Since I’m currently on a health kick ( I say that while drinking an iced coffee with mocha mix in it..oops) I’m having a hard time baking. Obviously, in general, most baked goods are not in the top tier of healthy foods. So, I was really excited when I saw a number of baking recipes in this month’s Oxygen magazine that are pretty healthy for you.
Obviously, they do not compare to the real thing. For example, one is a cupcake made with protein powder and pumpkin. While I’m sure it’s good enough..it ain’t a Sprinkles cupcake. But that’s alright with me…those are too expensive anyway.
I whipped up the Almond Butter Whey Cookies yesterday. They were really easy to make and took no time at all. They’re also really healthy for you, which is pretty obvious once you bite into one.
Here’s the recipe:
Almond Butter Whey Cookies
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder- I’m sure you could use whatever flavor you have and maybe even non-whey protein powder?
- 1 egg white
- 2 packets of stevia- Next time I’ll probably use less.
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 cup carob chips- I used cocoa nibs which were…special.
Heat the oven to 350 degrees and shape the dough into golf ball sized balls. Bake for about 10 minutes.
So, the recipe says it yields 12 servings. I guess I rolled my balls too big because it definitely was not 12 servings. But in case you actually roll out 12 balls, here are the nutrition facts per serving:
- Calories– 30
- Total Fat– 1 gram
- Total Carbohydrates– 3 grams
- Dietary Fiber– 0 grams
- Sugars– 1 gram
- Protein– 2 grams
They turned out pretty good. They were a little dry and I think 2 packets of stevia was too much. Also, cocoa nibs have a pretty strong taste. They weren’t terrible, but they’re a tiny bit harsh. I’ll definitely try them again though and maybe add more ingredients like dried fruit? So far, I think I prefer Schweddy balls to these babies, but I haven’t ruled them out yet!
Do you try to bake healthy foods? Or just stick to the real deal?