Those cookies are healthy enough to be breakfast. They include all the ingredients used for sweet oatmeal, just in a different way.
I must add that I don’t like sweet oats – I always have my oatmeal with butter or extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with salt. Even adding berries or milk makes the oatmeal too sweet for my liking. However, take all the same ingredients and bake cookies out of them – a very different story, and I have made already three batches this week.
Luckily, most of them I have given away as a present for my yoga students. I say luckily, because even if they are healthy – eating a full tray of these babies as an evening snack is probably not the best idea.
The cookies are not super sweet, so if you prefer sweeter treats, feel free to add more sugar. All the ingredients are edible raw, so feel free to taste the dough before baking it and add sugar if you feel like it. My partner thought they were not sweet enough, I find the sweetness to be just enough, so I kept the recipe as I prefer it.
These cookies are a perfect healthy treat to give as a gift over the coming holiday season, but I do need to warn you that if you plan to transport them, then it is better to keep them in one layer be careful transporting them. I once was carrying a box of cookies with me for about 6 hours before my class. By the time for after-yoga snack, most of the cookies were broken in half or even quarters. Tasted good anyway, and several people asked me for a recipe, so at least it proves that they must be good no matter what they look like.
Healthy Sugar-Free Chocolate Cookies
Yields: 12 cookies
Cooking time: 30 minutes
1 tbsp ground flaxseeds
¾ cups cashew milk
1 ¾ oz coconut oil
2 oz coconut sugar
2 ½ oz peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla paste
7 oz oats
1 oz cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
3 oz dark chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 360 F and line a tray with baking paper.
Mix the first 6 ingredients and set them aside.
Add the oats to a blender and pulse until you have a coarse flour. Then add cocoa, baking powder and salt, and blitz for few more seconds.
Add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients, add in the chocolate chips and mix with your hands until it’s nice and smooth.
Roll into 12 balls, and press the balls down on the parchment paper.
Bake for 13 minutes, take the tray out of the oven and let the cookies cool for at least 10 minutes before enjoying them.
By Kadri Raig
Kadri is a food blogger and yoga teacher from Estonia. She loves healthy food and cooking and for her, these two are often the same thing. Cooking meals from scratch, you know exactly what goes in it and even without holding back with sugar or fat we end up using a lot less compared to ready-made frozen stuff from the supermarket.
She does love to spend time in the kitchen, but most of her recipes are simple and don’t take more than 20 minutes of active cooking time. She thinks that everybody can find time to cook healthy food at home, it is just a question of planning. "I work in an office full time, teach yoga 7-8 hours a week and write a blog. So if I manage to cook most of my meals, then so do you!" Connect with Kadri and enjoy many more of her delicious healthy recipes on her website here: http://www.kahvliga.ee/.
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