ot long ago, so-called ‘healthy food’ was almost a dirty word. Bland, boring, cardboard-taste food, deprived of any appeal, except – being ‘healthy’, it was something a person had to eat, mostly for medical reasons – but not enjoy. Bad times. Today, however, things are completely different!
It seems that the entire food industry has one single goal in mind – to make extra yummy, healthy food! Fat free, sugar free, gluten free, dairy free ingredients are everywhere, easily attainable and cheap, so all we need to do is – think up a good recipe and get to work! I did just that and in this video I’ll teach you how to make 5 easy and delicious one bite cookies you won’t even realize are healthy!
Is it Difficult to Make Healthy Cookies?
No, it isn’t! At least not my awesome cookies! You will only need 4 ingredients and 30 seconds to whip up the basic cookie mixture! The ingredients are simple and easily attainable, you maybe even have them in your pantry right now – almond flour, apple puree, maple syrup and neutral tasting coconut oil – that’s it.
And you can bake this mixture as is – even plain it will be delicious! But, in case you have a couple of minutes more to spare, I’ll give you 5 different, but simple ideas that will elevate this simple concoction to a dessert-level yummy little bite.
How to Flavor Healthy Cookies?
Well, basically – you can do what ever you want! You can take the minimalist approach and only slap a raspberry or two on the top, or, you can let your imagination run free and go to town – only sky is the limit! I’ve decided to take the middle road, meaning – I’ll keep it simple, but sweet and yummy. So, here are my suggestions, but feel free to improvise and make your own combination, and drop me a comment to let know how it went!
Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies
To make healthy pistachio thumbprint one bite cookies I rolled my basic mixture into a ball, and covered it in finely chopped pistachios. Then I made a hole in the center of each ball using a handle of my wooden spoon. When my cookies were done and cooled, I filled them with some delicious sugar free raspberry jam, yummy!
Lemon and Poppy Seed Cookies
If you are not here for the first time, you probably realized that I kind of like poppy seeds. OK, OK, I REALLY like them! So, since I like to top my with poppy seeds, I will happily take a bite of or poppy seed roll with my coffee, and I just love my , I had to flavor my healthy cookies with some poppy seeds, too. It was a no-brainer ; I’ve simply added some freshly grated lemon zest into the basic cookie mixture, made balls and rolled them into poppy seeds, simple as that!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Now who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies? To make healthy version I added some roasted cocoa nibs – pure chocolate flavor, and some freshly grated orange zest – and trust me, it works great! If you have already scrolled through my recipes, I believe that my affection for combination is also obvious.
Apricot and Coconut Cookies
To make these puppies I just added some chopped dried apricots into the basic cookie mixture and rolled them into unsweetened shredded coconut. Delish! You can use any other dried fruits, of course, just make sure to chop it finely.
Chocolate and Hazelnut Cookies
Now, this one is a classic – chocolate and hazelnut – are you kidding me?! I added some cocoa nibs into the basic mixture, and rolled my cookies into some chopped hazelnuts. Bingo!
There you have it – my 5 easy and delicious one bite cookies are ready to dazzle you, and trust me – you won’t even realize they are healthy!
Well, what do you think about this post?
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