100-calorie chocolate chip cookies

100-calorie chocolate chip cookies
  • Serves icon Makes 10 cookies
  • Time icon Hands-on time 10 min, oven time 10-12 min

Whether you’re on the 5:2 diet or just looking for a healthier cookie recipe, these low-calorie oat and dark chocolate cookies, from Laura Herring’s The Fast Days Cookbook, are the perfect afternoon treat.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
100kcals
Fat
3.4g (1g saturated)
Protein
2.6g
Carbohydrates
14.4g (7.7g sugars)
Fibre
0.9g
Salt
0.3g
Calories
100kcals
Fat
3.4g (1g saturated)
Protein
2.6g
Carbohydrates
14.4g (7.7g sugars)
Fibre
0.9g
Salt
0.3g

Per cookie

Ingredients

  • 65g rolled oats
  • 35g spelt flour (available from Ocado, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s)
  • 20g ground almonds
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 40g demerara sugar
  • 1 small free-range egg
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 40g chocolate chips (Lily’s all-natural dark chocolate chips are available from amazon.co.uk)

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4. Line a baking sheet with non-stick baking paper. Combine the oats, flour, ground almonds, salt and sugar in a bowl. In a separate bowl or jug, whisk together the egg, maple syrup and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, along with the chocolate chips, then mix together to make a dough.
  2. Spoon 10 even mounds onto the lined baking sheet, then squish them down a bit with the back of your spoon. Cook for 10-12 minutes.
  3. Leave to cool on the sheet for a couple of minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

delicious. tips

  1. On a non-fast day, you can shape the cookies into double the size and cook for 2-3 minutes longer.

  2. Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to a week.

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