Salted Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies (sugar free)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
No Added Sugar
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup plant-based milk
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup almond flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for topping
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup chocolate chips
Combine the wet ingredients in a large bowl.
Combine the dry ingredients in a smaller bowl.
Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients little by little. Mix until well combined.
Scoop dough on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Mine made about 16-20 cookies (depending on the size).
Bake at 350 for 18 - 22 minutes.
Let cool for 15-20 minutes then dig in!
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days. Freeze this in an airtight container for up to 1 month!
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Hosted by: Phoebe Liebling, Nutritional Therapist BSc (Hons) DipNT & Jazz Leaf, Nutritional Therapist
How much added sugar do we really consume every day? Did you know that it's recommended to limit our added sugar to 12 teaspoons or 48 g of sugar per day? To put it into perspective, a 12-oz can of soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugar. And now, sugar makes its way into not only sodas and candy, but also bread, jams, yogurts, oatmeals, condiments, soups, sauces, cereals and even nut butters!
What are the effects of eating too much added sugar? It effects the gut, causing negative digestive issues. It causes an increase in blood sugar, which in turn can suppress immune function making your body weak when fighting any disease. It can cause weight gain and breakouts on the skin. Too much sugar may cause brain fog and the worst part, causes addiction to more sugar! The more we consume sugar, the more our taste buds adapt to super sweet flavors and the more we crave it. But without that sugar, we are able to change our taste buds to really taste the sweetness coming from naturally occurring sugars in fruits and even some roasted vegetables!
What about fruit? Not all sugar is created equal. Fruit give us that fiber and protein, and high fructose corn syrup is just a bunch of empty calories. So go ahead, consume those fruits, you’ll notice that they will actually help you when your sugar cravings hit. Try munching on a crisp green apple, picking at a few blueberries or even cutting up an orange after dinner as dessert.