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Guilt free cookies

Yes really!  I’ve developed this recipe to produce cookies which are sweet and satisfying, which look like ”normal” cakes and which are packed with healthful nutrients.  They are low in sugar but high in healthful fats and protein.

Here’s how to make them:

Smash up a 35g bar of dark 70% cocoa chocolate to make the chocolate chips (the easiest way to do this is to use the end of a rolling pin while the chocolate is still in its wrapper).

Combine the chocolate chips with:

– 100g crunchy wholenut peanut butter (Meridian is my favourite)

– One level tablespoon of baking powder

– 2 scoops of low-carb chocolate protein powder (I use USN Pure Protein)

– One heaped tablespoon of ground flaxseed

– One egg

– Splash of skimmed milk

Mix really well and then form 4-6 heaps on a lightly greased baking tray.

Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes at 200 degrees (gas mark 5-6).

This recipe lends itself to all sorts of variations – make the mixture sloppy  and you’ll get flatter cookies, make it stiff and you’ll get rock cakes.  You can experiment with smooth peanut butter, or another nut butter entirely, and add chopped dried fruit for variety if you don’t care about sugar levels too much.

If you travel for work regularly, you’ll find these a great portable snack, and because they look like normal cakes, I find that I avoid those conversations where less healthy people start quizzing me on what I’m eating and why.

Enjoy – and if you come up with a great variation drop me a line!

 

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