“I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.” – The Criminologist, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). A very apt quote for today’s post as I’ve been dabbling in the baking department, healthy baking in fact!”
It’s totally not obvious so I thought I’d better let you know that Halloween is right upon us. I mean every shop being filled to the brim with sweeties and chocolatey goodness is only a subtle hint and it’s not like every other photo on insta is someone pumpkin picking!
Healthy baking is something I’ve been wanted to give ago, I just can’t resist a sweet treat especially if it’s seasonal. I’ve decided to take action and bake some low kcal treats that I can munch on whilst watching something spooktacular. My waistline will thank me later!
When looking for some recipe inspo my mind was blown. Some of the ingredients included I had never heard of, let alone would find in the shops. Nevertheless I braved it and I’m here to share with you my under 100kcal cookies. Calorie content will vary depending on your ingredients, so please not that. They may be more, they may be less but I can assure you they’ll be just as good.
These deliciously rich cookies come in at a pretty solid 95kcals. Not bad, not bad at all. I could almost brand them as ‘no guilt’ however I’m not about that, no food should make you feel guilt. Everything in moderation!
To make these you need 9 simple ingredients, most of them you’ll find you already have…
* 100g oats
* 60g cocoa powder
* 10g coconut flour
* 120ml golden syrup
* 30ml milk
* 1 large egg white
* 1tsp cinnamon
* Vanilla extract
* 1tsp baking power
– If you fancy an extra sweet treat you could add chocolate chips but don’t forget this will bump up the calorie value!
Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 6 or 225 degrees
In a bowl add your oats, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking powder and cocoa powder. Mix them all together.
In another bowl, or if your lazy like me the jug you measured everything out into-mix your golden syrup, milk, egg and vanilla extract.
Combine both of your mixtures into the one bowl and then you’re ready to roll.
If you’re obsessed with the seasons like me you will have already purchased the Halloween mould you really didn’t need and will only be using once or twice this year. If not, your sane and you can just mould your oatie mixture into a cookie shape.
Pop in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Once done let cool for a few minutes before placing on a rack to cool further.
These cookies turned out great, I devoured one tonight. They’re super rich and fudgy. Would definitely recommended popping them in the microwave for 30 seconds. Heaven!
Let me know if you make these cookies, or even better take a picture and tag me on Instagram @theoutspokenblonde