Healthy Cookie Recipe

2010-07-21 Walnut chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

Life doesn’t have to be boring when eating healthy. There are plenty of ways to make an unhealthy meal healthy. I recently received the link to this website and this awesome recipe. I haven’t tried it yet myself, but I’m anxious to try it and see how it tastes. A little substitution of a few ingredients and you can still get that wonderful flavor you crave with less calories and more health benefits. Check out Nikki’s Healthy Cookie Recipe.

You can use unsweetened carob, or grain sweetened chocolate chips, or do what I did and chop up 2/3 of a bar of Scharffen berger 70%. I sort-of shaved half the bar with a knife and then cut the rest into bigger chip-sized chunks. You can make your own almond meal by pulsing almonds in a food processor until it is the texture of sand – don’t go too far or you’ll end up with almond butter. And lastly, the coconut oil works beautifully here, just be sure to warm it a bit – enough that it is no longer solid, which makes it easier to incorporate into the bananas. If you have gluten allergies, seek out GF oats.

3 large, ripe bananas, well mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup coconut oil, barely warm – so it isn’t solid (or alternately, olive oil)

2 cups rolled oats

2/3 cup almond mea

For the full recipe visit 101 Cookbooks

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 14 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories

69
Calories from Fat

39
% Daily Value*
Total Fat

4.3g
7%
Saturated Fat

2.6g
13%
Trans Fat

0.0g
Cholesterol

1mg
0%
Sodium

4mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates

6.5g
2%
Dietary Fiber

0.9g
4%
Sugars

2.6g
Protein

1.4g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%
Nutrition Grade C-
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet
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About Rich Thurman III B.Sc, MA, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Rich has a Bachelors of Science in Physiological Science from UCLA and a Masters of Sports Management from USF. He is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association, (NSCA) as a Personal Trainer (CPT) and Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is primary author of The Fitness Library and writes for various other publications, including the San Francisco Police Officer's Association. Rich is the founder of Xodus Fitness, which offers Fitness Consulting & Personal Training, Urban Body Transformation Bootcamps, Corporate Wellness. Rich also conducts Workshops and an annual lecture at the San Francisco State University Kinesiology Department. Please feel free to contact through any of the links below to inquire about professional services or opportunities.

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