Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

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This Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe is one of the easiest and the most healthy dessert recipes on the list. The decadent fusion between bananas and dark chocolate speaks for itself because the flavors go so well hand-in-hand leaving that enjoyable aftertaste. Dark chocolate is a potent source of antioxidants, improves cardiovascular health and contains fiber and iron. Bananas have many health benefits as they promote essential nutrients to our system like potassium which helps maintain blood pressure levels and promotes good cardiovascular functioning. This recipe is fairly easy to make with just five ingredients and it is vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free too. With so many health benefits present in these cookies, it's hard not to bake them. This recipe is a great way of incorporating healthy snack ideas into your diet as well because they're so wholesome.

You can make this scrumptious recipe even better by adding any nuts of your choice. Pecans, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashew nuts are all great options. You can even add healthy seeds like sunflower, hemp, flax, or pumpkin seeds. You can also add cinnamon or any other spice powder to enhance the flavors. Add chopped raisins, cranberries or dates for that wonderful twist of natural sweetness. Since mint goes well with chocolate, go ahead and add some peppermint essence in this recipe. You need to add less than a teaspoon since the essence is concentrated, a little goes a long way. You can snack on them guilt-free at any time of the day, or even as a post or pre-workout snack. With healthy snacks like these cookies, it's easy to keep a check on your fitness goals as well. Have it as a dessert after a meal with your family. Make it a part of your healthy food menu for lazy Sunday brunch. Since they're so healthy why not get your kids to eat them and maybe even consider replacing the store-bought candy with all the unwanted ingredients like sugar, soy, etc. with these cookies.

Coconut flakes have a natural sweetness that adds a distinct flavor and gives dense texture to desserts. Make sure to use unsweetened coconut flakes to get maximum health benefits. You can find unsweetened coconut at any health food store and sometimes called as ‘desiccated’ coconut. You can even make your own shredded coconut from scratch by throwing coconut bits into a blender or a coffee grinder and blend them until you get a course texture. Besides the several health benefits that come from unsweetened coconut nutrition, it is also low in carbs and loaded with fiber. Unsweetened coconut nutrition helps in supplying lauric acid to your system which is known for being antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. Thank you to Miriam at the Eat Good 4 Life food blog for sharing this healthy banana chocolate chip cookies recipe with us. Do check out Miriam's blog for more gluten-free recipes. This Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe is exceptionally tasty and one-of-a-kind cookies among other healthy dessert recipes. Make some today!

Nutrition Facts for: Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies from Eat Good 4 Life

Ingredients: Bananas, dark chocolate chips, rolled oats,vanilla extract, unsweetened shredded coconut.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 13 servings. * Per Serving:Calories 76, Calories from Fat 26, Total Fat 2.9g 4%, Saturated Fat 1.9g 9%, Cholesterol 2mg 1%, Sodium 6mg 0%, Potassium 95mg 3%, Carbohydrates 11.1g 4%, Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%, Sugars 5.0g, Protein 1.5g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 2%, Iron 4%

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