Healthy Rolled Oats Oatmeal Nut Cookies
Do you love cookies, but want to be healthy and not consume too much sugar? These Healthy Rolled Oats Oatmeal Nut Cookies would be the perfect kind of cookies for you to try. If you are trying to cut refined sugar out of your diet, you know how difficult it can be to totally drop all cravings for something sweet. Humans are accustomed to wanting this kind of sweet food because the body perceives sugar as high carbohydrates which it likes because it gives the body instant usable energy. The only problem with this instant energy is that it cannot be sustained for a long period of time. Usually the high sugar food is consumed, and fairly shortly, the heightened energy is felt, and then it is quickly released and the energy is expended leaving the body feeling drained and depleted afterward. Refined sugar tends to be the worst in being highly addictive, this is because it heightens our serotonin in our systems, which is basically the feel good or happy chemicals in our brains. When your body gets addicted to something like sugar, it is constantly craving the dopamine and serotonin "high" that it gets from consuming sugar. So weaning off of this can be hard, but it is not impossible.
There are plenty of healthier sugars that our bodies respond much better to, like the sugars in fruit or even healthier sugar substitutes like agave nectar, coconut sugar, maple syrup or honey. These are all better in the larger scheme of things, but still should be eaten in moderation. People tend to think that ditching sugar in your diet means that you miss out on so many things, but once you have not eaten sugar for a while, your body gets used to not having it in your system and it favours all of the other flavours as well, and can taste things better actually. This recipe for Healthy Rolled Oats Oatmeal Nut Cookies is a vegan recipe too, so if you have cut out all animal products, you will be happy to see another treat recipe that you can try out once in a while.
This cookie recipe is like a granola bar of sorts, but if you are eating more healthy, it will be such a nice little treat and will taste nice and perfectly sweet for your tastebuds without all of the nasty refined sugar in it. You use a very ripe banana, which provides the sweet for this cookie recipe, oats, cashews, sea salt, cinnamon, dried cranberries, baking soda and peanuts and sesame seeds if you like. You could also try out some 100% dark cacao chocolate in these little cookies, which is actually healthy for you too. You basically just mix all of the ingredients in the recipe together and form into little balls that are then baked in the oven to become solid. What you are left with is some really healthy little treats from this super easy recipe that you can make in under a half an hour! How perfect is that?! These little cookies would be great to take with you to work or school for a little snack, or even on hikes to recharge.
So no more need to buy the expensive granola bars or "gluten free" or vegan cookies at the grocery store, you have your very own healthy cookie recipe here! You can also experiment with this recipe and add in other things as well. Raisins and shredded coconut would be awesome, or maybe some dates and some dried apple bits. Have some fun and try out different ingredients with this recipe. Make sure to save it and share it with your friends!
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