Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies…Healthy Version

I have a problem with chocolate…a love hate relationship of sorts. I love chocolate. Most women do. But…when I start eating it, I want more of it. Then, I wake up with acne….doesn’t that end after the teen years???!!!

Henceforth….enter the small batch chocolate chip cookie recipe. Gluten free. Low sugar (depending on the amount of chocolate chips you add…at your discretion).

Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preheat oven to 360 degrees.
6 Tbsp buckwheat flour
1 Tbsp ground flax mixed with 1 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp. applesauce
1/2 Tbsp cocoa
3 Tbsp milk alternative
pinch sea salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
chocolate chips…to your liking
Mix ground flax with water and allow to sit for a few minutes to gel together. Add the ingredients together and mix well. Bake on parchment paper or greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Makes approximately 4 cookies.
Not too sweet, soft, and chocolately.

Brownies for Breakfast

Now that I have my precious Organic Orgain protein powder back…I actually have 2 containers… I decided to whip some into a batch of healthy brownies to up the protein content. And then, I thought, why not…brownies for breakfast!

plant based protein powder

They are healthy…no sugar. I used 2 ripe bananas for sweetness. Protein…egg, Orgain protein powder, and almond butter. Healthy and a nice chocolatey taste. If you are used to boxed processed sugar laden brownies, then these will not be sweet enough for you. My daughter lathered hers in Nutella and deemed it good. My hubby actually said they weren’t too bad and thought he might like it better dipped in milk if we weren’t currently out of milk. I rarely eat sugar, so the sweetness of the banana and Orgain were enough for me.

The batter before baking…

brownie batter

Breakfast Protein Brownies

2 Ripe bananas

1/2 cup creamy almond butter

1/2 cup Orgain chocolate fudge protein powder

1/2 cup cocoa powder

2 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

1/3 cup avocado oil

1/2 tsp. baking soda

Process until smooth and well blended. Pour into a greased or lined 8×8 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool before cutting. I was able to get about 12 brownies.

brownies for breakfast 2

This is definitely not something I would eat every day…too much chocolate equals adult acne…not exactly a favorite reaction of mine. So, I am treating this as a thank goodness it’s Friday treat. Happy Friday!