Lightened up double chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies are a delicious and healthy treat. Take a basic oatmeal cookie, but substitute a healthier low carb baking mix for the white flour. Add sugar free chocolate, some peanut butter, and low glycemic sugar substitutes. The sugar is missing from these cookies, but the flavor sure isn’t!
LIFE LESSON: Never ever expect the day to go exactly as you planned it to. My great idea to get healthy backfired on me last week, when I twisted my ankle on a treadmill. After my left foot was swollen to the size of a baby elephant, I shrieked with pain. Suspecting that I had been stabbed by a serial kills, the neighbors decided to call the cops.
Anyway, x-rays showed no broken bones. My left foot is sprained, and I have 2 bone spurs stabbing into the metatarsal nerves on the top of my foot. So, I’m never exercising again, because clearly I’m allergic to it.
Let’s eat these lightened up double chocolate cookies instead, okie dok?
The good Lord knew that I was going to need cookies, but not just any cookies. That’s why Jenny’s recipe was the first to arrive in my email inbox. When I saw it, I knew instantly that I wanted to make something similar, but with less calories and carbs.
Of course, leaving out chocolate and peanut butter from the recipe was not an option! Everyone knows that best healthy cookie recipes must include chocolate and peanut butter!
I spent 20 minutes standing on my feet while baking the cookies, and during that time, my foot swelled and doubled in size. Incidentally, these cookies are a savior when it comes to muffling curse words. Moral of the story…
Lightened up double chocolate cookies = most awesome pain medication ever.
Are you an oatmeal cookie lover like I am? If so, you’ll also want to check out my recipe for healthy cranberry oatmeal cookies.