I've never been a fan of diets, mostly because of the lack of sugary sweets. If you ask me, dessert isn't a special addition to a meal, it's a part of the meal. Z shares my love of sweets, so it's been tough for him to say BYE BYE BYE to that last part of our meal. Especially when he has to sit next to me while I eat straight from my pint of Ben and Jerry's. I'm so mean.
BUT, he didn't give up and went on a search of a diet friendly dessert. Enter Dr. Mike's POWER cookie! They aren't the average cookie but they are quite tasty and friendly to your waste line.
Its a lengthy and unique list of ingredients... on the pricier side but you only use small amounts of each so it will last you for a long while!
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce 2 tablespoons almond paste 1 tablespoon flaxseed oil 10 packets of Truvia ¼ cup agave nectar 1 large egg ½ teaspoon vanilla ¾ cup whole wheat flour ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper ½ cup vanilla whey powder 2 cups oats 1 cup dried cherries ½ cup sliced almonds
Mix applesauce, almond paste, flaxseed oil, Truvia and agave nectar.
Add egg and vanilla.
Combine flour, baking soda, salt, pepper and whey powder and slowly incorporate into egg mixture.
Stir in oats, almonds and cherries.
Spoon out evenly on non stick pan. its a sticky batter so don't expect them to flatten to a 'normal' cookie shape.
Bake at 350 degrees for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown.
ENJOY!!! These are actually the right amount of sweet to finish off a meal and are even great as a breakfast treat. Me and my sweet tooth approve.
Any 'healthy' desserts you feel good about ending your meal with?
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