top with the coconut and your favorite crunch. Enjoy!
The sweetness and creaminess of bananas mixed with the richness of avocados creates a smooth delicious base for this breakfast treat.
This is an all-time favorite of mine. Very simple but so satisfying as a sweet, rich treat:
Peel the banana and place it in a freezer safe container. Spread a thin layer of nut butter over the top 1/2 of the banana then sprinkle any optional add-ons you'd like so that they stick in the nut butter. Place in the freezer for at least 1 hour or up to a month. Remove the banana from the freezer about 15 minutes before eating to let the ingredients slightly soften. Savor and enjoy! :)
Notes: you can also cut your banana into "pennies" for smaller sized servings, or cut the banana in half and put a pop-sickle stick in one end to make a banana pop.
I teach, write, and talk a lot about wellness and try to live as an example. But the truth is that we all live in the real world where making healthy choices is not easy. Implementing changes into real life is hard. This blog is a compilation of recipes, tips, and tools to help incorporate wellness into daily life. Some come from my own personal wellness journey while others have been shared by clients, friends, and family. We're all learning together so please share your own tips as well!