Healthy eater with a cookie dough craving? Me too!
I have found that eating less processed/packaged foods and only fresh organic foods has allowed me to maintain weight even if it includes organic sweets. I have also found allowing myself what I want within the realm of organic to be a more sustainable “diet” than eliminating things I “shouldn’t eat” later feeling like a failure when I just really want it.
Organic cooking is meant to be a fun little experiment. Play with recipes and tweak them to work for you!
All ingredients are optional. Omit the chocolate or use vegan chocolate for vegan. Use as a blueprint to create your own tasty masterpiece.
Tastes Like Cookie Dough Bars
¼ cup peanut butter
¼ tsp cinnamon
2 bananas, peeled and mashed
handful of walnuts
handful of dried cranberries/goji berries
1/2 tsp organic maple syrup
1 cup chocolate chips
around 2 cups rolled oats (I think precooked works nicely.)
1/2 tsp fresh ground ginger
In a medium size saucepan warm peanut butter, mashed bananas and maple syrup just long enough for all ingredients to be well blended. Remove from heat.
Add cinnamon, walnuts and dried berries. Mix until all ingredients are integrated well. Add rolled oats and stir. The desired dough consistency will be sticky, chunky and able to press into a crust. Sometimes I add more rolled oats to make it thicker.
Press dough into un-greased pan of your choice about ¼ inch thick. Place aside.
Gather chocolate chips and fresh ground ginger. Warm on a low temperature while stirring often until chocolate has melted and ginger smells awesome. Remove from heat. Spoon melted chocolate evenly over “dough.” Sprinkle coconut and keep in freezer until serving time. Enjoy with tea and fruit for even more satisfaction!
What ways did you personalize this dish? Think it tastes like cookie dough?… or is it more of a gourmet Peanut Butter Cup? Comments below!
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