Delicious and gooey chocolate chip cookie for one! A healthy single serve dessert cookie made with oat flour and only one teaspoon of added sweetener.
This is my new(est) favorite treat. After many trials, I feel like I've hit upon a really great recipe that only calls for one teaspoon of added sweetener!
As I've mentioned before, I always eat my treats between lunch and dinner. That way, I get a good afternoon boost of energy before I head to the gym.
I find that a combination of complex carbs, a little fat, and chooooocolate all work together to bring me my best workouts.
This particular treat is a great blend of the above!
I feel like I've been seeing more and more people want to reduce their sugar intake, which I truly think is one of the best decisions someone can make!
It has helped me immensely. Even the 'healthy' desserts that are on this blog, pre-2015, are too sweet for me now, lol. I've gone to re-make a few, either for pleasure or picture retakes, and wondered 'what was I thinking?!'.
I know what I was thinking.
I'm so healthy, this is made with dates and/or unrefined sugars, so it's okay!
Turns out, it wasn't 'okay' for me. My energy was waning, candida was flaring, and my digestion was in need of care.
Lowering my sugar intake and retraining my sweet tooth has helped me so much! Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it's a cure-all. It was, however, one of the best decisions I ever made, which is why I've stuck with it for almost three years!
Recipes like this make it so easy!
Oats have a natural sweetness that make them the perfect candidate for lower sugar desserts. Unsweetened applesauce lends a bit of fruit sweetness, while vanilla and cinnamon both contribute to flavor.
Ordinarily, added oil or butter can also make up for a lack of sugar, but this recipe didn't need it!
I tried it a few times with as much as one tablespoon of added oil, but ended up liking it better sans fat.
Of course, chocolate chips also help, though you can use 100% unsweetened chocolate, if you like.
Having passed the taste test of two adults and three kids under eight, I hope you'll consider giving this lower sugar treat a try!
Chocolate Chip Cookie for One
- 6 Tbsp oat flour
- dash sea salt
- ⅛ tsp baking soda
- dash cinnamon
- 1 tsp sugar (I use coconut sugar)
- 1 ½ Tbsp applesauce
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 3 Tbsp milk of your choice (see Notes)
- 2 Tbsp chopped chocolate or chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix everything together in a small bowl.
- Pour the batter into a small, well-oiled ramekin (it should hold about 7-10 ounces).
- Bake the cookie for 12-16 minutes. Don't let it go too long or it will dry out.
- Cool and enjoy!
I like to use my Homemade Coconut Milk in this recipe, as it lends a natural sweetness.
Top this with my Peanut Butter Frosting for a real treat!