Sunday, February 17, 2013

46-Calorie Cookie?! Yep.

No sugar. No flour. No eggs. No oil. No butter. No sweeteners. 
This may be my best discovery yet. YUM! After really striving to live a healthy lifestyle, I often try to ignore my raging sweet tooth. Well, sometimes that is just not possible, but today I found a GUILT-FREE way to satisfy my need for sweets! I wouldn't even dare to consider this a cheat meal. With only 3 ingredients, a 5-minute prep time, and only 46 calories per bite-size cookie, I'm here to introduce:

46-Calorie Cookies
I found a variation of this on Pintrest and decided to put my own spin on it. These are the easiest "cookies" I've ever made and chances are, you probably already have all of the ingredients in your cabinets!

2 Large Old Bananas
1 c.Quick Oats
Sprinkle of Cinnamon

Add You Own Twist:
2 T. Dark Chocolate Chips
1 T. Slivered Almonds
Unsweetened Coconut
Dried Cranberries
The only 3 ingredients you need are the bananas, quick oats, and cinnamon. After that, you can add in any ingredient you desire- try to keep it healthy though :) I decided to add 2 T. Dark Chocolate Chips, and then to half of my batch, I added in 1 T. Sliced Almonds. 
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix all ingredients together
3. Stir in toppings
4. Lightly coat cookie sheet with cooking spray
5. Spoon bite-size spoonfuls of 'cookie dough' onto cookie sheet
6. Bake for 12-14 minutes
dark-chocolate chip version
dark chocolate chips + sliced almonds
I divided my batch into 14 bite-size cookies (thus yielding the 46-calorie measurement- nutrition information below) and it was the perfect size to cure your sweet tooth!
ready for the oven :)
finished product! fresh out of the oven
Keep an eye on the cookies while they bake. Depending on your oven, they will take anywhere between 12-14 minutes. It even makes your kitchen smell delicious!
aren't they cute?
Almonds, Dark Chocolate, and Melted= Oh My!
Ahhhhh, I am so satisfied and so happy to share this with my fellow health-freak friends!

Cookies + 2 T. Dark Chocolate Chips
14 Servings
Nutrition Facts for 1 Cookie:

46 Calories
1 g. Fat
9.5 g. Carbs
1 g. Fiber
2.8 g. Sugar
1 g. Protein

If I were to do anything different for next time, I might look for mini-dark chocolate chips so that they are more dispersed throughout the batch. Then again, the melty-heaven of the normal chocolate chips was delightful.Unsweetened coconut would be a delicious additive as well! 

Ready, Set, Enjoy!


  1. Found your blog and I love it- these are delicious and such a great guilt free snack! new follower!

  2. In the oven NOW!!! Can not wait to try them. Thanks for sharing

  3. My raging sweet tooth thanks you raging sweet tooth and hopes to meet it again soon.