Over the years many of you have inquired about a healthy treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. I have one coming out on SELF this Friday so take a look then but in the meantime here’s one I made up today.
Jeffrey is having a study group over tomorrow and asked me to make cookies. I asked Jeffrey’s photography partner JD what his favorite cookies are and he said “no bake cookies.” This intrigued me since being the “baker” I had no idea what he was talking about.
After goggling these cookies I found out they are quite popular with limited ingredients (good) but lots of sugar (not so good). So I experimented today with cutting the sugar in half and adding extra, unsweetened cocoa powder and some good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips.
What resulted was a very tasty cookie that contains no flour and can healthfully be enjoyed by most depending on your metabolic needs.
With only 8 ingredients and at 16 grams of carbohydrate per cookie (the amount in a slice of bread) they measure out quite well. Enjoy the cookies!
Here’s the recipe with the nutritional breakdown:
Susan’s Healthy Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies (reformulated 6/13/13)
Yield: 48 cookies
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
1 stick butter (4 ounces)
½ cup 1% milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups quick-cooking oats
½ cup natural chunky peanut butter
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Combine sugar, cocoa, butter and milk in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil on medium heat and boil for one minute.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, peanut butter, chocolate chips and oats.
Drop by spoonful’s onto wax paper and let cool for at least 30 minutes.
2 grams protein
9 grams total carbohydrate
4.5 grams fat
1 grams fiber