Our taste buds and cravings are not our enemy. God created our beautiful bodies to be wired to like sweets. Mother’s milk is the first food we digest and it is sweet. When I want a sweet flavor, I ask myself what do you really want? Is there something sweet I am missing in life? Do I want the comfort food from childhood? Is my body trying to balance the proteins? Then I give myself the gift of fully savoring sweet food with joy and celebration.
Since I am choosing to stay away from cane sugar, I often use fruit to sweeten my food. After reviewing several recipes online, I developed the below recipe that can be made as a raw or cooked cookie. Enjoy.
Sunflower Butter and Banana Cookie
1/3 cup of sunflower butter
1 teaspoon of ground flaxseeds (optional- I have low estrogen so I added it)
1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
1/8 teaspoon of gluten free vanilla
¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
If cooking preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl mash a peeled banana. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. If eating raw, roll into small balls and freeze or refrigerate. If cooking, place a teaspoon or tablespoon of mixture onto a unbleached parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Dip a fork in water and press mixture down.
Place in oven and cook for 6 minutes. Take them out of the oven and flip them and cook for another 5 minutes. Take out of the oven and allow to cool.