Healthy Almond & Chocolate Cookies

Because #health…

So as the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder my body is asking me for lots of comfort food, so I am trying to find ways to make that comfort food just a little bit healthier. I decided to do this with cookies, because who doesn’t like a cookie?

Now, while these are not going to be the epitome of health, but they don’t have any butter or dairy, they have wholemeal flour and they have very little sugar, which is also brown sugar. They also contain oats, which, let’s be honest, oats make everything healthy!

This is how I made them

These cookies are made with very little ingredients and are made in only 15 minutes.

All you need to make them is almond butter, honey, brown sugar, wholemeal flour, vanilla extract, egg, bakings soda, oats and chocolate. I used smooth almond butter to make them, but you can use chunky one if you’d prefer to!

The first step to make these is to mix the sugar, the honey, the vanilla and the egg until combined.

Then, add in the baking soda, the oats and the wholemeal flour and mix well. Then, add in the chocolate cut into chunks and mix again with a spatula. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the cookies into a baking tray and (if you want) top them with another piece of chocolate and some pieces of almond. The cookies will feel very sticky.

Cook in a preheated oven at 170 degrees celsius for 10-12 minutes until golden on top. Let them cool down on the tray for a few minutes and then transfer them to a cooling rack.

… and enjoy!

Healthy Almond & Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ingredients (makes around 8 cookies):

  • 115 gr of almond butter (I used smooth, but you can use crunchy if you want).
  • 30 gr of brown sugar
  • 50 gr of honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 60 gr of wholemeal flour
  • 30 gr of oats
  • 50 gr of dark chocolate cut into chunks (alternatively you can use chocolate chips)

Process:

  1. Preheat the oven at 170 degrees celsius
  2. In a bowl, mix together the almond butter, brown sugar, honey, egg and vanilla extract.
  3. Add in the flour, oats and baking soda and mix them with a spatula until combined
  4. Lastly, add the chocolate chunks and mix again
  5. With an ice cream scoop, scoop the chocolate into a baking tray. I topped mine with an extra piece of chocolate and some almonds cut into small pieces. The cookie dough will feel sticky.
  6. Cook for 10-12 minutes until golden on top.
  7. Cool down on the baking tray for a few minutes and then transfer into a cooling rack.

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