Yes, it’s that time of year – time to load up your kitchen with home-made holiday goodies for friends and family, and try your darndest NOT to load up your own tummy! In case you just can’t resist, these treats Oat Chocolate Chip Raisin Drops (from Hungry and Fit blog) are practically guilt free – and just 5 ingredients!
2 large bananas (mashed), add 1 c. oats and stir, add 1 tsp. cinnamon and stir, add a handful of raisins, and a handful of chocolate chips – stir – bake at 350 degrees for 12-16 minutes.
BTW – Prince was on the radio singing “Gonna Party Like It’s 1999…” and I finished mixing these and they were in the oven before Prince could even finish singing a song…now, THAT’s fast!
Next up: Chocolate, Fruit, and Nut Clusters - from Health magazine – just 4 ingredients, a bowl, and a cookie sheet….crazy!
If you can melt chocolate in the microwave, and not eat this straight outa the bowl, you get my vote for holiday self-control beyond my dreams…I’m just saying…there could have been some bowl licking involved in this after the fact…don’t waste quality ingredients, you know.
With any luck, these ideas will get you in and out of the kitchen in record time, yet still leave time to indulge in what matters most – quality time with loved ones to count your blessings and celebrate another holiday season.