These healthier oatmeal chocolate chip cookies have NO sugar, NO white flour, and only 2 tablespoons of butter in the whole batch! They are the perfect way to satisfy your mad chocolate cravings when you are supposed to be losing holiday pounds.
I saw this bumper sticker today: “How’s my driving? Shoot me a text.” HA!
So my best friend Sarah announced on Facebook yesterday that she had just spent 4 hours creating the “Daniel Craig in Casino Royale 6 Week Meal Plan” as requested by her husband, and if anyone wanted a copy they could shoot her an email. (Click HERE if you want to see it! Thanks Sarah!) It is exactly what it sounds like: 40 days of meals similar to what Daniel Craig ate while training to be James Bond.
Eric and I were talking later and he was wondering if he should do it. I said no, I prefer soft bellies actually (mine included, most importantly). And I also said, “Daniel Craig is like 65 and not cute. Like a grandpa. But with abs. It’s disturbing.”
And he said, “You’re just wrong, Karen. Daniel Craig is legitimately hot.”
Well there you go, Daniel Craig. You win today. I think my husband has a man-crush on you.
But really, am I the only one?? Pierce Brosnan made a much sexier James Bond if you ask me.
Are you following a diet or any kind of meal plan this January? I had plans. But I also just ate 2 cookies, so…
But at least they were healthy-ish ones! My friend Amy from Amy’s Healthy Baking wrote a book all about Healthier Chocolate Treats and this is one of her recipes. How cool is that?? She is so talented. Her blog is all about healthy baking. (Check out these Healthy Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies. They look amazing!)
And there is even more chocolate in the book. In every recipe actually! My kind of cookbook.
These Skinny Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect for January! (Or anyone who’s trying to look like Daniel Craig…) They are moist and lightly spiced with cinnamon. Amy bakes hers with agave, but I didn’t have any so I subbed honey. It changed the flavor of course, but I like it! Gave it another dimension. The other thing I love about this recipe is that it only makes 15 cookies–or 12 if you are a dough fanatic like me–so you don’t have leftovers lying around for days (like when I make my Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies.)
If you love healthy baking definitely check out Amy’s book. It has over 50 tried and true recipes!
If you make these cookies, snap a photo and tag #thefoodcharlatan on social. Remember to tag #HealthierChocolateTreats too so that Amy can see it! I’m sure she would love that!
Source: slightly adapted from Amy’s book Healthier Chocolate Treats
Here are some other cookie recipes you will love no doubt!
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies <<one of the top recipes on my blog!
Edible Egg-Free Brown Butter Cookie Dough: <<< why bother baking when all you want is dough sometimes.
Coconut Frosted Sugar Cookies with Strawberry Hearts: << these are perfectly cute for Valentine’s Day!
More healthy baked treats from my girls!