There’s no such thing as deprivation when it comes to healthy eating and living. My daily desserts include mostly fresh fruit or dark chocolate. But I also love to bake. Cookies, pies, bars, cakes. And when I do bake, I almost always want the “real deal.” The only time when I’ll use whole wheat flour or less butter/oil is when this actually enhances or doesn’t take away from the original recipe (like in the whole wheat banana bread—super moist!) And I’m not afraid to use butter.
Because, really, when I want a dessert, I don’t want a 100-calorie oreo pack. I want the real deal. And you can quote me on that.
Peanut Butter Cookies (not pictured but super yummy! )