I don’t usually “recipe”; for pragmatic reasons and reasons of laziness and because cooking and baking for myself doesn’t require family measurements. Except for that one time I thought I had to make a full-on Thanksgiving meal from scratch including vegetarian and partially vegan options for my friends and call it Friendsgiving. ( In the end the company I had made up for the preparation and the hard work and the stress I tried to keep on slow-cook .) Anyways if I ever do indulge in some baked treats and choose to follow a recipe why not go the extra mile and make them healthy ?
One of my absolute favorite websites when it comes to healthy deserts is owned by a girl called Katie (chocolatecoveredkatie.com) and the healthy cookie recipe I am about to present is inspired by one of her delicious posts.
There are many reasons why you should try this new recipe and try something new with me one of them being the dough actually makes a portion suitable for a single person. (Not that you can’t eat a family-size meal by yourself. Been there, done that) I would possibly go as far as saying this is the single girls (or guys ) new best friend. It merely takes 15 min to make, already including the baking time, only needs one bowl and per cookie holds a laughable 35 kcal making it ever so perfect for a lonely night accompanied by Netflix and a cup of tea.
Off we go with the ingredients and the preparation!
- 95 g oats (blended /grinded)
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder ( both unsweetened and sweetened work )
- a good pinch of salt
- 1/8 tsp baking soda / natron
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp honey
Preheat your oven to 180°C. Get out your blender or coffee grinder and blend your oats to make them look more like flour and less like oats. It doesn’t have to be super fine but should somewhat resemble grainy flour. I personally like unsweetened cocoa powder better for this recipe but both work perfectly fine. After you mixed all the dry ingredients together pour in the vanilla and add the honey, which is probably the hardest part due to its sticky consistency not going to lie. Spread some parchment paper on your baking tray and form little balls out of your dough. Put them on the prepared baking tray and press them down. You can optionally sprinkle some cocoa powder or a little bit of cinnamon on the cookies. Put them in the oven for 6 minutes and let them cool for another 10 minutes before removing them from the cookie sheet and eating them .
There you have it! Quick, healthy, single-friendly (but also nice if shared ) and most importantly delicious.
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