If you're tired of the sugar cookie guilt, try this cookie recipe

Published: Dec. 15, 2017 at 8:36 AM CST
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On this Fit Life, we know you're checking out all the holiday cookie parties this time of year. We'll here's an easy recipe that will deliver a healthier choice and free you from the sugar cookie guilt.

Cassie Dimmick of Achieving Your Best shared the recipe with us:

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

*2c. raw plain quick oats

*3 ripe bananas,mashed

*1/2 tbsp cinnamon

*1 Tbsp vanilla extract

*Pinch salt



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all ingredients until well mixed (may need to add more or less oats depending on size of bananas-should be cookie dough consistency).

Place spoonfuls of batter on cookie sheet.

Bake 15 minutes or until desired "doneness."

Enjoy - these are great before or after a workout, as

breakfast or a snack.

Additional Add-ins:

1⁄4 c dark chocolate chips (adds yumminess and antioxidants)

1/2 c. almond butter (adds protein, calcium, vitamin E, zinc, and antioxidants)

1/2 c. walnuts (adds omega 3s, antioxidants, biotin, and

1 Tbsp ground flax seed (adds fiber, omega 3s, antioxidants, and protein)

1 Tbsp chia seed (adds fiber, omega 3s, antioxidants, and protein)

1 Tbsp hemp seeds (adds protein, calcium, antioxidants, iron, potassium and magnesium)

1Tbsp maca powder (adds iron, iodine, calcium, potassium, and antioxidants)

1/4 c. raisins (adds iron, potassium, fiber, and antioxidants)

-By Cassie Dimmick, MS, RD, CSSD

Achieving Your Best, LLC Dietitian