Happy Saturday to you! Today I decided to make something really simple, easy, healthy and light. Kind of like the amazing spring weather that is happening outside right now. As much as I love the snowy winters, it is so nice to finally be able to open the windows and let the fresh air in.

These are the kind of cookies that you can eat while binge-watching your favorite tv series or when sitting at your desk typing away on the computer. It is also a good snack on the go for when you don’t have time to sit down and eat a wholesome meal because you have a meeting that you’re in a rush to go to. The latter is not the best scenario. I get that days can get hectic with busy work schedules that have us bounce from one meeting to the next, but we really should make time to enjoy meals even if it is a guilt-free snack like these oatmeal cookies.

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I have to admit that when I am at work,  I often eat lunch at my desk, which is the least enjoyable way to spend my lunch break. If I have to sit at my desk, I turn off my computer and try to be present with the meal I have in front of me and really take in all the flavors of the dish. In today’s fast-paced society, we need to remind ourselves to take short breaks or take our lunch breaks away from our desks or places of work for at least 30 minutes. It is good for the mind, body and spirit. Plus, it leaves you more room to relax and free your mind to think of new ideas or to just let your mind wander.

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Enjoy your day and fill it with breaks. Breaks are like the computer screensaver option in life.  If your computer gets to snooze during screensaver mode, then so should you. Pause. Or, rather…screensaver mode activate! 🙂

❤ Deborah.

 


Ingredients:

cookies:

+ 2 cups old-fashioned oats (or quick minute oats)
+ 4 ripe bananas
+ 1/3 cup almond milk
+ 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
+ 1/4 cup coconut flakes

Instructions:

  1. Set and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add the bananas and almond milk into a large bowl, then mash bananas until the mixture becomes soft.
  3. Add the dark chocolate chips, coconut flakes and oats into the banana mixture and mix well.
  4. Prep a baking sheet pan that is lined with a silicon mat or parchment paper.
  5. Add about 14 spoonfuls of cookie batter onto the lined baking sheet and place the cookie batter about 1 to 2 inches apart.
  6. Place baking sheet in the oven set to 350 degrees for 20 to 40 minutes. Rotate baking sheet at the halfway mark to bake cookies evenly.
  7. After cookies are fully baked, place the cookies on a metal baking rack to cool for at least 15 to 30 minutes or until fully cooled.

 

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