Last week, before all the craziness (a.k.a. uni-work) started, I went to visit my parents for two days. I always love going there because if feels like a mini-holiday. They live in a small village in the countryside and literally all you hear around you are bees buzzing and the rustle of the trees. It's so peaceful!
I also felt very inspired to bake something whilst I was there. With the start of uni to look forward to, I knew I wanted to come up with something that was healthy but satisfied my craving for something sweet at the same time. Especially during lectures and library session, I like to have a snack at the ready at all times (either for when I actually feel peckish or just a little bored, ha!).
In the last few months I've been baking a lot, but with all the sugar and butter that goes into those recipes, I've found that yes - those cookies and brownies were very tasty but they didn't give me a very satisfied tummy.
So, with uni coming up, I thought it'd be a great time to create a recipe for cookies which are tasty AND healthy at the same time. And I think I succeeded pretty damn well ! These cookies are so chewy and have just the right hint of sweetness. No worries if you don't really like oats, to be honest, you don't even really taste them. I'll tell you all of my secrets down below ;)
I used hazelnut and almonds as my nutmix, which I think worked really well. You'll want to choose a dark chocolate with at least 73% cocoa, this means there is no added milk or milk-powder (and usually soja-free as well, check the label!). I like to limit my lactose-intake as I know my body doesn't like it, so this is why I'm looking for recipes with the least amount of milk and butter (or none at all) . Coconut-oil is a great substitute for butter, and the honey replaces the refined (white) sugar you'd usually use in chocolate-chip cookies. Really, there are no ingredients here your body won't thank you for :).
Please let me know if you give these cookies a try, I'd love to hear what you think!