Updated: Feb 15, 2018
You know how much I love when food is easy healthy and reasonably low in calories.
When first two points could be quite easily addressed in a cookie recipe, their calories value is still very high. Another thing is, I am not that kind of a “wise” “mindful” person who can nibble on a tiny piece of cookie the whole evening. I am the one who needs to have them all and ends up finishing the whole pack without even giving my partner a try (ouch).
That’s why I usually back off cooking them at home – temptation is too big and too much of a problem if it takes over.
But it’s winter guys and if I can switch my heating on the very max and pretend that winter is not here anymore, my Instagram feed won't let me do this. It doesn't talk about cookies, it screams about them.
So I've made my research looking for something which requires ingredients I already have and tastes good enough with less calories than you can usually expect. And I found two extremely easy recipes which were rude not to try. So I did try and I was surprised with how much I LOVED them.
Both cookies have only three (main) ingredients, take 5 min to put together and 10 min to bake. Surprisingly, these babies are quite nutritionally dense (as for cookies obviously), gluten free and full of lovely proteins and friendly fats.
In both cases you can mixing all the ingredients either with a spoon or using a blender. I did both and it worked the same. Then scoop the dough on the parchment paper and voila!
If you don't feel very comfortable with baking, these recipes are for you! They are ideal for experimenting as it is impossible to make these cookies bad.
Enjoy healthy lifestylers cause winter is here!
Vegan Chocolate Cookies
1 medium ripe banana
2 tbs peanut butter
1 - 1 1/2 tbs cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
½ tsp Baking powder
170 - 200 gr cashew butter
1/2 tsp of soda
Pinch of salt (optional).
Pre-heat an oven to 180C.
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix very well, in both cases you will see how the structure of the final mixture is changing while mixed up. If you you are on sweeter side, add 1-2 tsp of any liquid sweetener (maple, rice, agave syrup would work perfectly). In case of chocolate ones, you can either pre-mash banana with a fork before adding all other ingredients, or blend them all together in a blender. Also, if you want your vegan cookies taste like milk chocolate rather than dark one, add to the dough 3-4 tbs of any plant based milk and 1-2 tbs of buckwheat or spelt flower.
On a parchment paper arrange cookies using a spoon. Cashew cookies raise a lot! 1 heaped teaspoon of the dough will make one medium size cookie.
As fort the chocolate ones, I would not recommend to use teaspoon as in this way you can over dry your cookies and they will loose that indulgent fudginess.
Place cookies in the oven for 8-10 min.