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I’m hoping these cookies made with bananas and oatmeal will help get rid of those sugar cravings.


Here’s what happens when you eat like Elf at Christmas: You gain four pounds.


That’s me: Elf, up four ugly pounds after eating my way through the holiday season.

I’m here to tell you that it wasn’t worth it.


I’ve so far managed to lose two pounds, and have now decided to try to lose an additional nine to reach a weight I haven’t seen in 15 years.


Wish me luck.


Giving me some extra motivation is my daughter’s wedding in September; I don’t want to waddle down the aisle as a chubby mother-of-the-bride.

But cutting calories after eating like I’ve lived at the North Pole for a month is a struggle.


To help with the sugar cravings, I made a batch of these healthy(ish) cookies a friend of mine told me about years ago.


Despite the fact that there is no sugar or flour, they’re not half bad.


Here’s the full recipe, but I cut it in half for The Husband and I.



6 very ripe bananas


2 cups oatmeal


3 tbsp honey


1 cup raisins


Optional: No added sugar chocolate chips or peanut butter




Mash the bananas in medium bowl; add other ingredients and stir well.


Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown.


Then take a bite, close your eyes and pretend you’re eating an Oreo.




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