Wednesday, March 28, 2018

BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP MACAROONS


I have news to share this Passover eve.... I'm turning the big 40 this summer and I am so beyond excited! For starters, I do not look 40... and secondly,  I certainly do not feel 40. I am not sure why millennials think 40 is old... because in many ways I feel like I am starting a new chapter at this moment in time. ;) The one thing I have noticed though,  is a slowdown in my metabolism, and with the winter months behind us, I decided to join Weight Watchers and check out what their new Freestyle program is all about.

On one hand I always loved amazing food, on the other hand, I always felt like I needed to stay away from amazing food - especially baked goods. Who else relates with me? What I really like about this program is the inspirational women I meet, and the delicious healthy foods I am indulging in! Adopting this eating program for the coming months, I have decided to apply Weight Watchers points on all of my recent recipes. More so, I am developing delicious, yet health conscious baked goodies.   So this passover, I came up with Banana Chocolate Chip Macaroons with no added sugar or fats. These make about 8 servings and are 3 points for 2.


BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP MACAROONS 
with No Added Sugar and Oil
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Prep time 5 min. | Total time: 20 min.  | Makes 16 | Passover Friendly
Weight Watchers Friendly: 3 Points for 2

INGREDIENTS/ INSTRUCTIONS
3 oz of coconut flakes
1/3 cup of bitter
sweet chocolate chips

1 ripe banana   
1 tbsp of honey
1 egg
pinch of salt

PREP TOOLS
Parchment paper 
Cookie Sheet



1.  In Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place a parchment paper on a cookie sheet and set aside.

2.   In a bowl, mash the banana, then combine the coconut flakes, honey, egg and pinch of salt. Once well combined, toss in the chocolate chips.

3.  Make little balls of he mixture with a spoon. You should have enough for 16 balls.

4.  Bake in the over for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool.

5.  Voila! You have a nice treat with no added sugar or butter!