Cutting back on added sugar is one of the cardinal rules of clean eating. But even if you ditch Oreos for homemade cookies baked with honey or maple syrup, you're still eating a fair share of the stuff. Though natural sweeteners like these do affect your blood sugar in a slightly different way than the white granular stuff, it doesn't change the fact that they're still considered to be added sugars.
So how can you make sweet goodies without relying on coconut sugar or a tip of your go-to syrup bottle? Try these six cookie recipes, which rely on dates, bananas, and applesauce for that much-needed touch of sweetness.
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