I have the biggest sweet tooth and no matter how many delicious healthy fruits and treats there are available, sometimes just nothing bar the taste of chocolate will satisfy it!However I really try and avoid eating any milk chocolate as I know how terrible it usually leaves me feeling, headaches and lethargic. The way I view a healthy diet is to allow yourself whatever you crave but just find a healthier way of enjoying it, if you deny yourself what you want, you’ll only want it more! So that’s why I created there tasty and healthy bites, they taste just like chocolate cookie dough and the coconut really adds that extra something special
Not only is this a healthy way to fill a chocolate craving but you are also giving your body valuable nutrition as the ingredients to make these include natural sugars, oats and nuts, all of which will feed your body energy and leave you feeling great!
- 100grams of Cashews
- 50grams of Rolled Oats
- 40grams of Plain Flour (I used Doves Farm, wheat and gluten free)
- 1 tablespoon of Organic Brown Sugar
- ½ teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
- 2 tablespoons of Agave
- 2 tablespoons of Honey
- 2 tablespoons of Hot Chocolate Powder (I used Light Choices, at only 15kcal per tablespoon)
- 50grams of Desiccated Coconut (try and use unsweetened)
You can also add a scoop of protein powder to this mix, approximately for every scoop (20grams) add two table spoons of water to keep the mix moist and dough like.
- Set your oven to 180c. Grease a lined baking tray with lowcal spray (if cooking). In a food processor blend the cashews, oats, flour and hot chocolate powder. You may need to stop the blender and with a spoon move the mixture around then blend again as the cashews can get stuck. Once blended you should be left with a flour mix.
- Next add the sugar, vanilla, agave and honey. Blend until mix is moist throughout and dough like, then add two tablespoons of water and blend again.
- Remove mix from blender in to bowl and kneed with wet hands to add moisture. In the bowl tip the coconut and kneed in to the dough throughout.
- Roll out the dough and use a cutter to make small biscuits or mold in to small balls as shown in the picture.
- Place on baking tray and bake in the oven for FIVE MINUTES if they are thin biscuits and TEN minutes if they and thick balls, both shown in pictures below. However keep an eye on them and check every few minutes and take them out when slight browned, they can be eaten raw so the cooking time is up to you own taste preference.
I put a a few cranberries in the middle of some of them which went really well! These can also be enjoyed raw, mold in the balls and place in fridge for an hour before eating as they are far tastier cold when raw.
Let me know how you enjoyed them and any other flavour combinations you’d like to see in a healthy biscuit/cookie?!