So… who likes to sneak chocolate chip cookie dough before making a batch? Now… who is trying desperately to lose the rest of her baby weight before she has to appear nearly naked on a beach this summer? Ugh. I have my hand raised. Do you see the dilemma?
I have a major, major sweet tooth. I crave chocolate and other sweets daily. No, hourly. For some reason, this always happens to me when I am breastfeeding (problematic since I keep this going for at least a year) and/or sleep-deprived (which would be the past oh, 5 years). But recently, a good friend passed on this recipe to me through the time-suck that is Pinterest. And so, after I adapted it (less honey and fewer chocolate chips), now I am sharing it with you in the hopes that karma is going to work out in my favor. Oh. Work out. Which is what I am going to need to do once I consume the entire batch of these. Moderation!
But don’t feel too bad. These are extremely satisfying, so having just a couple (then walking away, quickly… after sealing them inside a locked crate and freezing the key inside of an ice cube) is actually healthy! If you use all natural peanut butter (nothing but peanuts and salt), you will be benefiting from important micro-nutrients such as Vitamin E, Vitamin B3 and large amounts of beneficial minerals such as iron, magnesium, potassium, copper and calcium.
Use ground flaxseed and you will be consuming a superfood that is high in omega-3 fatty acids (linked to bone health, heart health, protection against heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, as well as lower cholesterol) and packs a punch of fiber to boot.
Even the coconut is healthy, with potassium and fiber.
And I’ll admit, I have trouble getting my kids to eat a variety of foods, so this is one way to sneak in some goodness. Hey, it tastes like oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough. So go make this!