Thursday, January 26, 2012

Healthy Treats

We all think that eating healthy means depriving ourselves of our favorite foods and treats... however, that does not need to be the case!! Avoiding your chocolate cravings for days or weeks on end can be MORE than frustrating.. and ultimately lead to an unhealthy binge! So once in a while, TREAT yourself! That is exactly what I'm doing tonight with a delicious-looking cookie recipe! Moral of the story? "Dieting" doesn't mean depriving yourself... allow yourself to enjoy a treat every so often and avoid those crazy binges :)

Here is a healthy treat to get you started, can't wait to try them tonight!!!!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies
For sandwiches:
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup Sucanat (or sugar)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups quick oats
For creamy filling:
3 ripe bananas
3 tablespoons natural peanut butter (I prefer crunchy)
3 teaspoons honey
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Lightly spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. In a larger bowl, beat the oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until fluffy. Pour the flour mixture and oats into the bowl and mix well.
  4. Place one inch balls of dough on cookie sheets. You'll have enough dough for 36 small cookies.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes, removing from oven when the edges are slightly tan. After a minute transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.
  6. While the cookies are baking and cooling, prepare the filling. In a bowl mash the bananas with the peanut butter and honey.
  7. Place a dollop of filling on one half of the bottom of a cookie and then top it with another cookie. Makes about 36 sandwiches. Courtesy of


1 comment:

  1. Hi! I am new to your blog and loving it so far! Thank you for sharing your passion! I would LOVE to make these cookies, but I have a (recently discovered) gluten sensitivity. Have you thought about playing around with this recipe to make the cookies a little healthier? I'm sure I can find gluten-free flour and oats at Trader Joe's to sub for the regular version. Also, what about using applesauce instead of the oil? Just a few suggestions. I'm willing to get creative with this if you are! Looking forward to more healthy, delicious recipes from you!! --Elly