Guilt-free Cookies

Despite the fact that I am trying to eat a clean, low-sugar, high in good fats and balanced diet, I still cannot say no to cookies. They are my addiction! I could not imagine my life without cookies…

So I have decided to compromise and make them a bit (a lot) healthier. Here is my recipe for what could be called “guilt-free cookies”.

Enjoy and happy weekend (here in Shanghai it’s a sad rainy day :()


  • 3/4 cup instant oats
  • 3 tbsp oat flour
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp apple sauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp chocolate nibs
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 3/4 tbsp baking powder

Pre-heat oven at 180 C (375 F). Combine all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl

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Add the honey, apple sauce and vanilla extract

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Stir them until all the mixture comes together, then add the chocolate nibs and stir again

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Drop tbsp of dough on baking sheet

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Bake for about 10 min. Remove from the oven and let them cool down completely on a wire rack.

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Store in a air-tight container and enjoy for breakfast

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or as a healthy snack

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– LittleDani

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.