Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Chocolate Orange Oatmeal Cookies For Your Valentine!

These would be perfect to make for your valentine tomorrow. They have no sugar, no oil, and no flour so they're the perfect treat, even for breakfast! I may or may not have made these five times over the last week. I got the idea from this blog and I've been enjoying them immensely.

 They're super easy and there are endless variations. The basic recipe is this:
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup oats -- I like old fashioned
And my favorite variations are:
  • add the zest of an orange, 1/4 tsp stevia, and 1 square of dark chocolate chopped up
  • or 1 tsp cinnamon and 3 tablespoons waalnuts
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Smash up the banana with a spoon or fork, add the oats and other ingredients and mix.
  • Drop by the tablespoonful onto a greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • Enjoy with your loved one! Or by yourself. They're really pretty healthy, I promise.
Check out the bits of orange zest -- so yummy!
 Nutrition for 1/9th of recipe, or 1 cookie: cals: 37kcal | fat: 0.89g | carbs: 6.99g | prot: 0.87g

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