Skinny, Speedy Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

If you are like us and have a sweet tooth (yep, we love veggies, ginger, and even bitter spices like turmeric but that doesn’t make us automatically not like sweets. Ha, if only!), then you’ll love this recipe. Not only is it super easy but it’s healthy and won’t cause a sugar coma afterwards.   This is so scrumptious–you’ll never believe there’s no sugar added and nothing artificial either –right up these twin registered dietitians’ sweet tooth alley! 😉

 

As you can imagine, we have many tricks up our sleeves to tame our sweet tooth– and our clients’– and yours, too.  One of the best secrets? By including natural sugars like those in fruits (that also come with fiber and health-promoting nutrients) you can really prevent your sweet tooth from getting the best of you.  It really helps to fight cravings!

 

You’ll see that so many of our sweet treats are based on this principle and we’re always whipping up delicious, lightened up versions of our favorite treats, and this recipe is no exception.  After all, we can’t let anybody down–and we’ve got ours, our client’s and your waistline to look after and we aim to please! 🙂

 

Pssst… if you’re looking for a few  more tasty, healthy indulgences, here are just a few…

5 Minute Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Skinny Oreo Balls  (this one doesn’t use fruit to sweeten it, but it’s low-calorie and delish!)

Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Wild Blueberry Cookies

Blueberry-Lemon Detox Smoothie

 

 

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There’s really neat new information on walnuts too!  If you want to fight cancer, walnuts are great on that front!  A study in Cancer Prevention Research found that eating walnuts may modify gut bacteria in mice to make the colon healthy, which in turn appears to offer protection against colon tumors. And very interestingly, the results show that walnuts may act as a probiotic, which is beneficial to colon health and may reduce colon tumor development.

This research adds to the body of evidence on the benefits of walnuts related to colon cancer, a leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Recently, another study found that walnut lipid extract, which contains plant-based omega-3 ALA, may offer protection from colon cancer by targeting cancer stem cells.

Skinny, Speedy Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

These truly are the easiest cookies that you’ve ever seen! They have only 3 ingredients, only take 10 minutes to cook, and a big BONUS? They are great for breakfast or for an on-the-go snack. Oatmeal is a great source of fiber to keep the pipes running smoothly, preventing constipation (and the unsightly gut bulges that come with it!) and can also keep your energy revved.  These potassium-packed nibblers help to balance out salt in the body, preventing bloat. If you have ’em for breakfast, have two and team them up with protein like Greek yogurt or an omelet for real staying power.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick rolled oats
  • 2 VERY ripe bananas
  • ½ cup crushed walnuts

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Mix all three ingredients together.
  3. Place 1 Tbsp of mixture on a greased baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

Makes approximately 14 cookies.

Each cookie has 55 calories, 2 g fat, 1 g protein, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 1 mg sodium

Enjoy!


For more delicious, healthy comfort foods, check out The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure!!

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Skinny, Speedy Walnut Oatmeal Cookies
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup quick rolled oats
  • 2 VERY ripe bananas
  • ½ cup crushed walnuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Mix all three ingredients together.
  3. Place 1 Tbsp of mixture on a greased baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Makes approximately 14 cookies.
  5. Each cookie has 55 calories, 2 g fat, 1 g protein, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 1 mg sodium

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