This recipe is not just quick, easy, and healthy, it only makes a sensible number of cookies. This makes it perfect for when you want a treat, but don’t want to derail your diet by eating too many cookies.
I don’t eat a lot of sweets, but when I do, I want to make sure they are as healthy as possible. During the week, when I am busy at work, I don’t tend to eat sweets at all, but at weekends, I sometimes fancy something sugary with my coffee – especially in the afternoon when I am relaxing.
I used to buy cookies, but often found there were too many in the pack, and I’d just end up eating them all. Because of this, now I normally make my own. That way I can control not only what ingredients are in my cookies, but also how many I make. That’s one less excuse for overeating!
These cookies are mostly healthy, and they don’t require any baking, so you can whip up a batch very quickly. If you’ve got kids, or you like the occasional cookies yourself, this recipe is perfect for you.
Preparation time – 5 minutes
Cooking time – 10 minutes plus 1-2 hours for chilling
Number of servings – 12
- 3 tablespoons 1% milk
- 1/3 cup sugar – you could also use stevia granules
- 1 tablespoon raw cocoa powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup natural, no-added-sugar peanut butter
- 1/8 cup wheat germ
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground flax seeds
- 1 cup oatmeal
- In a pan, heat the milk, sugar, and cocoa powder until boiling gently
- Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and peanut butter. Stir until smooth
- Add the wheat germ and the oatmeal
- Spoon out the mixture onto waxed paper, making 12 cookies
- Chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours, and then enjoy!
Picture credit – Food.com
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