Last night, I experimented with some of my Blogilates-approved ingredients and came up with this cookie recipe inspired by JenFit’s Oatmeal & Peanut Butter Ricotta cookies. I omitted the peanut butter, subbed cottage cheese for the ricotta cheese, and since I didn’t have any Stevia on hand, I used pitted dates! Super all natural!
Cassey’s Oatmeal Date Cookie Recipe
*1/4 cup dried oats
*1/4 cup cottage cheese (I used my 2%)
*4 pitted medjool dates OR 2 packets of Stevia (this is recommended for anyone watching your sugar intake, carbs, and calories. Will break down nutrition facts below.)
*1/4 tsp baking powder
*1 egg white
*dash of cinnamon
1. Mix all ingredients together in a food processor. Make sure dates get all mashed up. Chunks are okay.
2. Scoop the batter onto a tray after spraying with some PAM. Make mini cookies!
3. Then bake at 350F for about 15-20 min or until firm and the tops are slightly browned.
NUTRITION INFO (entire recipe):
*With dates: 235 cals, 2.4g fat, 52g carbs, 16g protein.
*With Stevia: 143 cals, 0g fat, 28.1g carbs, 15.3g protein.
I was so so so impressed that I could make a cookie taste sweet without using an artificial sweetener! Dates are an all natural alternative. The cookies were really good! If you’re on the 90 Day Challenge, make these with Stevia. I need to go get some.
So how does this fit into the plan? You could def sub it for breakfast if you’re on the go. Make em the night before and grab as you’re leaving the house. OR! If you’re just dying to “cheat”, you have a massive cookie craving, or if you still feel hungry, you can make a batch of these as a pick-me-up. Don’t have them ALL THE TIME as add-ons though…it will add up.
Enjoy! Try it! Happy Saturday!