Using no white flour, eggs, or butter, these “Skinny Girl” cookies are a great sweet treat to satisfy your sweet tooth craving without all the extra ingredients that stick to your thighs.
Okay, okay, okay. I know you are probably sick of my heart-stopping, hips loving, and gut adding dishes. Sure you can always make changes and try to make some of my dishes healthy, but who would want to do that, right? I guess it’s time for me to introduce you all to the healthier side of me. Back in 2012, I lost 30 pounds by changing my eating habits and regular exercise. Recently, I gained a few of those pounds back from giving birth to Alicia, but now I am back on it with getting my healthy lifestyle back in order.
What are the ingredients in these healthy cookies?
I will tell you, these cookies do have sugar (brown sugar). But the rest of the ingredients are very fibrous and great for the body. Overall, these cookies contain some pretty “normal” ingredients such as:
- Spelt Flour
- Canola Oil
- Quick Oats
- Wheat Germ
You can definitely add some extras like a tablespoon of chia seeds, flaxseed powder, or sugar free chocolate chips. You could also add a half cup of nuts if you want. Whatever you want to add would be fine.
Can I substitute the brown sugar for another sweetener?
You absolutely could substitute the sugar for another sweetener, but I have to be honest, I am not sure how the cookies will taste. Some of the sugar substitutes I think are safe to consider are the following,
- Stevia (be careful because Stevia can be really sweet)
- Swerve Brown Sugar Substitute
To be honest, you don’t have to be on a healthy diet or a healthy person to enjoy these Healthy Oatmeal Cookies. Anyone would really like these cookies. I know when something is presented to be “healthy” it can seem like it’s nasty or won’t taste good. However, after wandering through some of my old cookbooks, I came across this cookie recipe that I want to share with all of you. This is a wonderful cookie that is sweet enough to get rid of any sweet tooth you have. They are perfect for kids too! Now when you start looking at the ingredients list, don’t get discouraged. Sure there’s wheat germ and bran flakes but I promise you they are good. Trust me!
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