However, most of the time they are full of sugar and preservatives that make them a no go for anyone looking to be healthy. However, with these no bake healthy chocolate cookies that problem is solved! Admittedly, they’re not a viable option for a well-balanced meal, although the no bake healthy chocolate cookies are a much better option to curb your sweet cravings.
The good news is all of the ingredients can be found in your local supermarket. This means that some of the traditionally more costly items can be picked up relatively cheap! Follow the links on each ingredient to find out more…
- 250g Powdered Oats – See the quick tips!!!
- 120ml Milk – I used full fat because, well, I like it 🙂
- 50g Vegan Protein
- 150g Maple Syrup
- 100g Finely Chopped Mixed Nuts
- 85g 70% Dark Chocolate – Chopped
- 1 Medium Mashed Banana
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Pinch of Salt
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
Whole rolled oats are too big and will give the cookies a rough texture. Throw your rolled oats into a blender and blend until a powder.
How to make them…
- Line a baking sheet with non-sick baking paper.
- Heat a pan over a medium heat and throw in the milk, cocoa powder, coconut oil, and salt – Mix until smooth.
- Take the pan off the heat and mix in the honey, banana, nuts and vanilla extract until smooth.
- Now chuck the oats in and mix throughout so the mixture goes thick and heavy.
- Scoop out small handfuls of the no bake healthy chocolate cookie mix onto the baking paper and flatten into cookie shapes – You can make these bigger or smaller if you wish.
- Press the dark chocolate pieces on top of the cookies.
- Throw in the fridge for 30 minutes and then enjoy!!!
The cookies will last for up to a week. However, if you wrap them in cling film or tinfoil and freeze, they will last for up to 3 months.
To wrap up…
So, there we have it, no bake healthy chocolate cookies that will help you satisfy your sweet tooth and not break your nutritional goals. You can make your own tweaks to make the no bake healthy chocolate cookies even healthier if you wish…
- Almond milk for a nuttier flavour and lower calorie option
- Honey for a different sweet kick (just use a good quality like this one)
- Chocolate chips if you prefer milk chocolate
- Take the nuts out and add peanut butter for a less crunchier taste
These just fitted my goals and my macro tracking. Play around with the recipe and let me know how you get on in the comments below!