This is such a great cookie recipe…no flour, no butter, and SO much FLAVOR!! This has become my husband’s all time favorite cookie recipe. It has the best of everything; peanut butter, oatmeal, and chocolate chips all in one cookie. It’s hard to believe its a much healthier version of the most ultimate cookie ever! Drum roll please…
1 1/3 Cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
2 Cups Crunchy Peanut Butter
3/4 Cup of Brown Sugar
1 Tbs Baking Soda
1 Tbs Cinnamon
1 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the brown sugar and peanut butter. I like to use all natural crunchy peanut butter, but feel free to use whatever kind you like, just make sure it is at room temperature. Add the cinnamon, baking soda, and oats; mix together. Next fold in the chocolate chips. It’s that easy! Chill the cookie mixture for 30 minutes. It’s ok to snack on some chocolate chips in the meantime, at least that’s what I tell myself! 🙂
Preheat the oven to 350°. Line two baking sheets with non-stick foil or parchment paper. Place a spoonful of the cookie dough about an inch apart until both sheets are filled, I like to use my handy-dandy medium-sized scoop ;). Take the back of a spoon and slightly press down each cookie. Bake for 10 minutes (swap the bottom and top cookie sheets half way through to ensure even baking). Take them out of the oven. The cookies will look under baked, but trust me they aren’t! Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes (I know this is the hardest part, it smells so good…I’m so impatient!), then transfer to a cookie rack to cool completely.
Time to dig in! Serve and enjoy, they will not last long!
Ok guys, I know what your thinking. How can I write a blog without including a recipe for my all time favorite dessert…my beloved brownies! This is a healthy recipe so you can have your cake and eat it too…well brownies in this case. The avocados make the chocolate so creamy (it’s a match made in chocolate heaven). My husband was skeptical of these brownies at first, but he was surprised at how delicious they turned out (how dare him for ever doubting me). What got him was the chocolate gooey center, I knew it would!
2 Ripe Avocados
1 Cup Agave Nectar
1 Tbs Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/3 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/4 Tbs Baking Powder
Dark Chocolate Candies (9-12 squares)
Preheat the oven to 350°. Mash the avocados in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Next add the eggs, vanilla extract, and Agave to the bowl and mix delicately by hand. I love using Agave since it is a natural sweetener. If you like it extra sweet (I know you’re out there), try melting some dark chocolate and pour some directly into the batter.
In a separate bowl, add the dry ingredients: whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder. Add to the wet ingredients and gently stir until combined, do not over mix. Pour into a greased baking dish (I like using a 9×9 square glass dish). Spread evenly.
Now the best part, take the dark chocolate pieces and push into the batter (I used 9 dove dark chocolate squares). Take the back of a spoon and cover the chocolates with the batter. This is what makes the yummy gooey middle (my favorite part), it’s the hidden FLAVOR. Bake for 25 minutes (no toothpick needed) and let cool.
Now it’s time to enjoy…ahhh my favorite dessert without any of the guilt. Just look at that gooey center and try to resist!