Sunday, September 7, 2014

Healthy Chocolate Chip "Cookie Dough" Bars

No one wants to give up desserts, ever. when they start eating better & no one should have to. I am happy to bring you this alternative to something we all love, Chocolate Chip Cookie dough. I admit it, back in high school I would eat raw cookie dough straight out of the tube, I didn't know at the time it could make me sick. Here is a great alternative that will leave you feeling great & your waste-line will thank you!   

2 cups gluten free oat flour (or just quick use quick cooking oats that have gone through the food processor)
3 tablespoons melted butter 
4 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup coconut sugar  
1/4 tsp almond extract (can sub vanilla if that's what you prefer)
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Dash of cinnamon and allspice (optional)

NOTE: This week we added dried cranberries in there too & made these even better!!!! 

1. In a bowl, combine the oat flour, melted butter, almond milk, coconut sugar, almond extract, salt & seasonings until your mixture looks crumbly in texture (it won't come together just yet)
2. Add dashes of water to the mixture, a little at a time, stir between each until your mixture comes together in a cookie dough consistency 
3. Add chocolate chips & stir til incorporated
4. Spray a 9x9 pan to place your mixture in, wet your hands & then press it in til it reaches the sides. 
5. Place in your refrigerator for about 20 mins & then enjoy

Makes about 16 small bars

Credit: Thanks to Olivia from LoveHealthFitness for the inspiration behind this creation, go check her out!! She has lost over 100lbs & creates some really fantastic foods!!  

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