A healthy cookie can be a real treat when you want to eat something sweet and tasty. Whether it is chocolate chips, peanut butter, or sugar – cookies are deliciously comforting – but not good for your diet. Baking cookies usually lead to a predicament – one cookie is never enough! That’s why healthy alternatives are always a good idea.
In order to help you with this delicious problem, we offer you an amazing cookie recipe made with nutritious ingredients.
So, go ahead – ease your sweet tooth with this delectable treat.
Delicious Healthy Cookie Recipe
Following, I present you my favorite healthy cookie recipe. These cookies are really easy to prepare and very tasty! You can eat them while watching TV, or have some in the morning with your favorite tea, coffee, or even with a delicious fresh fruit juice.
You will need:
- 160 gr/ 5.6 oz. flour (as interest in gluten-free cooking and baking and whole grains has exploded, you have many flour options. Some of the best choices include flours made from non-wheat grains such as corn, buckwheat, and oat those made from almond, coconut, and even beans.)
For this recipe, I used barley flour (Per 1/4 cup: 109 cal., 0 g fat, 21 g carbs (0 g sugar), 3 g protein, 3 mg sodium, 5 g fiber) – but you can use any flour you like, even a regular, white flour. Below you can find some useful tips.
- 200 gr/7 oz cocoa cream/ vegan chocolate cream / organic hazelnut cream (any healthy alternative to Nutella)
- 1 organic egg (get your egg from small local farmers you have direct contact with if you want a fresh organic egg)
- A handful of crushed nuts for decoration (I used walnuts and hazelnuts)
- Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them together until you get a nice, homogeneous mixture.
- Drop cookies by rounded spoonful onto ungreased baking paper.
- Finally, stir in some crushed nuts into each cookie.
- Bake in preheated oven at 180°C /356 °F for exactly 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven. Let cool on baking sheet 1 – 2 minutes, then transfer to a plate and let cool completely before you serve them.
Tips for Using Alternative Flours
- When using gluten-free flours and white flour substitutes, you usually have to combine a few flours in order to get the same or similar taste and texture. Here are some tips:
- When using whole wheat or other flour, sift the flour 2-3 times to incorporate some air into for baking.
- Try placing a little bit of vital wheat gluten to substitute flours.
- Try adding 2.5 teaspoons of baking powder per 1 cup of flour to lighten recipes.
- Adding a little more fat (preferably the healthy kind) to recipes can aid keep the product light, like in pancakes.
- After combining dry and wet ingredients, let the batter sit for about 10-15 minutes so the flour can absorb the liquid.