Okay, I admit this cookie may not be the healthiest in the world. But I think we’ve all had some experience with trying to create a healthy cookie before, and although it may have only been 50 calories, it probably tasted no better than a piece of cardboard. At least, in my experience that’s how the cookie always turned out.
But today it’s time to stop worrying over how many calories you can reduce a chocolate chip cookie by before it starts tasting no better than a shoebox. A chocolate chip cookie is still a chocolate chip cookie, no matter how healthy, and that means it still tastes like a chocolate chip cookie.
Yes, this cookie has more than 50 calories. And if that’s still holding you back you can return to your search for the world’s healthiest cookie.
Or you can make this baby and be in paradise for about 10 seconds. At least, that’s how long it takes for me to gobble this sweet treat down.
Did I mention it’s a single serving recipe? So you can eat the whole thing and not feel guilty? No self restraint needed! (And trust me, I have zero restraint when it comes to chocolate chip cookies.)
Oh, and you can microwave it or bake it in the oven.
Why are you still sitting here? Embrace your inner cookie-monster!!! Or should I say, inner healthy cookie monster?
The Healthiest Chocolate Chip Cookie in the World
- 3 tbs rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp wheat flour
- 1/16 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp egg beaters
- 2 tsp milk of choice (I used almond milk)
- 1 tsp coconut oil (or 1 tsp applesauce)
- 1/2 tsp stevia (or 1 tsp honey)
- 5 dark chocolate chips
- dash of cinnamon
- 1 tsp chopped walnuts (optional)
Process 2 tbs oats in a blender, small food processor, or coffee grinder until they have the consistency of oat flour. Combine oat flour, remaining rolled oats, whole wheat flour, baking soda, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Add egg beaters, milk, vanilla extract, coconut oil (or applesauce) and stevia (or honey) and mix with a fork to combine. Stir in chocolate chips and chopped walnuts, if desired. Preheat oven to 350° F and shape cookie into a circle on a greased pan. Bake for 7 minutes, or until golden brown. Or shape cookie into a circle on a greased microwave-safe plate and place in the microwave for 40-50 seconds. Once finished, let cool or top with light ice cream and enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 1 serving)
Nutrition information calculated including coconut oil and walnuts. If using applesauce as a fat-free substitute, subtract 4 grams of fat and 32 calories. If not using walnuts, subtract 16 calories and 2 grams of fat.