Healthy cookies! Yes, they exist and they taste amazing - even better than traditional ones.
It is important to enjoy our favorite foods and experiment with healthy ingredient makeovers of our most beloved recipes.
This super easy and quick recipe is made with healthy ingredients and calories coming from whole nutrient-dense foods that are good for you. It is kind of a win-win situation.
It is very important when we cook healthy desserts to choose wisely. There are certain basic principles that once you master, you can make all kinds of good stuff in your kitchen.
One of them is the type of sweetener. There are various kinds of sweeteners out there. Some of the healthiest and most natural examples are honey (which we are using in this one), maple syrup, molasses, coconut sugar, etc. They are the most natural forms of sugar and they are also a source of nutrients on top of that. Honey for instance is also a cleansing ingredient and when eaten raw, a high enzyme food. Honey is a great sweetener and it taste to amazing, too.
Flour is another important basic. Choose whole grain flour when possible for the additional fiber content. When it comes to fiber – the more, the better is what we opt for. You can of course choose a different blend if you avoid gluten like quinoa, brown rice or almond flour.
Protein content is the last basic. It is important to make our healthy desserts rich in proteins in order to have energy throughout the day. You can actually feel satiated by 2 of these and that's what we are aiming at! Protein content can be enhanced by eggs, beans, protein powders of nuts included in the batter. Oats are also a good source of plant protein.
But most of all, cookies should be easy to make. This recipes is extremely easy to make with pretty much no real opportunities to make a mistake. You can always trust that you will have tasty healthy cookies in just 20 minutes!
Type: breakfast, snack, dessert
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Serves: 12 cookies
½ cup olive oil
½ cup all natural honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour (wheat is healthiest)
1 ½ cups oatmeal
2 tbsp cinnamon (more or less, depending on your tastes-I recommend more!)
½ Tsp baking soda
½ Tsp salt
½ Tsp baking powder
½ Tsp nutmeg
healthy options to add to the mix:
½ Cup of one or more of the following;
Dark chocolate chips
1. Combine the dry ingredients together in one bowl and stir.
2. Stir all liquid ones in another bowl.
3. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry and stir well.
4. Add a bit more flour if the dough is too wet.
5 .Preheat the oven to 330 and let the dough cool in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
6. Add the preferred option to the dough and stir well.
7. Drop the dough onto a lightly greased or floured cookie sheet
8. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
Note: Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.