Part of the Whole30 reset rules include not remaking any desserts or treats with compliant ingredients. The philosophy is that if you keep eating ‘treats’ you won’t reset your emotional connection with food which is just as important as the physical reset of reducing inflammation and improving digestion, etc.
We are on day 8 and I honestly can say I don’t think I would have made it if I hadn’t made compliant ‘treats’.
By day 3 I was already on the hunt for something I could bake in my toaster oven. (It has convection.)
I found a recipe for Banana Bread Drop Muffins on Pinterest. I made a few changes and they have become a life (whole30 reset) saver for me.
I know it’s I’m breaking the rules but I think it’s a fair argument that relearning how to enjoy ‘treats’ is an important part of reestablishing a healthy relationship with food. I have already come to love the flavors of banana, cinnamon and coconut with no sweetener to overpower these flavors.
1 banana, mashed
1/2 cup almond flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 cup ground flax seed
1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, the small kind
1 tablespoon almond butter
After mashing the banana push aside and mix flour, flax seed, coconut flakes, baking soda and salt. Add eggs and stir until mixed. Drop onto a greased baking sheet and bake at 350 f for 15-17 minutes. Or until firm. (Cooking time taken from the original recipe because I bake in a toaster oven. That’s my life now).