"I love all your healthy baking recipes! I don't have a blog (yet) to post my healthy recipes, so I thought you might like to share this one (or just use it for yourself). It is a healthy twist on the classic no-bake chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies. The average chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookie has 204 calories, 26 carbs, 10 grams of fat (EEK!), and 4 grams protein. This version (that tastes IDENTICAL to me) has 82 calories, 11 carbs, 3 g fat, and 3 g protein per cookie. Obviously amazing stats, right?"
Here's the recipe:
Natalie's Healthy No-Bake Chocolate PB Oatmeal Cookies
6 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I substituted skim milk)
1/3 cup Splenda or other sugar substitute
1/3 cup light agave syrup (I used honey because I didn't have any agave)
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup peanut butter (I use natural PB)
1/4 cup wheat germ
2 cups oatmeal
*optional - 3 tsp ground flax seeds
Heat milk, sugar, and cocoa powder over high heat until boiling, stirring constantly.
Take off heat and stir in vanilla and peanut butter. Stir until peanut butter is completely melted.
Stir in wheat germ and oatmeal (optional - stir in ground flax seeds).
Drop by large spoonfuls onto cookie sheet covered in wax paper. Place in refrigerator. OR eat with a spoon right out of the bowl :)
"These are my husband's favorite cookies, and I'm so glad I can make them more often now that I came up with a healthier version."
Ok...I made these tonight and THEY. ARE. BOMB. Seriously SOOOO good. I love the original no-bake PB cookies, and I love this version even more. Thanks so much for the recipe Natalie! You are awesome, and you're going to make a lot of people VERY happy!
Do you have any favorites that you want made over? I love taking recipes that taste great and making them good for you too. Do you have any favorites that you have already made over? I would LOVE to try them!!